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I Will Never Forget 9-11

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    I Was At Home.........

    Momma called me from work & told me to turn on the TV. I remember thinking it had to be a movie or something. Stuff like that just doesn't happen in real life........... But it was real & the horror of that day will forever live inside my mind. The innocent lives lost...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 13, 2009

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    Mrs Pennington's Class

    I remember nothing about that morning up until we were sitting in mrs pennington's social studies class. We were doing a project on current affairs so we were already watching the news when all of a sudden, they switched over with that horrible announcement. And everything...
    seanjohn37683 seanjohn37683 22-25, M Mar 31, 2012

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    Being a Fireman at that time,

    I thought I would give you my point of view. I stared being a fireman in 1988, went to the acadamy, got my gear, and was given a assment to a truck, and told were my locker was, and this is my bunk. I meet some great guys over time and lived past being a probbe. Worked lots of...
    softailhd softailhd 46-50, M 3 Responses Mar 8

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    9/11

    I was only about 11 on 9/11. We were visiting friends in New York and I was the only one awake. I was in the kitchen of the apartment and I never heard or saw the first plane but I heard the second one. Then people in he streets were yelling and I went out on the balcony. We were...
    IngridMuller IngridMuller 22-25, F Jun 30, 2013

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    The Funeral Was Amazing

    My uncle was a lieutenant fireman. He was crushed when the first building fell.When we got in our limo to go to the funeral, people on the side were saluting for miles, standing in their doorways, honoring the dead.There were 'Missing' posters everywhere, everything from neon...
    rubbishGirl rubbishGirl 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 16, 2011

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    The Taliban Should Rot In Hell

    I lost so much, due to 9/11. My Uncle Kevin, (Kevin Cosgrove) (Actually my second cousin, but I just called him "Uncle") was killed in the World Trade Center attack. He worked in the insurance industry on the 100 something floor in the south tower.Yea, that Kevin Cosgrove, the...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 12, 2013

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    I will never forget 9-11.

    I just got home from working the night before. I got off work at 8am and drove home. When I got home, my house phone was ringing. It was my Captain telling me that a plane had just crashed into the WTC and that I had to respond back to HQ immediately. On my way back to work, I...
    NJCowboy NJCowboy 36-40, M 1 Response Mar 8

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    embedDED In My Memory

    I will never forget turning on the radio that day and hearing the very first words, I kid you not.  The radio broadcaster said, "The World Trade Center is no more." I  had gotten up late that day and just arrived at work and was listening to my CD...
    istariphoenix istariphoenix 31-35 1 Response Feb 15, 2009

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    Great Job Us Navy Seals!

    Along with the rest of the US Military! We got the leader, now we need to keep up the fight!
    nytro44 nytro44 51-55, M May 2, 2011

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    Those Buildings Were A Controlled Demolition

    A CHILD CAN SEE THAT . BUILDINGS DO NOT FALL LIKE THAT FROM JET FUEL , REAL SIMPLE IMPLOSION NO JET HIT THE PENTAGON . IT WAS A MISSLE . REAL EASY TO SEE .
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Sep 10, 2011

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    One Family That Came to a Motel

    When the 9-11 tragedy took place I was working at a local motel about 26 miles west of Yosemite National park in the town of Groveland. I will never forget one particular day not long after that event when into my office walked a family on vacation, they didn't have reservations...
    shair1tu shair1tu 36-40, F 1 Response Sep 17, 2009

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    Stories From The Crib...

    At the time...I was 2. And at our house you could normally hear a plane passing over every 5 minutes. That day,there were no planes. I remember there being an eerie silence that was almost terrifying. Then I saw the TV. First there werntwo gray sticks, then there was a gray stick...
    extremelysociallyawkwardguy extremelysociallyawkwardguy 13-15, M Oct 15, 2013

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    I Was So Close ...

    i was working on wall street... my boss was late... sirens... the silence was terrifying. where was my boss? (my boss came in from jersey on the path train, which went under the wtc) ... my boss was like a father to me. i was frantic at the news of it falling, for many reasons...
    TheUsedMisfit TheUsedMisfit 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 27, 2010

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    Still Scarred

    A couple of years before the day, I stopped working at WTC. I worked for a financial firm right where the plane hit tower two, my first real job. I will never forget the people I worked with. I hope they are all okay. I will never forget the views from my office across the...
    GuavaberryKisses GuavaberryKisses 31-35, F Jan 14, 2012

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    All Of The People That Died

    There where so many people that died that day. In the world trade center, Pentagon, and in Philadelphia. They are hero's that lost their lives that day. Many of them where in-accent people that did nothing to others. Its sad that firefighters also lost their life that day. That...
    ac1986 ac1986 26-30, F Aug 30, 2011

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    Wrote This All Out Last Year

