September 11 Digital Archive

nmah458.xml

Title

nmah458.xml

Source

born-digital

Media Type

story

Created by Author

yes

Described by Author

no

Date Entered

2002-08-27

NMAH Story: Story

I was on a boating holiday with my partner on the Norfolk Broads in England (I am English and live there). our boat had a small TV but we had decided not to use it as we were trying to get away from it all. On September the 11th, in the middle of our holiday we stopped for lunch. We decided to put on the wind-up radio we had bought with us and heard the news. I can't describe what it felt like. It was sureal. I was unsure what the TWO TOWERS were or where they were for a little while. When the scale of the news became apparent, we turned on our TV and watched in horror as the live footage was repeated over and over again. It took some time to understand the enormity of the situation, the huge loss.
We headed back the next day and went home early as we didnt feel we could carry on with the holiday, not knowing the long term effects of that terrible day.

NMAH Story: Life Changed

I think the world over peple understood that nothing is certain, nothing is 100% I have learnt to take each day as it comes. Tomorrow is a long way off.

NMAH Story: Remembered

The loss, the grief and the brave men and women who lost their lives for others that day. We should also remember the careful, proper way that the United forces of the world stood as one to deal fairly with the issues. Remember who stood up and was counted.

NMAH Story: Flag

In Britain, we had a five miniute silence a week later as a tribute. the counrty stopped completley. I happened to be in town that day and was amayzed that not a single peice of traffic moved, no child cried, no birds chattered. I wore my American flag T'shirt (I have been a frequent visitor to the USA) with pride that day, and will do the same this year.

Citation

“nmah458.xml,” September 11 Digital Archive, accessed March 31, 2020, https://911digitalarchive.org/items/show/40089.