#2139 | Wednesday, September 11th, 2002
I was in my car on my way to school. I heard about the one plane and then the shout from the D.J. about the second. Later on we heard about the pentagon and my heart froze, I had family and friends there and I was horrified about what was going to happen next. Being from Oklahoma, I know how they must have felt in NYC, D.C. and Pennsylvania. I'm glad that my family is still here, but I mourn for those not so lucky. God Bless America and all Americans.
S.J. | 25 | Oklahoma

#2140 | Wednesday, September 11th, 2002
I was at work on September 11, when I got the news. I was sitting at my desk, when a co-worker came in and said that a plane had hit the WTC. We turned up the radio only to hear that a second plane had hit. As we listened to the horrifying news, things just got worse.
That night as I drove to my second job, the sky where I live got dark. It was not dark from the sun going down... it was black with death.
The mood just being outside was everchanging. I and many of the other employees were sent home. I went home and turned on the t.v. to find nothing but despair. I was sad...filled with unimaginable grief. I lived thousands of miles away, but yet I felt that I was right there. My fellow Americans, my people were killed. I will never forget that day. God Bless Everyone.
Jennifer | 28 | South Carolina

#2141 | Wednesday, September 11th, 2002
I was at college, it was only my second day. I first heard about the attacks on the radio on the bus whilst going home. I didn't believe it at first but when i got home i asked my mum what had happened and she turned over the TV. I honestly couldn't believe it. I still don't think that it has fully sunk in to this day.
Lisa Johnson | 17 | United Kingdom

#2142 | Wednesday, September 11th, 2002
I was at home asleep and the phone rang. It was my dad, "Get up and turn on the tv and call me back." I turned on the tv and sat on the edge of my bed in complete disbelief. This cant be true. This cant be happening. I called my dad back and as we where talking the other plane it. It was real and I started to cry. All I could think was, I need my mother. She more than 1,000 miles away and I longed for the closeness and the comfort of her voice. I made the call and the first thing she said was "I'm so glad you called." We spoke for a few minutes and she told me that she didn't no exactly what was going to happen but if all hell broke loose she was coming to get me. For the next couple of hours I watched tv and cried and I thought of everyone that I loved that was so far away. I remember getting on my knees and praying but I don't remember what I prayed or even if I said words or just let my heart and tears speak for me. I cried for myself and the people that died, I cried for their family and their friends, but mostly I cried for the uncertainty that this event had provoked.

Today marks the one year anniversary and my feelings haven't changed much. I'm still very emotional and my thoughts are with my loved ones so far away, but my sadness and grief are not for my self because I have proven strong through all of this. My sadness and grief are not longer for this country because it has proven strong throughout this last year. My sadness and grief are for the ones that lost. They lost loved ones and the lost the remarkable towers.

I think everyone should show their pain openly and they should mourn but don't forget that we made it through this. We've continued and we will never forget this huge event in our lives. I hope everyone is as proud to live in America, the land of the free and the home of the brave.

Find comfort in yourselves and in your strength and then comfort those that know not the way.

Bless everyone!!!!
Roxanne Shimer | 19 | Texas

#2143 | Wednesday, September 11th, 2002
I was at my best friends house. We were cleaning her house and just basically goofing off. She had to make a short trip in her car and when she came back in, she said she heard on the radio that they wtc's had just got blown up. I could tell by the look on her face that she wasnt kidding, so we went into the living room and turned on the tv. After that, it was just a lot of tears, anger, worry, and sadness as the news told of what was happening.
Pamela Wren | 22 | Oklahoma

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