What were you doing when you heard about 9/11??

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Stifler's - posted on 11/17/2010

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I was 13... lying in bed my brother was a month old and my mum came in crying her eyes out and told me. I'd never even heard of the World Trade Centre before that either.

Nancy - posted on 11/17/2010

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I'll never forget it....I was getting my kids ready for school and had the "Today" show on as I always did and the reports started coming in. I was glued to the TV, trying to get the kids ready and trying to explain to them what was happening without scaring them. I changed the channel and told them I wasn't sure what it was about yet, but that i would find out. They were much too young to even try to understand and I knew if I tried to explain, it would terrify them. So I drove to them to school and back home as quickly as possible so that I could turn the news back on. I passed my best friend who lived down the street on my way home, she was just leaving her house and she didn't know anything about it yet. She literally peeled out and sped back home to turn on her TV. When I watched what was happening, I remember shaking, weeping and being scared to death that even more attacks would happen. To this day, I think daily of either the passengers and crew on the plane in PA or the victims in NYC and their families.
God Bless them All.
Nancy Jensen
Boise, Idaho

Faith - posted on 09/23/2009

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At my son's pre school, I saw it on the news. I had to get my son and go pick up my daughter as they were closing all schools. All lines were busy trying to get through to NYC and my aunt was working in Manhattan that day. It was about after 8 pm before we heard from the family to know everyone was accounted for and safe.



Not a I day I care to EVER relive.

Sara - posted on 09/23/2009

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Me and my husband had just recently moved from CT to NC I was about 5 months pregnant and we were still getting settled in.I walked into the living room and he said that a plane just crashed into one of the towers,as I continued to watch the news the second plane crashed and I knew this was no accident.I was glued to the tv like so many of us for days after.I will never forget that day it's so vivid in my mind.

Sonia - posted on 09/20/2009

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i was sitting at the hospital by myself why my son had a 13 hour life threatning opporation. longest day of my life the only thing that kept me going was watching the news and thinking of how other people must be feeling.

Alice - posted on 09/18/2009

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I was just arriving to work. I worked at a building on 7th Avenue, on the 28th floor. When I arrived at work the first plan had already hit. When I covered the reception area saw my co-worker could go see. She was able to witness the second plane entering the second tower. It is something I will never forget. It is something Indescribable. 9/11 will always be in my thoughts and prayers.

Heather - posted on 09/17/2009

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I was waiting in a hospital room, about to be taken into theatre to have my first child Casey. I remember feeling so incredibly sad for what was happening, but so, so excited to be about to have my little girl!! I remember feeling guilty for a few years 'cause that day was one of the best of my life when thousands of lives were shattered on the same day. It makes me always remember though....

Kiley - posted on 09/17/2009

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I was a sophomore in high school, taking the grad exams. I was asleep because I was done with that portion of the test when they announced it. I remember we had a moment of silence but I wasn't completely sure of what was going on but I know I will never forget it. To all those who lost loved ones-I'm sorry and you are all in my prayers.

Rachel - posted on 09/17/2009

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I was in the hospital I had just had my oldest son the day before. I remember my dad came to see me and asked if he could turn on the tv which I thought was a little odd and then he asked me if I had heard about the World Trade Center.

Betty - posted on 09/17/2009

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I was on my way to work and heard it one the radio. At first I thought that it was really odd that a plane could run into the World Trade Center. Then it was announced that a plane had crashed in to the Pentagon. I then thought that there is something terribly wrong. Before I could make it to work the 1st building fell. We watched it all day at work. I had just moved to California to Riverside County and I was wondering if Los Angeles would be attacked. My 15 year old son was at a new high school 45 miles from where I worl=k. My daughter was in her first year of college back in Illinois. I wanted so badly to be with them and know they were safe. There was also some fear that a plane may have been on the way to the Sears Tower in Chicago and I knew people who worked there. That was the plane that ended up crashing in Pennsylvania. I was very shaken that we were attacked on our own soil. It was eery to not see any planes flying and for the skies to be enpty. I was very grateful when President Bush gave his speech and seemed so confident and was so impressed with how Mayor Rudy Guiliani handled it all. I was so sad that all the firefighters and police officers that were trying to help died. I prayed for their families. I wanted to go to NYC to hlep in anyway I could but livign inCalifornia then made it impossible. I felt so helpless.

Michelle - posted on 09/17/2009

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I taught 2nd grade in Northern VA back then, about 25 miles from DC. It was just before the students arrived, and another teacher popped into my classroom and told me to turn on my TV. I was in shock. After the plane hit the pentagon, we were told not to talk about it in front of the students as many of them had parents who worked there. I remember that the television in the school office had it on all day, and we would be glued to it whenever we went in there. My house was about 10 miles from Quantico Marine Base and I remember afterwards when all the planes were grounded, the skies were so quiet, and we would all look up in fear whenever a plane out of Quantico flew over.

