I stayed home from school that day because I was feeling ill and just as we were having breakfast the news flashed and said a plane had hit the WTC towers, I froze where I stood and thought this was just another hoax but then it was announced on the radio. I then rushed over to the computer to see what was going on and all the search engines were crashing because me and everyone else in the world was checking to see if this was true and who was behind it. As I tried to search I heard that another plane hit the second tower, the only thing that went through my mind was my cousin who was living in new york at the time and where was he. My family went into frantic mode as we all tried to call him but we got no answer, he called us two hours later letting us now he was far away from the towers but he'd seen both planes hit the towers. I sat at the dining room table listening to a variety of news outlets described the news and I watched with the rest of the world those people that took their own lives while trying to get out and the towers fall. What a sad day for America.