September 11 Digital Archive

lc_story234.xml

Title

lc_story234.xml

Source

born-digital

Media Type

story

Created by Author

yes

Described by Author

no

Date Entered

2004-01-10

LC Story: Story

I was watching the morning news when I saw the first plane hit the towers, but I wasn't sure what was going on. While driving to work, I heard that a second plane had hit the towers. A while after I returned to work, I was talking to my mother when the first tower collapsed. I was very scared because my brother worked in the city, as did several of my friends. Everyone had all the radios on at work and we all couldn't believe what was happening. Planes hitting the towers, the pentagon and the field in PA-totally unbelievable. I found out a few hours later that my brother was okay. He was able to call home. Unfortunately, he saw the first plane hit the tower while he was near the Lincoln Tunnel. We were sent home early from work and I went home to watch the news.

LC Story: Memory

My strongest memory of September 11, is when the news was showing pictures of people jumping from the buildings. That was so sad to me. I couldn't believe that they were showing that, it was like watching a murder or suicide. I had to turn the news off.

LC Story: Affects

September 11 affects me everytime I go to NYC. I get chills when I see the empty space where the towers used to be. The first time I was near the actual site was September of 2003. I didn't realize I was going to be so close. I didn't like that feeling.

The country has changed. We now have color alerts, changes in airport security, and a Homeland Security Office. But I don't let this things affect my daily activities. I flew two months after September 11 and it was fine. I will continue to live my life and pray that we will not have another terrorist attack in this country.

Citation

“lc_story234.xml,” September 11 Digital Archive, accessed January 26, 2022, https://911digitalarchive.org/items/show/160.