    I have been thinking about this as the date draws closer, especially since the days now line up and, decided to put it all down in writing. I don't think I have even told anyone the whole story before. I was there almost a week but yet it all feels like a day. I have huge gaps in...
    ChristianC81 ChristianC81 31-35, M Sep 9, 2013

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    I Was There

    I remember 9/11 – I was there, 5 blocks away south of the Towers. I took the Path train and got out at World Trade Center on my daily commute from New Jersey. So I was under those building just a few short hours before. I was in one of my partner’s office, he had large...
    Tigran2 Tigran2 41-45, M Aug 21, 2012

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    deleted deleted 26-30 Sep 11, 2013

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    Visiting The Site Vs Seeing It In Tv

    I live in the Southern Hemisphere. When the attacks happen I was just waking up. I was horrified as I watched it on TV and saddened. I recently visited the actual site (Sept 11 2012) and find it difficult to describe what I felt. It was hard to imagine the size of the buildings...
    Dudrulz Dudrulz 31-35 Sep 22, 2012

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    I Was In the 8th Grade

    I was in the 8th grade, I was 13 years old, and I was in my computer typing class. The principal of my school came on the intercom and said that planes have hit The World Trade Center. I didn't known what he was talking about until the bell rang and I went to my...
    tampabaybucsfan tampabaybucsfan 22-25, M Jul 8, 2009

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    However, I Think Most People Forget The Point

    In the wake of yet another community tragedy, it's occurred to me that for the most part, we're missing the point. In the weeks after 9/11, once the shock wore off, the world seemed to be a kinder place. People were more civilized. Being polite became the norm. There was...
    NoLongerHere NoLongerHere 41-45, M 6 Responses Dec 17, 2012

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    I Was Stationed In Germany

    I had just started at an Accounting job at the US Army 5Th Signal Command in Germany. It was my second day at work when the attack happened. I had just moved there from the US the previous Friday. We gathered in our conference room to watch the news. I was an Emergency Medical...
    bg01 bg01 56-60, M Sep 10, 2011

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    Overdue

    I witnessed the second jet flying in from my office window across the river. I could feel the vibrations from military aircraft for days as the office building shook each and every fly over. I could smell the decay burning for weeks as the smoke plumes traveled across into New...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Sep 9, 2011

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    Never.

    RIP to the Heroes, the victims, to the innocent, to the rich, to the poor, to the ones of the first, thankfully failed, attack on the twin towers back a while ago. 12 years has passed, and still we struggle to regain ourselves. But we rise out of the rubble, so we can stand...
    Nightlife707 Nightlife707 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 11, 2013

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    9/11 Remembrance Poem<3<3<3

    When I first heard, I knew it wasn't Superman nor a bird. 9/11 still brings tears to my eyes, I can't believe how many people have died Osama; Twin Towers, Pentagon, and White House too?!, I'm thinking why couldn't this happen to you! We can't forget Flight 93, That missed the...
    paranormaSPY paranormaSPY 13-15, F Sep 12, 2013

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    My Doctor Told Me....

    I was a freshman in high school. I had a regular check up appointment with my family doctor at 9:00 am. I remember the nurse called me back and I was waiting in the exam room. I was pissed off, because the doctor was taking too long to come back. 30 - 40 minutes went by before he...
    Blackbarbie1987 Blackbarbie1987 26-30, F 4 Responses Sep 12, 2011

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    Remembering

      In honor of our country and 9/11...Let us remember them in our prayers.     MEET ME IN THE STAIRWELL  PLEASE READ TO THE VERY END, IT IS...
    mtvlm mtvlm 41-45, M 3 Responses Sep 28, 2009

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    Just Sad

    Usually on Sunday mornings you can hear lawn mowers, trimmers, car radios as the cars fly by in my neighborhood. Not today, it is very quiet. There doesn't even sound like any jets flying overhead either. The church bells are all that I can hear along with the announcing of...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Sep 11, 2011

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    Whatever Tomorrow Brings, I'll Be There With Open Eyes And Open Arms....

    My 9/11 story starts April 19, 1995; the day of the Oklahoma City Bombing. As terrorist attacks go, it was traumatic. Yet its import has, no doubt, been eclipsed by the events we’re commemorating today. I remember a somber moment of reflection, overlooking the Baltimore Harbor...
    penguinswon penguinswon 51-55 3 Responses Sep 11, 2011

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    Teared After Reading An Article...

