Date Submitted: 09/11/2002
Author Info: Julie (South Weber, UT - USA) 
Occupation: Student
Lived in NY on 9.11.01?: No
Knew someone who perished?: No

When i woke up on 9/11 it was just a regular day. i got ready for work and just as i was about to walk out the door the phone rang. i let it ring a few times and then ran up and checked the caller id. it was my sister which was weird because normally she would be at work at this time. i did not answer it but it just kept ringing. then it stops ringing and i see that someone has picked up the phone and my other sister comes tearing up stairs and says “the towers have been hit, julie, the tower have been hit.” she turned on the news and i watched the planes hit the twin towers and my heart dropped. i couldn’t beleive it. it was right in front of me but it is hard to comprehend something like that when you are not right there. i finally left for work and i listened to the news all the way to work and just cried. i kept looking around at all the other people driving to work and wondering do they know!
for a long time i felt very selfish because i was not there. i was so far away from it. it was a devastating day and it makes me proud to see how we have risen from the ashes!

we are the phoenix!

i love this country, america. i have always been a proud american but never more so than now! i am so thankful to be american!


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