#2289 | Wednesday, September 11th, 2002
I was watching people holding hands and jumpimg out the window. I was right outside. I had a meeting at Church Street. It was the most horrific scene I have ever scene. It's the anniversary and I can still see it. Americans were being murdered. Just horrible.
anon | 30 | New York

#2290 | Wednesday, September 11th, 2002
I remember being in school and hearing all the rumors about a "jet" had crashed into some building. But I had no idea of the details. I figured it was just a horrible plane crash. Never in my wildest dreams had I thought of it being something of this magnitude. When I entered my Art room my teacher had on the radio listening. Everyone was talking so it was hard to make it out. Than she ran and got a television so we could see exactly what was happening. When I saw this humungous hole in the side of the twin towers it felt as if my jaw hit the floor. I was in such shock, but I still figured someone had just lost control of the plane, I didn`t even think of it being terrorism. A little before fourth period I heard the news that the Pentagon had been hit and that a plane had crashed in Pennsylvania. That was when the news started talking about how this could be terrorism. As I entered my math class (fourth period) my teacher had the television on watching it. Right then I saw the second plane crash into the second tower. Not much later they announced that we would be going home.
I remember my Foods teacher being in tears and just wanting to cry myself. Many people around me were not truly thinking of the magnitude of what had just happened. All they were doing was cheering because we were getting out. That really angered me. I just wanted to go home and make sure that everyone I loved was safe and sound, as well as their loved ones.
I find it sickening that someone can do something like this. And it`s so scary that we cannot protect ourselves against something like this that we thought. My thoughts and prayers are with the families today and everyday.
Nicole | 16 | Maryland

#2291 | Wednesday, September 11th, 2002
ITS FUNNY HOW SOME THINGS STICK IN YOUR MIND AND OTHERS DISAPPEAR LIKE I CAN REMEMBER WHAT I HAD ON THAT DAY
HOWEVER, I CANT REMEMBER WHAT I ATE.

I WAS SITTING IN MY CAR ON MY WAY TO WORK, A NEW JOB ID ONLY BEEN AT FOR A FEW WEEKS. I HAD THE RADIO ON I HAD JUST PASSED THE PENTAGON EXIT AND WAS AT A STOP LIGHT. IT SEEMED AS IF THE WORLD MOVED IN SLOW MOTION. THE CARS THAT WERE RACING BY SEAM TO SLOW EVEN THE LIGHT CHANGING FROM RED TO GREEN SEAMED SLOW.

MY HUSBAND WAS HOME SICK THAT DAY SO HE WAS SLEEP. HE DIDN?T ANSWER THE PHONE UNTIL I GOT TO WORK AND HE WAS IN TOTAL DISBELIEF. ITS FUNNY TO ME HOW I CAN REMEMBER ALL OF IMAGES AND WORDS BUT I DON?T REMEMBER DRIVING THE THREE BLOCKS AFTER THE ANNOUNCEMENT. I CALLED MY HUSBAND BECAUSE HIS FAMILY WAS FROM NY AND WANTED TO MAKE SURE EVERYONE WAS OK I NEVER GUESSED WE WERE LIVING HISTORY. THE BUILDING I WORK IN SHOOK WHEN THE PENTAGON WAS HIT, IT WAS LIKE THUNDER OR A BOOM OF A RADIOS BASE.

THE EVENTS OF THAT DAY ARE BURNED IN MY MIND LIKE MY BIRTH DAY, MY SS# AND MY FIRST KISS I WILL NEVER FORGET THEM.

J NOLAN
ARLINGTON, VA
JACKIE NOLAN | 35 | Virginia

#2292 | Wednesday, September 11th, 2002
I was in my Advanced English IV class in High School, taking my first test of the year over Beowolf. My main focus was that and a Cross-Country meet I had that day. At 10:00 when classes changed, I had no idea and when I went into my second class I just saw this on the TV and though that someone was joking around that a plane hit the towers. I had no clue until CBS news recaped that two fully-loaded 747's hit, and then it hit me.
Eric Smith | 18 | Ohio

#2293 | Wednesday, September 11th, 2002
I was in my car driving to work in Summit, NJ. I was listening to WPLJ and a caller said that a plane had hit the World Trade Center. I parked my car and ran up to my office. No one that was there had heard what happened. We tried to put the TV on but the only station that came in was Spanish (none of us spoke Spanish) so we got PLJ on the radio and muted the tv. We all watched live while the 2nd plane hit the towers and then when they collapsed. We heard about the Pentagon and the crash in PA. We heard the roar of fighter jets over our building as they scrambled to patrol the airways around NYC. One of my co-workers turned to me in tears and said "You and I will never forget each other because we will always remember where we were and who we were with when this happened." She was right. I won't ever forget. No one will.
cf | 30 | New Jersey

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