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I Remember Where I Was On 9-11

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    2nd grade. In a classroom watching terror

    unfold on a small tv screen.
    LonelyRollingStar LonelyRollingStar 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 9

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    I Was Driving to Class.

    I in the parking lot, trying to find a spot for my class. It started at 9:30, and I was early because I needed to talk to some people about a project we were working on. As I was driving, I was mostly tuning out the radio, and the guy was talking about the plane. I only heard...
    onceandfutureglow onceandfutureglow 31-35, F 3 Responses Apr 12, 2008

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    I was a sophomore in high school.

    School was in session at the time. I can't remember what class I was in but when it happened The teachers brought tv's into every classroom so We could hear the breaking news.
    jamielove7777 jamielove7777 26-30, F Apr 29

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    I know exactly where I was on 9/11/01.

    I was in labor and had twins that day in a local hospital. I called my family physician early that morning after my water broke. He directed me to go the hospital and he would meet me there. I checked in and I was sent to the birthing unit in a manual wheelchair. My doctor...
    computerfemale computerfemale 41-45, F Apr 20

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    I was in pre-school,

    and things were going normally. All of a sudden, the phone rang and the preschool teachers told us that we were all going home early. They didn't tell us why. When i got home, the news was on. My mother (who was 8 months pregnant at the time) kept telling me that everything was...
    whitemiddleclassteengirl whitemiddleclassteengirl 18-21, F Apr 9, 2014

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    Walked in to my parent's room,

    everyone was home. dad was home with walking pneumonia and we had just flipped it from the three stooges to breaking news on our 20" box tv. I remember it like it was yesterday. I still remember everyone first thinking it was a bomb.....
    Hunnylovie Hunnylovie 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 6

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    I was home. Watching on TV.

    I went out to feed the horses and came back and the first tower had fallen. It was very surreal. I cried but at the same time it hadn't sunk in and didn't feel at all like reality. I think it really hit me when their were no planes in the sky. I don't know why but the one...
    TKD1 TKD1 46-50, F 1 Response Feb 17, 2014

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    You Believe This?

    Does anyone else see this?? This man deserves to rot in hell.
    GirlNextDoor2 GirlNextDoor2 26-30, F 21 Responses Jul 25, 2013

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    Where were you on 9/11 morningI was in New

    Hampshire in a hotel safe and sound.But more importantly I would like to reflect where I wasn't.I wasn't choking in a smoke-filled building trying to decide which way I would die: to burn alive or hit concrete at terminal velocity.I wasn't in a place surrounded by people with...
    stufy stufy 46-50 3 Responses Sep 12, 2014

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    That Day

    When word spread that the WTC was attacked, I was actually in Art Class in High School. The burning smell wafted all the way from Manhattan all the way to Brooklyn. My thoughts were like who could've done this and why. I though my city was going to be destroyed on that one day. I...
    fgsZERO fgsZERO 26-30, M 1 Response Apr 6, 2012

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    I not only remember where I was

    that horrific day in which many criminal acts of theft, murder of nearly 3,000 persons, most of which were Americans, and many other felony criminal activities. This violent act of terrorism is so vivid, fresh, and still in my mind on a daily basis. I have seen mental health...
    olderfemalesunbathing olderfemalesunbathing 46-50, F 2 Responses Mar 13

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    I was two and my mother was walking me to pick

    up my older cousin from her school. It was about 2pm and my nonna phoned my mum and said that a plane has gone into a building in New York. My mum calmed my nonna down and reassured her that it is a one off, my nonna was anxious because they believed it was an accident. After...
    tugboatcaptain tugboatcaptain 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 9

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    I should hope I remember.

    I was in the Pentagon.
    RoadFlasher RoadFlasher 41-45, M 2 Responses Mar 19

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    Was operating- came into lounge to see second

    plane hit the second tower- lots of health care workers standing- had to go outside to regain my bearings...had other people waiting on me. Volunteered that day w many colleagues to go to NYC
    scratchitharder scratchitharder 46-50, M 1 Response Mar 22

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    Senior year in Colonial High School in Orlando,

    FL. I was walking in to my English class which was our 2nd period of the day, and it was on TV. One tower had already been hit. Our teacher left the TV on while we started class and then we all saw the 2nd tower get hit...... I still get chills when I see it.
    username407 username407 31-35, M Apr 21

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    I was at work in London.

