Where I was….

Date Submitted: 07/18/2002
Author Info: Jake (Montgomery, IL - USA) 
Occupation: Other
Lived in NY on 9.11.01?: No
Knew someone who perished?: No

Where I was on Sept 11, 2001 I will never forget. I was standing in the school cafeteria leaning against a stove with my feet crossed talking to the lunch people when the call came to the cafeteria. They called to tell us what had happened. Listening to the radio I heard that it may be an act of terrorism. My heart sunk soo deep. It was a pain unlike any other. It was worse than any physical pain I have ever felt. Being in school, I didn’t see anything on TV, yet, I only heard radio reports. Hearing the planes flying overhead made me very nervous considering the report was given all airspace was shut down. All day, I sat in classes just trying to think of how this had happened. Being a firefighter myself, it hurt me very much. Hearing the towers going down, knowing very well there were many crews in each tower working on saving people. All the way home, I started to cry, I knew that many of my fellow brothers and sisters had just died for no reason at all. They were doing what they needed and wanted to do. Seeing all the specials on 9-11 and reading all the newspapers and magazines, it makes me cry, even today, I get very choked up about it. It is something that I don’t think I can ever get over. I felt very hopeless after the towers fell. I felt that I should’ve been there to help find my fellow brothers and sisters. To this day, it still bothers me that I wasn’t able to leave Illinois to go help out but I did what I could hear, and that is pray to God for everyone. Sept 11, 2001, is a day I will never forget, from leaning on the stove, to watching the news reports, to all the days after, I can say, I will never forget what has happened. Always remember Box 55-8087, dispatched at 0847 on Sept 11th. Remember, “All Gave Some, Some Gave All.”
God Bless America!


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