Saddest Day of My Life

Date Submitted: 05/23/2002
Author Info: Elizabeth (New York, NY - USA) 
Occupation: Sales/Marketing/Advertising
Lived in NY on 9.11.01?: Yes
Knew someone who perished?: No

First I would like to take this moment to send my most sincere condolences to the families of those lost on 9/11.
That morning I woke up late for work, when I came inside my office, a co-worker tells me turn on your computer and go to cnn; they’re saying an accident happened and a plane hit one of the twin towers. I could believe it! I rushed upstairs to the 86th floor to get a look at what was going on. And it was true one of the tours was on fire. I couldn’t believe it; I was in shock and so was everyone else.

Immediately I said that couldn’t be an accident, commercial airlines aren’t allowed to fly over those towers or that area. I was standing looking straight at the burning building and I see another plan going towards the other tower, I thought maybe that was a news or police helicopter trying to either rescue people or trying to get a better look for the news. I was wrong, it was an airplane hitting the other tower.

I was crying and shaking; I knew right away that it wasn’t an accident; I tried calling my family but the phones weren’t working. Over the annoucments inside my building they said; New York City is being attacked by terrorists please evacuate the building. I seriously thought I was going to lose my mind and go crazy. I was worried because my family know I usually have breakfast/lunch meeting outside of my office and I know they would be extremely concerned. When I got downstairs I felt the concrete floor tremble and shake and this loud boom sound, the first tower had collasped. I ran and didn’t know where I was going I wanted to get run and run.

I didn’t lose a loved one on this horrible day but I feel that I lost someone the pain that I have is very very big and it will never ever cure. For the victims, you will always be in my prayers! For the US all I have to say is that you’re very very very dumb for allowing immigrants to destroy our nation. I am an american but of Hispanic descent. I always see Police officers mistreating Mexicans for selling flowers in a corner, I see many unfair situations arise everyday. But you all instead taught and trained these animals in your own backyard! And I blame you all for being so careless and so relaxed!

I’m sorry if this has offending anyone, that is not my intention, but I feel very sad and angry because my life will never ever be the same.

Thank you.


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