#806 | Saturday, March 2nd, 2002
I was in bed just waking up to a hard nights work when I turn on the television and listened to Katie Couric interview someone ( don't remember who because I was just barely waking up). Then I press play on my vcr (which ironically had 'True lies' playing) and I went back to sleep for a few minutes. When I woke up it was still playing and I turned it off to watch the today show when I saw the most horrific site I had ever seen in my 24 years of life. It was the first building on fire with a gigantic hole and paper flying. I knew, honest to god I knew that this was a terrorist attack and not a accident.Then I watched in horror as the second plane struck and my believes were confirmed. I called my mom to ask her if I was dreaming or was this real. and she was sleep also. I told her to turn on the t.v. because it looks like people are flying planes in building in New York. She called me back to tell me that I was not dreaming and she was watching the same atrocity I was. In the aftermath this unforgettable attack, I hope that we as Americans learned to love one another not matter what skin color, religious belief or whatever is different. We learn to drop the ethnic background from in front of American (example African-AMERICAN ,Asian-AMERICAN, Mexcian-AMERICAN) because we are all Americans and most important we are all brothers and sisters in the eyes of god, no matter who your god may be. I WILL NEVER FORGET 911. Nor will my children or grandchildren. 911 will be the day that all America exhaled and came together. Please America Don't make me a liar to me children.
Angela Rochelle Kohn | 24 | Michigan

#807 | Saturday, March 2nd, 2002
I had the day off from work on 9-11-01
and I was trying to sleep late, When my roomate walked in and tried to wake me up
he told me that America was being attacked,And i told him who would be so stupid. So I turned back over and stared to listen to the TV, and i could not belive what i was hearing. I jumped up and could not belive it,I thought I was dreaming,But in reality someone was stupid enough to attack such a great country.I could not move and i didn't know what to think. And as the events progressed I could not think of what to think.And to this day i look at the memorals and it still brings tears to my eyes. The victims and there families remain in my prayers. and my heart goes out to the UNITED STATES ARMED FORCES,and the people who are proud to be Americans
Michael | 20 | Georgia

#808 | Saturday, March 2nd, 2002
I was in school when all this was happening. I am a intern with the attendance officer at my school, so I hang out in his room for a period a day, helping out with the attendance and whatnot. He left the room, like he usually does a couple times, and I just sat back and watched the office. 5 minutes later he came running in and said "a plane just hit the world trade center!" I didn't think anything at first, because I couldn't. But I honestly thought it was a little private jet or whatever. We tried to log on to the internet but there was very little info to get. So he left the room again to find out more information. Again, he came bombing in 5 minutes later and said "they just hit the pentagon!" From that moment on, my day was changed. The principal made an annoucement over the P.A. stating NY was under attack but not to panic. From then on out, the school was in shock and disbelief. A day I will never ever forget.
Tim Osgood | 17 | Massachusetts

#809 | Sunday, March 3rd, 2002
i was feeding my two week old son, alex when a friend of my husbands called and simply said "turn on your tv.. it doesnt matter what channel.. its everywhere.." so we turned on the tv just in time to see the pentagon attacked.. i cried as i held my son, scared about what i had done, bringing him into a world on the brink of war.. now i know what it is.. ive brought him into a more compassionate world, a more peaceful family, a more aware country.. a more loving home
kristen | 21 | Massachusetts

#810 | Sunday, March 3rd, 2002
My name is cristy, and i live In japan, My husband is in the Air Force.
The attacks happened at almost 10:00PM
here in toyko. It was tuesday night. I had just got my little kids to bed, and was waiting for the real world,(MTV)
to come on. I was channel surfing and ran across CNN, and the today show. and saw the first tower on fire... I was so upset, just by that... to know all throes people were in there.. and then out of no where i saw the second plane and i just could not believe what my eyes were seeing, A second plane? could this be an attack... i thought no way, but it was...
my heart was pounding, my eyes were heavy, and my soul was hurting like it has never done before...... I ran to my neighbor's house and told her what happend...... she was just as surprised.
I stayed up all night here in toyko, i wanted to see what was happening to my home, I may live in japan, but my home is the united states and i felt so far away and wanted to see what was happening. Finally i feel asleep, and woke up early the next day and did the same thing... finally i had to go out and get away from this...
MY life here on base changed, we went to threat con "Delta". Most people who serve in the military have never seen this.....Life is still hard here, our husbands, wives, dad's and mommys, are working hard for the fight of freedom.... We often say good bye, to our loved ones.... They might not be right where it is happening but there is still alot going on..... so it is very hard on the family structure... but we do it in the name of the victims, surviors and all people who love and enjoy freedom... When it gets to much, i often think of how lucky i am, I know where my children and loved ones are. So that is one story of how a military wife trys to survive just like everyone else..
God bless everyone...i know that saying has been used alot, but there is no other way to say it......
cristy | 22 | Japan

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