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I Still Remember September 11

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    I Can't Forget...

    It's a date that will always bring about feelings of overwhelming sadness and complete melancholy. I hate September 11th...and April 19th as well. These are my absolute least favorite dates of the entire year. So much sadness...so much horror...so much loss. My heart breaks each...
    KassieKat KassieKat 46-50, F 3 Responses Sep 11, 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 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

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    I live about 40 min away from the city

    and my dad worked about 3 blocks away from the World Trade Center. I was in first grade. We had just gotten to school and we were settling in for the day. All if a sudden, teachers started meeting in the hallway, some were crying. The principal announced that a tragedy had...
    Blahlindsay Blahlindsay 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 29

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    i watched it on tv ,and was shocked ,

    now after time taken to read ,watch ,listen yea it was a con, worse part people still think it was real
    sherlock45 sherlock45 36-40, M 5 Responses May 14

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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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    The Day That Changed Everything....

    I remember I was at home, and felt like I should turn on the television, I don't know how or why but anyway...I did. The first channel that came on, wasn't that interesting, so I was just zapping through, till....I saw the news about a plane hitting the first time into the Twin...
    kelly1981 kelly1981 31-35, F 2 Responses Feb 3, 2013

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    bvinc86 bvinc86 26-30, M 8 Responses Aug 5

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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 was watching tv news live I saw

    that I was pretty upset that people will kill there selfs to kill other people it's just dumb
    MonsterSlain MonsterSlain 18-21, M Feb 11

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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 3 Responses Sep 11, 2010

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    And I still think it was set up.

    Aside from that I was watching the news. And then I was glued for the rest of the day in terror
    mkdurrant mkdurrant 26-30, M 1 Response Jan 30

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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 12 Responses Sep 9, 2011

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    I'm English and will never forget

    that day. We were at the seaside, in a holiday house, we had returned from a long walk, our son slept in his buggy, my darling wife was getting us a bite to eat....we sat glued to the television watching with horror the events unfolded. We could not believe our eyes. All those...
    Cambiman Cambiman 41-45, M 1 Response Feb 10

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    My condolence to the families

    and victims of this tragedy. I was in 9th grade and before leaving for school my dad called us to watch the news. I thought it was a movie, but it really shocked me watching people jump out of the buildings. I watched the second plane hit and I was in Math class. My teacher...
    roselani2005 roselani2005 26-30, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Well. We got a call from my grandmother saying

    that someone had flown a plane into the twin towers, we didn't believe her because she was off her rocker but we turned on the TV anyway and there it was, bloody hell!
    projectgwyn101 projectgwyn101 16-17, M Apr 18

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    AliForever AliForever 16-17, F 4 Responses Feb 18

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    I still remember September 11,

    I was station in Germany on active duty with the army. I was doing gate guard duty at the time wnen this happen. you have to know the time difference between the Us and Europe I think its like 12 hrs. so it was the Sep 12 over there when it happen here. it went from a calm...
    willro199497 willro199497 36-40, M 1 Response Jan 29

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    I always remember this day,

    because September 10 is the date I pick up my visa in the US consulate in Hong Kong.
    JEEZ19 JEEZ19 41-45, F 1 Response Feb 19

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    I Was Proud to Be a Soldier.

    In the summer of 2001, I had this insatiable urge to enlist in the military.  There was no logical reason for me to do that.  I had a full scholarship to a good school, a 4.0 Grade Point Average, my own apartment, and a job I liked just fine.  I wasn't running from...
    NomadicOne NomadicOne 26-30, F 2 Responses Dec 3, 2007

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    yeah how could i forget.

    .. its my mom's bday as well
    mstud17 mstud17 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 11

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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...
    TheBrooklynKid TheBrooklynKid 46-50, M 1 Response Dec 12, 2013

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    Thank U GOD For My Brother's Life

    September 11, 2001 started out a normal, beautiful day. I was at work when the news of that horrific day traveled through our building, in Rolling Meadows, IL.... Watching the unimaginable news on TV about the Twin Towers, NOT a dry eye in the room. Then came the news of The...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 7, 2013

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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...
    islandgirl08 islandgirl08 41-45, F 4 Responses Sep 11, 2013

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    the man who bought the buildings in May of 2001

    and insured them for $6 billion against terrorist attacks in June. Isn't it such a coincidence? He made $4 billion. just a couple months later a couple planes flew into the buildings and they fell straight down just like they were in controlled demolitions? John Kerry admitted...
    Gophillies8 Gophillies8 22-25, M 3 Responses Mar 3

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    I Will Never Forget...

    when my six year old brother looked at our mom and said "mom? is this REAL?"
    EntrepGuy EntrepGuy 22-25, M 2 Responses Dec 3, 2007

