#98 | Wednesday, September 19th 2001
I was coming out a courthouse in Kettering, ohio. I was upset thaat iI had to obtain a lawyer and the money I was going to spend to do so. I felt sick that I was so concerned about something so small when I found out what happened. It really put a lot of things into perspective for me.
chris | 21 | Ohio

#93 | Wednesday, September 19th 2001
i was sitting in health class, my mom walked in the door to give me a check for my SATs. She told my teacher to turn on the tv. Then she left. It was horrible, i sent my friend at another school nearby a text message on my cell phone. I said "The world trade center! It's under attack!" before i knew it i was being forced to send the message "The pentagon!" he was frantic, his class recieved all their information from me throughout class. I knew that my friend went to school in NYC. I was horrified. All day i was scared out of my mind. I came home, shaken, and sat at my computer. My friend was online, i was so glad to hear he was ok. My cousin relayed the news that she was in a helicopter in NYC, near where it all happened, as it happened. She works for the news there. She was horrified as well. I was talking to my friend in NYC when a plane flew over my house. I freaked out... all planes were to be grounded!then there was a loud BOOM and my house shook... i live right by the nations largest air force base. i started to cry. the tv said that a plane had crashed into the VA! I was so scared. Later they said that there was a brush fire near the VA and the plane was a gov't plane and there had been a sonic boom... they put the two together and had come up with the VA story. I was so mad. my city was the one place in america that a plane SHOULD have been flying and no one told me... grrr...
i will never, ever, forget, however, where i was when i heard Bush's speech. I was in the kitchen at work, staring at the old broken down radio with the missing face. I was drying dishes. I put them down and just stood there with streams of tears across my cheeks as my boyfriend held me closely and told me everything would be alright. the day has scarred us all forever... nothing will be the same anymore from here on out. this is no longer the america we knew and loved...

Tiffany | 17 | Ohio

#56 | Monday, September 17th 2001
My dad was supposed to have been at the Pentagon, but had happened to have rescheduled his meeting. Praise God.

I was at a friend's house, and I was terrified for awhile. His phone call sure made me feel better!

Aaron | 19 | Ohio

#3 | Saturday, September 15th 2001
I'm a freshman at BGSU, and as a freshman, I've been doing my good share of staying up until four in the morning, and sleeping through most of the day. I was awaken around one o'clock by a knock on my door- it was my friend Steve, who came to tell me that the Tool concert we were supposed to go to that weekend was sold out. Then he asked me what I'd thought of the stuff that had been going on today. I remeber thinking, what stuff? Things like fights on campus or someone had spent the night whith so-and-so or the girl's bathroom had flooded, you know, the usual gossip and college happenings, came to mind. When I told him that I didn't know what he was talking about, he began listing the different plane crashes, and, by the way he was talking, it took me a second to realize the connection. I think at that point, I said something along the lines of,
Sheena | 18 | Ohio

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