#2514 | Saturday, September 14th 2002
I was 9 months pregnant. I was sleeping on a couch next to my mom. I dont know what time it was but i turned over and my mom said " a bomb went off at the world trade center" I looked at the TV and said. " no mom it looks as if a Plane hit it" Then seconds later a second one. I poped up and could not believe my eyes. I sat there feeling my baby move in my stomache and i swear i never felt so scared. I stayed up all night glued to the Tv and internet.

I would like to ad for all those people that can justify what happened on Sept that i will pray for you. For you need it.

Susan Krulikowski | 19 | Pennsylvania

#2494 | Friday, September 13th 2002
i was in my history of the modern era class. i walked into class, after barely rolling out of bed, and the professor said "you guys do know that the world trade center was bombed?". The class continued, and I walked out of the class, and saw footage of the towers. i just stood there in shock that this professor hadn't let us out of class or even told us what was going on.

Brooke Tomlinson | 19 | Pennsylvania

#2485 | Friday, September 13th 2002
On that september morning I was just coming home from the doing the school crossing guard job that I do and I missed the first reports of the news of the first tower being hit and I had just turned on the Television and was flipping through the channels and settled on watching Regis and Kelly That was at 9:02 am. I then watched the second plane plow into the second tower. I was shocked, and stunned then I sat with my husband and watch as the towers collapsed. I cried, and then a reporter said that the Pentagon was hit. My thoughts were "My God they are declaring war on the United States." Then the reports of United flight 93 went down in western Pennsylvania, I thought that they were heading for the FBI training center in West Virginia well in later reports I found out that it possibly was going to try to take out the capitol building. I also found out later that flight 93 flew over my area on its way to carry out the deed well I was really scared to think that it could have been in my backyard that the plane would have crashed. For eight days I was numb just functioning on auto pilot to get through the day. When I really started to feel anything again was at the memeroial services, for all those who were lost on that terrible day. I still see the saddeness in the eyes of those people, at the services when I sometimes reflect back to that day.
Ruth | 35 | Pennsylvania

#2483 | Friday, September 13th 2002
I was in my car, following my husband to the repair shop where we were dropping his car off. I heard on the FM morning show I listen to every morning that they had some reports that a small prop plane had crashed into the one of the WTC towers. Amazed, I resolved to tell my husband when we got there. As always, I forgot, and we went into the repair shop to do our business. It was at that moment that the second plane hit the South tower, because when we walked in there was pandemonium in the repair shop. We all watched in horror as the footage was replayed, over and over. He dropped me off at home and I watched the news coverage all day, and chatted on Battlenet (not a url, please leave in, as it is vital to the account), an international gaming network. There, with people from all over the US and the world, we discussed what was going on. I remember the big debate on whether or not the towers would collapse. Everyone was alternately horrified and angry; the general consensus was that whoever had done this was incredibly stupid to rouse the anger of the United States. When the plane hit the Pentagon, I was watching NBC news and they were speaking to a man IN the Pentagon, Tim Olshevsky (sp), their Pentagon correspondent. You could see the room shake, even where he was, and he calmly said he didn't want to alarm anyone but that there had been what appeared to be an explosion there. I thought he was very professional, not blurting out assumptions that would scare relatives and friends but to give what information he did have. Then, when I heard that a plane had hit near Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania, I was completely terrified. I live in Pittsburgh, and have MANY family members scattered throughout western and central Pa. I remember feeling humbled at that moment, realizing that I couldn't possibly have understood the pain and fear that family members felt hearing the news of WTC and the Pentagon, but now I had a taste of it. Later, we on the chat debated fiercely whether or not the plane in Shanksville had been shot down. Personally, I believed from the beginning that the passengers had taken back control of the plane and, tragically, couldn't stabilize it,and crashed. I am still haunted by nightmares of those final moments on Flight 93, the perhaps glorious feeling of success soon overshadowed by horror at the knowledge that, despite everything, they were still going to die.

Overall, the feeling of that day was twofold--complete and utter horror that anyone could do such a thing, and amazement at their stupidity for thinking that ANYTHING could break the American spirit...

Jessica Smith | 23 | Pennsylvania

#2439 | Thursday, September 12th 2002
i remember i woke up that morning, i was a senior in high school. i didn't feel well that day so i was home on the couch watching "good morning america". when all of a sudden they told us of the report of the plane hitting the first tower and cut out to show the footage. then while showing that, another plane hit. i remember starting to cry. and then becoming angry. then the reports began to talk about the pentagon and the other plane that was over pennsylvania which later crashed. i spent the whole day trying to get in touch with my father who worked in the north jersey. but cell phones were shut down in that area. it was a horrible day which i'll never forget.
*nora* | 18 | Pennsylvania

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