#671 | Saturday, January 26th, 2002
I live in Indonesia, and I was having problems with a french assignment when It happened. I had got online to see if any of my friends were on MSN messenger who could help me. It was about 9 PM when my dad rushed in to tell me that a plane had hit the first tower. I quickly told my friends, and for the next 4 hours, we traded information online through messenger, and we gained support from each other as the world's history changed forever. In the end, we had a conversation going of about 10 people, in different countries, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, the US, UK, Singapore and New Zealand, all joined together, watching the world change before out eyes. It was a truely terrifying experience, one that I will never forget.
~Sarah Roberts
Sarah Louise Elin Roberts | 15 | Indonesia

#672 | Saturday, January 26th, 2002
I was sitting in Global Studies class and we were actually talking about something like this and then all of a sudden a teacher runs in and talks to my teacher privately, and he addresses us and its on TV. He was a little hesitant at first because they played jokes on each other, but for sure, this was no joke. I went through the day shocked.
Felix | 14 | Pennsylvania

#673 | Saturday, January 26th, 2002
I woke up that morning and had a Chem class at 8. I hit snooze on my clock and decided to skip it for one day. My roommate did the same. She got up within the half hour and went into the lounge to watch tv. A few minutes later she comes running back into the room. "Someone flew a plane into the world trade center!" she exclaimed. After that moment I was awake. UNC canceled classes for the rest of the day and then revoked it but I had already missed all my classes that day. I sat in shock infront of CNN and tried to think about what awful reprocussions this could have on how americans treat anyone of arab decent. My boyfriend, 3rd generation american like me, is, unlike me, arab by blood. I got really scared for his life/safety. Retaliation is good...hate is not.
TheInamousJ | 19 | North Carolina

#674 | Saturday, January 26th, 2002
I woke up at 8:30 PT and turned on my radio like I always do but, instead on hearning my favorite show, I heard that a plane had hit the world trade center in NYC. I turned on the TV and saw that not only that two planes had hit the WTC, but also one had hit the Pentagon and another plane crashed in a Pennslyvania field. When I heard that this was an attack on America I was just very angry and thought who could do this? Where I live, almost everything was shut down malls, state bulidings, the capitol, and most schools were shut down but, I still had to go to school and to work when I was driving, there was almost no one on the roads. On Friday, I went to visit my parents who live about 60 miles. On the way up there, I saw flags and banners up and down the highway. I started to cry when I heard a patriotic song. I also saw a truck that was painted like a flag and had two big flags attached to it. I have always been patriotic, but this time I have become more patriotic. Right now, I am just happy that this country can come together and be united.
Marie Schwaegerl | 26 | California

#677 | Sunday, January 27th, 2002
In my world geography class, we were taking a test, when a teacher runs in and the tv is turned on. The rest of the day was hell....
Orion | 15 | Virginia

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