#2435 | Thursday, September 12th 2002
I was at work on that day. I had dropped off my son at daycare like any other day. I got to work and when the first plane hit I heard someone say that there had been an accident in New York that a plane had hit one of the towers. Then no one really said too much more about it. Then I heard someone say that the TV was set up in the conference room and that another plane had deliberately been flown into the second tower. We all watched in horror and amazement. I never saw my fellow associates show so much emotion. Everyone was crying and then we heard about the other two flights that had crashed. Everyone at my work was frantically trying to call family members and friends that they knew in those locations. The phone lines were all full and no one could call out or get calls in. My worked closed early that day so everyone could get home in case something else happened. We work near the Willow Grove Naval Air Station in Willow Grove, PA so we didn't know what type of threats there may be.

I went to pick up my son, don't remember getting him, or driving home. The whole area was just stunned. I got home and tried to call my family members and couldn't even call out. I was stranded at home with no way to call anyone. I was crying as I watched in horror on the news. My son was watching his movies (he was almost 2 at the time) and thankfully had no idea what was going on. Someday in the future he will be told about that fateful day.

We didn't know anyone who perished in that horrendous event, but send out prayers to all victims, family members, and authority figures. This is a day that will never be forgotten.

I am writing on the one year anniversary and still am quite frightened of many things even today. This event has definitely made a negative impact on my life and I hope someday the images will stop appearing in my head and I can make some sort of peace with it. Being 31 years old I think this is the first really big event that has made this sort of impact on me - especially hitting so close to home and seeing all those innocent people who lost their lives in New York, Pennsylvania and at the Pentagon.

May God Bless America and hope this useless and nonsense fighting stops. Pray for Peace!!!!

Nicole | 31 | Pennsylvania

#2391 | Wednesday, September 11th 2002
I walked into chemistry class. This morning, on Sept. 11, 2002, I, out of random scheduling, ended up in this same room. A year ago, I walked in to look up at a movie on the tv. I was asking which one it was, and nobody knew. We were excited though, because we found out that we wouldn't have class because of this. How were we to know? This was no movie...it didn't seem like it at the time though. The people in class that never shut up, did just that. We all watched, for the entire 80 minutes of class. I am not one to cry or get emotional, but this truly did bring out feelings which I have never experienced before. I did not lose anyone in my family, nor a friend, or just someone I've seen before. But I lost all of those people to had potential, who had the ability to impact our society. They all did. They have moved me with their families' stories and the pictures. I will not forget the picture of a baby, wearing a sweater with an American flag on the front, walking over to some lit candles at a memorial site. Even if we were not related to someone, or actually knew someone who passed, or was involved in Sept. 11, we ALL love them. I will remember this day so clearly...there is no way I would be able to forget these feelings which I try to even lose at times. I will always think of the babies without mommies and daddies, those who were not able to see their children grow up, or their parents grow older. Since that day, I forgive anyone. I would not want something to happen, such as this, and have them think that I did not love them. Please keep that in mind. Much love for everyone.
Jennifer | 17 | Pennsylvania

#2389 | Wednesday, September 11th 2002
On September 11th 2001 I remember that i went to school like any ordinary day. Actually it was a beautiful morning... then i got to miss math... my least favorite subject because we had an assembly about an upcomming fundraiser. When we went back to classes we were only there for about 5 minnutes and then the phone rang in the room. my teacher answered it and told me to get all my stuff and go to the office... so I did... and when i walked in i saw my dad. Well my grandpop recently had surgery on his arm so i thought he did something to his arm and made it worse. but then in walked my cousin who we were taking care of because her mom was in the hospital. my dad signed us out and we ran to the car. Vicky and I were just like wheere are we going? we kept asking my dad what was wrong and he just kept saying ill tell you when we get home. So then we went to the high school right next to the middle school to pick up my brother... by this point i was REALLY worried. we went home then and we all went to the living room where my dad still had on the TV. then he told us... guys the world trade centers were just hit by 3 plans and they collapsed. me being an ignorant 7th grader was like ... WTC? whats that? my cousin and i were puzzled then my dad said the twin towers and i burst out into tears i was sooo worried. I am still trying toget over that. OI still remembe that day as if it were yesterday and i dont think i will ever forget it... GOD BLESS AMERICA!
*~*Allison*~* | 14 | Pennsylvania

#2381 | Wednesday, September 11th 2002
I was in lunch at m high school and kids were telling us at that time what we thought were rumors. We had wondered why kids would be saying this if it was not true knowing alot of parents worked in the WTC. I had hoped it was a rumor, I was wrong. They were making announcements over the PA that some students were being sent home. We had a liturgy that afternoon in school and our musical director sang "Proud to be an American" and he got ovation after ovation! It was just so emotional he brought people into tears while he was singing! GOD BLESS AMERICA!
Brett | 16 | Pennsylvania

#2373 | Wednesday, September 11th 2002
My 1 year old son Nikolas had just woken me up out of bed when the first plane hit the tower. This was very unusual because we were both on a late schedule because I went to school at night, and he didn't usually get up until 10. When I got downstairs I turned the TV on and I saw the worst thing that has ever happened. I didn't know what to do or say. I just sat there in shock and cried. I was angry, sad and scared all at the same time. I wanted to go straight to NY and help anyway I could. I gave blood, prayed and lite candles. I still felt I was doing nothing. I was and still am very proud of all the very brave firemen and police officers who lost their lives trying to save others. I offer my deepest condolences to all of the families who lost a loved one on that fatal day. I know I will never forget September 11th nor will many others. The terrorists plan was to break us down and make us weak and all it has done is make us STRONGER, Braver and more determined. We truly are ONE Nation. We have come together in so many ways. GOD BLESS AMERICA!!
Annmare | 20 | Pennsylvania

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