#346 | Saturday, December 8th, 2001
It was september 11,2001 i was at school. I went outside after we heard the news of a plane hitting the tower, so i went outside and looked. My teacher told me that it was a commuter plane, but i said no, no commuter plane can leave such a big hole in the building" so I was out there, then in the corner of my eye a United Airlines Boeing 767 was flying, so i said whys that plane going so fast, i heard the engine thrust increase. So i said Oh No! then it crashed and i saw a big fireball.
brian somaru | 13 | New Jersey

#347 | Saturday, December 8th, 2001
I was in my American Government class that morning. When I got out of the class, I turned the radio in my car, and all I could make out from the confusion of what I heard was that the WTC had been hit twice. I drove home and watched TV untill i had to go to the high school. There every one had heard by then. It is so sad. There was little to do exept help those in our school who knew they had relatives in the 3 areas. Marietta is so far from NY, DC, and PA but i had never felt to close to the rest of the country in my 16 years.

Thank you to everyone who helped and gave their lifes. I will return the favor by never forgetting the sacrafices you have made.
Michael | 16 | Ohio

#348 | Saturday, December 8th, 2001
Got up early (5am PST) and walked my wife out to go to work. Sat down at my computer and was reading e-mail and catching up on things. Watching the morning news at the same time, "Breaking News". A plane possibly hit the WTC. Watching and wondering what happened, I phoned my wife to turn on her TV and watch. While I was speaking to her, the Second Plane hit the WTC. We both were speechless! It was so sureal. I phoned my parents, woke them up and had them also view the attack. Since I work for the local Police Dept, I immediately left for work as I knew it was going to be a very busy day as well as a major change in the way we look at things. 3-months later, we're still on high alert. My prayers go out to all of those who were affected by this incident. God Bless America
J. R. Rodriquez | 42 | California

#349 | Saturday, December 8th, 2001
I was starting my day in my home office and as usual had the news on in the background. I felt a loud rumble, like a garbage truck passing by and I recieved a phone call. It was mY brother in Florida asking what happend- he told me about the one plane and my jaw dropped as I turned to the tv and saw the big gaping black hole with the long narrow cracks that I instantly recognized as what must have been the wings.
I ran to the roof of my 4 story apt building in Parkslope where we can see the entire sky line and saw and felt the second plane hit.
I watched the whole thing and could not believe what was happening. My office turned into a head quarters for family and friends checking in, seeing if we were all ok. I waited for my wife to come home for 4 hours with the most fear i've ever felt in my life.
Cell phone calls were barely getting through, and all ong distance was cut off. I kept in contact with my brother in florida over the internet on an instant messenger. My wife showed up and my family and I wathed the flames on tv and we cried for them, and held on.
Luis L.Borges | 25 | New York

#350 | Saturday, December 8th, 2001
September 11, 2001 was my work place's golf tournament. Tee off at 9:50. Before I left home the first plane had crashed into the world trade center, at that time every body thought it was some freak accident. By 11:00 o'clock the grounds keeper were relaying the latest information. Our foursome could not believe what was happening. When we got back to the clubhouse in the afternoon, all the TVs were turned on to CNN. What should have been a great party atmosphere looked more like a funeral. The silliness and pranks that had gone on throughout the tournament was now insignificant. Every one was glued to the TV and yes, some had tears to their eyes as CNN kept showing apocalyptic pictures of the situation in New York.
Gaston Potvin | 42 | Canada

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