#2467 | Thursday, September 12th 2002
i was at home on that day when i heard the news on tv, i just sat in total shock the tears and the pain i felt for those people and kept asking why. one year later we the world still feel the pain and will never forget those people who lost there lives and there familys. God bless always in our hearts
nicola | 30 | United Kingdom

#2463 | Thursday, September 12th 2002
I WAS SITTING AT HOME WATCHING T.V. WHEN THE NEWS FLASHES STARTED, IT WAS HORRIFFIC. I FELT FOR ALL THE PEOPLE INVOLVED BUT ESPECIALLY FLIGHT CREW AND CABIN CREW AS I TOO WORK AS CABIN CREW. EVEN THOUGH YOU ARE TRAINED IN THE EVENT OF HIJAKINGS, THE THOUGHT OF THE POOR CREW ON THOSE 4 FLIGHTS THAT DAY UPSETS ME. THEY ARE ALSO THE HEROES OF 9/11. GOD BLESS THEM AND THIER FAMILLIES. XXX
JAMES NEWCOMBE | 22 | United Kingdom

#2456 | Thursday, September 12th 2002
On the 11-9-01,I was getting ready to pick my two daughters up from school.I was numb,angry,upset,worried lots of angry feelings inside of me when I seen the t.v,I just kept thinking why,I knew nobody in America but I still cryed like I never cried before.Even now when I see a picture or something to do with that day my heart sinks.That is a school run I will never forget,no calling at the shop for sweet's,no talking at the school gates,or slow walking home,I just needed to be infront of the t.v.Still I am very lucky I can pick my daughters up,there is children without mams and dads as a result of that day that is something I can be thankful for,now writing this wipeing the tears that still roll down my face putting it in to words I will pray for all those poor people whose lovedones have gone.
victoria | 28 | United Kingdom

#2451 | Thursday, September 12th 2002
I was upstairs in my bedroom with my best friend. we were getting ready to go to a concert in London so we had the CD on of the band we were going to see.
We went downstairs to leave, and there it was on the TV, the images that haunt the minds of almost everyone that saw them. All I could do was stare at the TV. I felt so guilty that I had been upstairs laughing, joking, singing and acting like a kid while all this was going on. I couldnt beleive what was happening.
we went to London and all i could think about on the way there was "I wonder whats happening now". We had no access to information on the train.
We got to London and we found out that our concert may be cancelled because there had been a threat that a plane was going to be flown into Canary Wharf. I didnt care about the concert though. It wasnt cancelled but I didnt enjoy it at all, i just wanted to get home and see what was happening.
The best qoute I have heard is "stand facing the sun, and the shadows will fall behind you".
God Bless America

Emma Jeffery | 16 | United Kingdom

#2448 | Thursday, September 12th 2002
11th September , 2001 was the day after my 30th Birthday, and was i feeling hard done to or what! Getting old and all that over the hill stuff was flooding through my mind. I had booked the week off work to "celebrate" but didn't feel like celebrating at all. I had moaned about not doing anything special for my birthday, and so i had got Mark to take me to a small town for a day of shopping and afternoon tea. We had arrived in town and had sat and had a coffee in a lovely tea shop, and up until then me and my partner of 11 1/2 years had been arguing and not liking each other, what a great day it had been!!! But then we had a call from a friend saying that a plane had flown into the world trade centre and it just didn't register. The night before (my birthday) we had had a curry as we were going out at the weekend for my birthday, and had watched a programme called how buildings collapse, so it was uncanny to hear about it on the news. But the severity of it didn't hit home. Then as Mark was talking to Ken on his phone, he was relaying parts of it to me, and he said "it wasn't an accident" and "it's a passenger jet". That was when i felt my skin go numb, what was going on? That doesn't happen in real life. Then while Mark was still talking i saw the electrical shop had televisions in the window and i could see the smoke coming from the tower, i told mark and he ended his call and we stood in the electrical shop and watched as the smoke poured out into the sky and the news people showed the plane hit the building over and over in slow motion. I just couldn't stop crying, and i'm crying now just thinking about it. Then when the second plane hit i couldn't watch and Mark was very quiet. Even though we were thousands of miles away, it felt like anything could happen now. We dashed home in the car and Mark was almost in shock. We listened to the radio all the way home and we phoned our family because it felt like the world was ending. Everything you see in science fiction and action films was happening. The reporters on the radio said there were allegedly five more planes one heading for the whitehouse, one the pentagon, possibly one for london. Then the other plane crashed into the pentagon and all the airports were closed. I felt like a fool worrying about being 30 years old and some of these people had just been at work and had to die in this terrible devastating way. When we got home we watched the news on every channel and just couldn't believe it was real. That evening Mark just put on his coat and said come on were going out. He had calmed down as we had watched the tv but he was still shocked. When we got in the car he said " I go through life using excuses like I don't have enough money, or enough time, or it's not my sort of thing, instead of living every single day, so tonight we are going to go to the football match." I wasn't a fan of football, that much, but it felt amazing to be standing with 16,000 people and holding a minutes silence for those still trapped and those already dead. I have vowed since that day that i WILL do things that aren't really my cup of tea, or will go to different places and forget the excuses from now on. If i have learned anything from this dreadful tragedy, then it is to treat life as an adventure not a chore, and to live every single day like it's the most important one in your life. I still think about those brave people of 9/11 and i pray for them and hope they can all rest in peace.
Tracy Poston | 31 | United Kingdom

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