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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 5 Responses Jul 12, 2012

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    One of the Many Responders to the Pentagon

    yes I remember that day.  It haunts me daily and when it gets closer the  nightmares begin.  I was called to respond to the Pentagon after it was hit.  I am a firefighter/medic.  I was there for 4 days doing body recovery for FEMA.  Our department...
    Redvafire Redvafire 36-40 1 Response Aug 24, 2009

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    Remembering Those Who Lost Their Lives

    It has been several years since the east coast was attacked. Let us stop today(9/11) and pause for a minute to remember those who lost their lives. The innocent civilians, and the scores of first responders.      May their souls rest in peace.
    det123 det123 61-65, M 2 Responses Sep 10, 2013

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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 3 Responses Mar 6

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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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    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 16 Responses Sep 10, 2010

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    I was eight years old

    and had just started third grade. I didn't really understand what was going on until a girl in my class explained to me because her father worked in one of the buildings. It was very surreal and I didn't really know how to react to it.
    epricey25 epricey25 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 10

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    My Story

    September 11th, 2001 started out like every other day, clear blue sky, nice fresh air, just beautiful all and all. I was a first time college freshman, and being poor, had no TV or radio, so I had no idea what had happened.   I woke up, showered and dressed for my first class. I...
    Pebbles1982 Pebbles1982 26-30, F Sep 6, 2012

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    i was only 4 but i still remember it,

    my mom and brother were watching cartoons, and when we stopped watching cartoons we had to turn the tv of on our local news channel, and I remember a gray car slamming on its brakes and the lady driving it got out and put her hands over her mouth it amazement in what she just...
    skull55 skull55 16-17, M Jul 21

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    I was in school. Everyone started to run out.

    All the kids and teachers had to remove the kids out the school. I was thinking what's going on. Where it was happening at was cross the bridge not far from where I live. Just walk over the bridge and walk some long huge blocks. School ended early for me. It was crazy that day...
    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 31

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    My son was at the pentagon

    when it got hit he has a great story it will make you cry he was the medic in charge that day He has final grown enough that he can tell what happened He had a very hard time talking about it he was only 21 but it totally changed him
    jeankachew jeankachew 51-55, F 2 Responses Jan 2

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    I thoroughly enjoyed watching the special TV

    presentation on cable of remembering 911. I cried often as individuals spoke and sang songs, and as the cameras rolled around the underground memorial. There is not one day I do not think about this tragedy, the survivors, and peoples lives affected by these four air planes...
    singlefemaleatbeach singlefemaleatbeach 26-30, F 3 Responses May 16

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    I was watching the second plane at 9:02am from

    my apartment in the Bronx at that time... I remember it still like it was yesterday
    AdrienneNYC AdrienneNYC 31-35, F 3 Responses Mar 9

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    Lunchtime, in my office at the time.

    .... radio reports getting worse and worse. Even now, I cannot believe it. The bravery of the firefighters and everyone who tried to help.
    jumpersforgoalposts jumpersforgoalposts 46-50, M 1 Response Apr 25

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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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    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 walking into the National Guard Armory

    when the planes hit... I served at ground Zero and then in Iraq among my 4 tours of service. I love this country...for good or bad... This I will defend!
    Funtimes77 Funtimes77 36-40, M Jan 22

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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 10 Responses Nov 3, 2013

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    that's the day before my birthday,

    bless everyone who died and there family!!!
    Lucylittlebear123 Lucylittlebear123 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 12

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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 Sep 8, 2011

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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 5 Responses Sep 9, 2010

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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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    I can remember the day it happened I was at

    home online on webcam chatting. My non calls to tell me check the tv and see what is happening. I remember seeing the twin towers fall and still today they are removing bodies found. Was a sad time, many people lost their lives, many firefighters lost their lives helping. We...
    denaellis575 denaellis575 46-50, F Jan 9

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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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    Canaduhh Canaduhh 13-15, F 6 Responses Jun 13

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    It Was Around 9, And I Was 11! '9/11'

    I was 11 years old, and it was around 9 pm, of course I’m talking about the timing where I was living! It was at night, I saw my Mum and my older siblings gathered around the TV with wide eyes and opened mouths, they weren't even speaking or discussing! There was a weird silent...
    MissGaga MissGaga 22-25, F 3 Responses Sep 12, 2011

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    Even though I was 4 and lived in Australia I

    still remember it like yesterday. My sister was doing a school performance and something went wrong with the timing or something. So I volunteered to entertain people while the teachers tried to fix the problem and according to my mum I sang a sang a song about bears... Later on...
    DanaHynes DanaHynes 16-17, F Jan 21

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