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I Remember Where I Was On 9-11

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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 remember I was about ready to leave

    for the airport to fly to Japan for the Navy. After the reports started to come in, I stayed home.. I think I had to wait about 5 days or so, before I was able to fly to Japan...
    marriedguy67 marriedguy67 46-50, M Jan 3

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    I was 30 blocks away working.

    Really shook us up. The smell was bad.
    richmond001 richmond001 56-60, M 2 Responses Dec 29, 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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    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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    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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    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 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 41-45, F 1 Response Mar 19, 2015

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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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    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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    I was getting an Emissions test

    and the radio had sirens on every station. wth. so went home. mom was crying in the kitchen..asked her why and saw the 2nd plane hit...
    mjfanibe mjfanibe 36-40, F 1 Response Dec 8, 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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    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 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 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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    As the exact moments of 9/11 were unfolding,

    I was sleeping. Three days before 9/11, on the 8th, I flew out of New York, where I was living, and relocated to the state of Washington. Because there is a three hour time difference, it was after 5am Washington time when it happened. I did not know of the events until I logged...
    FTDFTL79 FTDFTL79 36-40, M Dec 9, 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 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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    snugglybunny snugglybunny 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 9, 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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    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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    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 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 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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    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 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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    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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    I was 6 years old at the time.

    I was home schooled by my grandma at the time. We woke up that morning like any other morning and my dad started to drive me and my baby brother over, when it came on the radio that one of the twin towers had been hit. When we got to my grandma's my dad told her to turn on the...
    Countrygirl695 Countrygirl695 18-21, F 8 Responses Jan 9

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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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    letter4u letter4u 18-21, M Dec 10, 2015

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    not only do I remember

    where I was but I remember what we were learning and what time the principal announced the news over the intercom. I was in 7th grade at a new school in social studies class learning about the Byzantine empire. the announcement was heard at about 10:15am I believe. after the...
    Viciouspistols Viciouspistols 26-30, F Jan 4

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    I don't as I was only a couple weeks old,

    but the incidents in Paris and all around the world have been so devastating :/. So though I was only a baby during that time, things like this remind us that we need to stick together more than ever. Pray for humanity 💜
    SophieMew SophieMew 13-15, F 5 Responses Nov 15, 2015

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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 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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    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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    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 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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    mentalytwisted mentalytwisted 36-40, M Dec 9, 2015

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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 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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    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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    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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    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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