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I Remember Where I Was On 9-11

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    Ok so this isn't mine

    because I wasn't alive on 911 but my teacher was. Okay so she was in NY (near the towers) walking to work when all of the sudden BOOM! She looked at the source of the crash fore a full minute before realizing that it was a body. A dead one. Blood and guts were all over her. She...
    LadyCatPride LadyCatPride 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 7, 2015

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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, 2015

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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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    mentalytwisted mentalytwisted 36-40, M Dec 9, 2015

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    I was in training at a retail company

    when an employee came in blurting out bits and pieces of news. I remember walking out onto the call center floor and no one was talking. Very odd silence. Most of us stood in the break room stunned watching the current events on the television. We were all excused at work to go...
    CriticalSpaces CriticalSpaces 41-45, F 3 Responses Feb 5

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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 6 Responses Jan 13, 2015

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    I'm watching a documentary about the attacks on

    the twin towers and I can't help but feel very sensitive about it. I just want to cry my eyes out for every one of those poor people. I also get so angry at the same time thinking that humans can do that to innocent people. I just wish I was there, I would've tried my best to...
    Viciouspistols Viciouspistols 26-30, F 3 Responses Jan 9

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    9/11 All things considered,

    actually, I'm pretty fortunate. Once a year, we live another September 11. I remember the morning of 9/11 pretty well. I was in ... another life at the time. I was stlll working out of my home but my Dad and I were partners. At times, I miss those days because he and I had...
    jezwriting jezwriting 56-60, M 4 Responses Nov 16, 2015

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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...
    CovertInk CovertInk 31-35, F 3 Responses Oct 19, 2014

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    I definitely remember

    where I was on September 11, 2001. On that tragic morning, I was in bed with my husband. I was just about to get up and make breakfast for my family along with a pot of coffee for my husband and me.
    redheadedfemale redheadedfemale 41-45, F 5 Responses Jul 28, 2015

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    I was at work doing dispatch,

    and tons of calls were flooding in nonstop about the twin towers, wanting to know if their loved onea were safe or not. It was a sad day.
    SentimentalMood SentimentalMood 36-40, F 3 Responses Sep 18, 2015

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    letter4u letter4u 18-21, M Dec 10, 2015

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    I was driving to work

    that morning. I heard about the first tower being struck and thinking, what a horrible tragedy! And then, when hearing the second tower was struck, I sensed that it was something worse than just an accident -- that it had to be an attack. Just a few years before that the...
    GrandmaNanma GrandmaNanma 61-65, F 1 Response Jan 3

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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, 2015

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    I was in bed. My wife called

    and told me that the World Trade Center had been hit and one of the towers had fallen. I ran over to my neighbor (we don't have cable, just a setup with a dvd for movies) and the second tower fell just as I got there. Talked to my mother-in-law and brother-in-law who just did...
    emperornorton47 emperornorton47 56-60, M 5 Responses Aug 6, 2015

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    DrowningInRed DrowningInRed 13-15 4 Responses Jul 1, 2015

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    I was on my way to work.

    The radio announced a plane had crashed into the tower. I remember thinking it was probably some small plane on the wrong course. When I arrived at work, we watched the first burning, then the second one hit. I remember thinking, ''This cannot be happening here''. I was numb...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Dec 29, 2015

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    I was in 4th grade. a lot of the other kids in

    my class were getting dismissed from school and I was upset that my mom didn't come get me from school. on the bus ride home a older kids told me what has happened. she also told me that we were on the list to be bombed next, but of course that part was a lie. when I finally got...
    hiddenjem hiddenjem 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 9, 2015

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    I woke up early sick to my stomach

    that day and emailed my boss that I was not going to make it in at 5am, hours before I was due in. They responded 'understandable' and I was so confused. Though the Internet video links were a horrible hoax that sysadmin was perpetrating till I turned on the TV.
    teadiva teadiva 31-35, F 3 Responses Jan 7

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    I was at Snead State Community College

    and was between classes. I went to the cafeteria to get a snack and noticed there was a huge group of people gathered around the tv. Someone said "the Twin Towers are gone..."
    OrSuze OrSuze 41-45, F Dec 29, 2015

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    I was sitting behind my school bus driver

    (because that's the only place you could clearly hear the radio) when a man announced the twin towers were hit. I didn't know what the twin towers were but I knew it was bad because the driver stopped the bus and turned up the radio. when we eventually got to school, all we did...
    Honesty0214 Honesty0214 26-30, F 3 Responses Nov 24, 2015

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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 51-55 3 Responses Sep 12, 2014

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    OsamaBinLadenOG OsamaBinLadenOG 70+, M 1 Response Jan 5

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    I was at home, watching a tv show.

