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I Remember Where I Was On 9-11

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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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    You Believe This?

    Does anyone else see this?? This man deserves to rot in hell.
    GirlNextDoor2 GirlNextDoor2 26-30, F 15 Responses Jul 25, 2013

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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 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 not only remember where I was

    that horrific day in which many criminal acts of theft, murder of nearly 3,000 persons, most of which were Americans, and many other felony criminal activities. This violent act of terrorism is so vivid, fresh, and still in my mind on a daily basis. I have seen mental health...
    olderfemalesunbathing olderfemalesunbathing 46-50, F 2 Responses Mar 13

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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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    2nd grade. In a classroom watching terror

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

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    in my first grade class room confused at what

    was happening, but it was that moment that for the rest of my school years i was called a terrorist for the simple fact that i was Muslim. Sure i knew everyone in the school & i had SO MANY friends but when people joke around about stuff like that you dont take it as a joke. I...
    Bayzar Bayzar 18-21, F 4 Responses Nov 3, 2014

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    I was two and my mother was walking me to pick

    up my older cousin from her school. It was about 2pm and my nonna phoned my mum and said that a plane has gone into a building in New York. My mum calmed my nonna down and reassured her that it is a one off, my nonna was anxious because they believed it was an accident. After...
    tugboatcaptain tugboatcaptain 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 9

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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 Mar 19

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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 9 Responses Jan 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 3 Responses Oct 19, 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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    While many people watched the towers fall on

    their televisions, I listened to them fall on the radio... while passing my road test!
    davemelc davemelc 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 9

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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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    Well I was 1. Not sure

    if that counts as remembering. I remember a little bit. I was at home with my mom watching cartoons, think it was Teletubbies (I don't know how I watched that show), and my mom got a phone call to turn the news on and that's when we seen the plane hit the towers.
    Give2Schitts Give2Schitts 13-15, T 2 Responses Mar 9

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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 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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    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 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 2 Responses Mar 8

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

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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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    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 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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    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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    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 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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    JBStoner JBStoner 41-45 2 Responses Nov 8, 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 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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    Walked in to my parent's room,

    everyone was home. dad was home with walking pneumonia and we had just flipped it from the three stooges to breaking news on our 20" box tv. I remember it like it was yesterday. I still remember everyone first thinking it was a bomb.....
    Hunnylovie Hunnylovie 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 6

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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 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 1 Response Feb 13

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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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    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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    Was operating- came into lounge to see second

    plane hit the second tower- lots of health care workers standing- had to go outside to regain my bearings...had other people waiting on me. Volunteered that day w many colleagues to go to NYC
    scratchitharder scratchitharder 46-50, M Mar 22

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