Seeing is Believing

Date Submitted: 09/11/2002
Author Info: Leticia (Laredo, TX - USA) 
Occupation: Other
Lived in NY on 9.11.01?: No
Knew someone who perished?: No

I was at work in my office when my mother called me and told me two airplanes had crashed into the Towers and another into the Pentagon. I did not believe her at first. I told her she had to be mistaken. I asked her where did she hear this and she said it was all over the news on the television. I told her I had to hear it for myself in order to believe her so I told her to put the phone on the t.v. so I could listen for myself. I heard Bryant Gumbel saying two planes had hit the Towers and then I felt I still needed to see it to believe it. I immediately went to the internet and nothing was mentioned. I turned on the radio and it was all over the news, then I was in shock. I walked into our lobby and that’s when I saw it on the t.v. I felt the horror and my mouth dropped to the floor. My heart sank and I could not move. I never believed something like this could ever happen in my lifetime. I immediately thought of all those innocent people and I thought “Oh My God, what is going to happen to us??” When I heard about Flight 93, I thought about our freedom being taken away from us in an instant. I did not feel safe, I felt scared, angry and my heart was full of sorrow. I will never forget how I felt that day. Words will never be able to describe that feeling of helplessnes. To witness the collapse of the Towers was the most horrific moment of my life and I pray we never have to live through something like this again.


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