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I Still Remember September 11

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    I had a memory of the attacks

    when it began in 2001.
    ashleypower28 ashleypower28 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 12, 2014

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    9/11

    i remember exactly where i was - as i had got out of the hospital after my third knee operation [which turned into 8 surgeries ]till they finally took the leg off. but i was sitting at my desk with my foot up watching fox news [as i usually do each morning and at first i thought...
    footless footless 66-70, M 4 Responses Sep 11, 2011

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    Didn't Even Know What They Were

    On 9/11 I was a grade 5 Canadian student sitting in class waiting for class to start. For some reason the teacher was running late to get to class, not just ours but a couple of them. About 10 minutes after class was supposed to start our teacher came back and took us out...
    Jupiterfalling Jupiterfalling 18-21, F 9 Responses Jul 12, 2012

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    Ishapian Ishapian 36-40, M Feb 26

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    September 11th anniversary is quickly

    approaching and is a steadfast reminder of what devastation, hate can bring. It is a very unsafe world out there no matter how the government or the media want to paint it. As Americans we know there are many groups that wish to see our bodies stacked in the streets. Most of us...
    lasergraph lasergraph 61-65, M 1 Response Sep 10, 2014

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    One of the days in life I will always remember.

    i think we are starting to forget a bit and that is a shame. But more than the day itself I remember the aftermath. The camaraderie, the patriotism, the believing in our country and in each other. In a way it is a real shame that it takes a tragedy for all of us to really...
    TKD1 TKD1 46-50, F 1 Response Mar 6, 2014

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    The wind blew that day

    as it does every day laughter people talking walking about. I'm in such a hurry to get to work. And then the earth stood still. The noise the smell the screams. I looked to the sky and there was no heaven above my head. Just darkness all around me. So unaware of what was...
    RChin RChin 56-60, F 1 Response Sep 13, 2014

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    2,991 Days Our Lives Changed Forever

    9/11 as a number, when spoken out loud, has become redefined. For most Americans, visually 9-1-1 has always symbolized emergency. After September 11th, 2001, 9/11 represented a day that surpassed emergency. It became a day I wouldn’t forget as it happened in real time...
    heartseverywhere heartseverywhere 31-35, F 2 Responses Dec 23, 2008

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    I toon my daughter to stay with my parent

    and heard a guy from my block say, you know terrorist wouldn't pull that sh-t in Brooklyn. Ir felt good to be back home.
    padraig17325 padraig17325 56-60, M Jun 28

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    I Remember With Sadness....

    September 11....I remember this day like it was yesterday! I remember it with sadness and with horror! And with some hope and some joy...I will tell you why...Just listen....Working a twelve hour shift that night...I returned home, exhausted and just wanting to crash in my cozy...
    PoetryNEmotion PoetryNEmotion 51-55, F 3 Responses May 11, 2012

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    Everyone today has memories of the attack on

    the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. I have posted already a poem and a couple more post about it. Our country changes in the wake of disaster even though only as a temporary state. The story is not just about attack, we have been attacked before at Pearl Harbor for one...
    lasergraph lasergraph 61-65, M Sep 11, 2014

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    I remember being very very upset that

    after getting up early and climbing into mums bead in te morning I couldn't watch play school because other things were on
    Wannalovelife Wannalovelife 16-17, M 3 Responses Jul 20, 2014

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    I was on vacation, laying on the sofa.

    When the first plan hit, they thought it may have been pilot error; then the second plane hit. After the tragedy of the day; most memorable is having a church full of people. An impromptu phone tree at work.
    Scott1954 Scott1954 56-60, M Jan 24

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    Changed My Life

    I was a stock broker in NYC on Sept 11, I wasnt at the twin towers, but our main office was on the 82nd floor of the south tower. I was at the the Exchange that morning and went outside when we heard the commotion. All the the rescue personel, and people running up Wall street..i...
    rescueme23 rescueme23 31-35, M 11 Responses Feb 20, 2008

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    I Can't Forget...

    I was a road warrior for a Fortune 500 company. Sept 10 I was to be in New Jersey for a corporate meeting and morning of Sept 11, fly to San Francisco for client meeting. My itinerary was changed in the last minute and was told to fly to Houston instead. The flight I was suppose...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Sep 11, 2013

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    Tracyforrest Tracyforrest 46-50, M 2 Responses Nov 5, 2014

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    I will never forget this sad day.

