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I Remember Where I Was On 9-11

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    I don't know if it was a dream

    or a forewarning, for those who believe in other worldly entities. Take it as you may. It was around 5 am, West Coast time, so I was still sleeping. But it felt like someone was shaking me, trying to wake me up, and I heard a very small child crying in my ear, "Wake up! Please...
    gazlove17 gazlove17 22-25, F 3 Responses Jun 3

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    I was visiting my mother with my two year old

    daughter on a rare trip without my husband. We had flown, even though it was only a five hour drive because my daughter cried so much in the car. My mom woke me up sobbing hysterically that we were under attack, I could hardly understand her. I had to calm her down(and then calm...
    lovevolves8 lovevolves8 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 19

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    This ******* *****. "People

    who jumped off the building on 911 commuted suicide" And she was serious. Like how stupid are you? What were they gonna do burn in the flames?!?!
    LovelyDeadly LovelyDeadly 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 14, 2014

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    I had a medical appointment,

    then suddenly it was 'the breaking news' live on tv
    Bez1 Bez1 26-30, M 6 days ago

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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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    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 was working on a small farm

    and I heard it come on the radio and I was mad and wanted to do something about it .
    davek1234 davek1234 41-45, M 1 Response Jun 16

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    eman2012 eman2012 31-35, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I was in school in the first grade.

    My mom was 5 blocks down from the WTC. She left the office to get a donut from the stands in the street. Then she looked up and saw the hole in the first building. She was shocked, so she ran up to her office at DC37 to get her coworkers to leave. They were so scared, they didn...
    Jene95 Jene95 18-21, F 2 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    Hardware store and they had all these people

    around the TV's and I wondered why. I thought was a movie. We live near 3 mile island kids got out of school. My exhusband worked there at 3 mile he had to stay. He told me they found pictures of terrist on there security cameras. I still think they had a plane headed thete.
    wolfeeegirl wolfeeegirl 41-45, F 2 Responses Jun 26

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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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    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 May 21

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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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    amazinghuh amazinghuh 13-15, F 6 days ago

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    I was in bed while still living at home with

    parents because I was still a recent high school graduate. I woke up to the news of the attack on the World Trade Center.
    jmmoosey jmmoosey 31-35, M 1 Response May 30

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    I was in kindergarten

    and our teacher went outside to make a phone call and looked very worried. She came back in and made us go outside. Going outside usually meant it was recess time but most of us knew it wasn't recess time because our teacher looked afraid. We begged her to tell us what was going...
    cawnbread cawnbread 18-21, F 2 Responses May 26

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    DoorMattress DoorMattress 13-15, M 3 Responses a week 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 May 20

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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 3 Responses Mar 8

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    Not to offend anyone

    who lost a person close to them on 9-11, but this remembering thing has gotten really old. 9-11 is just one of many tragic events that have happened in the past. I'm pretty sure people didn't say "I remember where I was when they bombed Pearl Harbor." I'm also pretty sure that...
    Illinidude Illinidude 13-15, M 2 Responses Jun 2

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    I was in bed sobbing over my breakup 3 days

    before. it was a horrible day ... I thought this was from a movie or something ... Oh my god i still get chills.
    rb47 rb47 31-35, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I was at work in a small room,

    no windows, on the third floor of the building. I was on phone triage duty. The news started circulating throughout the office. It was very surreal. All I wanted to do was go pick my children up from school and go home.
    Southerncharm67 Southerncharm67 46-50, F 2 Responses May 31

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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 May 21

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    I was in 3rd grade in my classroom

    when my teacher told us that a plane crashed into the twin towers I was so young back then I didn't fully understand what she was talking about until I got home.That day I also found out that my cousin just been born.
    martinez93 martinez93 22-25, M Jun 11

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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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    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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    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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    DrowningInRed DrowningInRed 13-15, F 2 Responses 5 days 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 16-17, F 4 Responses Aug 28, 2014

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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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    I was in school. Seventh grade German class.

    We all got called in to see the replay of the first plane hit. And then the second came in before the news station could react and turn it off. I remember hearing the other kids scream and the footage cut out, straight to the news anchors... every one was in shock, and I...
    biscuitstiq biscuitstiq 26-30, T 6 days ago

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    I was just inside playing

    and my family started saying "oh dear" and "no no no" as the tragedy unfolded on television as people jumped and screams and smoke covered the city, and for the first time I saw my fathers eyes water a little bit.
    Zoekosmopoulos Zoekosmopoulos 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 21, 2014

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    2nd grade. In a classroom watching terror

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

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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 31-35, M 1 Response May 21

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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 May 20

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    lets see...headin to gym i believe

    and I was in 5th grade.
    DML2451 DML2451 22-25, M 1 Response May 21

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    In class. My teacher had the news on already

    because we were watching something for an assignment, and all of a sudden everything cut to the Towers. I was so young, and we were all so scared, and no one knew what to do... I remember all of the teachers for our grade going out in the hall to make a game plan, I guess, and...
    aerolith aerolith 22-25, F 2 Responses a week ago

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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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    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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    9-11 nearly 3000 people were died

    whereas in Nagasaki & Hiroshima thousands & thousands were died. In the vietnam war, thousands & thousands were died. In the so called war against terror, millions of people were murdered in Iraq, Afghanistan, Yemen, Syria, Lebonon, Palestine, Bosnia, Kashmir, Burma & the tribal...
    dansizzling dansizzling 26-30, M 1 Response Jun 5

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    I was just back from my first military

    deployment. We were at the base maintenance paint building, sanding and repainting vehicles from the deployment. We all stopped to watch the tv in the coffee room after we hear something ahd happened in NYC. 40 minutes later I was back with my infantry unit and geared up on...
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 28

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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 8 Responses Jan 13

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    I was in my Momma's belly,

    ready to be born 8 hours after! :)
    chickenlover999 chickenlover999 26-30, M 3 Responses a week ago

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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 on my way to 1st grade

    when my mom turned around to go back home to flip out since my dad was in LA and 3 of the planes were going there :/
    barefootlance77 barefootlance77 18-21, M 13 hrs ago

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    I was just 15 blocks away from the towers seeing

    that first plane going into the building the way it just circle around it the way it went into the tower I just froze shocked saying to my self is this true when the second plane hit the other tower that is something that I will always remember the rest of my life
    LouV569 LouV569 46-50 4 Responses 6 days ago

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