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I Still Remember September 11

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    Last year, I made a YouTube tribute to it.

    I felt like I had to make something for the anniversary. It wasn't much thou, just a slide show of pictures and a song that went with them. So it wasn't fancy since I couldn't do much with Microsoft Movie Maker. A lot of people appreciated it and i wanted to at least do my part...
    odessa94 odessa94 18-21, T 2 Responses Aug 16, 2015

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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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    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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    SvveetKiester SvveetKiester 41-45, F Sep 11, 2015

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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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    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 went to the Memorial in NYC a couple of days

    ago. Here is a photo. The white rose means it's the person's birthday. Very touching. Can't believe this year will be the 14th anniversary of such a terrible attack.
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Aug 4, 2015

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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 46-50, M 18 Responses Sep 10, 2010

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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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    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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    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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    God have mercy on the innocent victims of the

    attack 11/9 We Muslims from paying the price for the stupidity of some
    AhmedMossaied AhmedMossaied 22-25, M Sep 11, 2015

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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 3 Responses Aug 24, 2009

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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 18-21, F 18 Responses Sep 11, 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 22-25, F 5 Responses Aug 8, 2012

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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 61-65, M Jan 24, 2015

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    I was only 1 when it all happened,

    a lot of people tell me it's impossible to remember. But I remember quite clearly, actually. I was in the living room playing with a toy horse, when my mom turned on the news and it had literally just gone onto the "breaking news" sign. I don't remember much of what happened...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Aug 3, 2015

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    September 11, 2001. "A day

    that will live in infamy." I honestly never thought we'd be reciting that quote about another horrendous act against America but here we are September 11, 2015 and it is a day that will forever be indebted into our minds. Whether you were there or not you can always take...
    AnnaQ23 AnnaQ23 22-25, F Sep 11, 2015

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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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    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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    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 think we all remember what we were doing on

    Sept 11 when the terrorist attacks occurred. I don't blame/hate ALL Muslims...just the extremists & the ones who join terrorist groups!! No Loving God will say go kill thousands of people in My Name, it is wrong & sick
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Aug 13, 2015

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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 4 Responses Sep 9, 2010

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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, 2015

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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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    Ever since I started getting interested in

    enlightenment and spiritual liberation around 2007, each September 11 I have wondered how that event would have been experienced to someone who was in the state of complete liberation during that event--what would have been their attitude, their state? How would their mind be...
    LoveIsWithinYou LoveIsWithinYou 26-30, M Sep 11, 2015

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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 3 Responses Sep 11, 2009

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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, 2015

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    I was working. The first I heard of anything was

    when one of my co-workers was listening to the radio (Howard Stern I believe) and there was a report of a plane in one of the World Trade Towers. Then I heard of the second plane. At that point people were getting more word from their relatives and we were getting more and more...
    burgh712009 burgh712009 41-45, M 1 Response Nov 7, 2015

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    I had started First Grade,

    bright and bushy-tailed as ever when the planes crashed. The same time, my mother had begun her workday along Water Street, the southern end of NYC. Even she and her co-workers didn't know what happened, but thankfully my grandmother called her to check in, hearing the news then...
    AlwaysFacingtheFace AlwaysFacingtheFace 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 14, 2015

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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 1 Response Jun 28, 2015

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    11 September 2001 changed my life forever I was

    deployed to Iraq in 2004 in wake of the attacks on our country I spent 20 months there had plenty of close calls with death but made it home safe and sound but having to deal with PTSD has been the worst part on all kinds of mess just to keep me sain and Ned's to help me sleep...
    armyman15 armyman15 41-45, M 6 Responses Aug 14, 2015

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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, 2015

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    I still remember 9/11/2001,

    but it's mostly because the media refuses to let people move on. Don't get me wrong. We shouldn't forget what happened that day so that we can make sure that something like that doesn't happen again. I'm simply saying that we don't always need to be seeing the same stories...
    BLACKTIGER75 BLACKTIGER75 36-40, M Dec 1, 2015

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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 4 Responses Sep 8, 2011

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    daddy200 daddy200 22-25, M 1 Response Sep 11, 2015

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    I'll always remember I was working in the

    kennel at the vet, I came in from my morning routine and froze fixed to the tv screen as I stared in horror as the towers were hit, thinking this has got to be a movie. We were sent home and I just watched the news and still couldn't believe it. I knew someone in college her...
    submissivenurse submissivenurse 31-35, F Sep 11, 2015

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    Al Qaeda – I feel your pain.

    You just weren’t getting any traction with your constant threats towards Obama, the Pope, Queen Elizabeth, and Justin Bieber. Most people don’t really care about them. (correction – some apparently care about Justin Bieber. Not me – he’s Canadian. Let the Royal...
    Honey82bunny Honey82bunny 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 3, 2015

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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 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, 2015

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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 2 Responses Jul 20, 2014

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    padraig17325 padraig17325 56-60, M 3 Responses Sep 11, 2015

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    I remember I was driving to work

    when I heard about the first one hitting.I turned up the stereo thinking,that's not a good joke.By the time I got there,I knew it wasn't a joke! Oh My God !Is what I was thinking walking in to the shop.Noone was there.I went to the show room and everyone was around the TV.Id...
    eddiesolds eddiesolds 51-55, M 1 Response Feb 1

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    I know where I was and what I felt.

    It is not something I like to dwell on. As a child of the sixties, I know all too well how I felt and where I was during a myriad of horrific tragedies.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Dec 29, 2015

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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
    foReverYOURS3211 foReverYOURS3211 26-30, F 4 Responses Feb 25, 2015

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