    I always wondered what happens to the bodies of those once they jumped and landed?? did they feel pain or suffer? I just hope something like that never happens again. R.I.P
    fOrEvErYoURs321 fOrEvErYoURs321 26-30, F 4 Responses Feb 25

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    Boycott Muslim Owned Businesses Until The Victory Mosque Is Canceled

    2010.09.09 Russia Vladikavkaz 17 123 A Shahid drives an explosives-laden vehicle into a market, blasting seventeen shoppers to bits. 2010.09.09 Somalia Mogadishu 9 3 Five Fedayeen suicide bombers storm an airport and kill nine others, including two women. 2010.09...
    ianrockwell ianrockwell 41-45, M 18 Responses Sep 10, 2010

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    How could you ever forget?

    I was at work and a colleague said that the BBC website is jammed . something terrible has happened in New York. I got to a TV and saw for the first time those terrible images of the planes flying into the twin towers. I went to a pub after work and the atmosphere was eerily...
    wolverine49 wolverine49 61-65, M Oct 8, 2014

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    I Remember

    I remember being in 8th grade the day it happened. we had a substitute teacher and the news hit. i remember being scared to death for a long time that my brother would be called to fight in the war along w a friend. ironically both did join the army and even more ironic the...
    wonderingaboutmylife wonderingaboutmylife 26-30, F 10 Responses Sep 9, 2011

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    First Grade

    I still remember some of that day. Everything felt weird. Basically we were all sitting on the floor and the teachers turned on the tv and there it was. I thought the plane was an accident and we were like 'whoaaaaa'. Mind you, we were 6-7 years old. I think someone laughed and...
    killerhighheels killerhighheels 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 8, 2013

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    I was in 2nd grade and we were having free time

    watching Cyber Chase...the show got interrupted by the news. It's really hard to comprehend that I was only 7 years old...I was so little...but I will always remember!!
    drummerchic4Christ drummerchic4Christ 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 11, 2014

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    longismusdorsi longismusdorsi 51-55, T 2 Responses Oct 15, 2014

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    Just An Ordinary Morning? Turned Upside Down

    Well, i went to work like a lot of others that day. i saw the buildings from my office window, and i turned around just as the second tower fell. they let us go home, it was moving in slow motion and everyone just quiet. i went home and worried about my fiance at the time...
    iamstillrighthere iamstillrighthere 51-55, F 5 Responses Sep 9, 2010

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    I Will Never Forget !!!

    I will never forget the loss of my brother & sister firefighters from the NYFD.  Even though I have never met them, as a professional firefighter I feel connected to all of them just because of what we do!  Their courage that day was remarkable, their...
    ValhalaNot ValhalaNot 41-45, F 2 Responses Sep 11, 2009

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    I don't remember it, I was only one.

    But they didn't even talk about it at school 😕
    jeaaane jeaaane 13-15, F 4 Responses Sep 19, 2014

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    Very Scary

    The night before 9/11, my husband and I were at the Michael Jackson concert at Madison Square Garden. We had a huge fight that night because he got drunk and was acting stupid. We went to bed angry with each other. The next morning, we woke up to no TV. All of a sudden we...
    tickleshy tickleshy 46-50, F 2 Responses Jul 18, 2013

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    I was in a special primary school

    and was around 6 or 7 years, I remember they held a memorial service at the gym with a picture of the towers. It was very confusing to take in because I didn't know what was going on. Some of the teachers were crying and when the service was over, went to the bathroom...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Sep 11, 2014

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    I remember the day as

    if it were yesterday. Around 7 AM I woke up my throat was sore I knew there had a cold coming on dad was asleep and mom told me not to wake him. I was coming down with a cold so being left at he park for the day wasn't what I wanted to do. Back then Howard stern was on a local...
    ATroubledLife ATroubledLife 46-50, M 1 Response Dec 12, 2013

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    I was 5 when it happened don't recall a whole

    lot but I do remember being picked up early, and ppl glued to the TV. I got to see the NY skyline before it happened a few months earlier. As we get further away more and more conspiracies and stuff will be made but I think we shouldn't get wrapped up in it and remember the...
    userabc123 userabc123 18-21, M Sep 11, 2014

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    I was working in downtown DC on 9/11

    and shortly after the attacks the city became gridlocked from everyone trying to get home. I decided to stay put for awhile since my commute home took me past the pentagon and other potential targets. There were also reports that other planes might be headed for DC. When I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 7 Responses Sep 11, 2014

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    It's my birthday... "OMG have you ever

    thought about changing that?" - Been asked that three times.
    Geequeue Geequeue 26-30, M 2 Responses Oct 1, 2014

