#2368 | Wednesday, September 11th, 2002
I was at school . it was b block. when it happened noone believed it. my class and I pretty much block the others from using the computers. That afternoon, I still couldn't believe it..
Sarah | 19 | Massachusetts

#2369 | Wednesday, September 11th, 2002
I was getting ready for work in the pre-dawn when my neighbor knocked on the door and told me I'd better turn on the news because a plane just flew into one of the World Trade Towers. I thought he was joking, the idea of it was unreal. I had the radio on all the way to work, could hear the sirens, screaming, could hear the confusion even in the announcer's voices. That's when it began to be more real; and each siren brought more tears, for a circumstance I couldn't believe, a reason I couldn't understand, people I didn't know. By the time I got to work, both towers and the Pentagon had been attacked and the word "terrorism" was on everyone's lips. There was confusion, maybe unbelief is a better word, everywhere; and there was perhaps a feeling of "where next" all that day and for many afterword. Now, afterwords, the seemingly impossible seems possible -- this was seen in hope as well as terror. By the time I got out of work that day, the stores had already sold out of American Flags and any scraps of red, white, and blue ribbon and fabric. "Unity" is a word that has made its way back into America's vocabulary...to the glory of God! And in Him may we trust in more real ways every day -- He's got it under control.
esther | 20 | Arizona

#2370 | Wednesday, September 11th, 2002
I was in my 3rd period class in school. When I came in, one of my friends was crying and I asked her why. That's how I found out. I think its all very depressing to remember, but very necessary at the same time. When my generation has children, this will be in their history books and our kids are going to come home from school one day and ask us about it just like we ask our parents about JFK. The questions will be things like, where were you, what were you doing, and how old we were. It will bring up memories that we think we've forgotten, but they'll still be there. I'll be glad to tell my kids about it and to tell them that my father was a police officer and my step-father was a firefighter, which are now considered two of the most important jobs since 9-11 and people are now realizing that the police and firefighters are heroes, even if they didn't help in the rescuing of the people in the towers, at the Pentagon or in Shanksville.
Ginny | 16 | Ohio

#2371 | Wednesday, September 11th, 2002
On Tuesday, September 11, 2001 I was in school. I was in 10th grade and in my second period English class when I heard of what had happened. It was my new English teacher that said "a student in my 1st period class came in late and said he heard on the radio a plane hit the Twin Towers." I remember thinking it must of been an accident or something and the teacher was trying to use the computer to get more information on the internet, but the internet was down and wasn't working. I remember going to lunch and learning more about what had happened and then going on to another class 4th period. I remember the teacher crying because a friend of hers was in one of the towers. I remember that was when I learned it wasn't an accident, it was a terroist attack, something I never even thought about. I remember moving on to my 5th period Math class when I learned not just the WTC was hit but the Pentagon was also hit by an airplane. We did no work in any classes for the rest of the day, we just talked about what had happened. I had never lived through something like this or any war and didn't know what to expect in the coming weeks. I just wanted to go home but the day continued. Finally it was 3:00 time to go home. When I got home I was greeted by my mother and I right away went to the TV to see what was going on. After about an hour or two, I went outside with my friends. I live in New Jersey and I remember we rode our bikes up to this road where we saw the smoke from the WTC. It was a black cloud and I had never seen anything like it. I ran over some glass on my bike that day and I tried to call home for someone to come get me but all circuts were busy and I couldn't get through so I walked. I got home at about 6:00 and ate dinner. For the rest of the night we watched the TV. I remember every channel from ABC to MTV was just news about the WTC. I remember going to bed that night thinking about what I'd heard in school and on TV about going to war about more attacks and I remember thinking how 24 hours earlier we never thought we'd be going through this. I remember how that morning here in New Jersey it was sunny and warm about 80. I remember heading off to the bus stop for the 5th or 6th day of school. Never did I think it would be a totally different world when I came home 6 hours later.
Ed | 16 | New Jersey

#2372 | Wednesday, September 11th, 2002
It was 9/11/01, my spanish teacher came in saying that a plane had crashed into the world trade center. It took me a few minutes to realise what this meant, then my emotions just seemed to numb. Hopefully, this was just an accident and no one could confirm the size of the plane so how bad could it be? I got news updates throughout the day and was watching the smoldering ruins on TV when I got home from school that day, the day that changed my life....
Anonymous Poster | 16 | New York

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