A College Student’s Story

Date Submitted: 09/11/2014
Author Info: Nichole (Providence - USA) 
Occupation: Student
Lived in NY on 9.11.01?: No
Knew someone who perished?: No

I was a college student at Utah State University working at an ice cream shop. I had been married for about six months and had just barely learned I was pregnant with my first child. As I got ready for school on September 11, 2001, my husband called me from work. He had been listening to the radio and told me to turn on the T.V., so I did. I was in complete shock when I heard about a plane hitting the tower. I thought that this had been a complete accident, but that thought left me when the second plane crashed into the other tower. I decided not to go to school that day, out of fear. I spent that day in front of the T.V. watching the terrible event unfold before my eyes. That day kept me in fear for months and changed my life everday. Our apartment was next to a hospital, and everytime a helicoptor came by, I became frightened that a plane would come crashing down on top of us. I also suddenly became more interested in Muslims, wanting to know ao much more about them. I believe that day brought America together. Our country didn’t care on things like Democrats or Republicans, and there was a feeling of unity and pride for our country.


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