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    I remember the moment I felt nothing would ever

    really matter after this, we'll recover. I hadn't had a drink in five years, but I walked right into a liqueur store and bought a fifth of 12 year old single malt scotch that cost me close to a hundred bucks. I borrowed my girlfriends car, drove over to Brooklyn, and sat across...
    padraig17325 padraig17325 56-60, M 3 Responses Mar 25

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    Jumpers

    I was there in lower Manhattan that day. I was just a child but do remember it well. I saw people jumping from the building and cried. We lived in Battery Park then, and had to stay in a hotel uptown for a while after that. I can't see how anyone could forget that!
    Brandi5 Brandi5 26-30, F 8 Responses Nov 3, 2013

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    I lived on N.Moore Street-about ten blocks from

    the towers in NYC with my daughter. I was teaching and she was in school. When the towers fell I wanted to go look for her but I was responsible for my students who needed my to make them feel safe. Cell towers came down with the towers so I couldn't call her mobile. When I got...
    padraig17325 padraig17325 56-60, M 4 Responses Jan 24

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    It's a memory I will never forget.

    I was sitting in a small red chair, a tiara was placed on my head. Suddenly a teacher barged into the room. The teacher grabbed my teachers arm and whispered something, my teacher put her hand over her mouth, and rushed to turn on the tv. She rushed to switch channels. A plane...
    SavingLucy17 SavingLucy17 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 28, 2014

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    13 years has past since 9 11.

    Correct me if I'm wrong. It was on a Tuesday. Wasn't working that day. Looking at the news. Seeing the footage. Is this a movie? No this is really happening. You think about it. The word terrorist wasn't used very often before this happened. At least in America. Now...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Sep 17, 2014

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    I was walking home from school

    when my mom called me to turn on the news. I remember seeing an aircraft colliding with the building and it falling as if it was set to be demolitioned. Even then I knew something wasn't just quite right.
    Uxirusu Uxirusu 22-25, M Jul 2

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    In the midst of all the confusion I saw an

    eerie sight that made me doubt my sanity. The air was thick with ash and smoke. Everything was covered with it. I had been running around frantically looking for my daughter and it none of it felt real yet. I stopped and leaned against a building on the corner of Chambers Street...
    padraig17325 padraig17325 56-60, M 2 Responses Apr 14

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    I most certainly do.

    but I don't hate Muslims. because of it. I remember slavery also but I don't hate all white people either and I definitely remember the sixties and the race riots i ever for get that I remember a lot of things I wish to forget but I can't
    afterthedead afterthedead 56-60, M Jul 18

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    Senior Year

    I remember it like it was yesterday, I was a senior in High School and I was in art class. I saw the firefighters running into the building while everyone else was running out. I knew right then that i wanted to be a firefighter. A year later i was hired on Searcy Fire...
    Jesse111 Jesse111 26-30 4 Responses Sep 11, 2010

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    I watched a documentary last week on TV called

    the missing tapes of 9/11. It was recordings and videos of American reaction at the headquarters of security and showed their total ineptitude to accept that two planes crashed into the towers. One they could not find until it was reported as be flown into the Pentagon, and the...
    Thesoutherner Thesoutherner 66-70, M 3 Responses Sep 20, 2014

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    But I don't. I don't remember at all

    where I was when 9/11 happened.
    kissmyax kissmyax 18-21, F Sep 11, 2014

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    "a Day That Will Live In Infamy". And A Day "i Will" Never Forget..............................

    I am part of a volunteer non-profit communications organization. we were in New York to go up into Twin Tower Two to have a meeting with the Mayor, Fire Marshal, head of the local 911 center, and some others to explain how our organization could interphase our members and...
    Paul94 Paul94 51-55 5 Responses Sep 8, 2011

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    "Where were you when the world stopped spinning,

    on that September day?" We lost a total of 2,977 people that were killed in New York City, Washington, DC and, Pennsylvania. Of those who perish during the initial attacks and the subsequent collapses of the towers, 343 are New York City firefighters, another 23 are New York...
    Maveric0484 Maveric0484 26-30, M 2 Responses Sep 11, 2014

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    I Was There...

    I commute to NYC, and on 9/11 everyones cellphones began to buzz as soon as we emerged from underground/got coverage. confusion as to 'a small plane crashed into ont of the towers'. by the time I got to the office, the 2nd plane hit - now growing clear that we're under terrorist...
    lakeside4003 lakeside4003 51-55, M 6 Responses Sep 9, 2010

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