#9 | Saturday, September 15th 2001
i was in school (in P.E. to be exact) when i first heard about what had happened, my gym teacher told us all to get to a t.v. when he told us that the WTC had been hit by a plane i kinda didn't think about it, after changing i started towards my next class. In the language room that is at my school there was a large television displaying the two buildings, one was covered by a massive ball of fire and the other was spitting out a giant plume of smoke. It didn't stike me till then that the twin towers had been hit by planes! i couldn't immagine how such a thing could happen, i'd been raised in a world of tatal peace, the only violence i had witnessed was shown on t.v. nothing seemed real to me. It is horrifying to think that some one could willinly fly a plane into a building full of the average worker. how could you do something like that...
my deepest sorrow goes out to every family and person who has lost some one in this horrible event.

Jim | 16 | Connecticut

#5 | Saturday, September 15th 2001
I remember looking at the clock on my computer and seeing 11:59pm. The phone rang, and mum and I both said at the same time that it had to be my sister, she's the only one with the guts to call so late. Then my mum picked up the phone, said hi etc. and then she swore and ran into the loungeroom and I was just thinking, "oh shit what's happened?" she told dad to switch to channel 7 and the first image I saw was of the two towers standing, and the first one with smoke absolutely pouring out of it. Then my mum repeated off the phone, "America's been attacked by terrorists!" It was crazy. The nervous voices of the reporters and the shaky camera shots of the disaster in manhattan just emphasised to me how something like this happening was so, so wrong and out of place. All I could do was watch as the events unfolded on my tv for hours and hours to come.
nikole | 16 | Australia

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