#775 | Tuesday, February 19th, 2002
I was at work when a friend called at the same time someone instant messaged me "a plane flew into the WTC". I was dumbfounded. Had to be an accident. Had to be. So, a few of us went into the gym, where there are tv's. There is was up there on the screen. There had to be 30 to 40 of us in there. Then as we watched in total horror, the 2nd plane hit. How could this be. Now there had to be about 100 of us in there. Crying, hugging. No one could believe what they saw. Then news that the Pentagon was hit. No one could work. No one could believe this could happen. The things that were so important at 8:40am suddenly did not matter one bit. Then as time went on, news that 3 of our technicians were on the 100th floor of Tower 2. No way. This is a bad dream. Disbelief turns to dispair. But, it would not end there. They next day news that friends were on flight 11. This is just too much. I will always remember where I was and who I was with. It feels like yesterday. We will never forget. And we shouldn't in memory of those we lost.
T. Keene | 39 | Massachusetts

#776 | Tuesday, February 19th, 2002
I'm in the military and I was off the day of the attacks...I made a brief run to the grocery store, after dropping the kids off at school. When I got back into the car, I turned the radio on to the Tom Joyner morning show...they said that a plane had hit the pentagon and that 2 planes hit the World Trade Centers, and that it was a terrorists attack...I thought, "What the hell is going on..." So, I drove home as fast as I could, and when I got in the door, I ran upstairs and turned on the T.V. That's when I saw the World Trade Center, with it's smoke billowing out of that big black hole, I just sat there with my mouth open...It seemed like a movie to me...and when the first building fell, I just felt so dead inside...I will never forget this image: I remember seeing the people trapped, sticking themselves out of the windows for air and help, a gentleman had his white shirt off, waving it out the window as a helicopter flew around them all...those are the things I remember, and I won't EVER forget them...I hope Bin laden and his network are all brought to justice, he's a coward and he dosen't stand a chance when we get a hold of him...God bless the friends and families for their lost loved ones and God bless this great nation.
Maureen Black | 30 | Texas

#777 | Tuesday, February 19th, 2002
my name is stephen young,
on behalf of myself and australia we give our depest simpathy.I am glad that all the allied troops are in afganastan and wish them all the luck in the world.my simpathy also gose to the allied soldiers that were killed in afganastan.

yours with simpathy
stephen young.
stephen | 16 | Australia

#778 | Wednesday, February 20th, 2002
When America was attacked I was at my friends house. Her father called, she was talking to him... I heard her say "ohh"..and her face became sad.
When she hung up the phone I asked.. "Whats the sad face?"
She said "A plane crashed into one of the WTC towers,,,and theres a fire".
We turned on the news...and saw it..
We thaught it was an accident at first..
But then...another Crash, and another...When the first tower collapsed i started crying..i saw it fall down and a tear fell down with it... I called another friend.. we talked for a while but all I remember saiyng was "There is no more twin towers...only A TOWER..."
I went home, and I was on the phone with her on the way.. she said "The second one collapsed too"... I couldnt imagine it until I got home and saw the second tower collapse too... I started crying again..i had a book, with pictures of new york..I opened ...saw pictures of the twin towers...all that day i spent crying and thinking "life is not worth anything..."
i realized how stupid the world is and i hoped that a thing like that would open its eyes...
but the situation got worse... and nothing changed...
after that day..Ihad strange dreams about me being in new york...and things like that....

i took the incident very personally...
although i am only a young girl, i want to make a diffirence, i want to stop wars...
going to new york and seeing the WTC towers was my dream and it blew up together with the towers on DECEMBER 11th 2001..a day that left a scar in my soul
forever

anna | 14 | Israel

#779 | Wednesday, February 20th, 2002
I can remember it as clearly now as when it happened. I was making breakfast and getting ready for work in my apartment in California when I turned on the TV and saw the 2nd tower in flames. I had been living on the west coast for only a week, after having moved from Boston. My first reaction was to call my mother back in Boston and ask her if this was all really happening. It was almost like a movie. I started to panic when I heard that the flights that hit the towers had originated in Boston. My heart sank. Did I know anyone on those flights? Where were my friends who live in NYC? Where were my friends' friends and family's friends? Was everyone safe? All these thoughts passed through my mind. I felt physically ill and could not stop crying. After gaining my composure, I went to work where I was essentially the east coast representative at my company, seeing as I was the only person from New England. A TV had been set up in the main conference room and I sat and watched in disbelief for 3 hours. Everyone kept asking me if I knew anyone on the flights or working in the WTC. I didn't know and that made me panic more than anything in the world. I couldn't reach anyone in NYC and had no way of knowing if any of my friends were on those flights. I felt an incredible pang of guilt for not being back home with my family. As the day went on, I got in touch with my family and friends and found out that some of my friends' friends had been killed. This had been the most horrifying and memorable day of my life. It took me weeks to be able to reflect on what had happened without bursting into tears. Today, a little over 5 months after this atrocity occurred, my eyes still swell with tears when I think of it.
Karen Osman | 24 | California

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