    Recently, I was waiting to get my hair cut and I was reading a magazine about the children who lost parents during that day. It was heart wrenching to hear this children tell their story. To hear how they wanted to be with their dad or mother. How their only living parent...
    UpOnDaRoof UpOnDaRoof 36-40, M 5 Responses Sep 16, 2011

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    Standby For A New World

    I have worked in the broadcast industry for many years,  both radio and television.  I had just returned to a full time on air position after a years hiatus. Although  I had lucked into a good position, personal feelings dogged me that...
    Primotee Primotee 51-55, M 1 Response Apr 3, 2010

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    I Remember 911

    Back then, Me my 3rd wife and 2 daughters were living in Laramie Wyoming and I had a flagging job. It was about 9 or 10 in the morning and I was downstairs sleeping because i worked a long 12 hour shift the previous day. So my wife comes barreling down the stairs and said "wake...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Sep 11, 2013

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    Heroes Of The 88th Floor

    I hope I won't forget to watch it.TLC Details ’9/11: Heroes of the 88th Floor’ Special for September 4 Tue, 9 Aug 2011 | Published in Press Release, Television Press Release Read more for the full press release. TLC PRESENTS 9/11: HEROES OF THE 88th FLOORPremieres September...
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr 36-40, F Aug 21, 2011

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    My Dad Was There.

    I wake up to my mom and sister crying while watching the news. I was young but not too young where I don't remember. After they told me what was going on, I was scared I was going to lose my dad. He was in the Pentagon when it got hit. It was about a week or so before he called...
    justanordinarygirl23 justanordinarygirl23 22-25, F Nov 21, 2013

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    Disbelief

    Walking hand in hand with my friend and confidant who led me to the beach in order to enjoy the last few hours of our time together.  Only 4 hours left before time to board the plane back to Chicago.  In Montego bay Jamaica reflecting on the fun shared and thinking about how...
    julianschoice08 julianschoice08 56-60, F Jun 17, 2011

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    Related Experiences

    I have two specifically. In 2011 I went with my bestie to Sunfest for the first time (huge music/arts festival in SoFlo) and on that Friday (4/25 I'm sure) we were literally FRONT...
    sailorantares sailorantares 18-21, F Jun 24

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    All I remembered was that everyone was in the living room watching the news
    NYPD2495 NYPD2495 16-17, M Jul 2

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    1. WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE? Kind of, I think. My name is Jonathan which is a derivative of John which is English for Johannes – my father’s name. 2. WHEN WAS THE LAST...
    JWLakey JWLakey 41-45, M 1 Response Jul 9

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    Im posting this for the ones who hate god, who think god hates certain people, who think those of us who follow Jesus and gods word (bible) are fools. If you take the time to read...
    HeyIThappens HeyIThappens 18-21 3 days ago

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    1. My name is Cindre 2. I am an artist 3. Manga/ Anime is what I eat, sleep, and breath 4. I have multiple personalities 5. I am in love with someone who will never love me back 6...
    Brokenglassapple Brokenglassapple 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 2

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    1: What would you name your future daughter? It's constantly changing, but right now I'm thinking about Seraphina. 2: Do you miss anyone? A lot. 3: What if I told you that you...
    Laluna29 Laluna29 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    I have been with my husband for 9 year this october, and I always believed we would be forever and I refuse to let go of that belief. I don't know why I am posting on this website...
    Abooboo77 Abooboo77 31-35, F 4 Responses Jun 29

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    1: What would you name your future daughter? -I have no idea; I want to adopt children so, I will stick with their birth names. 2: Do you miss anyone? - My grandmother( the only...
    aloysia aloysia 26-30, F Jul 1

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    (I didn't like the questions so I found my own,) 1: What was the last book you read? Well, The last actual real book is called "The feiry heart" But if you count books on my...
    Zoewithoutthei Zoewithoutthei 16-17, F Jul 12

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    1: What would you name your future daughter? I don't know, but I like the names, autumn, sunny, and ellie 2: Do you miss anyone? Yes. Very much. 3: What if I told you that you...
    loveyourselfalwaysxx loveyourselfalwaysxx 13-15, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    1: What would you name your future daughter? Ariella 2: Do you miss anyone? Yeah, I miss my grandpa like hell. 3: What if I told you that you were pretty? Oh thanks ^-^ 4: Ever...
    superkitty17 superkitty17 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 1

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    1: What would you name your future daughter? Abrielle 2: Do you miss anyone? Yes 3: What if I told you that you were pretty? i would thank you 4: Ever been told “it’s not...
    Borntobedevilcute Borntobedevilcute 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 1

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    1: What would you name your future daughter? Veronica. 2: Do you miss anyone? Yeah. 3: What if I told you that you were pretty? Uh haha alright 💩 4: Ever been told “it’s...
    Riley218 Riley218 18-21, M Jul 11

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    1) What would you name your future daughter? Yuki 2) Do you miss anyone? Yes 3)What if I told you that you're pretty? Thanks. 4)Ever been told "it's not you, it's me"? Im not sure...
    daneean daneean 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    1: What would you name your future daughter? Liliana 2: Do you miss anyone? All the time 3: What if I told you that you were pretty? I would assume you were highly intoxicated 4...
    tristessastar tristessastar 22-25, M Jun 30

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    1: What would you name your future daughter? I have a few ideas, there for my noggin only, he he ;) 2: Do you miss anyone? All the time 3: What if I told you that you were...
    DanBurnett DanBurnett 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 11

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