Joan - posted on 09/17/2009

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I had taken my Mum shopping when I took her home my brother had on Sky News but didn't have the volume up. I remember thinking that he was watching some disaster movie, then when I realised it was the actual news I cried thinking about bringing a baby into a world at war and about how all those children and would be left without parents!!!

Janet - posted on 09/17/2009

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My sister called & told me to put on the TV. Both our sons worked in the area as well as my other sister's son. We were all terrified for them. We finally heard from them. They were all safe and trying to get out of the area. We kept losing contact via cell phone with our son. It was only his second day working in Manhattan & was looking out the window when the second plane flew over his building & hit the second tower. He left the building immediately but didn't really know his way around the city and had no idea where to go. He was actually running down the street when the buildings started coming down. He walked for miles, meeting up with his cousin and walking over a bridge into Queens. We were so grateful to have them home safe and sound!! With everything I was feeling that day, I can't even imagine how horrible it was for the thousands of people trapped in those buildings and for their families waiting at home to hear if their loved ones were safe. It was a day, as I'm sure it was for so many, that I will never forget.

Jennifer - posted on 09/16/2009

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I was working in a nursery at a childcare center...I checked on my kids and called my husband to tell him I love him.

Connie - posted on 09/16/2009

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I was at the doctors office with my daughter which it turned out had pneumonia, my Mom and Dad both were in the hospital in ICU for heart attacks and I ended up at the doctors office (my husband made me go) I had bronchitis and with all that was going on they wanted me to take nerve medication which I declined. So that is how I remember 9/11.

Sandra - posted on 09/16/2009

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I was on the Tampanzee Bridge on my way to Westchester hospital to take ones of my cases to get hip surgery. I saw the planes circleling around and both hits, all traffic was stopped and ordered to leave your car on the bridge and evacuate bridge cause threats were made that the bridges were rigged 2. An incident that I will never 4get.

Lisa - posted on 09/16/2009

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I was cleaning up the house and my husband called me and told me to turn the tv on.I couldn't believe what I was seeing.We live about 2 hours east of New York City so I started to worry if we should get a game plan ready if we had to leave guick. I told my husband I loved him and just watched tv with my 3 children all day.They were to young to understand what was going on but now they know.I just hugged them all day! I couldn't wait until my husband was safely home from work. My cousin's husband was one of the hundreds that ran on the bridge to get away and my other cousin's son watched people jump out of the windows of the twin towers . God bless them all!

Kylie - posted on 09/15/2009

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I live in Aust, so it happened during the night here, my Dad woke me in the morning say you need to come and see the the world has gone insane. I was in year 10, and at school we spent most of the day with tvs in class rooms watching the news

Lauren - posted on 09/15/2009

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I was just getting out of the shower getting ready for work and turned the radio on and heard Dan Rather reporting. It was 10am (I will always remember the time) when I first heard. I thought it was a joke, since afterall, I was listening to DC101 and it was when Elliot should have been on. I ran downstairs in a towel to turn on the tv. I couldnt ... Read Moreget ahold of my mom (who I found out later was at the commisary on base and she had no idea what had happened) and I couldnt get ahold of my dad (who works across from the Pentagon for the DODIG)Turns out his building was being evacuated. He had been briefing a General for a hearing and looked out the window and saw the belly of the plane go right by and then he said it sounded like fireworks going off. I was freaked since I had to still go to work and didnt know what was going on. Thank God I had a watchman and could bring my little tv with me. I didnt get ahold of anybody for hours. I will never forget that day and how scared and lost I felt

Lynn - posted on 09/15/2009

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I was in bed with a banged up knee. Turned TV on and saw what was happening. Called my mom and told her to turn it on, she watches very little TV. We then prayed for all the passengers, people in towers and pentagon. Prayed for their families. To think, our country was under attack, was unthinkable. Called all my family and we prayed for our presidents to have the strength he was going to need. And now, 8 years later, we still need to pray for our country and it's leaders, our service men and women. We need to remember that only God can set us free and that He needs to be our guide.

Maria - posted on 09/15/2009

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I was commuting to work when I heard it on the radio. I hurriedly called my husband who was home at the time on his day off to tell him to quickly turn on the television, just as he turned it on, he saw the plane en route to collide into one of the towers before it collapsed.

Marlo - posted on 09/15/2009

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I woke up that morning with the T.V. still on from last night... I thought that there was a movie on, but thought it was rather early in the morning for that. I realized it was live T.V. footage and was horrified that one human being could do that to another. We are on this planet together and we should work to get along. Life is too short for anger, hatred and intollerance. I cried that day!

Sabrina - posted on 09/15/2009

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My friends and I had planned that day for weeks. We skipped school and we were watching it on a big screen TV in Sears at the mall. I looked at my friend and asked him what movie we were watching. He almost yelled at me and said it's not a movie--it's for real! Then we heard about the pentagon and I remember my mom saying that I have a cousin who works there. I was so scared. I thought for sure the whole country was going to be attacked. Then GW came out and said we would find whoever was responsible and I was so thankful. And, no, I haven't forgotten...

