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David Finn, [Nuns looking at missing notices following September 11th terrorists attack, 2001, New York City], 2001
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I was at working at a speech and hearing center in Columbus, OH listening to the local NPR station when I heard a report that a plane had crashed into the first tower. I immediately thought it was a small aircraft that somehow became lost and hit the building. I went...[more]
    
That day started out like any other day. I barely got to school on time and was already about to fall asleep halfway through my first class when another student came in. Nobody paid much attention when she started talking to the teacher, but when the TV came on and...[more]
 
I was sitting in my classroom doing a math problem when my principal came over the announcements. He said a plane had hit the World Trade Center. No big deal, I thought... just a freak accident. About 20 minutes later I was called out of school to go home with my mom....[more]
    
I was at work. It was a beautiful, sunny autumn day in the mid-West. I work in a large Medical Center and work from 9:00 to 5:30. I always come to work about 8:30 a.m. (Central time) to have breakfast in the cafeteria. I remember sitting there, looking outside and...[more]
 

I am a Major in the United States Marine Corps and currently work in the Joint Tactical Radio Sysytem Joint Program Office in Rosslyn, Va. On Septemeber 11th, 2001, information filtered into my office that a commerical airliner had just slammed into the WTC...[more]
    
My wife and I were at our home in Gaithersburg, MD, getting ready to go to Bethesda Hospital for a post-pregnancy check-up when a friend of mine in Massachusetts called and said "turn on the TV." The images we saw were of the WTC's north tower smoking and obviously on...[more]
 

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