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It's a day of reflecting... A day of remembering... A day that changed U.S. history forever
Posted 9/11/13

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sushipath wrote:

(I also remember thinking that as relatively united as we were as a nation in those days, we as a collective people in America would likely soon forget-- maybe even within a year-- what exactly happened, and go back to business as usual of political correctness, selfish racial and victim politics, and hand-wringing over relatively trivial issues while ignoring the reality of the threat at hand.)

I totally agree. It is sad to see that even after 12 years since it happened, that people seem to just think of it as "another day". I didn't lose anyone personally either, but it did affect me in a way I never thought it would. And I find it amazing how much PC (political correctness) goes on in this country.




kirika202 wrote:

I was in another country, having breakfast and when i saw the news I immediately reached for the phone because my mom lived in NY. Even though i was in another(very far away) country, all the tv news were talking about it and people were in shocked as it was happening in their own country...I guess, what happens in USA has a great impact in the whole world.

Which is why there are so many pics and videos of the people in the Middle East jumping for joy as they watched the towers fall, chanting "God is great!" in their language. But then I also find it amazing that when our military went in an took out Saddam Hussein, they were thrilled when the statue of him came toppling down.


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Posted 9/11/13
So, 7th grade 4th period Spanish class. Out in Queens close to JFK airport. Some of my friends started getting pulled out of school/to the principals office. First thought, maybe they were lucky. Some who came back to get their things said NYC was just attacked. Laughed it off and then they said "No....I'm serious. Planes just hit the WTC."

As a typical middle schooler I prayed to get pulled out of school too. Only because I didn't understand or see the full meaning in what they said. There were announcements throughout the day but it wasn't until I went home at 3:30pm that I truly saw what happened. And for all intensive purposes missed the whole entire thing.

When I was leaving school thanks to the boulevard which runs east-to-west I was able to get a clear view of the smoke that bellowed into the air. It was during this time that I realized couple things. My grandfather worked downtown. This was the final successful attempt at bringing down the towers. And NYC/USA would be out for blood.

My grandfather was OK, thank god. But like most people in the downtown area they had to trek out of Manhattan instead of using the subway or buses. That meant he had to walk from 14th street all the way over to JFK airport. The other thing was that everyone who came out of Manhattan were covered in ashes.

Now stop and think about it. Ashes. Yeah you had massive structures collapsing but you also had hundreds of people dying and burning up. Imagine walking out of their with essentially other peoples skin on you. It's a testament to how resilient people are. I would imagine some people would have PTSD.

That was pretty much my day. Everything else is history. The only other thing, like I said about going for blood, is the brutality administered to anyone with a Muslim name. My last name is Hassan. And that is another story.
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Posted 9/11/13 , edited 9/11/13
I was in Kindergarten back then. I was at home and during a tantrum and I got mad and went into my room, and accidentally cut a piece of my finger off slamming the door.

Everyone at the hospital was too concerned with the tv to care that some kid was in there with a piece of her finger gone and her bone sticking out and bleeding everywhere >.>
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Posted 9/11/13 , edited 9/11/13
Below is a phone message left by a passenger on hijacked Flight 175 to his wife (via Reddit):



- Flight 175
- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flight_175

United Airlines Flight 175 was a passenger flight which was hijacked by five al-Qaeda terrorists on September 11, 2001, as part of the September 11 attacks. They deliberately crashed it into the South Tower of the World Trade Center in New York City, killing all 60 people aboard plus the hijackers, and an unconfirmed number in the building's impact zone.


I watched the entire event unfold in my house that day on CNBC. They were covering it from the beginning. When the first plane hit, they thought it was a small aircraft until they managed to get a better camera angle. Then they were astonished and thought it was an accident until that second plane hit. Suddenly, everything changed.

I saw almost everything that happened in New York that day. Much of the news feeds were uncensored at first. I couldn't believe what I was watching.

It was sad and numbing.
Posted 9/11/13
I was a grad student at KSU, I was working in the library when the director all of a sudden came in and said the college was closing because of the attack. It's difficult to process such a thing. I watched a little bit on the tv when I got home. I had friends in NYC at the time but they were able to send emails that they were ok. I didn't lose anyone that day, but I did lose my nephew in the war that was to come.
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Posted 9/11/13

Hairbelly wrote:

Below is a phone message left by a passenger on hijacked Flight 175 to his wife (via Reddit):



- Flight 175
- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flight_175

United Airlines Flight 175 was a passenger flight which was hijacked by five al-Qaeda terrorists on September 11, 2001, as part of the September 11 attacks. They deliberately crashed it into the South Tower of the World Trade Center in New York City, killing all 60 people aboard plus the hijackers, and an unconfirmed number in the building's impact zone.


I watched the entire event unfold in my house that day on CNBC. They were covering it from the beginning. When the first plane hit, they thought it was a small aircraft until they managed to get a better camera angle. Then they were astonished and thought it was an accident until that second plane hit. Suddenly, everything changed.

