I Still Remember September 11

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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...
    deleted deleted
    Nov 7, 2015

    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
    Dec 29, 2015

    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

    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
    14 Responses Sep 10, 2010

    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.
    deleted deleted
    Jul 2, 2015

    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, 2015

    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

    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

    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
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Jul 20, 2014
    padraig17325 padraig17325
    56-60, M
    2 Responses Sep 11, 2015
    daddy200 daddy200
    22-25, M
    1 Response Sep 11, 2015

    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

    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
    3 Responses Aug 24, 2009

    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

    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
    9 Responses Sep 9, 2011

    I remember losing my job

    and pretty much everything that day. What happened to me was totally unrelated to New York but if I had a gun that day my problems would be solved. All those people that wanted to live and all I wanted was to die. What happened you ask? Um... No comment.
    SRayne SRayne
    51-55, M
    1 Response Sep 11, 2015

    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

    Yeah,everbody remembers this date.

    It's sad to hear news about people died.I'm a muslim,people blame muslims for it but I'm sad for death of those innocent people.First of all,they are a person.But as far as I see,the world is not thoughtful for us.3 people died in Boston.Million people shared a lot of...
    xxzoom xxzoom
    18-21, F
    Feb 12

    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

    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
    3 Responses Jan 24, 2015

    Another Bad September 11 in year 2015.

    The first incident villain was terrorist but the second one is nature. Somebody told its decision from God..! Anyhow there is 111 peoples  pass away. May god gave them RIP.
    BenJimmy BenJimmy
    31-35, M
    Sep 15, 2015

    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

    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
    46-50, M
    5 Responses Aug 14, 2015

    I dropped my son at Kindergarten

    and then stopped by the house for a minute before heading to work. I don't know what made me turn on the tv. That little kindergarten boy graduated from boot camp this morning. He is a United States Marine!
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Jul 24, 2015

    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.
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    3 Responses Aug 4, 2015


    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

    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

    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
    26-30, M
    Sep 11, 2015

    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

    Well i was in daycare

    that day when i saw my teacher crying and then my mom picked me up and i asked her what happened and she said that these big building in New York collapsed. I was 2 years old i didnt know what that meant but when i got home i watched the news and saw the second plane hit and the...
    SebasF13 SebasF13
    18-21, M
    Aug 29, 2015
    Ishapian Ishapian
    36-40, M
    Feb 26, 2015

    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
    7 Responses Sep 11, 2014

    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
    26-30, F
    Sep 11, 2015

    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
    1 Response Nov 8, 2013

    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
    2 Responses Aug 3, 2015

    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
    1 Response Aug 16, 2015

    "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
    4 Responses Sep 8, 2011

    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
    Sep 11, 2014

    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
    17 Responses Sep 11, 2014
    SvveetKiester SvveetKiester
    41-45, F
    Sep 11, 2015

    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
    3 Responses Sep 9, 2010

    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

    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

    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...
    deleted deleted
    5 Responses Aug 8, 2012


    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

    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

    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
    4 Responses Sep 11, 2010

    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

    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...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses May 11, 2012

    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

    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
    12 Responses Feb 20, 2008

    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
    Aug 13, 2015
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