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I Still Remember September 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...
    Jesse111 Jesse111 26-30 3 Responses Sep 11, 2010

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    I am from NZ and was in Christchurch City. I had just had my 24th birthday on the 7th and had just gotten up with my boyfriend at the time... Now husband... And his flatmate was...
    LilRedd10 LilRedd10 36-40, F 2 Responses Dec 30, 2013

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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...
    rescueme23 rescueme23 31-35, M 11 Responses Feb 20, 2008

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

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    Responder - I am part of a medical response team that came up to assist the city of New York. It was a rough time. But so glad to have been able to help in some small way.
    Deeinflorida Deeinflorida 46-50, F Nov 7, 2013

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    I was in the second grade when it happened
    deven38 deven38 18-21, F Dec 29, 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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 7, 2013

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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...
    Redvafire Redvafire 36-40 1 Response Aug 24, 2009

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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...
    epricey25 epricey25 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 10

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    I was in 3rd grade when 9/11 happened. I was sitting in class like any normal day. I live in Northern New Jersey. Only about 40 minutes, if even that, away from the city. My...
    katiieadjodha katiieadjodha 18-21, F Dec 5, 2013

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    Best Hobby Ever - I've tried skateboarding, basketball, drawing, but nothing comes close to the excitement of remembering 9/11. I first started 4 years ago and now I'm proud to say...
    JackedHueMan JackedHueMan 36-40, M 1 Response Nov 16, 2013

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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...
    tickleshy tickleshy 46-50, F 2 Responses Jul 18, 2013

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    The Day That Changed My Life Forever! - I was in 5Th grade we lived in Queens with my family and grandparents. my grandma worked in the 2ND tower 98Th floor for some marketing...
    Kgarcia14 Kgarcia14 18-21, F 4 Responses Jun 26, 2010

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    I lived in NYC and I was 8 when the 9/11 attacks happened. It was all very confusing at first, especially when everyone started getting picked up by their parents. It wasn't until...
    FireQueen10 FireQueen10 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 10

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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...
    Cambiman Cambiman 41-45, M 1 Response Feb 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...
    Pebbles1982 Pebbles1982 26-30 1 Response Sep 6, 2012

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    Who Doesn'T? - My grandma died in 9/11 on the 104th floor. I miss her very much and I would love someone that has gone though the same thing.
    RyanCate RyanCate 13-15, M 1 Response Oct 1, 2013

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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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    I was in the first grade 6 years old. I was in the classroom at the time, which was on the last floor of my school, we could see the building all the smoke. My teacher was crying...
    martianchild2 martianchild2 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 27, 2013

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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...
    wonderingaboutmylife wonderingaboutmylife 26-30, F 12 Responses Sep 9, 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...
    lakeside4003 lakeside4003 51-55, M 5 Responses Sep 9, 2010

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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...
    TKD1 TKD1 46-50, F 4 Responses Mar 6

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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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    I was in 6th grade Language Arts class when a teacher poked his head in and told us to turn on the news. Everyone was so scared. My dad came and picked me up from school. Little...
    Gophillies8 Gophillies8 22-25, M 4 Responses Nov 27, 2013

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    I was in school third period, English class when it happened.
    xxxvictor xxxvictor 26-30, M Dec 17, 2013

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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...
    Jupiterfalling Jupiterfalling 18-21, F 5 Responses Jul 12, 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...
    denaellis575 denaellis575 46-50, F 1 Response Jan 9

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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...
    Paul94 Paul94 51-55 Sep 8, 2011

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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 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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    I was only about 4 at the time, and still hadn't gone to school yet. My brother was 6 and already in kindergarten, but he went to school during the afternoons. We lived in Tacoma...
    nothingbutdance nothingbutdance 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 25, 2013

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    Think About It - The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don't do anything about it.
    rajuw24na rajuw24na 31-35, M 1 Response Nov 23, 2013

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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...
    footless footless 66-70, M 4 Responses Sep 11, 2011

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    First Grade - It was the same day that the teacher told me to come in front of the class to read my story.. And i remember because i couldn't pronounce the word "Repeat" then...
    HeartAndWings HeartAndWings 16-17, F Jan 31, 2013

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    Was at work, one of the women screaming to put the tv on to hear reports! A sad day for the world! The people who died will be remembered!
    soulie64 soulie64 46-50, M 1 Response Dec 21, 2013

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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...
    PoetryNEmotion PoetryNEmotion 51-55, F 3 Responses May 11, 2012

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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...
    Brandi5 Brandi5 26-30, F 10 Responses Nov 3, 2013

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    yeah how could i forget... its my mom's bday as well
    mstud17 mstud17 22-25, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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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...
    DanaHynes DanaHynes 16-17, F Jan 21

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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...
    kelly1981 kelly1981 31-35, F 2 Responses Feb 3, 2013

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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...
    Blahlindsay Blahlindsay 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 29

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    I will remember because I was a baby and at least I was born rather than not exist in the world
    toodles7436 toodles7436 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 1, 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...
    Gophillies8 Gophillies8 22-25, M 3 Responses Mar 3

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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...
    NomadicOne NomadicOne 26-30, F 2 Responses Dec 3, 2007

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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...
    heartseverywhere heartseverywhere 31-35, F 2 Responses Dec 23, 2008

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    Yep .. Especially since it's my birthday .
    AliForever AliForever 16-17, F 3 Responses Feb 18

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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...
    ValhalaNot ValhalaNot 41-45, F 2 Responses Sep 11, 2009

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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...
    MissGaga MissGaga 22-25, F 3 Responses Sep 12, 2011

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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...
    jeankachew jeankachew 51-55, F 2 Responses Jan 2

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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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    I always remember this day, because September 10 is the date I pick up my visa in the US consulate in Hong Kong.
    Bluejec19 Bluejec19 41-45, F 1 Response Feb 19

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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...
    ianrockwell ianrockwell 41-45, M 16 Responses Sep 10, 2010