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Old 09-06-07, 11:32 AM   #1
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where were you on September 11?

so i usually hear about where people were or what they were doing when they found out about major news and such, such as the JFK assassination or elvis being found dead or whatever.

i always thought it was kinda odd that people would remember things like that, but here we are approaching the (anniversary?) of September 11 and the horrible events that took place that day. now i see why people remember those days, as i found myself going over that morning again.

do you remember where you were or what you were doing when you first heard about it?

I was walking my dog around the block. i think the only thing that was unusual about that morning, not knowing, was the total lack of cars driving about. i guess everyone was glued to their tv sets or radios.

anyway, when i got home, i had several voicemails telling me to turn on the news.

i'll never forget it.
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Old 09-06-07, 11:35 AM   #2
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In my apartment about 3/4 of a mile from the Pentagon. I was asleep and an explosion woke me up. Then I heard fire trucks and wondered what was going on.

It was not a good day.
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Old 09-06-07, 11:35 AM   #3
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I recall it very well. I was at my office, and I was chatting on Yahoo messenger with a friend in D.C., whose office overlooks the Pentagon. We were talking about the news coming out of NYC. Right then, she said, "Oh, my God, they've hit the Pentagon!" At first, I thought it was a sick joke on her part and got rather upset with her. Then I realized she was telling me the truth, and I really felt sick.
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I was home on leave. I woke up and went downstairs and turned on the news about two minutes before the first plane crashed.
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Six years in the past. Must we take a trip down nostalgia road every year? Can't we let them rest?
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Old 09-06-07, 11:41 AM   #6
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Living in Athens, GA at the time and crashed out on my couch. Turned on the morning news and.....
Downtown that day was surreal. All the restaurants were jammed full of people just staring at the tvs, the streets were empty but there were thousands of people downtown. No one talking.
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I was in Harrisburg, PA listening to Tony Bruno on ESPN on the radio in my car. He started covering what they thought must be an accident until the second plane crashed.
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I was at work. They said a plane had flown into the WTC. I was thinking it was some sort of single prop job. Some stupid pilot. We were cracking jokes about it, then we learned what had actually happened.

Anyone remember where they were when the Challenger blew up? I remember that day very well too.
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Old 09-06-07, 11:45 AM   #9
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One of my domains comes up for renewal on 09/11. I thought that was a bit freaky.
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Old 09-06-07, 11:47 AM   #10
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I was working a way at the power company I used to work for. Working a huge reconcilation of an account that had been ignored for years and was messed up big time. I was so swamped and overwhelmed by my work that I pretty much ignored all that was going on around me...when one guy sticks his head into my cubicle and tells me a plane had just flown into the WTC. I thought it was probably a small aircraft, and no big deal. About 30 minutes later, I noticed that the whole department was practically empty. Just me and the lady in charge of running reports. So I went to the conference room that had a television and walked in just in time to see the second aircraft hit the other tower. I almost threw up right then and there. I was glued to the television for the next hour, and could not believe what was happening. I was in a daze for several days afterwards.
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Old 09-06-07, 11:48 AM   #11
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High School. Sitting around watching coverage, consoling friends whose parents were in the building/area at the time.
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I was at work. They said a plane had flown into the WTC. I was thinking it was some sort of single prop job. Some stupid pilot. We were cracking jokes about it, then we learned what had actually happened.

Anyone remember where they were when the Challenger blew up? I remember that day very well too.
Yep...Auburn Alabama. Walked into the dorm and there was this huge heaviness to the air, and a bunch of people sitting in front of the television in disbelief. Another very depressing moment.
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Old 09-06-07, 11:51 AM   #13
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I was at home doing some major house cleaning. Sat down for lunch, turned on the news and didn't leave the couch for the rest of the day.

The next day a high school friend of my wife's called and asked if she could crash at our place overnight, we live in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Her flight was cancelled, she was on her way from Ottawa to Newfoundland.
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Six years in the past. Must we take a trip down nostalgia road every year? Can't we let them rest?
Yeah, I agree.

I remember the day well, even without the posters of crying bald eagles superimposed over images of explosions and "NEVAR FORGET" banners.