    The show i was watching got interrupted. At first i thought it was a trailer to a new movie. But immediately i knew it wasnt but needed to confirm it by changing the channel to see if it was being aired on another station. Sad day.
    RichardHertz RichardHertz 36-40, M Dec 27, 2015

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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 threw over something expensive right at the

    time of the attacks and people kept making lame jokes on the line of "careful, you could cause terrible things again" whenever I did something clumsy during the next few years
    Murksmonkey Murksmonkey 26-30, M Jan 20

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    I was nowhere near the site

    when this tragedy struck, but I remember closely following the news. To those who lost somebody dear in that very sad event, may your heart and mind bring to remembrance cherished moments with that person or persons. Peace...
    iCuriousBabe iCuriousBabe 41-45, F 8 Responses Sep 11, 2015

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    I remember that I was home

    that morning with 3 year old Mandy. I was 7 months pregnant with Samantha. I was getting Mandy ready for daycare and getting ready to head for my first class. James had already left for class having an early class on Tuesday. We lived on campus in family housing. Our...
    southernlady32 southernlady32 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 9, 2015

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    in my cube, listening to the PA,

    informing that the facility is in lockdown...
    it4o it4o 51-55, M Dec 29, 2015

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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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    I was in community college

    and when I went to the lounge to do some reading before class it was all over the news about the first plane hitting the tower. I remember thinking "Damn, what did that pilot have to drink?" Then the Today show played the footage of the second plane hitting the tower and it...
    RememberTomorrow RememberTomorrow 31-35, M 2 Responses Sep 11, 2015

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    I was in 4th grade reading during DEAR (drop

    everything and read) time.. Another teacher came in the room, and joined my teacher in a quiet conversation that I overheard. That's how I found out. Soon after, my sister & I were checked out of school. My dad was active military at the time and it was terrifying. We lived at...
    obliviousK obliviousK 22-25 2 Responses Dec 5, 2015

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    I was 7 in my first grade class

    when it happened. We sat there in silence while my teacher was telling us.
    bluelover97 bluelover97 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 6, 2015

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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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    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 2 Responses Sep 12, 2014

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    I was in organic chemistry lab

    when I found out. I lived right across the street from the college I attended and was running late for lab. When I got there, our TA wasn't in the lab. My lab partner told me the TA left to try and call some family in New York. I couldn't believe it.
    CharryICT CharryICT 31-35, F 3 Responses Jan 2

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    snugglybunny snugglybunny 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 9, 2015

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    I was in the US Navy in port in Lima Peru on

    liberty. We had taken a tour to Macchu Picchu. we spent 3 days there. then on the 11th, we got on a plane back to Lima and the ship. all the locals were trying to tell us our towers were down. we couldn't understand them. then we got to the ship.... we fired her up and were...
    Openhonestnudist Openhonestnudist 51-55, M 4 Responses Sep 18, 2015

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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 so young that this was actually one of my

    earliest memories. My older sister, who was in kindergarten, was being sent home and I didn't get why. My mom turned on the news and I remember sitting on the living room floor looking at the towers and the planes and I just didn't understand. I don't think I had any concept of...
    Ariawilliams Ariawilliams 16-17, F Dec 7, 2015

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    I was only like, 3 or 4.

    ... so I really don't know how I remember. I just remember coloring in my coloring books, being traumatized because my mom was crying. She never cries. And my dad was watching the news. My dad was obsessed with war documentaries, so I thought that was all it was. I didn't find...
    xxKT2EXx xxKT2EXx 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 26, 2015

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    14 years ago today, when our nation was

    attacked by terrorists, I was working nights at the Post Office. I had just gotten home from work and was about to go to the bank with a paycheck and vote (our city’s mayor was up for re-election), and then go to bed when I noticed that my mom’s eyes were glued to the...
    TeresaRudolph71 TeresaRudolph71 41-45, F 15 Responses Sep 10, 2015

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    It was a Tuesday. I remember

    that Hubs called me and told me to turn on the News. I watched until the second plane hit and then had to go to work. Just as we were closing the door to our meeting the plane hit the Pentagon where one of my GFs husband was at that morning. We closed the door and sang It Is...
    NOWHealing NOWHealing 61-65, F Jan 4

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    On the way to work at the call center.

    I worked for a travel company. When I got settled, woman who was on the phone next to me told me that there was a plane crash. Seconds later, she shouted, "another plane crashed!" I didn't know that the first crashed already, as I took the train into work that day. All I could...
    SailorsAngel SailorsAngel 41-45, F 2 Responses Nov 15, 2015

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    I was in my mother's womb.

    A little over two weeks before I was born. She was home sick and Dad was taking care of her. BTW I was born a day late.
    Termanus Termanus 13-15, M 2 Responses Dec 29, 2015

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