#251 | Tuesday, November 13th, 2001
When the September attack occured, I was sitting in my classroom at school when the teacher switched on the T.V and we saw a short part of the live boradcast. We were not sent home because the safest palce was considered the school. We did not watch any more news reports because they thought us too "immature" to handle that. At first, I felt confusion, then disbelief. After a while these emotions simmered to fear. I had fear or more attacks, fear of war, fear of any possible outcomes. I wound up taking forever on my homework and had to do it the next day.
Alex | 13 | Wisconsin

#252 | Wednesday, November 14th, 2001
I will never forget the events of September 11th. Altough I was not immediatly affected, my heart was. I work at a TV station and was watching the events unfold. At first I thought it was a terrible accident, but I was watching live when the second plane hit. I couldn't believe what I was seeing. I think I cried more that day than I ever have before. My family are all in law enforcement, as well as my boyfriend. I have such respect for the firemen and policemen who ran to help. Everyone that died that day are heros. I will never forget...and although I have turned my attenion to the men and women now fighting this war overseas...my heart still goes out to all the family and friends of the victims of September 11, 2001. We will never forget. *SRP
Shauna | 23 | Ohio

#253 | Wednesday, November 14th, 2001
I was in my home ec class when my teacher turned to us with tears in her eyes and said "They bombed the twin towers" at that moment everything changed forever, in bad ways and some good. Though no one I knew closely was harmed in the Sept. 11 attacks I still found it hard to deal with and there have been days where I feel like I can't go on, but then I look at my flag with nothing but pride and love and think america survived and so will I
Kait | 13 | Ohio

#254 | Thursday, November 15th, 2001
My entire family was huddled around the television watching it live on CNN. (If we hadn't been flicking through channels we would have had no idea). As the towers came down we were in total disbelief that something of this magnitude and evil could be happening so far away. From then on we were constantly glued to our television sets waiting for any latest development in the investigation.

The next day at school not many people were willing to talk about the event, it was as if it never happened (or people didn't want to know that it happened). I can only hope that something like this never happens again and my heart and soul goes out to all the victims friends and family and to any other person who was affected by the fall of the twin towers.
Tim | 16 | Australia

#255 | Friday, November 16th, 2001
I was in Las Vegas for a weekend getaway. I had turned the TV on 5 minutes after the first plane hit. At first I thought it was a joke, I yelled for my best friend to come see what had happened. I was watching when the second plane hit and I knew instantly what was happening. I was glued to TV's for the rest of our vacation. I will never forget the mood of Las Vegas that weekend, hardly anyone was gambling and no one was smiling. People were crowded around TV screens in every bar. By 4 pm on September 11, every casino had a flag and the words "God Bless America" on their billboards, as I drove down the strip that night I could help but cry. God bless those who perished and God bless our healing nation.
Kristin | 20 | California

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