Julie - posted on 09/15/2009

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That was my due date to have my first son. Thankfully he was 5 days overdue when i had him. So on that day i was watching it on tv hoping not to go into labor.

Kayleigh - posted on 09/15/2009

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i was in america on holiday with my nan, grandad mum and brother, we were in animal kingdom and we were just about to get on a ride when we were told to get outa the park because of a bomb scare, when we were in the car on way bk to villa we heard on the radio what had happend then it was all over the news as soon as e turned the tv on.

Chelsea - posted on 09/14/2009

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i was sitting in the back corner of my 6th grade math class looking out the window when the teacher got a phone call and turned on the news. the entire class was silent and we watched the coverage of the 2nd plane hitting the towers and then saw them fall...no one said a word. shortly after my mom came and picked me up and we went straight to church. i wrote in my diary that night and still have the entry saved...ill never forget that day and i remember it each time my husband deploys

Irma - posted on 09/14/2009

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I was with my husband and we were celebrating a friend's birthday which falls exactly on that same fatal day. We were having food, drinks, and a lot of chatting and laughing when somebody from inside the house yelled at us that the World Trade Center is collapsing and in heavy and thick cloud of smoke and dust. We all rushed inside and watched the news, jaw-dropped and almost in a state of shock.... and when we returned to continue the party discussing about the incident...

Betty - posted on 09/14/2009

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I was asleep when the first plane hit. My brothers woke me up and told me to go watch tv. My family all sat together on my parent's bed where we saw the second plane hit the other tower, heard about the pentagon, and saw our president hear the news from someone quietly telling him in front of a bunch of young children. I will never forget his face at that moment or the wonderful things he said to our nation and to the world. I remember hearing about the plane that was taken over by the passengers on board.
I live in Northern California.

Pat - posted on 09/14/2009

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I was at work the radio was on and I froze knowing we were under attacked. I prayed

Tammy - posted on 09/14/2009

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I was sitting in front of the tv watching good morning america at my moms. I was actually upset with her cause she wanted to watch it and I didn't. She had been in the kitchen while I was sitting there utterly stunned. I screamed for her to come look and was shaking like a leaf with goosebumps covering my entire body balling like a baby, scared and worried sick cause my kids were all at school, my step-dad and honey were both at work. I just wanted to go get them all and bring them home. My mom and I talked about what to do about the kids for several hours. We wanted to bring them home but thought they might be better off at school where they wouldn't have to see or know about this till later. We left them at school and just kept calling and checking on them. I will NEVER forget that day!

User - posted on 09/14/2009

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I was driving to a doctors appointment when the announcement came across the radio, My first thought was for all the families and all the people who were struggling to get out. Then immediately after, my thoughts were on my daughter because she was living very close to the area. I was fearing the worst and became terrified each day passing without hearing my daughters voice. Then about a week later, I finally heard her voice telling me she was okay. I will never forget that day and how it almost changed my life forever. I thank GOD everyday for my kids. I will always and forever love them.

Cherie - posted on 09/14/2009

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My husband Duane & I were at Mackinac Island. We first heard in our hotel room, then leaving for a walk through town not really knowing of terrorists attacking. As we walk from shop to shop heard bits and pieces. By late morning knowing the truth and stopping to look out over the water & sky. Feeling so helpless, sad, & far from home and our son's.

Lena - posted on 09/14/2009

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It was my senior year of high school, and I had just walked into the commons area before school had started. Everyone was talking about how a plane had crashed into an official building, but no one new a thing more than that. It seemed like it was just a horrible joke at first.



I remember going to my first period class (Mythology), sitting down and the teacher very asking everyone to quiet down so that she could discuss what happened - the whole time she was doing this, the tv was on and we were watching all the news reports.



To this day, I can still feel the sick sinking feeling in the pit of my stomach when I recall that day. We just sat there all day, no matter what class we were in, and watched as the reporters updated us and wondering what would happen next...

Sarah - posted on 09/14/2009

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i was in year 7 in high school so i was about 11 (i'm from england)

and i think i was in a music lesson.

Jodie - posted on 09/14/2009

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pregnant with my second, hubby rang from interstate and told me to turn the tv on. Could not believe it. Thought it was start of world war 3.

Brenda - posted on 09/13/2009

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I was cooking at that time and actually watching CNN news. I cannot work that night in the hospital, very devastated to what have happened. We're in Maryland so they suspended the school before lunch time. My son was at pre-K then.

Sarah - posted on 09/13/2009

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i was working at walmart and they had called a store meeting. no one had heard about the attacks until my sister came in and told us. later that morning it came down from home office for management to let us watch cnn without getting in trouble as long as we continued helping our customers.

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