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Where Were You September, 11, 2001?
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Posted 9/11/14
i was working, at a telemarkters, in az at 6am. so we were calling the east coast. i had people telling me what happened. we had a business section selling nextell, calling the WTC, just after 6am arizona time i see them all standing up and talking... turns out the entier section just went dead.

needless to say, we all went home.

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Posted 9/11/14 , edited 9/11/14
I was in NYC, in elementary school. One by one kids started getting pulled out by parents, and eventually everyone was gone. I walked home and saw the hordes of people in suits and some covered in soot and dust walking home from their jobs in Manhattan.

My parents never shielded me from it, they actually fully explained what had happened so close to me. It wasn't scary. I didn't get it though.


You can have your own beliefs as to what the truth is, but the matter of the situation, from someone who lived it firsthand, is that so many innocent people died. I knew so many people who died in the WTC. So many. It really was a terrible time, especially as a kid.


Edit - The days after were the worst. The amount of flyers taped to every pole, tree, light, wall, anything that said "Have you seen...." was insane. People didn't wanna give up hope that the person that went to work on a sunny Tuesday was dead under rubble and concrete. People, even some in my family, started developing these horrible coughs from the smoke, and as you might know a lot of the first responders who didn't die from running into a burning skyscraper died from cancer from the dust. Every news station played coverage 24/7 for about a month afterward. People were handing out American flags on every block, just kinda cheering "USA!!" every time more than two people were together.


But despite all this, it's been 13 years. As a New Yorker, we gotta move on. It's history now.
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Posted 9/11/14 , edited 9/11/14
Watching Goku about to become SS3 to fight Kid Buu when the transmission got cut off and we got the news.

I'll never forget how excited i was about that moment, seeing Goku with all his strength and BAM! Denied! I was a kid at the time so i didn't gave much attention about the tragedy itself, my only worries were with DBZ.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OYXvyUrSOdY

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31 / M / Bellingham WA, USA
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Posted 9/11/14
It was a school day and I was a Junior in high school. So I was at school.
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I was in my second grade class. I remember vaguely hearing a few announcements that day to the teachers. After school, I went to Kidstop, an after school thing that's essentially a daycare in the school, and heard the volunteers (all at least 18 I think) talking about planes hitting towers. I didn't want to believe them. Then Mom picked me up, and apparently I didn't want to believe her. I don't remember that conversation, but I do remember arriving home and going immediately to the tv to see it live, I think I believed it but it was a case of I needed to see it happen because it was beyond my 7 year old imagining. I was horrified.

What I remember most clearly is the next day, my teacher showed my class a picture of one of the towers smoking with the other plane about to hit it and talked about what happened with us.
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Posted 9/11/14 , edited 9/11/14
I woke up in the morning and saw what has happening in NYC. I was in second grade and I still remember how our cried about it and how paranoid everyone was for the next couple of weeks.
I asked God to kill Osama bin Laden during my nighttime prayers. My mom told me that was a sin.
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I was at work, around 9:30 central some one had the news on, we all watched as it happened, What a tragedy.

Be strong, remember fear is Osama bin Laden's victory.
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25 / F / New Jersey, USA
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Posted 9/11/14
I was in school.
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I was only 4 years old, eating spaghetti-O's in the comfort of my couch. All I remember was watching the news, and seeing my mom in tears. She was calling all my family members, because she thought her brother was on one of the planes. Thank God he changed his flight, but he couldn't even leave the airport when this happened.

I don't remember feeling affected by it back then, but I definitely was as I aged. Something I think is interesting, though, is the appearance, smell and taste Spaghetti-O's make me a bit depressed, too. Must be a psychological effect.
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26 / M / Houma
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I was in middle school, initially watched from my morning math class as the 2nd crash occurred and I was signed out shortly after. It was shocking at first and there was a lingering sorrow that lasted almost a year. I wouldn't have a feeling like that again until August 29, 2005.
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Posted 9/11/14
Coloring books.
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25 / M / US
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It was during elementary school. My class was actually on a field trip watching a stage performance of Cinderella.
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24 / M / Las Vegas
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I was in Mexico... I was 9, so I didn't really care what was going on...
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8th grade civics.. I had just walked in and they had the news showing on a TV.. other than that I don't remember much and honestly haven't felt many repercussions of the attack here where I live. What can't be argued though, is that it's certainly altered the social and geopolitical landscape of the world in an enormous amount of ways, some subtle while others alarmingly apparent that should make anyone concerned about the safety and balance of the world.
Posted 9/11/14 , edited 9/11/14
sleeping. watching sailor moon
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