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I Still Remember September 11

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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 1 Response Sep 11

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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

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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...
    CurvyBones17 CurvyBones17 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 28

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    longismusdorsi longismusdorsi 51-55, T 3 Responses Oct 15

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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

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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 9 Responses Nov 3, 2013

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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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    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 1 Response Sep 9

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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

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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 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

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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

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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 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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    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

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    "Where were you when the world stopped spinning,

    on that September day?" We lost a total of 2,977 people that were killed in New York City, Washington, DC and, Pennsylvania. Of those who perish during the initial attacks and the subsequent collapses of the towers, 343 are New York City firefighters, another 23 are New York...
    Maveric0484 Maveric0484 26-30, M 3 Responses Sep 11

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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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    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 13-15, F Sep 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...
    islandgirl08 islandgirl08 41-45, F 3 Responses Sep 11, 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 5 Responses Sep 8, 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

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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

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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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    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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    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 3 Responses Sep 10

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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 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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    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

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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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    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 3 Responses Jul 20

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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...
    keepitreal78 keepitreal78 31-35, M 2 Responses Sep 17

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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 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

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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

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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 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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    I was in school. Everyone started to run out.

    All the kids and teachers had to remove the kids out the school. I was thinking what's going on. Where it was happening at was cross the bridge not far from where I live. Just walk over the bridge and walk some long huge blocks. School ended early for me. It was crazy that day...
    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 31

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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 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

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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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    Tracyforrest Tracyforrest 46-50, M 2 Responses Nov 5

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    I live with every image from

    that day and on. I had brothers and sisters shipping out of our local departments to go there and help, I choose to stay behind.. I couldn't do it. I remember every report, every picture, every everything... Our local town has a i-beam in our city park from the towers.. I...
    Notalone00 Notalone00 31-35, M Aug 26

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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...
    90slove 90slove 18-21, F Sep 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 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

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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 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 2 Responses Sep 20

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    I was in school and people

    where saying there was gonna be a war. I was scared and exited.
    YLIhououin YLIhououin 18-21, M Sep 1

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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

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

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    I was getting ready for work

    when the first plane hit . I could not believe so many lives were lost . My daughters birthday will never be the same she was born 9/11/93
    diabeticmom11 diabeticmom11 41-45, F 2 Responses Aug 27

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