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Where were you on 9/11?
Posted 9/11/15
Lol like 15 minutes from Ground Zero.
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Posted 9/11/15
Hmm, Dubai, I think.
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Posted 9/11/15
i went most of the day not even realizing it was 9/11
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Posted 9/11/15

AiYumega wrote:

Lol like 15 minutes from Ground Zero.


lol same
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Posted 9/11/15
I was about 12, and I was at home - I was homeschooled, so that was normal, but we hadn't quite started the school year yet. So we didn't watch a lot of TV, especially in the day, so we didn't find out until mid morning.
I found out when my Dad, who was traveling for work, called my Mom and told her that he was stuck in Denver because they'd grounded all the planes because of the attack, and he didn't know when he would be able to make it back home (to central Texas). After that my Mom turned on the TV for a few minutes to confirm it, but then she turned it off because she didn't want to watch it anymore.
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Posted 9/11/15 , edited 9/11/15
I was like 1 or 2 during that time, probably drinking milk from my mom...
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I was heading to college that morning. The station I was listening to was talking about the first plane hitting, but I thought they were just playing a horrible joke, so I switched stations. When I heard the second station covering it too, that's when I believed it. I got to campus somewhere after the second plane hit. I ran (OK, fast walked) to the campus radio station and worked on getting TV audio into the console. All day was spent looking at the TV as the reports came in of PA, Pentagon, and the collapses; I still remember the news replaying (then unknown) old footage of Pakistani people rejoicing in the streets and the anger I felt then (which subsided when I found it it was old footage).

My professor came into the studio at one point wondering why we were there (he really did know). We let him know we thought class was slightly unimportant just then. I didn't leave the station until well after 9pm that night. No work was done that day.


I accidentally drove past the memorial in our town and saw it covered with school kids, police officers, and I saw a guy right up at the memorial. I nearly broke into tears seeing all that.
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Posted 9/11/15
Was in 8th grade in Spanish class at the time. Was probably about 9:15 at the time, as by then the 2nd plane had already hit.. Class had only been going for about 5 or 10 minutes when the PA system turned on.

*Bing... Bing*

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We just got word about an incident this morning in New York.
(me: What the heck could possibly have happened in New York that we'd care about right now?)
At 8:46 this morning, a commercial plane crashed into the World Trade Center. At 9:03, a second plane crashed into the second building.
(me: ..... oh. Yeah ok, I'll give them that one, that's important. What the crap?)


The rest of the school day went on, we didn't get sent home early, but each class had varied reactions to it. Spanish went on as normal, though I don't think anybody really paid much attention that day. Come the afternoon when my half of 8th grade had the core subjects (math science English history) is when things got a lot more noticeable. History class turned into watching the television in the lobby area (the core classrooms had their own part of the school for each grade, with a lobby that you'd walk into. It's hard to explain without being able to show it. In any case, the tv was there, so that's where we had class.). English class was moved into the history class room, and turned into a class of what the pentagon was. Science tried the best they could to have a normal day anyways. By the time I had math class, it was pretty much everyone watching the TV's anyways in the lobby area.
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Posted 9/11/15 , edited 9/11/15
Let's see. I was 5 when that happened, so kindergarten? This was the only day I remembered during kindergarten because we had an early dismissal. We just started class too (central time zone), and all I remembered were other parents escorting their children one by one. My parents didn't arrive until 30 minutes later. During that time, my teacher brought me and the remaining children to another room that contained a television. I assumed they were showing live footage of the aftermath.

On the ride way home, every radio station was covering the events of 9/11. Of course, I wasn't able to actually comprehend the situation until a few years later.
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Posted 9/11/15
I was at work that day. At least one of my co-workers had the news on, and the news rapidly spread. Several of us (I'm pretty sure I'm one of them) went over to said co-worker's desk. I can't decide if it was that stupid "stop and gawk at the accident" phenomenon, or if we just couldn't believe the (second-hand) news we were hearing. I'd like to think it was the second reason, no matter how naive and arrogant that makes me (and at least some of my co-workers) sound. I'm pretty sure that the first thing I felt when a co-worker told me what was being reported was a mixture of shock and disbelief.

I mean, it was New York city, and an entire commercial jet aircraft! It had to be someone's sick idea of joke, didn't it? Then, after we started to believe it was real, It had to be some horrible accident, didn't it? All these people dying couldn't be deliberate, right? It wasn't as if the reports were saying that President of the United States was in the plane, or that he'd been touring the World Trade Centre at the time, so it just couldn't be done deliberately, right?

We still had customers that day. I can't remember it well enough to say whether or not business died down after the news reports started to be aired. But, given that I can't recall any of us being asked if we wanted to leave early, it was still busy enough.

Looking back at things today, I honestly feel less safe, and less free, then I did on Sept/10/2001. Maybe that safety was just ignorance and arrogance, thinking that "things like that just couldn't happen here". Who knows, maybe even the loss of freedom (PATRIOT act, NSA spying, ect...) that I feel has affected many "First World" nations since Sept/11/2001 is also just in my mind; maybe the governments are just being more open and obvious about these things.

But that still didn't change the way I felt.
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Posted 9/11/15
I was getting ready for work and was watching the morning news. At first they were talking about the first plane that hit and I thought what a tragic pilot error mistake. That was until I saw the second plane crash and realized what America was trying to prevent from reaching our shores, has landed. I cried a lot that day.
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Posted 9/11/15
Just getting to sleep after a long night shift. My mom called me waking
me up saying a plane hit the WTC I hung up to get more sleep... then
my mom called again saying a plane hit the pentagon and I said
"well we better get ready for war cause its coming". I didn't know for
sure what was going on but knew theres no way this was an accident.

I got up and picked my girlfriend up from school cause I didn't know what
might happen better to be together soon as possible instead of trying to
meet up later in uncertain times (eat your hearts out ladies xD)
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24 / M / St.Louis - USA
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Posted 9/11/15 , edited 9/11/15
In Japan, sleeping. So it was almost 9/12 at that point.
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Posted 9/11/15
Eating my cereal.
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Posted 9/11/15 , edited 9/11/15
I was in the institute of audio research at the time,Union square, right down the street from the towers. But i overslept that day, woke up, hopped on the internet and saw the first pictures. So i climbed out on the roof to see for myself, then the 2nd plane hit.. i'm glad i wasn't there
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