What were you doing on sept 11 2001 when planes hit world trade center in USA

United States
September 11, 2009 6:43pm CST
At about 9:00 am Sept 11 2001 there was a terrorist attack on the USA What were you doing at the time..do you remember? I was just getting out of church.. I remember watching over and over all day after replays of the happening.. It's hard to believe.
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@satan88 (586)
• United States Minor Outlying Islands
12 Sep 09
I remeber that day as if were yesterday. It was my first of of highschool and my dad suddenly woke me up and i saw my whole family gathered around the television watching some kind of news and i saw a picture of a tall building with smoke around it. i was only 12 back then so i knew nothing about current events. But this event led me to do alot of research and helped me understand alot about the world. Of course, i'm canadian so i wasn't as heavily affected. I know my dad had to call his brother in new york and he was really worried. So for my first couple of months in high school all we learned were the history of the arab people and US relations.
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• United States
19 Sep 09
Being in Canada does distance you somewhat; but, the fact that you are on the same continent does put you closer to the situation then you can imagine.. Of course, Canada, is pretty neutral on many things.. but you are on the North American Continent.
@peavey (16866)
• United States
12 Sep 09
I was at home, getting ready to start work (I work online at home), when my son called me from his work and told me what had happened. I only had a tiny TV at the time, one of those 6 inch ones, but I plugged it in and watched it as well as I could. I will never forget it. What a horrible day for us all.
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• United States
19 Sep 09
Wow.. six inch tv..was that the kind that had radio also interfaced into it? I think everyone who could was plugged into what was happening..I am sure those who had no tvs went where they could see more of it or bought one.
@xfahctor (14131)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
11 Sep 09
I was at work. I had just gashed my finger open on a utility knife and was on my way to the bathroom with my finger wrapped and bleeding. I had noticed that the music had stoped an all the radios and all I could here was unintelligable talking. A guy I worked with walked by and said to me, "hey1 did you hear?we're under attack, we're being bombed with our own planes as the missles!" Shortly after I was at the hospital, the nurse was bringing in regular updates for me while I was examined and stitched up. by that thime, the last plane had gone down in pensivania. I remember thinking, "this is going to change us forever". I was sent home for the day because they were concerned my wrapped and stitched finger would just get in the way and I was risking popping it open if I worked with it. I got home and my wife waas outside with a look of utter shock on her face. My neighbor's were outside talking, a few were crying. I walked numbly in to my house, cnn was on. By then the towers had alreday fallen. I looked on the tv and saw the gap wher the towers had been and my stomach lurched. I almost vomited right there. That was when the full scope of things hit me, and yes, I cried
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• United States
12 Sep 09
Isn't it something how vividly we remember exactly what we were doing at that time? You have a very descriptive way of writing..
@lelin1123 (15644)
• Puerto Rico
11 Sep 09
I was looking out the South Tower of the World Trade Center on the 91st floor trying to see what happened. People started getting crazy on my floor and we decided we needed to get out of the building. We started running down the stairs and at the 86th floor we were told our building was safe that we could go back to our floors. However, I was in the WTC when the bombing happened in 1993 so I knew I had to get out to see for myself. As we were told this and still on the 86th floor not knowing what happened until later the other plane had hit my building and we were thrown to our knees. We managed to scramble to the door and start once again running down the stairs. I lost 13 friends from my job on that horrible day and that day will never leave me till the day I die.
@Jennlk84 (4219)
• United States
12 Sep 09
Gosh... I can't even imagine.
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• United States
12 Sep 09
How very tragic and yet how very blessed you were to have survived. I saw a news clip of another woman who was under the rubble for a couple days and survived. I can't even imagine and you were right there. Were you employed there?
@lelin1123 (15644)
• Puerto Rico
12 Sep 09
Yes I was working there employed by the same company for 25 years.
@cher913 (25890)
• Canada
12 Sep 09
i was at the hospital getting an allergy test and my hubby was on a business trip in a different province. we were concerned that he wouldnt be able to get home due to the no fly clause of the day and the next few days but he was able to come home on schedule.
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• United States
19 Sep 09
Wow,what country are you in..that there was a no fly clause put up? Was it because of what happened on Sept 11?
• United States
12 Sep 09
I was in high school. My class had a tv in my room and we turned on the tv and watched in shock. I cannot remember my high school ever being as silent as it was that day.
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• United States
19 Sep 09
For us in the USA usually the war and bombings were "over there" where we went to help and prevent it from happening here..That it did happen here..really shakes up everyone.. Since the Civil War and the wars of the 1800's, our country never had real fighting on our soil or bombings for that.
• Philippines
12 Sep 09
i was asleep when it happened. i heard my housemates talking loudly while the tv's volume was turned up to maximum. they were watching the news on tv about the attack. i was shocked and surprised and everybody was talking about it for several months and years even up to now.
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@Jennlk84 (4219)
• United States
11 Sep 09
I was in High School. I remember one of my teacher's coming in, telling the other, and he turned on the TV. We watched the news coverage. For the rest of the day, we talked about it in each class. People were scared. Especially people who had family from NYC. I then remember working that evening and listening to the news on the radio getting all of the updates. It's definitely a day I won't forget, even if I wasn't personally affected.
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• United States
12 Sep 09
It's hard to believe it happened here..yet...for some countries bombings and such a day to day happneings.. I can't imagine what kind of trauma must fill the minds of people who must go through it every day. We relive it over and over for 1 day ..but imagine those who see this kind of bombing and terror every day..Imagine the children I find it painful to recall..even though I knew no one there personally. It's like a personal hurt when you realize so many innocent people from your own country were killed
@Hatley (164485)
• Garden Grove, California
12 Sep 09
hi I was at my podiatrists office and we were all watching on the overhead television. all of us shocked and pale faced,as we saw people jumping out of the windows to avoid being burned alive.what a choice.it was so horrible I was crying and shaking. when I saw the podiatrist he almost cut my toe off as he was still watching the television himself. we were all just shocked.