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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 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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    I was in the second grade

    when it happened
    deven38 deven38 18-21, F Dec 29, 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 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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    AliForever AliForever 16-17, F 4 Responses Feb 18

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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 and I was scared because my dad worked in that building. Our parents got called and we all got picked up early. When I was home I was...
    martianchild2 martianchild2 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 27, 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 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 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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    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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    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 watching the news and saying we needed to see what was happening... I couldn't believe what I was seeing... It was so surreal... Planes...
    LilRedd10 LilRedd10 36-40, F 2 Responses Dec 30, 2013

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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 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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    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 another teacher came in while i was in the middle of my story and told us to turn on the news and our teacher did...
    HeartAndWings HeartAndWings 16-17, F Jan 31, 2013

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

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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 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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    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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    Ill Tell Mine But I Dont Really Care About This Stuff That Much

    uh ok, i was sitting with my friend talking in study hall and a woman comes in and says a plane just crashed into the world trade center, and we were like uh ok, we didnt know what it was and didnt care, i was in the city a million times in the past and i dont even think i took...
    bv1986 bv1986 26-30, M 4 Responses May 27, 2013

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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 1 Response Jan 9

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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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 10

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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 did we know (and most of us still don't know), it was one of the greatest heists our government pulled off. Blaming 9/11 on terrorism when...
    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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    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 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, WA since my dad was stationed at Fort Lewis. My brother and I were watching cartoons in the living room when our neighbor knocked...
    nothingbutdance nothingbutdance 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 25, 2013

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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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    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 1 Response 4 days ago

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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 4 Responses Mar 6

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    Boycott Muslim Owned Businesses Until The Victory Mosque Is Canceled

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

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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 1 Response Sep 6, 2012

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    yeah how could i forget.

    .. its my mom's bday as well
    mstud17 mstud17 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 11

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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 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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    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 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 father worked across the Hudson River of the Twin Towers. I was at lunch when parents started showing up with panicked looks picking up their...
    katiieadjodha katiieadjodha 18-21, F Dec 5, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    "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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