    The whole office watched events unfold live on TV/web. Horrible.
    wheesht wheesht 51-55, M 1 Response Feb 13

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    I was at home sick. My mom was a dispatcher

    and she got 5 calls from in the tower. She came home crying. Apparently one collapsed she was talking to them. She said the women in the tower said "tell my kids I love them" and then she screamed "help my arm!" And a loud crash through the phone. I was in shock I didn't...
    takethat69 takethat69 26-30, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    More creepy **** from yours truly.

    A man I met online got into my room and violated me. I felt strange, and wanted to hear my ex-boyfriend's voice. When I called, he thought I had seen the news. I was even more dazed. I couldn't process the tragedy that was occurring. So I drove to where my mom worked and...
    adianoeta adianoeta 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 12, 2014

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    September 11, 2001 Eyewitness

    I saw the first plane hit. To this day, nine years and counting, I can see in my mind’s eye the flight path, going down the NYC skyline saying to myself, very quietly in the back of my mind, that doesn’t look right. I was brushing my hair in the rear view mirror; it’s...
    RichieRich78 RichieRich78 51-55, M 10 Responses Sep 6, 2010

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    9 11 Remembered through tears

    The following post is dedicated to my SGT. Thank you for being brave enough to stand ready and willing to protect us from the evils of this world. I love you more than I will ever be able to show you in this lifetime. You are more than just "an American Soldier" to me; you are...
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F 1 Response Sep 11, 2012

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    ...remembering The Trade Centers....

    ...I was getting ready for work & had the TV on in the living room...I remember seeing the first "hit"...smoke pouring out, and thinking, "oh, a fire, they will get it out soon"...and then remembered when I had gone to the top of the trade center on one of my visits to Manhattan...
    seagoat2 seagoat2 56-60, F 1 Response Sep 12, 2012

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    I was at work doing dispatch,

    when I started getting calls back to back as if something was going on..calls from ny. it was very scary and sad. a very sad. day.
    lackoftrust1 lackoftrust1 36-40, F Apr 20

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    I was feeding my sixth month old daughter.

    The phone rang and it was my mom telling me to put the news on and I can honestly say I felt like my world just ended. I had family members who worked in the city and I had not yet heard from them. I can remember my words exactly it went a little something like this OH CFUK...
    LAsuperstar LAsuperstar 70+, F 9 Responses Jan 13

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    I was at my parents house,

    my Dad was on a flight home from Boston, they had to land at the closest airport since the FAA told all the planes to land. He was able to find a place to lend him a rental car and he drove the 8 hrs home. I was so glad he was safe. I remember walking to a neighbors house...
    jdamselfly jdamselfly 36-40, F 10 Responses Apr 21

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    I was 5 years old. I was at school here in

    Illinois and they sent us home. Even being so young, the images I remember seeing on the TV have stuck with me ever since.
    GreenDay97 GreenDay97 18-21, M Sep 11, 2014

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    Flipped a Coin, Went to Montauk Instead

    I was living on LI, NY. I had moved back to my home town because Grama really wanted me home near her. I knew if she was asking me, after being away for 7 years, and visits would no longer suffice, then it was time. In June of 2001, I packed up my life with my boyfriend and left...
    qazrazl qazrazl 41-45, F 3 Responses Mar 28, 2009

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    School

    I was in eighth grade at the time. I was in my social studies class when our principal came in and told us that plane had hit the WTC. I didn't realize how bad it was at first, I thought it had been like a small personal plane, not a commercial airliners. I thought it was just...
    JonFurniss JonFurniss 18-21, M 2 Responses Apr 13, 2008

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    I was in boot camp. I had only been there

    for a couple days. When they first told us most of us just thought it was a test.. That they were just messing with us. So one of they guys had to turn on the radio for us to believe what was going on. We listened in silence. At the time we were having our teeth xrayed and that...
    SuumCuique SuumCuique 31-35, F 3 Responses Oct 19, 2014

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    My Doctor Told Me....

