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I Remember Where I Was On 9-11

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    I was on the way to school.

    West Valley College in Saratoga, CA. There was a memorial there for Nicole Miller who was on one of the planes. She was good friends with my girlfriend at the time.My mom and I watched the broadcast on the mini-tv in the kitchen. It was a beautiful day until then. **** still...
    fiendforlife fiendforlife 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 25, 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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    I was home carrying a child inside of me.

    All I see the first tower coming down and within second sees I see an airplane flying into the second tower. I see pp flying out the window knowing they won't make it. I fall to my knees praying that everyone is ok and we are not at war. I called my brother to see of he's ok but...
    ffreedom4er ffreedom4er 41-45, F 1 Response Sep 11, 2014

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    I was in 8th grade American History.

    Period 4. I had just walked in the room and the teacher had it on his tv in the back of the room. I thought it was an accident and then I saw the second plane hit. I was still very innocent and was trying to figure out how such a terrible accident could happen twice like that...
    HorseGirl21 HorseGirl21 26-30, F 3 Responses Jan 9

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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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    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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    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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    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...
    ffets ffets 46-50 3 Responses Sep 12, 2014

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    I was in the 5th grade

    when this happened. My teacher turned on the news when he heard what had happened
    DorkyGuy90 DorkyGuy90 22-25, M 2 Responses Nov 13, 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 10 Responses Jul 25, 2013

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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 probably laid in my crib

    because I was a baby... And it was night where I live when it happened xD
    xForgottenOne xForgottenOne 18-21, F Feb 13

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    chuckzares chuckzares 26-30, M 1 Response Oct 2, 2014

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    I am a Canadian who was working

    for a time in The Netherlands during the Dotcom Boom when money was good and times were easy. It was early afternoon there, and I was goofing off at my workstation and frustrated that all of a sudden the Internet had stopped working. At first I thought it was just our building...
    crossproduct crossproduct 41-45, F Nov 9, 2014

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    JBStoner JBStoner 41-45 2 Responses Nov 8, 2014

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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 the news on. I went to sit next to her and we watched it. I ended up going to school but we didn't even do anything...
    Warmthoughtsofyou04 Warmthoughtsofyou04 26-30, F 1 Response May 20, 2008

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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 turned on the TV at work thinking it was just

    a bad airline disaster and it just kept getting worse
    Will0108 Will0108 36-40, M Nov 9, 2014

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    I was in school and I was really young

    but I knew that it was a act of terrorism
    Hottim101 Hottim101 18-21, M Jan 4

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    I was only a little baby,

    but I lived in London not America
    Emily97x Emily97x 16-17, F Sep 18, 2014

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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 Feb 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...
    aquagrl aquagrl 31-35, F 2 Responses Oct 19, 2014

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    I was 7 and I remember being sent home early

    from school and watching the building burn on TV. I remember being so scared just watching it.
    Samhopexo Samhopexo 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 12, 2014

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    I was feeding my 2 month old son at 6:30

    watching the news report about the first tower being hit when I witnessed the second plane hit the second tower. I screamed for my sister to come out of the bathroom (she was getting ready for work). I stayed in front of the television for hours watching it all unfold.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Nov 25, 2014

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    I was in the first grade.

    I walked home that day and turned on the tv. I live in a different time zone, so I don't know what was happening in US at the real time. But all of the channels had been showing the same video of buildings crumbling down. I was shocked and speachless. That was the first time I...
    PasiklydusiMigloje PasiklydusiMigloje 18-21, F Nov 17, 2014

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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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    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 replied "That's nice...so what else is new?" not thinking for a second she meant it was happening on US soil.A few...
    FordPrefect42 FordPrefect42 41-45, M 2 Responses Sep 7, 2011

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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...
    Sweetcityflower Sweetcityflower 70+, F 10 Responses Jan 13

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    I was in 3rd grade, we had just came in from

    recess. And my teacher rolled the tv cart to the front of the room, and turned it to the news channel. I remember going home that day and my family gathered around the tv for hours and hours watching everything unravel.
    meathead0408 meathead0408 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 30, 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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    I was 3 years old and in preschool at the time.

    Even 13 years later, just the thought of 9/11 brings tears to my eyes. The videos of people jumping from the towers just make me so sad. That their only choices were to burn to death or fall to their death. The firefighters who risked everything to save the life of anybody they...
    Risingabovetheashes Risingabovetheashes 70+, F Sep 12, 2014

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    I was in school we were called into the

    science/history room and told to be quiet. When I saw the tv I thought it was a history special but no it was a true life horror show. I live 4 hours away from New York City. My teacher cried because he was in the Air Force and knew we were going to war. He had just found out...
    Don1986 Don1986 26-30, M 4 Responses Sep 10, 2014

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    I was in my living room with my mom

    and dad. I was only a kid but I remember it like yesterday. I can see the people on television jumping from the building... This is the day I lost faith in humanity.
    disasterland disasterland 18-21, F Sep 12, 2014

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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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    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 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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    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 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. I lost everything by the time I was four, so I remember. But I have a new family now, the Doherty family. But I will in my heart, always be...
    CorallineKirkland CorallineKirkland 13-15, F 2 Responses Dec 27, 2012

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    I was in my 8th grade english class in New

    Jersey. the whole class was silent while fox news was showing live footage of what was happening just 40 minutes away from us. When the first tower fell the entire school went silent. then the second fell. I like many other kids was worried because we had family who worked in...
    eggman667 eggman667 26-30, M 1 Response Jan 18

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    I was at work in Michigan

    but had lived in upstate New York before that. After the first plane hit, I said we are under attack but no one believed me until the 2nd plane hit. I was numb because I used to work with a company in Albany that had offices in the Towers. We got to go home because we were near...
    ldehaan1 ldehaan1 56-60, F Jan 4

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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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    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 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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    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 comment...did you hear about the small plane that crashed into the WTC? Not too ominous...I wasn't terribly alarmed. Later in the car, "a...
    frito414 frito414 56-60, F 7 Responses Jun 14, 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 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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    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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    at work. at a school.

    the first plane hit and we were all dumbfounded that an accident lile that could happen. Terrorism never crossed my mind. And then we were watching when the second hit. We were besides our selves. was this real? why? for over the next month I remember goimg through the gambit...
    simplyafriend simplyafriend 41-45, F 2 Responses Feb 20

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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 on the way to work

    and had the local NPR station on the radio. Years earlier I had lived in New York and had even been in the World Trade Center about a 100 floors up. While in NYC I learned that with some wind patterns the flight path to land at the NYC airports took planes right over the World...
    profsci profsci 61-65, M Sep 12, 2014

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    I was in 3rd grade, but

    as I live on the west coast, it was around the time I was getting ready for school that I heard about it on the television.
    html92 html92 22-25, M 3 Responses Jan 22

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