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My roommate from Connecticut woke me up, in sheer panic, in our apartment sophomore year at Tech after the first plane hit.
Driving my daughter to her first day of pre-school!
7th grade English class. They allowed the 8th graders to watch the tv but no other students. Sent us home early and being from Maryland, had a lot of friends with parents working for the government. I also live fairly close to Camp David so we saw a lot of military aircraft flying overhead
Working in Rockville, MD across from the Nuclear Regulatory building--we closed shortly there after. I just remember after the first report, someone shouting out in the office everything as it was coming in over the radio.
We had one person in the office lose a brother in law in the WTC and the father in law of someone else lost in the Pentagon. Some pretty long days around our office.
I was walking to my "c" school class in Coronado California to work on Navy LCAC's when I heard about the first plane hitting the tower. I can then remember sitting in the classroom dumbstruck watching the news as the second plane struck and the news of the attack on the Pentagon.
major williams hall - had a religion class that morning. knew nothing and continued on to my next class in derring-- abnormal psych. classmates came in talking about it and that was the first i heard of it. we had a test that day, and the professor made us take it. donkey.
Working at a bank in Dupont Circle, Washington DC. My wife was in downtown DC and was pregnant with our first son and we didn't even know that yet. No cell phone service, so I headed to her location near the capital and she headed towards me and we missed each other. She ended up walking to Chevy Chase MD to the house of one of her coworkers. I was near the captial building when the heroes of flight 77 took it down in PA. That plane might have come down on my head.
4th grade. Was way too young to really understand the impact of the day.
On I-66 E in Falls Church heading to the Pentagon when I saw the smoke. No joke.
Moments later it was reported that the Pentagon had been hit and a bomb had exploded outside of the State Department. Obviously the last report was incorrect.
I often wonder what would have happened if I had been 30 minutes earlier. How would my life have changed?
One my IE classes, can't remember which one. Remember professor said a plane had hit the WTC and let us leave. Still didn't realize the severity of the situation just happy to get out of class. Went to Owens and saw it the second plane hit. Couldn't believe what i was watching.
10th grade at Cave Spring HS (Roanoke) in history class, craziest day ever. I remember hearing from my brother who went to the school down south that beat us twice last year (and will remain nameless) who told me that someone he knew on campus literally lost their entire family, Mom, Dad and brothers worked in the WTC, one of the saddest things I have ever heard...
Sitting in first semester p-chem class. We watched a few minutes of coverage and then my prof turned off the tv and said we have class to do.
At work sitting in our lab talking to a co worker when our boss told us what had taken place. I like Dokewalker had no idea the seriousness of what had happened until I saw it on TV. It's still very hard to believe and just terrible to watch. God Bless our country and the ones who fight so hard for our freedom.
Math Emporium working on a Mathlab
7th grade English, we were workin on sentence diagrams, kid went to the office in trouble for something and came running back saying new York had been blown up...watched TV the rest of the day it was surreal
Today is my 62nd birthday. Eleven years ago the weather was much like today, clear blue sky, almost fall like. The news of the day was from Chicago, Michael Jordan was announcing his return to basketball, or not. I was in a training class at Verizon, and a supervisor came in to tell everyone a plane crashed in to the WTC, like everyone else I thought a small plane, and then later a second one. Eerily remember the shots of firefighters going up the WTC stairwell to their deaths, as well as people jumping to their deaths, and later people holding pics of their missing loved ones. Never forget.
10th grade history class at Blacksburg High School. I remember a teacher that I had the year before greet me in the hallway with a panicked look before class. When class started the teacher told us what was going on and we went to the library to watch it on TV. It was a crazy day to say the least.
Just finished my 8 am class and was heading into a campus grill for breakfast at Chowan College, now university. I saw the 2nd plane hit and was horrified!
In the past year I have been to the flight 93 memorial and twin towers memorial. It felt so sad to know what had happened at these places 10 years earlier.
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Was at work (same company since 1990)....we all stopped working and just watched the television coverage. Sad day in our nation's history for sure.
Was in my business writing class when we were told, after watching the 2nd plane hit I left class to be with my family.. We sat dumbfounded the rest of the day watching as the events unfolded on national TV. The next day I signed up for the Marine Corps and have been there ever since.
People sleep soundly in their beds at night because rough men stand ready to visit violence on their behalf.
I was lying in bed listening to the radio. The Gorillaz "Clint Eastwood" was playing, and the DJ followed up with news report of a plane crashing into the WTC.
Whenever I hear CE, kind of a haunting song on its own, I immediately think of 9/11.
"Don't f*** with the truth. Be the truth. Always." - Patrice O'Neal -
Was coming out of a class at Squires, saw a crowd huddled around a tv next to the food area.
I can't believe that was 11 years ago. God Bless the USA!
Easily scariest, saddest day of my life. I lived 2-3 blocks from the Towers as the time. i was actually underground on the A train going to Brooklyn for work. Saw the second plane hit from our building, plain as day. Watched both towers crumble with my co-workers, one of which lost her husband in the tragedy. My girlfriend at the time was at my apartment, left a message on my work phone, saying that she thinks 'some construction' woke her up, she's going outside to check it out. When she got outside she found the street sign at Murray and Church knocked down, she looked north to find a huge piece of the planes engine on the ground...she looked south and saw the towers burning and thousands of people running away in terror. I remember the military planes and helicopters circling the city...saying WHAT THE FUCK IS GOING ON!!!
As terrible...and I mean terrible..as that day was...the weeks and months following were so much worse. The worst memories are faces of the rescue workers, family members, loved ones of those who were lost. Since I only lived a couple of blocks away, I vividly remember rescue workers stumbling out of the few bars that were still open around there, who no doubt had spent hours at the pub trying to erase the memories of what they had seen during their shifts. I remember a grandfather coming up in tears to my girlfriend with a picture of his daughter, begging her if she had seen her.
Here's a link to the video that was shown at my kids school today for the 9/11 observance. Never heard this story...pretty amazing.
Tom Hanks narrates the epic story of the 9/11 boatlift that evacuated half a million people from the stricken piers and seawalls of Lower Manhattan. Produced...
I was on a flight from Denver to VA/DC - going home to visit family. Just as we were
crossing into Kansas the pilot came on and said that a national security emergency was
forcing us to land in Kansas City. Needless to say everyone was wondering what was going on,
and the rumors starting swirling about what was happening. When we reached the ground,
the airport was abuzz with commotion and rumors about how many planes had gone down. Some
of the folks on the plane decided to cab and carpool back to Denver. I decided to stay, and
I have to say the people of KC were absolutely amazing. Just amazing.
After being in KC for a few days, the flight resumed and headed to Dulles. I was one of only 12
other people on the flight. The other passengers had all either gone back to Denver or figured
out another solution. When we landed, a huge contingent of United employees formed a welcome
line and welcomed us to Dulles and thanked us for sticking it out. I was so surprised, but in a way not surprised at all.
I'm now living in NYC, and looking out my window at the WTC as I type this note. Every time I
look at the new buildings, it reminds me of how tough this city and country can be when faced with adversity.
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