    I was a freshman in high school. I had a regular check up appointment with my family doctor at 9:00 am. I remember the nurse called me back and I was waiting in the exam room. I was pissed off, because the doctor was taking too long to come back. 30 - 40 minutes went by before he...
    Blackbarbie1987 Blackbarbie1987 26-30, F 4 Responses Sep 11, 2011

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    I was in Boston at school sept 11 2001 a admin

    was talking to the seniors that's where I first learned about it I was worried about my uncle who lived in north nj at the time an who went into nyc all the time he was fine i rember watching it on tv all day long an finally I rember my classmate jessica farted cause she was...
    peoplesmart peoplesmart 31-35, M 1 day ago

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    My mom told me I was just a baby

    when this was going on. My dad worked at the World Trade Center during the time. He remembers that he was at the bottom floor of the building so when the building started getting attacked he was able to escape quickly out. It's just sad because when he explains that day he was...
    iAteYourCrayon iAteYourCrayon 13-15, F 4 Responses Aug 28, 2014

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    TheRealConnor TheRealConnor 13-15, M 2 days ago

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    I was 16 and at my ex bfs house.

    Justin. he showed me a picture of Osama Bin Ladin and told me he was responsible for this.
    Ang012685 Ang012685 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 21

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    I was at PE and my then boyfriend grabbed me

    and friends and said yall have got to see what's on tv . We spent the rest of the day praying and watching the news.
    Cat052314 Cat052314 26-30, F 1 day ago

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    I was in a 5th grade English classroom in

    Pennsylvania. The teacher got a phone call and started crying, she had recently moved from NYC to PA, the entire school district closed for the rest of the day. I don't think I really understood at the time.
    beebeexoxox beebeexoxox 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 8

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    I was in school pre-k I remember heading out

    with my class. We were heading out outside. I didn't know but today I do lol. My teacher rushed us out the room. If you didn't have your bookbag with you. You had to leave it behind. 9-11 was a bridge away from my school. My school was next to my house. If I was to look out my...
    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 22

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    At Work

    I had not been at work very long (a credit union) when I walked into the break room and the TV was on and the were talking about a plane hitting one of the towers. At first I thought it was a small plane....and then as I stood watching as the second tower was hit. I could not...
    weather1965 weather1965 41-45, M 2 Responses Mar 28, 2008

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    Me too. I was at school,

    and I led my friends in prayer.
    maemae208 maemae208 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 8

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    On 911 I was in my classroom.

    In New York City. the school was kind of close to the world trade and I remember the principal ran in and said turn on the TV planes crashed into the World Trade. And the first thing I thought was oh no my uncle works at the top of the world trade in the windows of the world...
    SirBradTheGreat SirBradTheGreat 26-30, T 1 Response 1 day ago

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    At the time, I worked at AON Corp.

    on the 97th floor of Tower 2. When Tower 1 got hit, my boss told us to get out of the building, which we did. While we were in the stairwells, about the 60th floor, we felt a very frantic shaking. Our tower had been hit. All of my friends made it out. I ran as fast as I could...
    brandonjohnson11 brandonjohnson11 51-55, M 3 Responses Mar 13

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    Well I was 1. Not sure

    if that counts as remembering. I remember a little bit. I was at home with my mom watching cartoons, think it was Teletubbies (I don't know how I watched that show), and my mom got a phone call to turn the news on and that's when we seen the plane hit the towers.
    Give2Schitts Give2Schitts 13-15, T 2 Responses Mar 9

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    Worst Day I Ever Lived Through

    I woke up that day mommy and daddy took me out of school to go into the city we got up a little early that day to get into the city early. I was 8 by the way so I knew what was going on. So we were going to the Twin Towers so we can like see them up close because I've never been...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Sep 10, 2012

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    I had been out of the country

    for about a week and just a few months prior, I flew around the Statue of Liberty as well as the Twin Towers. I was standing in a game room playing Foosball when CNN showed the first plane hitting the tower. My world turned upside down at that point. I was in charge of a...
    brian29715 brian29715 36-40, M 3 Responses Jun 7, 2014

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    lets see...headin to gym i believe

    and I was in 5th grade.
    DML2451 DML2451 22-25, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Just moved into an apartment with a girlfriend.

    Didn't have a bed yet. Sleeping on the couch. Woke up hung over, turned on the tv and saw the towers burning. For some reason I thought it was funny at the time. I laughed. I think it was too much to comprehend. Just this past year I visited the memorial site in NYC. No...
    prowierd prowierd 31-35, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I was in high school.

    I went to a vocational school and it was my grades week to be in our shop class. We had a sub that had no clue what he was doing so we weren't doing anything. We were all sitting around a big table in one of our classrooms when the teacher wheeled in the tv and said that a...
    LadyCNote LadyCNote 31-35, F Feb 26, 2014

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