#2357 | Wednesday, September 11th, 2002
It doesn't seem like a whole year since our country was attacked. It doesn't even feel like a couple months. But I remember exactly where I was. I had to leave for school at 6:30, so I was waking up at about 5:45, and to help wake me up, I turned on the news. All I saw was a sky of smoke and a building pertruding out of it, and I thought a factory was on fire... until I heard what the newscaster was saying. Then it was off to school. I got to class and rumors were spreading like crazy. Someone said that America was under attack like the movie "Independence Day," hitting all of our nation's monumental buildings. One girl said, "Oh my gosh I am so disgusted." I said, "I know this is such a tragedy," and she said, "No, no, I mean, can you believe how much pollution is in the air now?" The things people were saying were amazing to hear, some people were on the verge of breaking down into tears. All I know is that when I got home, the last thing on my mind was homework. I was glued to the T.V. all night, and I was for a couple days after that.


In Rememberance... "Yet through all the gloom I see the rays of ravishing light and glory. I can see that the end is worth all the means. And that posterity will triumph." -John Adams (17351826)
Lacy | 17 | California

#2358 | Wednesday, September 11th, 2002
WELL ANGEL AS YOU KNOW BY NOW YESTURDAY SEPT 11, 2001 WAS A DAY TO NEVER FORGET. IT ALL STARTED FOR MYSELF BY GOING TO WORK AT MY USUAL TIME, BUT WHEN I GOT TO CHAMBERS STREET (WHICH IS&NBS; ABOUT TWO CITY BLOCKS FRM W.T.C.)&NBS; A AIRPLANE CRASH INTO THE SIDE OF WHERE I WORK. CAUSING A MASS RUN FOR COVER . WE ALL TAUGHT THAT A PLANE HAD FLOWN TO LOW AND HIT THE BUILDING, BUT WHEN A SECOND AIRPLANE NOW HIT BLDING NBR 2 WE KNEW THEN THAT WE WERE UNDER ATTACK. WE RUSHED TO GET OUT OF DOWNTOWN MANHATTAN IN FEAR FOR OUR LIVES. ONCE I WAS ON THE BROOKLYN BRIDGE A LOUD BOOM OCCURED AND I TURNED AROUND TO SEE MY PLACE OF EMPLOYMENT COLLASPED INTO RUBBLE. WHAT A NIGHTMARE IT WAS JUST LIKE SEEING A WAR MOVIE IN PERSON. I'M STILL TRYING TO CONTACT MY EMPLOYER FOR NEWS ABOUT WHERE TO REPORT. WELL UNTIL YRS YR. BROTHER WHO LOVES YOU GOD BLESS. ANGEL. This was sent to me by my brother. I live in Arizona. We have the same name.
Angel M. Noble | 59 | Arizona

#2359 | Wednesday, September 11th, 2002
That day in the morning everything seemed a little bit different from the morning I had woken up until the end of the day. There was a sense of silence.
I went to school and was a little quiter than usual but it seemed like that was the case. I heard the bell ring and I daddled off to my first class of the day, Science. I was only in 7th grade and was cluess about everything around me. I was grown up pretty protected from the rest of my country.
I soon found out from my science teacher what happened. I didn't understand. I was completly confused. I just thought it was an accident. Until they said something about two planes and I knew something was up. At this point of time I hand't even know what the World Trade Center was or the Pentagon. I was suprised and austruck. It took me most of the day to figure this out. We had an early dismissal that day. So I went home and most of the problems had complete cover on every channel.
All I have to say is that I hope America grows from the tears that have been shed, the lives that have been taken, and the hatred we have all lived in. We need to come together and fight this.
GOD BLESS AMERICA
Elizabeth Cleopatra | 13 | South Dakota

#2360 | Wednesday, September 11th, 2002
I was 21 years old and a senior at James Madison University on 9/11/01. I woke up at 9 AM, like I did every Tuesday and Thursday morning since I didn't have class until 11 AM. I did the normal routine: shower, got dressed, etc. I had just finished breakfast and signed online when my friend Robert messaged me. "Someone attacked the World Trade Center" he typed. "What?" I typed back. "Turn on the news" he told me. I flipped on my TV and every station was showing the same scene: the collapse of the towers. My roommate Tonya walked in a couple minutes later and she watched with me until we left for class. The bus ride to campus was silent, I had never known JMU to be this quiet. Once we got to campus, a guy in our class stopped me and said class had been cancelled. Tonya and I walked around campus and then went to watch CNN at the theatre on campus. It was then I learned about the Pentagon. I couldn't comprehend what was going on, as I'm sure no one could at the time. I went to my other two classes, but not everyone showed up. I knew many were from Northern VA and were probably trying to get in contact with their families. I made my way home and called my mother because if I heard her voice then that meant everything was okay. She was shocked and saddened. Afterwards, I went to my night class but couldn't concentrate. I came home and tried to call home again but the phone lines were down. I remember feeling so alone that night but I knew the worst was over.
Renee A. | 22 | Virginia

#2361 | Wednesday, September 11th, 2002
where was I? I was in school and I had no idea what had happened and then someone told me that person was "like" my second mother and I tried hard not to cry because she told me that she wasn't soppose to tell me. so i couldn't tell anyone until i got home. but when i got home I wasn't so sad because i knew my family was safe but i felt sooo sad for the people that lost friends and family because of that horrile act that someone did. now that i understand and know more on what happened on septembr 11th iam doing a project on how kids were effected by septembr 11th and i don't me to sound like a commercial or something but if u would like to do something kind please email me. well god bless america and no one can tear america down andamerica will always stand strong.
samantha | 11 | Louisiana

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