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I Remember Where I Was On 9-11

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    I live in Australia...I was 17 and I just got home late at night...Something like 10-11 pm can't remember but my friend called me and told me a plane hit a building in America...
    LegendBattles LegendBattles 26-30, M 1 Response Jan 17

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    I was partying because thats my birthday
    Nashes13 Nashes13 22-25, M Mar 24

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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...
    onceandfutureglow onceandfutureglow 31-35, F 3 Responses Apr 12, 2008

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    On this morning, I was heading to school and I decide no to go in just yet, so I sat down on the bench listening to my headphone and I hear a plane really loud in the distance, as...
    BrOOklYnBaNdiT718 BrOOklYnBaNdiT718 26-30, M 1 Response Feb 5

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    Never forget those who sacrificed their lives for others. On this day ordinary citizens from different religions, ethnicities, young and old, became heros in MANY different ways...
    Thunderwolf1997 Thunderwolf1997 16-17, M Jan 21

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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...
    RichieRich78 RichieRich78 51-55, M 10 Responses Sep 6, 2010

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    I Was - I was at work and the Manager Of the store came over the PA system and ask all the associates to go to the receiving area. Where a television was begin set up and I could...
    CMA1234 CMA1234 46-50, F Nov 19, 2011

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    I Miss You....mommy....daddy....andrew - I lost my parents and my big brother, my whole family. All I had left was my big brother Alfie. Who I soon lost in the foster care system...
    CorallineKirkland CorallineKirkland 13-15, F 2 Responses Dec 27, 2012

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    I was five-years-old. I was in Kindergarten. I went to school just like any other day. I put my backpack and lunchbox in my cubby and sat down on the rug in the center of my...
    acidxxxfire acidxxxfire 18-21, F Mar 2

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    Driving to work. I was in the left turn lane about to turn from Kingsley onto Garland Rd. My wife calls me on my cell hysterical that a plane had crashed into a building and her...
    vanillavodka vanillavodka 41-45, M Mar 3

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    In bed, hung over. I was 21. My mother called me very upset. I spent the next two days in front of the tv and praying. I won't forget.
    letitbe13 letitbe13 31-35, F 4 Responses Feb 2

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    I wasn't ready. A couple of years into the job, and my boss's daughter was taken long term ill. A quick shuffle of timetables and I was in the hot seat. At least I had an office...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 13

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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...
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F 1 Response Sep 11, 2012

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    Tuesday Morning, 8:00 Am - It was the second week of my Senior year of high school. I got ready for school just like normal. When I got to school, everything was normal. People...
    sweetprofanity sweetprofanity 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 21, 2012

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    I was home and in bed. I had just landed a new job and was to start the following Monday. I was 18 years old, had graduated from high school a few months before that. My mom called...
    kdone kdone 31-35, F Jan 18

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    My Favourite Movie Was Home Alone-lost In Ny. - I was at school. The teachers came to the classrooms and told all their students what happened and that school will be closed for...
    Deesha89 Deesha89 22-25, F Nov 14, 2013

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    I was in second grade... Mom pulled me out of school. Had no idea what was going on but I knew it was bad :(
    agenis agenis 18-21, M Jan 18

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    I was 7-3pm at work, and just as I was about to leave, there was a runour of a plane crashing into one of the twin towers. Thinking it couldn't have happened, I went home...
    Mick672 Mick672 41-45, M Jan 22

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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...
    seagoat2 seagoat2 56-60, F 2 Responses Sep 12, 2012

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    I was six, and playing with my cars and dolls when my parents turned the TV on to CNN and I saw the buildings being bombed. I thought at first it was a movie, but my mom started...
    allonsyalexa allonsyalexa 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    I was just 2 years old but I was right across the bay/river whatever and my mom worked at the school where they were bringing people. She went down to help the people and my...
    Sealover22 Sealover22 16-17, F Jan 21

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    I lived fairly close to it, and it was really something that you can't forget. Despite your age. I was only 3 yet I surprisingly remember that morning.
    mullingar1 mullingar1 13-15, F Jan 18

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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...
    boundlessZERO boundlessZERO 26-30, M 1 Response Apr 6, 2012

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    The Year My Sisters Were Born - I know this isn't big, but the year actually the month after the twin towers were lost my younger twin sisters were born I thought that was kinda...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 8, 2013

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    Science class in 6th of 7th grade
    MRP223 MRP223 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 17

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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...
    JonFurniss JonFurniss 18-21, M 2 Responses Apr 13, 2008

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    I was working labor and delivery in ATL and delivered a baby girl named Summer who was born between 9 and 10 a.m
    SilverLiningAZ SilverLiningAZ 41-45, F 1 Response Feb 4

