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I Still Remember September 11

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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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    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...
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 4 Responses Aug 3

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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, F 4 Responses Aug 16

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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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    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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    Everyone today has memories of the attack on

    the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. I have posted already a poem and a couple more post about it. Our country changes in the wake of disaster even though only as a temporary state. The story is not just about attack, we have been attacked before at Pearl Harbor for one...
    lasergraph lasergraph 61-65, M Sep 11, 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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    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

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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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    Tracyforrest Tracyforrest 46-50, M 2 Responses Nov 5, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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 26-30 4 Responses Jul 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 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 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 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 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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    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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    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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    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 5 Responses Sep 9, 2010

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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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    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 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 26-30 Jul 2

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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

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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 4 Responses Feb 25

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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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    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
    lisalange lisalange 36-40, F 2 Responses Aug 13

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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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    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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    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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    "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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    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 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

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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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    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 18 Responses Sep 11, 2014

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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

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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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    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 4 Responses Aug 14

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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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