#713 | Friday, February 1st, 2002
I was at school watching the whole on t.v. My heart and prayers go out to the families who lost loved ones.
C. Jackson | 16 | Alabama

#714 | Friday, February 1st, 2002
The morning of September Eleventh, 2001, was just like any other ride on the school bus. The sky was blue and everything was normal.
I was in my Biology lab class watching a film on Lab Safety procedures when the principal announced over the PA system that our World Trade Center has been hit by planes...
Never in my wildest dreams would I ever thought I would see the day the Twin Towers would vanish, especially under these horrible circumstances...
Koichi | 14 | New York

#715 | Friday, February 1st, 2002
I was up at 5.30 am (Pacific Time) getting ready for school and saw the whole thing unfold on TV. I saw the second plane hit right before I left. Arrived at school to find worried talk and crying. We watched TV and cried all day long.
M. Cristen | 18 | California

#716 | Saturday, February 2nd, 2002
I was watching Sky News here in the UK and was going to get myself a shower before leaving for work later in that afternoon.

It was about 2PM UK time, when the presenter Kay Burley started to say "And now from the World of Sport...." before fading out of that sentence and saying "We have initial reports in that a plane has crashed into the World Trade Centre" in NYC. The little Red and Blue box came up on the bottom of the screen, while she rambled on about what was happening. Then we finally got the pictures over here from the CNN footage.

I thought it was little more than an accident at first. That soon changed. It is probably the most horrible thing I have ever experienced while drinking a cup of tea, but actually seeing the second plane hit the other tower made me realise that this was the biggest occurance in my relatively short lifetime.

I realised that there was going to be hell to pay. I remember seeing George Bush's face in agony after he was told of the news. I remember having a cup with the NYC sky line which my parents had brought back from a holiday there.

I rang my friends and work colleagues to see if they knew what was going on. I panicked, because the city in which I live, Hereford, is home to the SAS camp. What if they attacked here like they attacked the Pentagon?

My emotions on that day were really in a bad state. Not being an American, I probably did not suffer as much, but as a citizen of the free world, I was suffering as much as anyone.

God bless America. The British people support you in your time of grief.
Al | 21 | United Kingdom

#717 | Saturday, February 2nd, 2002
when america was initially attacked, i was asleep, in my bed. i was still dreaming about the day before (my crush hugged me) and night of september 10th, i couldn't sleep. needless to say, i was pretty tired when my mom ran into my room.

i didn't understand what she was saying. i staggered out of my room to see the TV for myself. smoke pouring out of the world trade center. i went to brush my teeth and change.

i was putting on my jeans when my mom rushed into my room again. the second tower was hit.

i couldn't just skip school that day. i didn't really want to. that day was a testing day.

that image was very surreal. i was in a daze when i got to school. once or twice i'd hear, "have you heard about the world trade center?" but there was no response.

during testing breaks, i'd go to a classroom and watch the news. everything was about the world trade center. i remember getting sick of the media. everywhere i went, september 11th was this, it was that.

september 11th was an event that rocked the world.
Megan | 14 | California

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