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Posted 9/12/09
I was watching the history channel on 09/11/2001 yesterday and though back to that day. Where was I? On family vacation at the Grand Canyon railway hotel in Williams, Arizona. We had ridden the Grand Canyon Railway to the Grand Canyon the day before. That morning, I went out to hotel lobby to sit and read a paper (they have real nice lobby) and over heard something about New York. So I asked the counter staff, what was going on. They told me that a plane had hit one of the trade center towers and that they had TV on in the conference room. So I went in to see, what it was all about. I got there just in time to see the 2nd plane hit the other tower. The rest of our vacation was over shadowed by what had happened. We ended up, driving home from Las Vegas (we had flown in) and took us about 35 hours to get back to St.Pete Fl. (with only a 4 hour stop at a hotel). There is more about that day and trip but, I will save that for another time.
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Posted 9/13/09 , edited 9/13/09
I just got home from Kindergarden because of some sort of emergency. None of me and my friends knew what was happening! And my mom was talking to her cousin after picking me up. I was about to turn on to watch dragontales but then my mom switched the channel. I was kind of confused at the time, because my mom (speaking in tagalog) was freaking out and telling her cousin to get away fast. So I was all like, "Is there a fire?" But no answer. I saw the two towers (one on fire I think) and the plane coming closer to it. I was like OMigosh it might hit it! And even as a kid I was shocked. I just stopped in my tracks when I saw it all happen. It was live and around the same time Ratman-nii-sama saw the second plane hit. I had chills, I mean I shudder at the memory. It's hard to imagine a 6 or 7 year old could understand how horrible that catastrophe was. It was scary. i had been there before and I thought it was amazing, I was scared at the top but somehow looking off the balcony made me feel so great. And when I saw it fall and people running away, I was truly scared for them, it was pretty traumatizing.
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Posted 9/14/09
If I remember correctly, I was in middle school. Probably 5th grade or so. Back then, I went to a private Catholic school (take that fact as you will) and that day we were let out early. Basically, the teachers lied to us saying that someone got into a car accident and they were just letting us out willy-nilly.

I only learned what happened later that day from watching TV, since my mom wasn't too willing to talk about it either. So, I turned on some random channel and initially thought that it was some regular boring news thing going on. So, I flipped to another channel and found the same news report on. I thought to myself, "Eh. Two channels showing the same thing. Not that out of the ordinary." So I kept flipping, still unaware of what had happened, and found that nearly every channel was talking about the same thing. At least for a little while, my attention was caught and I listened in for a few minutes.

Needless to say, I was caught completely off guard. However, my short attention span and lack of spiritual regeneration caused me to lose all reason to care since I figured I'd get all the details tomorrow morning anyway and I turned to the only channel that wasn't showing what happened, Cartoon Network. After a while, my dad got home, telling me all about what had happened and how serious the incident was. He then proceeded to ruin the moment by saying that it wasn't Former President Bush's fault that this happened because, apparently, a lot more places had been bombed during Former President Clinton's presidency, but the media was too concerned with his affairs (no pun intended) to bring any attention to the terrorist activities of that time.

The next morning at school, I learned all about what had actually happened (since my dad managed to both stretch some details and completely forget others). I'll admit, it was horrifying. But what scared me more was how apathetic I had been to the whole thing on the day that it happened. Even though I still had yet to grasp the sheer number of people whose lives had been shattered and needed help, that was one of the first days that I realized that I was unsaved and needed Jesus. (No, I unfortunately didn't get saved that day. It wasn't until 7th grade that God saved me.)
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Posted 9/18/09
I was in middle school, english class. I heard Bush's address to the nation from the radio. Class was let out a bit after that. I went home and played a few video games, and then I went into the living room where my family were watching the whole thing. It was at that moment I understood what happened. I also watched the rest of the news that afternoon.
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Posted 12/15/09
i was at home (i was home schooled)
when my mom said come here almost yelling it.
we were watching it happen on TV.
me and my family stood shocked at what was happening
it was total destruction and chaos in New York.
Not 2 menchion the bomb threats they had in the schools
there and i think the subway.

i stood there watching it happen and so many people dying
there was nothing i could do 4 them except pray.
so me and my family did...almost if not all day!
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