A Morning Like Any Other 

Date Submitted: 9/11/2016
Author Info: Nick (Montreal - Canada)  
Occupation: Unemployed/Between Jobs 
Lived in NY on 9.11.01?: No 
Knew someone who perished?: No 

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On the morning of 9/11, I was getting ready for work. It was a morning like any other. At the time I was working for a local grocery store. I turned on CNN and Fox just to get a bit of news while I was getting ready. When I saw the first Tower engulfed in flames I thought to myself 'Someone is making a movie. There is no way this could be happening.' When the 2nd Tower fell, I fell to the floor. I barely had the strength to pick myself up. A year later, my mom and I attended a 9/11 hockey game that raised funds for the victims, their families, the FDNY and the NYPD. The firefighters and police officers paid the ultimate price to save those in those Towers. As a Canadian, I pray that one day we will have a world filled with peace. I am sending prayers to those who have lost a son, daughter, brother, wife, husband, grandchild, nephew or niece. 9/11 is a day I will never forget. 


My 9/11 Story

Sean (Stamford , CT, United States - USA)

What I was doing

Frances (Las Vegas - USA)

5,100 Miles Too Far Away

Carolina (Agawam, MA - USA)

Another War

Valerie (Sacramento, CA - USA)

They sent us home

Emma (Beacon, Ny - USA)

Getting ready to play some Playstation 2.

Mike (San Francisco - Africa)

I Remember

Tammi (Altamonte Springs, Fl - USA)

Fear Got a Little Closer to Home

Paige (Oklahoma City - USA)

Even in Alaska

Candace (Seattle , WA - USA)

New Dad! "This isn't Sports Center"

Mando (New Braunfels, TX, US - USA)

Stunned and Speechless

Cynthia (Austin - USA)

A kid from another continent

Maria (Panjim , India - Asia-South)

An unforgettable sunny day in Greece

Marco (venezia, IT, italy - Europe)

4th grader at the time

Patrick (Charlestown - USA)

Where I was for 9/11

Miguel (Pompano Beach - Other)

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I stood there feeling bad about whoever was in the plane or helicopter, but not feeling anything ominous... THEN... I see it... It was almost like slow motion but it was moving so fast... So low... You didnít have time to gasp... It hit the second tower and disappeared, and suddenly the biggest fireball I have ever seen in my life just shoots wide and high into an ocean blue sky... Whoever wasnít stunned on the train suddenly screamed as everyone ran to the windows...

Brian (story excerpt)


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