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Where were you on 9/11?
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Posted 9/11/15 , edited 9/11/15
I woke up and heard what was happening on the tv. My second grade teacher spent most of the day looking ar the television and crying.
I prayed for Osama bin Laden's before going to bed but my mother said that wasn't good Christian behavior...
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They had just laid me off of work the week before, so I was at home, FAXing (they still used them then) resumes to companies. I didn't even know it happened until a friend called me and started talking about it.

I tried watching TV, but all they were doing was playing the video of the WTC collapsing over and over, and I just couldn't take it anymore, so I turned it off.

Later, I realized I had no food in the house, so I went to the grocery store, I was the only customer there. The store had the audio portion of ABC News playing over the store speakers.

When I got home, the garage door opener broke so I had to fix it.

My (now ex-) girlfriend called me from Florida, with all the aircraft being grounded she was stuck there.

All of my laid-off coworkers had previously scheduled a meeting that evening at a local restaurant, and we decided to have it anyway, because if we cancelled it, it would have been like the terrorists had won.
Posted 9/11/15 , edited 9/11/15
The day stands out so vividly in my mind...

I was taking a math test in long division in school, one I didn't want to take. I even remember exactly what I was wearing, what I had had for breakfast that day...thinking, that later on I could be enjoying some of that lovely crisp September air when I played with my friends...The desk I was sitting at had a wobbly leg and I was scribbling a picture in my book...

So, the TV came on and I wondered why and the news was on every channel and I saw what was happening. The day didn't feel real, I felt like I was an outsider watching some...I don't know, a movie or something. It didn't feel real. Watching the plans, the smoke the fire...hearing the panic, the sheer terror the agony of those final moments...It felt like my brain was struggling to absorb what was happening.

It as shocking and strange...horrific yet captivating in its sheer terror.

I was a child. It didn't fully register with me and yet...I felt a sinking sensation that only grew the more I (we) learned of the attacks.

Watching the building collapse in a heap of dust, ash and lives didn't even seem real.

Watching the second building fall down leaving two gaping holes in the scenery behind...felt like a strange, not fully registered nightmare.

School didn't even happen that day. I don't know what happened. Everything was vacant and empty. We didn't go outside to play. The TV stayed on until midnight at home, over and over and over and dinner tasted like sawdust in my mouth.

The day did not seem real.

It was all anyone talked about for the next several months. Absolutely shocking, the longer I let it sink in.

I watched some calls those poor people made on TV today in a documentary. Final goodbyes and 'I love you's'..."it isn't so bad"...."I can'r make it out..."...broke my heart. I had to turn the TV off.

All these years later and it still shocks me. It still horrifies me, thinking of those people trapped knowing their moment had come. It brings the tears to my eyes I didn't have as an unknowing child.

May they all rest in peace, them and any other innocent person on this earth who was caught in the horrible act of terrorism.
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Posted 9/11/15
I was in an organization sponsored training class for Microsoft Project. A messenger came in and said that the class was postponed and everyone was being sent home.
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I was in the 4th grade at the time. When the attack happened, our school just told us, we were leaving school early due to the heat. When I arrived home, I was told the truth by foxnews. lol
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I was at work and lunch-break had just finished. I plugged my earphones back into listen to the news whilst I worked and the BBC headline was that an aircraft had flown into the WTC. I thought it must have been a light aircraft that had crashed by accident. Then the news was saying that a second plane had hit and I thought that it must have been a news helicopter filming the first crash. By this time other people in the office had heard and put the TV on and we found out what had really happened.
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I believe I was in Pre-K. I thought that the world was going to end. Seriously, some as young as me during that time thinking about that stuff.
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I was in school, 6th grade. Some of the other kids were spreading rumors that a bomb blew up in the white house. I guess it was like the telephone game.
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In 6th grade gym class. We were all called to the cafeteria by the principal. As soon as he began to explain the situation, we watched as the 2nd plane hit the tower...
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I was being rushed onto a bus on the military base in Wiesbaden, Germany. The bus had guards armed with M16's.

Once I got back, my parents sat me down in front of the TV and told me to remember this. History was being made.
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My grandmother was dropping me off at my elementary school when the first plane crashed into the north tower. Because my fifth grade classroom was in a portable, shortly after class started my homeroom teacher escorted us into the main school. Overall, it was a very confusing day.
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I was in middle school in class. They moved all of us to the lunch room and locked all the doors and had security guards at each door until the parents picked us all up after they were all searched.
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Posted 9/11/15 , edited 9/11/15
Where I was on 9/11?
I was on the 11/9 so.. another time zone

Yamstarch wrote: Just walked into work at my employer at the time (Best Buy) and saw all the TVs tune to the news all over the store. Stood there watching with some coworkers and watched live as the second plane hit. Still traumatized to this day. I don't think we sold anything all day, but TVs. yes people were buying big screen TVs to go home and watch the news on. It was crazy.
Can I buy a TV that is for my 9 year old twin?
cind of need 2 then so on the 11 day... okey!
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Just walked into work at my employer at the time (Best Buy) and saw all the TVs tune to the news all over the store. Stood there watching with some coworkers and watched live as the second plane hit. Still traumatized to this day. I don't think we sold anything all day, but TVs. yes people were buying big screen TVs to go home and watch the news on. It was crazy.
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I was actually asleep since I had closed the night before at my job (Food Lion), and my sister was getting ready to go into work. She came bounding through my door yelling about a plane crash and I had to get up and come look.
By the time I pulled myself out of bed and went to her room, the second plane arrived and we watched in horror and tears.
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