Where I was

Date Submitted: 09/15/2002
Author Info: Aisha (Rutherford, NJ - USA) 
Occupation: Student
Lived in NY on 9.11.01?: No
Knew someone who perished?: No

On September 11, 2001 I was at my college which is right off of rt. 3 about five minutes from the tunnel. My step mom woke me up with a phone call right after the first plane hit telling me what happened. I was kind of confused and didn’t really understand. I thought maybe it was an accident. When i hung up the phone I turned on the TV and saw the second plane hit… I couldn;t believe it. Me and my friends wanted to get a closer look so we drove out onto rt 3 east where everyone was pulled over watching in amazement. On our way there we heard on the radio that the first tower had fallen. When we got there and parked… we saw the second one start to shake and then fall into a pile of rubble. I just started to cry.. I coulnd’t believe this was really happening. After that I wanted to leave my school as people were not being the nicest to me since i am arab american. I went to my friends school and spent the rest of the day with her.. It was a very scary and sad day..


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