Where Were You On the Worst Day Of Our Recent History? 9/11

United States
September 11, 2010 8:36am CST
Today is the anniversery of 9/11 and I don't think there is one American who doesn't remember where they were and the thoughts that went through their heads. I was at work that morning and as it was before we opened we had the radio on. My boss had gone to the bank and all of a sudden the announcement was made that the first tower had been hit by a plane. Another girl and I just stopped what we were doing and looked at each other. My first thought was an accident, a plane crashing! Then when they made the second announcment it hit, that this was no accident! My whole body was covered with chill bumps and I just stood there with tears running down my face. I had never exsperenced a feeling like that before, the shock, the anger, the fear. I couldn't understand WHY anyone would do that, kill people they had never even met. I still get chills when I think about it. So many lives ended that day and so many other lives changed. Do you remember where you were? Your first thoughts and then after the second announcment? God bless everyone and for those of you who knew the horror first hand, our prayers are still and always will be with you!
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@ANTIQUELADY (36491)
• United States
11 Sep 10
Good morning, i was at home. My mother called & told me to turn on the tv. I to thought it was an accident when the first plane had hit but as i was standing there watching the 2nd one hit. I was horrified, shocked, u name it. I never turned the tv off again till i went to bed. I just kept waqtching the news over & over w/utter disbelief. It takes some rotten dirty dogs to do something like that. How does anyone get that sick????
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@carolbee (16243)
• United States
11 Sep 10
I was at a local casino playing Keno. One of our kids called and told me to get out of there as fast as possible since there was a threat at our airport. The casino wasn't far from the airport and also knew public places at that time might not be safe. I left and came home only to watch the horror on television. Terribly upsetting day and one that will never be forgotten. My deepest sympathy goes to all the families who lost loved ones that day. May those killed rest in peace.
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@lacieice (2065)
• United States
11 Sep 10
I was recooperating from surgery,and I woke up to see the second plane hit the tower. I couldn't believe what I was seeing. I thought it was a movie or something, but I soon learned it was real. I saw the towers fall. I saw all of it. My heart still breakes when I think of it. I do not want to see it again. I don't need to. It's engraved im my mind. I get chills just reading these posts. For a while after that, hearing a plane close by would give me a sick feeling, and even now the sould of a plane overhead makes me stop and remember what happened on that horrific day.
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@mattic (282)
• United States
11 Sep 10
I was at a conference in Ft.Walton Beach, FL. I had gone for a walk along the shore and I returned to find my hotel mates glued to the the television, with eyes wide open and their faces drained of all color. They were just about to tell me what was happening, when I looked at the TV just in time to see the second plane hit. I immediately called my wife, both of us in shock that the US had been attacked on our own soil.
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@aurorastorm (1136)
• United States
11 Sep 10
I was at work, had just gotten there when the first tower was hit. I worked in a huge financial company at the time, and some people I work with were on phones with people in the towers and got disconnected, that still haunts me to this day. We were sent home after a plane hit the pentagon. We work off of work the rest of the week because the stock market was closed. That was the first time in my life I was not happy not to be able to go to work. Right now I am watching a rebroadcast of The Today Show from that day, the first tower just fell and I am still so angry and shocked as I felt that day 9 years ago. I still cannot fathom how people could hate and want to kill innocent people, my heart is breaking all over again.
@diamania (7037)
• Netherlands
11 Sep 10
I was 10 year old and just came from school ( mind you it was 3 PM, here) I was like: what the heck? Of course I was not stupid, being 10, to see that it was a terroristic attack for sure. I can't say I was afraid, I was excited but not in a positive way. More like: what the heck is this?! Then a few minutes after I got home I saw the second plane hit the twin towers and then I was sure: there's no way in hell that two planes accidentally hit two towers in a small time frame like it was. I am glad the plane that disappeared in the ground didn't hit the white house. I am sure they were heading for it...
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• United States
12 Sep 10
i was at home online and a friend PM'd me to turn on the tv NOW. i was just in time to see the second plane hit,and i have to say i was in shock. shocked,but not surprised.i had a feeling they'd try again,after trying it from the bottom failed.
@bounce58 (17550)
• Canada
12 Sep 10
I was half way around the world and I could remember getting a call asking me turn in on CNN. I was in my bedroom of cours and we just had dinner. When I opened the TV my jaws dropped. My initial reaction was, this must be some kind of hoax, or some kind of film. But the CNN logo was there so it must be real. Today I watched the documentary, 102 minutes that changed the world. I still feel uneasy watching it.
@nancy0618 (477)
• Philippines
11 Sep 10
i was here in my home watching the news on what was happening it was really tragic looking back on what had happened
@dorannmwin (36620)
• United States
11 Sep 10
I was working a swing shift at a pharmacy at the time and because of that I was still in bed when the first plane hit the towers. My mother called me after she heard the news and then I turned on the television so that I could see what was going on, that was about the time that the second plane hit. It was absolutely horrible to watch that happen on live television. I also remember worrying about my uncle all day that day because he worked in one of the other buildings of the World Trade Center (but not one of the towers).
@Miner49r (569)
• United States
11 Sep 10
I was at work, a Military Hospital none the less. I had just gotten a fresh cup of coffee out of the break room, when it came on the TV. I went told everyone at the nusres station and everyone thought I was joking in a sick manner. Then, the second plane hit and it was surreal. There was a thick deep silence and the look on everyones face was mixed with sadness, fear, and anger. We all knew what was to come, we just went to war. These were all Military Doctors, Nurses, and Medics. As we went about our daily routines, everyone couldn't help but to peer out the 8th story windows of the tower we worked in. No one would say what they were looking for, but we all were in search of the next in bound plane. We very well could be a target... Thank fully nothing came that day As the day progressed the Base went on lock down. There were armed soldiers in the halls, parking lots and one the roof tops. Ranger and SF units dug into the tree lines with fox holes and sand bagged positions. In the matter of hours a calm and peaceful place was turned into a Militarized zone as if from movie or from another land.
• United States
11 Sep 10
I was ten years old, and I was at school. The faculty had made the decision NOT to tell any of us what was going on. I didn't have an inkling of what was happening until I got home and I found my Mom watching the news and crying. I remember feeling shocked and confused. Why would anyone do something so horrible? And why hadn't anyone told me?