9/11/2011

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    Sep 04, 2011 7:18 PM GMT
    On this day it will be ten years since the tragic September 11th attacks in NYC i remember where i was at the time of this in 6th grade just thinking to myself that this was a very scary and awful thing that transpired. My heart goes out to the ones who lost someone close to them that day also myself since i had a good friend who stayed in NYC at the time and was killed in the tragic event. Do you remember where you were on 9/11 and what your initial reaction was? icon_sad.gif
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    Sep 04, 2011 7:24 PM GMT
    Banneduru saidIt's September 4th today, dumbass.
    I know that moron but i was wanting to know what you felt. #sidenote why the fuck are you even on my thread already trying to start shit? I'm done with you
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    Sep 04, 2011 7:25 PM GMT
    I was about drive to a guy's house and set up a website for an infrared stop watch he designed for scout derby car races (no kidding). I heard about the first plane crashing on the radio in my bedroom while I was dressing and thought it was just an accident. Then I heard about the second one in my car on the way to Vienna, VA. Then I heard about the one hitting the Pentagon (about 20 miles from where I was on the road driving in that direction) and I had to pull over into a 7-11. I was filled with such anger over this happening.

    Then I went to the guy's house and set up his site while we watched everything on the news on his TVs.
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    Sep 04, 2011 7:45 PM GMT
    I was in French class freshman year of high school. We watched coverage on TV after the first plane hit. I was stunned. Didn't know what to think.
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    Sep 04, 2011 9:05 PM GMT
    wpbnole saidI was in French class freshman year of high school. We watched coverage on TV after the first plane hit. I was stunned. Didn't know what to think.
    It was one of those moments that you would never think happen
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    Sep 04, 2011 9:13 PM GMT
    On 9/11/01 I was on my way back from Germany, the plane got diverted to Halifax where we spent the next 2 days.
    On 9/11/11 I will come back from Germany again and, no, I'm not worried.
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    Sep 04, 2011 10:30 PM GMT
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    Banneduru saidIt's September 4th today, dumbass.
    I know that moron but i was wanting to know what you felt. #sidenote why the fuck are you even on my thread already trying to start shit? I'm done with you


    S/he's a deliberate provocateur, everybody knows that the "9/11/11" title is the "this day" your opening sentence refers to. Next time, block the troll without announcing that you are or saying anything to him/her at all. The worst kind of punishment for this person is to be ignored completely. icon_wink.gif

    My short answer is "Yes" - of course I remember where I was and what I was doing when I got the news on 9/11/01. Knowing full well that not a soul in the entire RJ universe could give two shits about the specifics, I'll leave it at that.

    But I will post that by being on a commuter plane from Roanoke to DC, on September 9th of '01, I was one of the last few hundred civilians to ever fly over the Pentagon.

    A cousin of one of my next-door neighbors and the brother of a good friend - both of whom had jobs in the WTC's North Tower - stood no chance. One of my "never forget" moments stemming from that day was seeing my normally ebullient neighbor with reddened eyes, struggling to stay composed while telling me and another neighbor, "She was 28 years old, had just gotten to work..." And it's scary to contemplate what the guy whose family I know may have seen. He was a radio engineer and therefore had a commanding view from his office on the 111th Floor.

    On a far happier note, this conversation or something close to it unfolded on that fateful morning at Logan Airport in Boston: "You don't understand. I have no choice but to fly first class. I'm six feet nine inches tall and am physically unable to sit in coach." "The flight is overbooked, sir, I'm sorry. Hold on while I see how soon we can get you to LA." Being a "beanstalk" kept that guy from boarding Flight 11. But all his mother (a co-worker of mine at the time) knew was that Flight 11 had been flown into the WTC, for most of the day. What an emotional wreck the poor woman was - who wouldn't be? But it was a beautiful thing to see her flip to the other extreme (joy and gratitude) when her big n' tall son finally got through to her on the phone.
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    Sep 05, 2011 5:58 AM GMT
    I went to high school a few blocks from the World Trade Center. Our building shook when the first plane hit, but everyone thought it was something to do with some construction going on nearby until they made an announcement telling everyone what happened. We were evacuated and told to go north along with everyone from the nearby office buildings. I went to a pay phone to call home, but no luck. It took me a couple of hours to get home to Brooklyn, by which time the towers had collapsed (which I hadn't realized until I got home and saw the TV, I hadn't thought to look back). I remember being covered in soot; it was falling as if it were a snowstorm. The whole thing didn't really sink in for awhile. My school didn't reopen until the 20th. There were cops and National Guard with machine guns everywhere and we had to show ID to get past them. There was still a lot of dust and that smell was still there.
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    Sep 05, 2011 6:32 AM GMT
    My partner woke me soon after the first plane hit. The first tower collapsed within a few minutes of turning the tv on. I thought I was dreaming when I saw that building disintegrate in mid air and collapse into dust...then the other one in exactly the same way. What kind of evil could contemplate this, let alone pull it off?

    W T F This is impossible, but I saw it with my own eyes. Then later in the day they announce they're gonna pull building 7. Again...wtf..how do they plan to do that, on cue no less? But down it came, just like the other two.

    I so wish I hadn't clicked on this thread at this hour. It makes me sick to think about. It still seems unreal, like a bad nightmare you can never shake.

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    Sep 05, 2011 6:34 AM GMT
    Yet another damn "WHERE WERE YOU ON THAT DAY" question. qq
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    Sep 05, 2011 6:35 AM GMT
    I remember this day like it was yesterday...

    I was living in Miami at that time getting ready to leave my house for college. It was around 9:50-55 almost 10am when I turned the stereo in my room on to listen to a bit of music on Y-100 but they had no music, instead they had audio from CNN covering the events which prompt me to turn the TV on and that's when I saw all that going on. I was speechless when I saw the video playback of the towers falling and all chaos. We had friends that live in Lower Manhattan and we try to call them to no avail. Luckily, they were all alright when we finally spoke with them a week after. This happen so quickly it was unreal. Like a work of fiction.
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    Sep 05, 2011 1:28 PM GMT
    Art Class. We switched on the news as soon as then first plane hit....Then we saw the second plane hit....

    One the girls began to sob and ran out calling out her to her dad.(He survived)

    As soon as we heard Islamic Terrorists, I kinda went a little quiet. Nobody at our high school dared/stupid enough to point a finger at me. Even our Principal called in an assembly and told everyone that these are EXTREMIST acts and does not speak for majority of Muslim that live throughout the world.

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    Sep 05, 2011 1:47 PM GMT
    It was the middle of the night in Nagano, Japan. I was asleep. My mother called and asked me if I was watching the news... I said no. She ordered me to turn it on. I thought I was watching a movie, but it wasn't. I sat there with my mouth agape for an hour, the the phone started ringing. All the people I was advising started calling me to ask me if I was watching, if we were being sent home, and if I knew what was going to happen next. I didn't... the following three days were the longest of my life.