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I Still Remember September 11

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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 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 3 Responses Feb 25

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    Today is 9/11 I am so sorry

    for the people that had a horrible death I'm so sorry you had chose to jump or been burned. Dear family, friends, lovers or whatever I'm writing this and I hope you feel better I'm sorry you lost someone who meant so much but there in heaven so R.I.P forever in my heart 9/11
    Icanstop31 Icanstop31 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 11, 2014

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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 1 Response Apr 14

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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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    When I learned about what this event was,

    I went home and told my mom "we learned about 9/11 today. It's so awful. I didn't even know this even happened." My mom replied with "yes you did. You saw it on tv." And I had no clue what she was talking about. "While you were at daycare" (one place we both hated) "they turned...
    UnderworldNymph UnderworldNymph 16-17, F 19 Responses Sep 11, 2014

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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 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 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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    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 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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    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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    I just featured my poem I wrote right

    after the event of the attack on the World Trade Center. With the anniversary approaching I am doing some reflecting on life. One of the greatest freedom we enjoy is security. That security took a hit that day. I remember the emotions running through me that day as I watched...
    lasergraph lasergraph 61-65, M Sep 9, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    I Remember

    I remember I was at home, and I was only 6 at the time. Something like that. Although I remember walking into the living room, and watching the plane fly into the building, and people screaming. It was shot live, and I thought why people were dying. Were they doing something...
    crepesaredelicious crepesaredelicious 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 25, 2011

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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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    I was 9 years old, and in the third grade.

    I remember waking up for school one morning and seeing the news on and one tower already collapsed. My parents let us stay from school and watch until the second tower came down. My I remember my dad crying, something I hardly ever see.
    Samareck Samareck 18-21 Sep 2, 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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    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 2 Responses Sep 10, 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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    Boycott Muslim Owned Businesses Until The Victory Mosque Is Canceled

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    ianrockwell ianrockwell 41-45, M 18 Responses Sep 10, 2010

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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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    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 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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    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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    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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    Ishapian Ishapian 36-40, M Feb 26

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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 when I got home and started watching the news I understood what was going on. I had a lot of family that was in the city that...
    FireQueen10 FireQueen10 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 10, 2014

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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 thing But every morning she took classes in the 1st tower for some required entrepreneur thing. I did not go to school that day i had the...
    Kgarcia14 Kgarcia14 18-21, F 4 Responses Jun 26, 2010

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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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    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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    A country which spends more money of it's

    national defense than every other nation combined! Not to mention billions on spying. A few months before the towers fell, Larry Silverstein purchased the towers and insured them against "terrorism" for billions. There were terrorism drills in NYC that morning along with the...
    Gophillies8 Gophillies8 22-25, M 2 Responses Sep 12, 2014

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

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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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    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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    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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    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 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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    Where were you when the world stopped turning

    that September day Out in the yard with your wife and children Working on some stage in LA Did you stand there in shock at the site of That black smoke rising against that blue sky Did you shout out in anger In fear for your neighbor Or did you just sit down and cry Did you...
    SkollHati SkollHati 18-21, M 2 Responses Sep 11, 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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    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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    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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    I Was Just Seven Years Old... But I Do

    So... I still remember this day. We don't watch that much TV in my family so we had no clue what was going on until a friend of my mother called and said: Have you heard what happened in New York? (We live in Germany.) And, well, my mom said no, what happened and her friend told...
    AllOverMe AllOverMe 18-21, F 5 Responses Aug 8, 2012

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