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Where were you on 9/11/2001 when the world trade center got hit?

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Qualqueen

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Just wondering....do you remember where you were on 9/11/01 when the world trade center got hit?
 
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Phiobi

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Yup, I was on my way to a meeting with Boeing guys. 6 weeks later we had the meeting and none of the guys I was due to meet still worked for Boeing... 5 days after 9/11 my first born entered the world. Shame it was a world with no twin towers!!
 
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amariepsu

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I was in a class in high school on composing music and had just finished my composition, which I worked on the whole year. I went out into the band room to hang out with the band director (I played sax in the marching band) who was watching the news.

We saw the planes hit the towers on LIVE television. Mr. Crohn's face was horrified, and I started panicking. I'll never forget the look on his face as long as I live. I think being around 15 years old, I was looking to him for reassurance, and there was none.
 
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Being shuttled back from the dealership, where my truck was being serviced. We heard it on the radio and arrived in time to watch (on tv) the second tower be struck........
 

Jen Kirley

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I was between classes, sitting in my car, at the University of Southern Maine. My next class was Islamic Civilizations. The professor was from Syria. We students all came in, sat down and looked at him with a silent, "And? What's this about?" and he opened his hands in a helpless gesture and sadly said, "Class dismissed."
 

BradM

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Aside from the obvious, it was a strange morning. I was driving to work, and I was on the cell phone (yes, hands free) applying for a Southwest airlines advantage credit card. The woman taking my application seemed awfully distant and aloof. Not sure if she knew yet or not. My thoughts: she did.

When I got to the machine shop, the first guy I saw (Karl) looked sick. I knew something was wrong. Karl, is everything OK? No, Brad, it's not.

He is the only person I saw at that time, which with a shop of four, is not that unusual. Later I learned they had gathered around a TV in one of the offices. They had a TV on a training cart, and hooked up an antenna to watch.

Now, someone had just brought in a TV to the main area where Karl and I were standing and turned it on. As soon as the TV came on and got to a TV station, the images of the second plane was coming on the screen. I had no idea what was going on at this time. As Karl watched this second plane go into the building, I saw a face of a strong, hard-working man just become lifeless; he turned, and walked away. At that moment, standing in the machine shop, by myself, with the TV on, is my memory of 9/11.

After trying to get some work done, and do something to pass the day, I had to head to another building. I got in my vehicle, and turned to one the shock jock shows. Why did I do that? I never listen to that stuff . Maybe I thought listening to his stuff was much less painful than listening to the truth. However, the DJ had moved into full coverage of the activities; and did a very impressive job covering the events.

(Several months later, they had a town meeting with the local radio jocks about 9/11. They talked about how hard it was to do their jobs, cover something they did not want to cover, hide their own emotions and fears, and deliver good journalism; filtering through the millions of news bites coming in every minute. It was a long day for those folks.(

After going through an all-day funeral, I went home to start again with my family.

9/11- a day I would like to forget, but will always remember.
 
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rlsavard

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Sitting in second period Entrepreneurship class in High School. Turned on the TV and watched the news in every single class the rest of the day. After school our soccer game was canceled so our coach took the team out for pizza and gave the most inspiring speech on what it is to be a part of a team and an American.
 
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Alexisss

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Had just got home from my first leave from my military service, on the phone with my girlfriend, watching the TV at "mute" mode, thinking it was some kind of movie for some seconds.
 
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Bill Pflanz

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My wife and I were in Hilton Head on vacation. We had plans for a horseback ride and before we left we the plane had hit WTC. At that time we just thought it was a tragic accident. It was not until we got back from our ride and went to a place for lunch that we found out what had happened. The television was on and I asked what was going on. We just stood there in disbelief as if we had not heard the answer correctly.

That week was unbelievably quiet with very few people at restaurants and the beach. I had a portable radio with me that we listened to at the pool. I remember how strange it sounded when a plane flew over because the only flights were the military. Later that week we were talking to a British couple that were trying to get a flight back home. The event was a world event and they expressed their sympathy for those who died.

Remember that first few weeks how everyone said it would change us forever and people would be nicer to each other. It seems a long time ago in many ways.

Bill Pflanz
 
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