Feared even in the Midwest 

Date Submitted: 8/23/2019
Author Info: J.D. (Seattle - USA) 
Occupation: Self Employed/Entrepeneur 
Lived in NY on 9.11.01?: No 
Knew someone who perished?: No 

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I was attended college in Northwestern Ohio and was in class when a teacher from another class came in and told us a plane had hit the World Trade Center. Everyone assumed it was a terrible accident and so class proceeded.

A little while later that same teacher came in to let us know about the second plane. A room full of shocked 18-22 year olds. I don’t think even then we thought terrorist attack because it wasn’t in our vocabulary. I think we understood it now seemed intentional but likely didn’t grasp why. I was out of high school only four months.

Our instructor was a jerk and didn’t let us leave class until our regularly scheduled break. There was no tv in that building so I ran to the main building to the television and stared in disbelief. I remember I called my mom who was back home in Indiana.

What really is the story for me was what came after. I worked at a gas station and I remember hearing about other cities and gas gouging. I spent all my free time laying on the couch watching CNN in disbelief. There was talk of gas attacks and I remember thinking about how best to seal off the house I was renting. TV suggested duck taping all window and door seams and I remember being afraid. All those miles away and in an area likely not on their radar and I was afraid of these people.

I’ll never forget that. 


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It was as if everyone in that church understood, the world had to change, that we had to change to rise above events like 9/11 and be a more united planet.

James (story excerpt)


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