#47 | Monday, September 17th, 2001
When this all began to happen, I was sitting in study hall, listening to music and talking to my friends. The principle came over the loud speaker and told us the news. At first I was in disbelief, I felt like I was in a bad movie. Then I got worried, my dad frequents the DC area and he was supposed to go that week sometime. I found my sister and we figured out that my dad was supposed to go the next day, Wednesday. The rest of the day went on in disbelief. I couldn't fathom anything that had happened, until I got home and saw the images on TV. I now see how great every one is being to each other, not counting the discrimination and hate crimes. I feel pain for those that have lost someone, as well as for those whom others are hurting because of the race they are. I know we will pull through this incident, and it will make us stronger. GOD BLESS AMERICA!!!!!
Eileen | 17 | Connecticut

#48 | Monday, September 17th, 2001
I was in my fine arts appreictaion class when i found out... as soon as i had slowly learned all the horrifying facts, it began to sink in. I didn't know anyoine.. but being so close to a sub base and so close to new york i was nervous.... what if we were next? AS the day unfolded i got ahold of a good friend of mine in the marines.. and knowing how passionate he was to fight for his country made me feel better.
I feel now our country needs to go back to nomral. Even though the stock exchange plummeted today we need to continue to living a normal life... but live it with a deeper feeling of patriotism, and love for americans and our country, whether they be arab american, african americans or whatever americans. EW are about freedom and no one will take that away from us.
Azrael D'Vega | 19 | Connecticut

#49 | Monday, September 17th, 2001
All I remember was walking in PE class and hearing people joke about how planes were running into the World Trade Center. I didn't pay much attention.

As soon as I got to my next class, which was Economics, I immediately saw the news was on and I saw the dazing picture of the hole in the building. It was about 9:30 central time...

Then a man came on and said the building had collapsed. When the President came on to speak the entire class was silent, their eyes fixed on the television. The second I walked out of class I saw that the flags were already at half-staff.

I wanted to cry so badly...as I did for the rest of the day. Every time I heard the national anthem, every time I saw the flag...All those people, all those lives so changed...I'm feeling the tears as I type this now. All I can remember about the rest of the day is floating through it blindly, so distracted by all the pain around me.

This is a day I will never forget, a feeling that will never leave me.

God Bless America.
Lisa Morgucz | 17 | Illinois

#50 | Monday, September 17th, 2001
I happened to be on vacation as it happened. I was waking up in my hotel room in Kaua'i, Hawaii by my frantic sister who told me the news.

My response: "Is this for real?"
Jesse Burgheimer | 22 | California

#51 | Monday, September 17th, 2001
I was asleep in Los Angeles. Wherewereyou.org didn't exist. The world seemed much more fun.
dvg | 109 | California

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