#656 | Thursday, January 24th, 2002
I go to Georgetown Law School in Washington, D.C. I had come in on the bus, wearing my headphones, and bopped along into the law school. People seemed agitated, but it wasn't until I got on the elevator that I took off my headphones and heard a woman telling me, "Isn't it awful?" I was confused. She told me "they bombed the Pentagon." My father works at the Pentagon. I ran to the payphones to call my mother, but there were lines. When I was finally able to call, my mother hadn't heard from my father. When I came out of the phone booth, people were talking about how the World Trade Center had also been hit.
Reen | 23 | District of Columbia

#657 | Thursday, January 24th, 2002
I was in school on the 11th and the principal got on the pa system and announced to everyone that both of the world trade centers had been hit by airplanes. I don't think I'll ever forget the looks on people's faces and the silence that came over us all at that moment on that tragic day.
Dan | 17 | Pennsylvania

#658 | Thursday, January 24th, 2002
I was sleeping, when the first plane hit. My roommate came out of his bedroom and said "We're under attack!" and I didn't know what he meant, I just thought he was being annoying.

He turned on the TV, and I opened my eyes a little wondering what he was doing. And there on the screen, in a horrific picture, was the WTC with smoke pouring out of it.

I quickly sat up, and not 2 minutes later did the 2nd plane come into view.

"What's that plane doing?...no...no it's not gonna...OH MY GOD, NO!!!"

And I was glued to the set all day. Until I went into work at Tower Records, which was pointless. We closed early. There were actually people in there buying music. I thought "why are you here buying britney spears!? don't you know what's going on?!"

But I guess, like most people...they wanted to get away from it all.

But we never will.
chaz donovan | 24 | California

#659 | Friday, January 25th, 2002
I was in my classroom (denmark),

we immediately turned on the television and gazed in disbelief...
Axel | 24 | Denmark

#660 | Friday, January 25th, 2002
. . . In Saipan, Micronesia, a small island south of Japan and east of the Philippines. Awakened by a friend calling from Ohio to report the twin tower and Pentagon attacks. Also to tell me a mutual friend was not to be found. This mutual friend is an economist living in an ultra-small apartment on the back side of a Wall Street stock brockerage (lower Manhatten, NYC).

. . . Some days later my buddy emailed me the economist had returned to South Dakota for consulting work and was not in NYC after all.

. . . As I went back to sleep, I pondered if America would break out in absolute war, and I would be stranded on my island home.

AgXtra | 38 | Northern Mariana Islands

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