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Posted 9/11/12
Freshman year college. I remember waking up (had all afternoon classes) and my mom and dad freaking out watching the TV and trying to call my Aunt, though she lives in Queens, NY and a few cousins (Long Island). They aren't necessarily close PER SE but it was unprecedented and you know how these things can cause people to react when family could or could not be in the scene of the tragedy. I don't think I went to class that day.
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I was asleep (living on the west coast and all). I was woken up by a phone call from my mom who was about to start kindergarten class. I turned on the tv and saw what had happened. Classes where cancelled at the university I was attending. It was very surreal watching not only what happened to the towers, but also not seeing any sort of aircraft in the sky that day.
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i was in 2nd grade when this happen, very sad :(. R.I.P AUNTIE!!! WE'LL NEVER FORGET YOU
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All I remember from that day was coming home from school, then feeling that awful gut wrenching in the stomach and how my eyes just opened wide in horror when I saw the people jumping out of the burning buildings... It was hard to fathom how people doing this to the towers could exist... I don't wanna imagine how it was like actually being in the thick of it...

Must have been about 12 years old or so. There was nothing on the news except that the many ongoing weeks after that, I recall that as the time alot of people started getting used to seeing horrid things like that on the news. Now it's kinda sad alot of us just shrug and forget about it moments after.
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I was living with my family in Sigonella, Sicily. Dad was Navy, and I just came home from school. Next thing, I am watching planes slam into the towers, and the based goes on total lock down. Marines setup machine guns to guard the gate, threat content Delta went live, it was crazy. Took until 2006, but I joined the Navy and was able to dish out a little pay back via carefully guided AC–130 strike.
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I was in fourth grade when it happened. I went to school in manhattan and my school, P.S. #87 was about a 20 minute walk from the WTC. Everyone in my class was confused because the teachers kept on running in and out of class looking frightened. They made us evacuate the into the gym on the first floor, so that our parents could pick us up, but they weren't really telling us anything, I didn't really notice anything was wrong until I got into my apartment building onto the 20th floor and saw some smoke rising from the window. After which my mom packed a bag and we went to Jersey City to my aunts house for a while until it all the commotion died down and everything was finished. My dad actually saw the 2nd airplane crash into the Towers from work and an engineer next to him started panicking because he knew the towers were gonna fall straight down
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I was in 6th grade, I understood what was going on better than anyone in my class as far as grasping the severity I think, most seemed like "Yay, out of school?" I honestly shed tears. I didn't fully grasp the severity for a while, I don't think anybody did. But I did cry, because I knew none of those people on TV were going home.
I wasn't thinking about war, I wasn't concerned with that, it was seeing people falling from windows and hearing the sounds on the TV that just....Idk..I'll never, ever, forget it.
And now, 11 years later, I'm a firefighter, and each year we do a memorial here... and every year the crowds get smaller, and smaller... People say they will never forget. But failure to honor is just as bad.
Honor those who died.
R.I.P 343 of FDNY Thin Red
R.I.P 60 of NYPD & Port Authority Thin blue
R.I.P 2977 total souls lost.

(Total number is 2996 including the 19 hijackers, but seriously, I said souls lost, those bitches had none....)
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Freshman in Highschool. They stopped school and we were all watching the news in class. Me and a friend were making fun of it. Girl overhears and flips out on us because her uncle worked in the towers and she didn't know if he was in there. oops.
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Posted 9/11/12
Out on the football field during my sophomore year of high school. You know there's never good news when the coach starts off with "Practice is cancelled."
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I was in my second grade class. I was unfazed, like I was when I was told my mom died while I was playing a game.
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I was at a feed/bait/gas station near Springfield, MO where while waiting for my change I was watching the chatter yak on their TV about speculation when the 1st jet crashed. I knew right away it was not an accident but was unaware who the preps were. I commented to the store owner that gas was probably going to go to $5/gallon very soon. So I filled up promptly. Where I lived as the events unfolded our state attorney general broadcasted to all vendors to beware, price gouging will not be tolerated. One year later 1 gasoline middle-man chain got fined $1 million for driving the price up to $5.50.

Enough homage has already been posted today about this event and rightfully so. However, I did notice in the demotivational pic section at 1 of the websites someone, after 11 years, has decided to write some wry and dry overlay with a picture of the first ball of flames exploding from impact into the first building as background. Hmmm, I have a tendency to post silly-isms periodically but this particular 1 will never be used on my watch.
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Posted 9/11/12 , edited 9/11/12

MikiSayaka wrote:

I was in 6th grade, I understood what was going on better than anyone in my class as far as grasping the severity I think, most seemed like "Yay, out of school?" I honestly shed tears. I didn't fully grasp the severity for a while, I don't think anybody did. But I did cry, because I knew none of those people on TV were going home.
I wasn't thinking about war, I wasn't concerned with that, it was seeing people falling from windows and hearing the sounds on the TV that just....Idk..I'll never, ever, forget it.
And now, 11 years later, I'm a firefighter, and each year we do a memorial here... and every year the crowds get smaller, and smaller... People say they will never forget. But failure to honor is just as bad.
Honor those who died.
R.I.P 343 of FDNY Thin Red
R.I.P 60 of NYPD & Port Authority Thin blue
R.I.P 2977 total souls lost.

(Total number is 2996 including the 19 hijackers, but seriously, I said souls lost, those bitches had none....)


It's not a failure to honor. Times change. People move on. Not everyone is going to spend moments out of their (perhaps) busy schedules to honor something that happened a decade or even a few years ago. To me, everyone in that incident had a soul hijacker or not. Good things came out of 9/11 that may not be worth those deaths but are worth something far more. Being able to forget means you'll always remember it.

"Not the power to remember, but its very opposite, the power to forget, is a necessary condition for our existence." ~ Sholem Asch

For me it was around the second grade at the time. Didn't think much of it at the time, and honestly I still don't. There's lots of bloodshed in the world, the attacks on September 11/2001 from 8:46 am (time the WTC North Tower was hit by the hijacked American Airlines Flight 11) to 5:21 pm (time the 7 WTC building collapsed) were just few of many in recorded history and a majority are far worse.

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Posted 9/11/12
I have a friend whose birthday is today. I always felt bad for her because this day will always be about that horrible event even if it is a great day for someone, somewhere else. How do you celebrate other things when you know so many people are thinking this day is just about that tragedy?
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DeviantBehavior wrote:

I have a friend whose birthday is today. I always felt bad for her because this day will always be about that horrible event even if it is a great day for someone, somewhere else. How do you celebrate other things when you know so many people are thinking this day is just about that tragedy?


Block all those people out because they're not important to those special moments in the here and now.
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