It Touched us ALL- Even DOWN UNDER

Date Submitted: 09/06/2002
Author Info: Lorraine (Douglas Pk, NSW, Australia) 
Occupation: Student
Lived in NY on 9.11.01?: No
Knew someone who perished?: No

It was late here in Sydney, Australia and i was about to settle my 7 month old baby boy down for the night when a News Flash interrupted the show i was watching.
A plane had crashed into the World Trade Center in NY. I was in shock.

The News Reader said that it was a commercial airline and at this stage it was a horriffic accident.
I got back to doing the things i had been b4 the Flash and then decided to start channel surfing. One of the other channels had live broadcast showing the tower on fire and smoke billowing from the top floors.

Then I saw it….the second plane heading straight for the second tower. I immediatley thought this was a War of the World stunt that some sick person had set up.
The moment the second plane hit, I was struck with a feeling of total disbelief. I picked my son up and went to check on my 11 y/o daughter, she was safe and sound asleep.
For the next 5 hours i sat and watched the horror story unfolding b4 my eyes, the whole time cuddling my son, tears flowing from my eyes, thinking about the poor people that perished at the hands of madmen….animals.

For the next few days it was like I wasn’t in my own body. I was in a state of shock and mourning.

Even though I am in AUSTRALIA, I felt a crime against all humanity had been committed.

My prayers and thoughts go out to the families who lost loved ones. I pray for the souls of the people who died on 911….. May God Keep Us Safe, Guard our Hearts and Our Souls and Guide us Towards Peace On Earth.


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