|September 12, 2001
The Terrorists Attack on America; NYC's "Twin Towers" are no longer
First, I would like to send out my prayers to the families and friends of the victims that were affected by the attack on WTC. the Pentagon, and the crash in Pittsburg, PA. I, for one, used to work right next to the Twin Towers and my old building has been demolished. I have contacted old friends that worked there with me and friends that worked in WTC, and thank God everyone is fine.
It is the day after New York City was attacked by terrorists. The World Trade Centers, or what we New Yorkers call the "Twin Towers" are no longer. They are unbelievebly gone. It is the most horrible thing I have ever seen. And even though I was not there to witness it all up close, I feel so hurt and disgusted by the things I saw on television yesterday. All I could think about was my family and friends that I knew worked in the city, especially the ones I knew who worked in those buildings and in the area. At this moment, I am still hearing the military planes flying overhead every once in a while. Late yesterday evening, I was able to find my friends Jer, Black Pearl, and Garv; 2 of which worked in those buildings... and unfortunately they had to witness the horror of what was happening, but thank God they are fine.
Four American planes were hijacked in which two of them were used to crash into NYC's towers, causing them to collapse. Another one was used to crash into the Pentagon in Washington, DC and the other was headed towards Camp David, but was brought down in Pittsburg, PA.
When my Aunt called me yesterday morning and told me what was going on, I thought I was having a horrible dream. My thoughts immediately went to my sister, my brother-in-law, my hubby, and anyone else i knew in the area. Phone calls were made immediately, but it was hard because of cell phones and business phones being knocked out. My phone rang off the hook. I was so freaked out that I called my cousin to take me to pick up my princess at school because i felt so unsafe and so scared. A lot of other parents were taking their children out of school all over the city. I definitely couldn't sleep last night and this morning I feel so weird.
After speaking with my friends who worked in the buildings and the ones who worked in the area, I felt a little better but bad because they actually saw the horror of people jumping to their deaths, and the million of screams that could be heard miles away. Watching it all on television made me feel so sick to my stomach. I cried so hard... not wanting to believe that we have possibly entered into World War III. So many people are gone, so many are hurt, and so many now have to live and will never forget the craziness of what they saw yesterday. What has this world come to?! What did we learn from this?! Where do we go from here??!