I remember the day just fine without the media going ballistic about how "something terrible happened y+1 years ago, here's pictures and video of the awful event in question, in case you missed it!"

I have no trouble recalling the event that occured on the 11th of September several years ago, but it occured several years ago. It's no longer current events, aside from the war ever-so-loosely based on the events of that day.

(I'm not making light of the attacks, or saying it wasn't a big deal. Of course it was. Also, I'm sure it's a painful reminder to those involved or those who knew someone involved.)
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I was in High School. I saw the images on the TV, and some girls around me were crying. I remember watching the towers come down live on TV. Some people were scared, but I figured if the country was under a significant military attack, that planes wouldn't have needed to have been hijacked. I also remember the following sunday listening to the Peter Werbe show, hearing him talk about how he was certain that this meant Bush was going to invade Iraq, and I recall how much flak he took for it.
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Old 09-06-07, 12:12 PM   #17
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I'm sick of it too, but some people need to get it out of their system. It's not "not letting them rest", it is "honoring their memories". If some still want to do this, just ignore and let them be.
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Old 09-06-07, 12:16 PM   #19
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sorry to ruin your day. everyone can stop thinking about it now and stop posting. it was a silly idea. sorry about bringing it up.

go back to wondering about more important things like the mystery anna nicole smith's untimely doom.
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At work glued to the TV. I worked at RCA at the time so there were TVs everywhere. I don't think anyone in the entire building got anything done. We had TVs in the labs set to all the different news channels.
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I was in high school sophomore. It was a Tuesday morning and it was a late start which meant classes began at 9:15am. I was running a little behind schedule that day to get to school for I slept in a bit more than expected. I arrived at school at 8:50am and my friend Lillian approaches me and says, "Gio, a plane just crashed into the twin towers in New York City!" I couldn't believe it. She was known to joke around so I kind of chuckled at it saying, "Yeah, ok, Lilly." After that little encounter I walked over to my locker and it seemed as though everyone was in an unusual rush. I didn't pay much attention to it so I continued on my way. I picked up my textbooks for the first half of the day and went to my homeroom for attendance and announcements. I walk into my homeroom between 9am and 9:05 and at that moment the second plan crashed into the second tower. I stood there in utter shock and silence. A cold chill came over me that this wasn't fiction but reality. didn't believe that it happened until that very moment of realization. I spent the rest of the day in silence. I didn't speak to anyone for I was in shock. My high school ended up closing at about noon and suggested that if students live close to one another to car pool. My best friend, Andi, drove me home. My school closed for word spread through the news, air-ways, and faculty that United Airlines Flight 93 might have been for Chicago for the Sears Tower. My high school (and college) are under 3 miles away from the Sears Tower. At that point, no one knew if there another plane that was hijacked in route for Chicago. Ever since September 11th I look at the Sears Tower from campus and think "Wow, it could have happened here." Just thinking about it sends a chill down my spine.

A week or so after the attack my high school received word that one of our alums died for she was working in one of the towers. I didn't think it was going to hit so close to home. My high school keeps in very close touch with their alumni so hear that one of our own was killed we were heavily affected.

One more thing, September 11th was one of my good friend's, Sarah, 15th birthday. Happy birthday to her.

Sorry for making this lengthy. I just have a really good long term memory.
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Old 09-06-07, 12:20 PM   #22
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sorry to ruin your day. everyone can stop thinking about it now and stop posting. it was a silly idea. sorry about bringing it up.

go back to wondering about more important things like the mystery anna nicole smith's untimely doom.
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I was at work reading a blog regarding financial news. One of the guys (on wall street) thought he heard a bomb go off at the WTC.
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I was eleven or so, and most of the diverted flights showed up here in Gander. Both my parents are ATC, so they were swamped for a week afterward.
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One more thing, September 11th was one of my good friend's, Sarah, 15th birthday. Happy birthday to her.
i know a few people with birthdays on sept. 11th., my sisters is on the 10th.
that day was my 21st birthday.

i was in macro economics class and heard some people talking about how the planes flew into the world trade centers, i thought they were making it up.
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