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#1 f0rk_b0mb

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Posted 11 September 2012 - 13:06

Today marks the 11th aniversity of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Centers and the Pentagon. Thousands of lives were lost, as the world watched with horror.

My question is: Where were you on 9/11? Did it affect anyone personally?

I was in 3rd grade. My teacher flipped on the TV and we watched the 2nd plane hit the building. I thought it was a movie, not real. I couldn't believe it was happening.

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Posted 11 September 2012 - 13:07

I just got home from school as it was happening.

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Posted 11 September 2012 - 13:11

I was a sophomore in high school, our history teach had heard something about a big event happening and we watched it we caught it just before the 2nd plane hit and saw both towers collapse. Very Unreal.

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Posted 11 September 2012 - 13:11

I was in Spanish class.

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Posted 11 September 2012 - 13:11

I was in my sophomore year of High School and that morning you could just tell something wasn't right, and then when we got to homeroom (9:50 AM) we were told what had happened over the PA, but the story was watered down a little bit, we had no idea there were 2 planes.

It was only when I walked by the teachers lounge after that and saw the south tower collapse and the north tower still burning that the truth became a very hard reality. I'll never forget that day as long as I live, it was almost surreal. Parts of me still can't believe the horror that happened that day.

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Posted 11 September 2012 - 13:17

I was at School, i believe the first plane had just hit the tower before School finished as a few people were talking about it on the way home. When I got home from School the second plane had just hit the other tower. I remember my mum having it on TV, it all just seemed so unreal like it was out of a movie.

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Posted 11 September 2012 - 13:19

Myself and my mum had just gotten to our hotel in Orlando and turned the TV on as it was happening. Was crazy because my dad had left New York about 2 hours before it happened to meet us.

Was a bit overwhelming watching it live....as it didnt really sink in. But now that alot of 911 programs are being put on the TV it is more "real" so to speak looking back. Weird I know.

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Posted 11 September 2012 - 13:24

^ Do you guys live across the lake? :) The atacks happened at 8:46 - 10:28 USA time. England is 4 hrs ahead if I remember right, so that puts these attacks at 12:00 - 2:00 for you guys. Sounds right. I get out of school at 2:45.

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Posted 11 September 2012 - 13:25

I was a sophomore in high school (in MA), and was in gym class. They made a PA announcement and we just stopped class, as there was a mass confusion. They offered counseling if any students needed it, but fortunately, none of the students had parents that worked there.

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Posted 11 September 2012 - 13:29

^ Do you guys live across the lake? :) The atacks happened at 8:46 - 10:28 USA time. England is 4 hrs ahead if I remember right, so that puts these attacks at 12:00 - 2:00 for you guys. Sounds right. I get out of school at 2:45.


Live in the UK but was just arriving stateside for a holiday. UK is 5 hours ahead i think...or that might be central time I have no idea lol

Are there lots of TV programs in the states today about 9/11?

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Posted 11 September 2012 - 13:30

I was at work. The first I heard about the attack was when a co-worker sent around an email with a link to a news item: 'Sports plane hits WTC'. It escalated quickly from there - someone decided to show CNN on the big screen in the conference room, where I saw the second plane hit and the collapse of the towers.

My first thought? 'I hope the US aren't going to overreact now.'

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Posted 11 September 2012 - 13:34

I was walking through town and I watched it all unravel at a television repair shop

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Posted 11 September 2012 - 13:34

Are there lots of TV programs in the states today about 9/11?


Oh yes. I'm sure the Discovory, History, and Travel, and National Geographic chanel, to name a few, will all have documentaries running.

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Posted 11 September 2012 - 13:35

It was a half day at school for me and for whatever reason I didn't go (I think I overslept). Lucky that I was home with my mother and sister.

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Posted 11 September 2012 - 13:39

Oh yes. I'm sure the Discovory, History, and Travel, and National Geographic chanel, to name a few, will all have documentaries running.


I watched some stuff last night, about the guy who survived the building collapsing, and the firefighters story. I enjoy watching them but it is quite hard to understand the emotions, which is impossible I suppose