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    I was in an early morning meeting when someone came in and said that a plane crashed into the world trade center. What I didn't realize at the time was that someone with whom my...
    sinkem sinkem 46-50, M 1 Response Feb 16

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    I was young. I was in 2nd grade. I remember my teacher being called out of the class room and another teacher coming in to watch us. Her eyes were puffy like she had been crying...
    GuiltyThorn GuiltyThorn 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 2

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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...
    TKD1 TKD1 46-50, F 1 Response Feb 17

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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...
    qazrazl qazrazl 41-45, F 3 Responses Mar 28, 2009

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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...
    LadyCNote LadyCNote 26-30, F Feb 26

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    I was at school and got told. Being 11 years old with no real idea of what was in the USA, I didn't really think anything of it. It was only when I got home and flicked on the news...
    oxcycler89 oxcycler89 22-25, M Jan 21

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    Thought It Was An Accident, Didn't Feel Real. - I remember coming in to my english class with my teacher glued to the TV that was rolled in. we were sitting there waiting for our...
    racecarjimmy racecarjimmy 22-25, M 1 Response Sep 27, 2012

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    5th Grade. Teacher was watching the news on the smart board. I didn't realize what was happening until I got home.
    d3groat d3groat 22-25, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    It was a tuesday so I was in school. Junior kindergarten. I remember my mom came to pick me up even though I lived in Canada and when we got home she was crying and I thought I...
    LandonS LandonS 16-17, M 1 Response Feb 11

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    Too Close For Comfort - I grew up right across the Hudson River in NJ. I was still in high school. When the first plane hit, I was in science class. The teacher mentioned something...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Oct 6, 2012

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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...
    weather1965 weather1965 41-45, M 2 Responses Mar 28, 2008

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    I Will Never Forget... - I was working in Center City Philadelphia at the time, as an auditor, and our department was recently placed under the direction of an outside consultant...
    ambroseguy80 ambroseguy80 46-50, M 1 Response May 30, 2013

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    I am Canadian. I was finishing up a seven week trip in Nova Scotia and driving through New Brunswick, Maine, Vermont, etc. it was September 10. I asked my wife if she would like to...
    Northernlite45 Northernlite45 41-45, M Feb 19

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    Smelling The Smoke From The Pentagon - I live and work near DC, and was at work on that day. I got a phone call from one of our staff people who was coming in late that day...
    TimeTrvler TimeTrvler 51-55, M 3 Responses Apr 5, 2013

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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...
    whitemiddleclassteengirl whitemiddleclassteengirl 16-17, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I was in Arkansas helping my pregnant sister at the subway in the community college. I just graduated high school. I found out that my ex fiance married a 15 year old. He was 25 at...
    momof3grls2014 momof3grls2014 26-30, F Jan 18

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    My Uncle Jumped - I was very young.... I remember being pulled out of school and watching the news and realizing my uncle was there ... He wasn't blood related... I cried and cried...
    Model129 Model129 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 8, 2013

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    I was a funeral director at the time based in Virginia. Started off a calm morning (suppose to report at work at 2PM) - eating breakfast when 9-11 happened. My work called me...
    daveredding daveredding 36-40, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I was working as a agent at a rent a car company by the airport everything stop we had over two hundred cars n all of them were sold out n a matter of hours people were frantic n I...
    Boolove135 Boolove135 36-40, F Mar 1

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    I was 20 years old, going through AIT (job training) in the Army. We had just finished PT and gone to the D-FAC for breakfast when one of the civilian cooks walked into the dining...
    Booyeah80 Booyeah80 31-35, M Mar 2

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    Stunned Disbelief - I can remember that morning clearly...I was fast asleep when my girlfriend came into the bedroom and said in an odd tone that we were under attack. I sleepily...
    FordPrefect42 FordPrefect42 36-40, M 3 Responses Sep 7, 2011

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    I Was Tired - I woke up one morning to get ready for school (10th grade), and my mom was on the couch and she had this look of horror on her face. She didn't even speak. She had...
    Warmthoughtsofyou04 Warmthoughtsofyou04 22-25, F 1 Response May 20, 2008

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    It Will Never Be Quite the Same Again - I was in my local coffee shop getting coffee for my 2 hour drive to work.Work was about an hour from NYCity. At the checkout...a casual...
    frito414 frito414 56-60, F 7 Responses Jun 14, 2009

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    :( I was sitting in my first grade classroom, and we were getting ready to watch a movie. The teacher turned the tv on so we could put the movie in and it was on the news channel...
    Belieber4Life Belieber4Life 18-21, F 2 Responses 18 hrs ago

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