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I Remember Where I Was On 9-11

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

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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 was in Indianapolis

    when it all went down. I got to spend 3 more days in a lovely hotel trying to figure out how to get home.
    sirfarmer sirfarmer 36-40, M Jul 13

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    eman2012 eman2012 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 4

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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 went in to work that morning

    and wondered what was up with all the nurses crowding around television sets in the ICU pods, and then to see another TV in our Administration office. I saw what looked like a movie reel re: both the planes and the twin towers, and my manager told me it had happened only...
    mumof2plus mumof2plus 41-45, F 2 Responses Jul 14

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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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    DrowningInRed DrowningInRed 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 1

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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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    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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    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 Jul 1

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    I was at work, no tv

    or radio and then the office secretary got the tv from the break room and had it set up for us all to see. my heart goes out to those tat had family/friends there. our lives changed that day.
    mrsrshaw mrsrshaw 46-50, F 2 Responses Jul 13

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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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    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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    I was in my Momma's belly,

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

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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 Jun 29

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 a medical appointment,

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

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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 7 Responses Jan 13

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    Rincon Puerto Rico, my two boys sat on the sofa

    ready to watch some early morning cartoons. I began switching channel's and there before my eyes I see a plane or what looks like a plan crash into and severe the side of a building. At the moment I had no idea what I was seeing or where this was occurring. Just the simple and...
    Borinquen Borinquen 41-45, F Jul 13

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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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    2nd grade. In a classroom watching terror

    unfold on a small tv screen.
    ZER0RPHEUS ZER0RPHEUS 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 9

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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 3 Responses 1 day 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 Jun 30

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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 :/
    Lancinator96 Lancinator96 18-21, M Jul 6

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    In a pram in Eccles UK

    as a 5 month old
    TWHITE222 TWHITE222 36-40, M 1 Response Jul 14

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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 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 only 1 at the time

    but I remember it at it was only a week ago. So, I was sitting with my mom and watching my favorite show at the time, Sesame Street when my nanna called telling my mom to turn on the news. in about 30 seconds she was crying, and I was all confused about what was going on. This...
    Endertamer0928 Endertamer0928 13-15, M Jul 14

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    I had been having a very rough time in the

    weeks leading up to that day. I was still recovering from my break up with the high school girlfriend but I also moved on enough to invest in a long distance relationship with a girl in Florida that I met close to a year before that. That relationship was pretty nuts and left me...
    oncemoreuntothebreech oncemoreuntothebreech 36-40, M Jun 30

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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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    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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    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 Jul 6

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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 Jul 1

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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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    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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    ...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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    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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    DoorMattress DoorMattress 13-15, M 2 Responses Jun 30

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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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