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Where were you on 9/11?


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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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I just got home from school as it was happening.

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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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I was in Spanish class.

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

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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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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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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

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I was a senior in high school at the end of my first period class.

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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

The Nicolas Cage movie? Yeah! I saw that when it first came out. He looks weird with a mustache imo.

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Bed. My father woke me up to tell me that there was an attack.

We couldn't stop talking about how similar it was to the attack from Debt of Honour (Tom Clancy).

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that day i woke up heard the news and wasnt surprized at all

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Inb4rage.

What a dick move on your behalf aye?

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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

I saw that "miracle survivor" it was called, might watch it proper later

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Inb4rage.

What a dick move on your behalf aye?

ohh canada where we dont have to worry

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all i say 911 didnt have to happien at all

but when ur bullied to much the bully finally snaps and 911 happiens

sorry for all the people who died but the ones who servived id be ****ed at ur goverment because moms dads kids firemen all died

because of the good old usa im glad im from canada its doesnt happien here we dont **** every one off

What an absolute knobjockey thing to do. Come into a 9/11 thread and post your abhorrently written diatribe!

On topic: I was at work. We first saw it on a BBC news stream. I was shellshocked and it didn't sink in for ages.

Thing that annoyed me was that the reports of how London was reacting were blown wholly out of proportion... "The city is a ghost town, everyone has left EC1"... No they hadn't!?

And then after, the strange way we reacted. People seems to "want" to be involved somehow. Every little railway station, public venue, workplace had these "What to do in case of..." signs and briefings. Sorry, nobody is gonna bomb Bedford station!

ohh canada where we dont have to worry

Or spell, or show respect, or stay on topic...

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Working in my previous job's data center on Water Street and just left the WTC towers an hour before it all happened.

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I was at work. Passed by the office of my colleague who had a TV card in his PC. I made a joke about watching action movies at work instead of actually working. He said that was the news, not a movie, it had just happened. 5mins later his office was completely filled with the rest of the colleagues.

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