September 11, 2001

Date Submitted: 09/10/2002
Author Info: Michelle (Red Oak, TX - USA) 
Occupation: Administrative
Lived in NY on 9.11.01?: No
Knew someone who perished?: No

I remember driving to work when I heard the breaking report of the first plane crashing into the first tower. I couldn’t believe what I was hearing. And the thought did flash through my mind that maybe the plane had been hijacked. Then when the story came over the radio about the 2nd plane, I, along with alot of other Americans felt that it had to be a terrorist attack. I was horrified to see the news and what was going on. Then I became angry. Angry because so many INNOCENT lives were lost, and for what?!?!

I was so emotional all day I could hardly work, and my sister picked my daughter up early from school for me. I remember rushing home and holding her and crying and thinking not only how lucky I was, but at the same time I felt much sorrow and grief for my fellow Americans who would no longer get to hold and kiss a loved one who was lost on that tragic day. But one year later, I still feel some of the same emotions as I did one year ago.

But I will NOT live in fear. The terrorists only accomplished one thing….IT MADE US STRONGER! There has been a lot a blood shed for the freedoms we have today, and if necessary we will do it again to protect those rights and freedoms! I still pray for those who were lost and for their families. I will never forget my fellow Americans who were lost on that day. God Bless the USA!


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