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9/11 september 11 usa 2001

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#136 DocM

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Posted 25 September 2012 - 17:46

At home watching the news with a very aware 4 year old who got the basics right away. Spent the rest of the day explaining the specifics of AQ etc. What got him most was the loss of the firefighters, cops etc. because there are so many in the family (grandfather = fire chief; uncle = firefighter/EMT; uncle = cop etc.) and that our military extended family would be going into action.


#137 Dinggus

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 01:38

In 8th grade skipping school, mom came in and woke me up.

#138 mk1990

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 01:49

Meanwhile in Sydney, Australia, sitting in front of the TV waiting for Pokemon and Dragon Ball Z to start before school, being interrupted by breaking news :(

#139 trek

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 06:45

Grade 11, woken up by the radio at 7:30 as normal but it was filled with breaking news live from CNN :(

#140 UKDarkJedi

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 22:55

I remember working at an ISP at the time, tech support monkey on the phone and watching the live stream from CNN through bbc news. Can remember we left a message on the phones for anyone calling in that we wouldn't be taking any more calls (the owner of the small isp I worked for had family that worked in the towers and were lost).

Can still remember how harrowing it all seemed, even though I wasn't connected to the towers or even the city itself.

#141 Astral

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 23:04

Living west of Toronto at the time, about to head to class as reports came in about the first tower. I ended up planted to my sofa for the rest of the day with tears in my eyes. I didn't know anyone personally affacted by the attacks, except for a friend's father, who was a local firefighter that went down with many others the next day to help out.

I remember that day VIVIDLY, and to be honest, it still gives me a lump in my throat.

#142 streetw0lf

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 23:15

Jury duty.

#143 myxomatosis

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 23:43

In a boring litterature class at school.

#144 Tech085

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 03:17

10th grade in school.