The day my heart broke

Date Submitted: 09/16/2008
Author Info: Catherine (Quebec city - USA) 
Occupation: Other
Lived in NY on 9.11.01?: No
Knew someone who perished?: No

On september 11th 2001, I was home early in the morning. As usual, I turned the T.V. on.They were showing a blurry image, I couldn’t quite see what was shown…Then I recognized the twin towers, one was on fire…
I turned the volume on and they were saying that an airplane had crashed into one of the towers.

I didn’t even had time to realize everything that all of a sudden, a second plane crashed into the second tower…I could’nt believe me eyes, I was seeing live, the horror, the terror that was happening not far from were I live (in Québec,Canada)…It was happening & I wasn’t watching some aweful movie…

I called my mom, told her what was going on…We could see people jumping out the windows…I remember 2 people holding hands while jumping out…& then the first tower went down…I was speechless…How could it go down?? What about all those people in the towers??? & those on the ground…OMG…

All the airports shut down…Then the second tower down…The Pentagone was hit…Another plane crashed in Pennsylvania…

The United States ain’t my country, but my heart was broken, shattered that day…I wanted to run towards New-York,save lives, help people, hug people…I wanted to do something…

Then, late afternoon, I went to work, but I stood outside for a moment…I looked up at the sky for a while…It was blue… there were a few clouds moving fast…It was windy…I took deep breaths…& I started to cry….We all had the same look on our faces that day…Did this happen?? & why???

I remember when I went to New-York city in 1996, The first thing I could see about NYC from far away, were those 2 collossal, impressive towers…they were Standing tall & wow,I was amazed…I never ever thought that one day, they would go down…

I hope, that everyone who lost a luved one that day is healing & well taken care of…

My thoughts & prayers are with all of u



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