September 11 Digital Archive: XML Document

Story:I was on my way to work when I heard on the radio that a plane had crashed into the World Trade Center. By the time I got to work the second plane had hit. Everything felt unreal. How could this happen in OUR country. Next I heard that a plane had crashed into the Pentagon. My Dad and Brother live in NY and my husband's Uncle works at the Pentagon. There was no communication to those areas. no way to get through to see if family was okay. Waiting was the hardest thing, just waiting not being able to do anything. That night as I watched the news and for the first time seeing what had happened, I was overwhelmeed with sadness and concern for us all. After a couple of days I was able to get through to family. Thank God they were all alright. My husband Uncle was in the Pentagon building when it was hit, thank God he was spared. Although I was greatly releived that my family were okay, my heart went out to those who would not be receiving good news and very possibly no news at all for some time about the people they loved.

About 25 of us gathered to pray for those who had lost so much. We heard stories from others in our group who had knows people who were lost in the World Trade Center.
We try to comfort each other during this terrible time. But the comfort didn't come. We were a nation that had lost so much and it would take a lot of time to heal.

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