I saw almost everything that happened in New York that day. Much of the news feeds were uncensored at first. I couldn't believe what I was watching.

It was sad and numbing.


I keep seeing those all over Instagram..
They are so sad.
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Posted 9/11/13 , edited 9/11/13
No offense to those people who lost a loved one in this incident, but I think that having this day "worth of remembering" is cruel against the middle east... In the east these kind of things happen near to everyday.. And what do we hear about? Miley Cyrus twerk, 9/11 which was 12 years ago.. Damn it.
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I was in 7th grade World History class when it happened. I remember the math teacher in the class next door telling the teacher to turn the tv on as something major was happening. For the rest of the day we watched the news.
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My mother was there, watching the towers fall on TV. They were saying things like "How horrible." I asked them what was going on, to which she replied nothing and changed the channel. They didn't really seem to feel too bad about it, and I didn't either. Of course I was 3 at the time.
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Posted 9/11/13
I was on my way to school, when I got to down the traffic was grid locked. People were freaking out. Someone told me everything in Pittsburgh was closed. When I finally got back home my mom was watching it on tv and told me what happened.
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Wow, to be honest I don't even remember it happening at the time. If I remember correctly I was in 1st grade at the time so no one at my school told us about what was going on. I honestly didn't even know that something had happened until I was in the 2nd grade and that was only because there was a ceremony on the news. My parents probably knew but didn't want to tell us due to our own rather serious family issues at the time. I'm not gonna lie I treat today like "any other day" but when ever someone brings up the importance of today I feel kind of weird like I don't know what to feel. But I guess that's from being left in the dark for so long.
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Posted 9/11/13
I was sleeping and my sister came to my room to get me blabbering about a plane hitting a building...I didn't know what to think when I started watching the TV and the disaster unfolding. It was heart wrenching, horrific, unbelievable, and hard to watch through tears.
I know my sister and I stayed cuddled together on the bed until the second tower collapsed.
Luckily I didn't have to work that day.
I remember talking to my boyfriend and family as soon as I could get ahold of them.
Disasters like this make you want to be closer to those you love and hold dear.

I didn't lose anyone that I knew, but that still doesn't make it any less upsetting.

And has anyone seen the Budweiser commercial that was made to commemorate those we lost? This wasn't created for profit and was only aired once -- it made me cry this morning.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J3eQmzw6n3k
Posted 9/11/13

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No offense to those people who lost a loved one in this incident, but I think that having this day "worth of remembering" is cruel against the middle east... In the east these kind of things happen near to everyday.. And what do we hear about? Miley Cyrus twerk, 9/11 which was 12 years ago.. Damn it.


But it's caused by their own people, I believe? as far as I know, USA hasn't made any terrorist attack on the middle east. (it's not the same thing as the war) 9/11 changed the whole country...if USA is in bad state, the rest is even worse (especially third world countries). It is not considered one of the top countries for nothing.

I do agree with the Miley Cyrus thing, though
Posted 9/11/13 , edited 9/11/13

kirika202 wrote:


JayVeeDees wrote:

No offense to those people who lost a loved one in this incident, but I think that having this day "worth of remembering" is cruel against the middle east... In the east these kind of things happen near to everyday.. And what do we hear about? Miley Cyrus twerk, 9/11 which was 12 years ago.. Damn it.


But it's caused by their own people, I believe? as far as I know, USA hasn't made any terrorist attack on the middle east. (it's not the same thing as the war) 9/11 changed the whole country...if USA is in bad state, the rest is even worse (especially third world countries). It is not considered one of the top countries for nothing.

I do agree with the Miley Cyrus thing, though


You took the words right out of my mouth. The Middle East does this stuff to their own people every day.

@ JayVeeDees: When do you hear things on the news about suicide bombers going into places and blowing themselves up from the US? And besides.. The Middle East hates us because of the things we believe in.. Why would you consider our day of remembering to be cruel to them? THEY attacked us.. Does nobody remember the bombing in '93? They had already tried blowing up the WTC, only that time it didn't do significant damage.. They tries again and when the towers came down, they were cheering, screaming "Allah Akbar!" I mean really... It doesn't take a rocket-scientist to figure out that most of them hate us...
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Posted 9/11/13 , edited 9/11/13
I think I was in my 9th grade math class. Each class, for the remainder of the day, basically just watched the news until school let out. The teachers seemed pretty devastated, but since I was a dumb kid in the sense that I never payed much attention to the news or politics, I didn't care too much.

To be honest, I still don't care for the news or politics. I find it all rather depressing so I just try to mind my own business. I would, however, like to offer an apology and my condolences to the families who lost someone, that day. I feel like it was disrespectful of me to not care since it didn't affect me directly, at the time. So again, my apologies. I was a dumb kid.
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