#2446 | Thursday, September 12th 2002
I had just walked into work and I remember some one saying a plane had hit Tower 1. I quickly snapped back, don't joke about that shit. Then I saw photos and I was in horror. I think I spent a good deal of that day in the break room watching the small television we had set up. Nothing seemed to matter any more. I was threatened with a job loss if I didn't return to work, I just didn't care. I didn't lose any one immediate to me, but it felt personal. All of my problems were minute to what all those people went through. So I called in sick yesterday and was glued to the television, watching the families of the victims. It pained me to know that children lost parents, why is there so much hate in this world?
Dave | 28 | Iowa

#2275 | Wednesday, September 11th 2002
Where was I on September eleventh???? I was at school, and everything didn’t come clear to me about what was going on until our school started being evacuated that day. I woke up that day with my mom yelling at me to wake up and see the news. It was 6:30 in the morning and everything to me was so confusing. A t school, nothing was happening except our teachers telling to us to be quiet and listen to the intercom.. Our school principal was saying information about what was happening and what was about to happen. I remember little kindergarteners crying and running away whenever a plane passed by. That day I went over my freinds house. I remember her parents crying and being worried about what was going on. Still I was confused about why the World Trade Center was crashing down .
Malls were closed, stores were closed, everything was closed. It was a very sad day I will never forget.

Tatiana | 28 | Maine

#2140 | Wednesday, September 11th 2002
I was at work on September 11, when I got the news. I was sitting at my desk, when a co-worker came in and said that a plane had hit the WTC. We turned up the radio only to hear that a second plane had hit. As we listened to the horrifying news, things just got worse.
That night as I drove to my second job, the sky where I live got dark. It was not dark from the sun going down... it was black with death.
The mood just being outside was everchanging. I and many of the other employees were sent home. I went home and turned on the t.v. to find nothing but despair. I was sad...filled with unimaginable grief. I lived thousands of miles away, but yet I felt that I was right there. My fellow Americans, my people were killed. I will never forget that day. God Bless Everyone.

Jennifer | 28 | South Carolina

#2095 | Wednesday, September 11th 2002
I was in Lienz/Austria, sitting in the library surfing the WWW. A woman came in and asked us if we´ve heard about the WTC.
I changed to a several news-pages. First we thought it was an accident. Not knowing the WTC we didn´t realise the dimensions of these pictures. After the second crash we knew: This was terror.
Later all newspages were busy - the www nearly broke down for several hours. It was about 1700 MEST (1100 NY).

I had to work from 1800 to 2100 as a driving teacher, then I went back to the office-computer and turned on the radio. I studied the reports and the comments on the www until 2 a.m.
There were many comments about Nostradamus and his prophecies. I was afraid that WW III was about to begin.

I wrote a short email to the white house and asked them to keep cool and not to lead the world into a new war, hoping that many people wanting the same were loud enough to be heard by the US-President.

Then I took my car and rode the 450 km (aprox. 320 mi.) to my girlfried in vienna.
On my way I called the greatest austrian radio station, they had a special program where everybody could tell his/her thoughts.

In september 2001 there was a big discussion about buying fighting planes for the austrian army - the discussion stopped for a few months, yesterday the austrian government broke because of this theme (and some other themes.)

I was often thinking about other buildings breaking down, killing people, leaving widows and parentless children.

Buildings, hit by bombs of allied bombers.

Nobody in the world cares!!!!

God bless america!
God bless the mankind!

May the peoples of the world be clever enough to protect each other, not to kill other innocent.

Roland | 28 | Austria

#2067 | Wednesday, September 11th 2002
I was actually in the hospital having my second child. I had went in the night before, she was born at 10:46am, right around the time that the second tower fell.Autumn Brooke Barnes.I have something wonderful out of that day, while others lost loved ones. God Bless!
DAWN | 28 | North Carolina

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