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Where were you when 911 occured?

  1. Diane Woodson profile image60
    Diane Woodsonposted 5 years ago

    Where were you when 911 occured?

    I remember where I was.


  2. billgaede profile image76
    billgaedeposted 5 years ago

    I was watching George Bush go through the motions of acting dumb about it in a school in Florida rather than running for cover into Air Force One, Dick Cheney taking his time to bring down the fourth plane over Pennsylvania, and Donald Rumsfeld ferrying bodies across the Pentagon lawn rather than being available to take decisions.

    1. Diane Woodson profile image60
      Diane Woodsonposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      You sized it up beautifully!

  3. duffsmom profile image60
    duffsmomposted 5 years ago

    In my living with the TV news on. My youngest daughter was still at home getting ready for high school.  We were sitting for a minute and the news caught our attention.  It was horrible and we sat and watched - mouths open as the second plane hit the tower.

    1. Diane Woodson profile image60
      Diane Woodsonposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      This is similar to where I was, my daughter at the High School was my biggest worry. I was on the way to the HeadStart Office in the town where I went to High School, and I heard it on the radio, not getting the full effect until I went to the office

  4. Diane Woodson profile image60
    Diane Woodsonposted 5 years ago

    I am considering doing a Hub on this since I don't have enough room to tell the whole story

  5. Rosie2010 profile image77
    Rosie2010posted 5 years ago

    I was at work.  I was working for a big marketing corporation at the time.  We were all in shock and frightened.  OMG! Poor people in the Twin Towers.  Are they all dead?  Are they going to hit Toronto next?  We were all glued to the radio waiting for more news.  Well, all but one.  My heartless boss.  He came around and said "Ok everyone, go back to work.  Let's get us some sales!"

    1. sarahmoose profile image79
      sarahmooseposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      What an idiot! I hope you all told him where to go...

  6. alian346 profile image73
    alian346posted 5 years ago

    I was in a school in Scotland and our technician ran in and told me to come to his office and watch the TV - it was just after lunchtime. We just sat silently and watched as the appalling events unfolded. Later I tried to get hold of friends in NYC and when I did eventually, one of them told me her abiding memory was of streets full of shoes which people had lost when fleeing. She worked at the time on Madison Avenue.

  7. LetitiaFT profile image85
    LetitiaFTposted 5 years ago

    I was at home in Paris. It was afternoon here and I hadn't heard anything yet. The phone rang and it was a friend from N.Y.
    "I just wanted to let you know I'm okay" she said.
    "Uh, gee, that's nice" I replied.
    "Haven't you heard?"
    "Heard what?"
    "Oh my God! They've just hit the Pentagon!"
    The line broke.
    As an American, my place became HQ for watching the events, and I ended up feeding French friends and watching the towers fall over and over and over again all night long. It was like they fell once for each person in them. Fortunately, my friend in N.Y. was not in them, and came out unscathed.

  8. hair bender profile image70
    hair benderposted 5 years ago

    I was an esthetician(skin care specialist) at the time and I was waxing someone's eyebrows.  The door to my treatment room was closed and after my appointment we sat and watched  as the second plane struck the  other tower.  The nail technician, who was only 19 at the time, asked "Is this bad?"  I replied "Yeah, we're gonna go to war over this".  The rest of the day was surreal as clients called in to cancel appointments and other cosmetologists left to be with their families.  I remember praying for all involved and being glued to the TV the rest of the day.

  9. annart profile image85
    annartposted 5 years ago

    I was in my classroom (in Somerset, England), preparing for the afternoon's lessons, when a colleague rushed in to tell me that she had just seen the news showing two planes crashing into the towers; there were no details and much speculation.  The whole school was aghast and there was a hush about the place which echoed fear, sadness and apprehension as to what would happen next.  I rushed home later to find out what it was all about and remember the re-run, time and time again, of those few terrible minutes.  Even now, seeing it takes me right back to the initial feeling of shock and disbelief - like seeing a scene from a film.

    Please do follow up with your story Diane - there are so many different angles and the jigsaw will never be complete.

  10. Dubuquedogtrainer profile image60
    Dubuquedogtrainerposted 5 years ago

    On my way to work at Community Health Partnership in Wisconsin where I was the Quality Improvement and Compliance Officer. I heard on the car radio that a plane crashed into the WTC and I thought how stupid a small plane was flying that low in NYC. When I arrived at work, the medical records clerk poked her head in my office and asked if I'd heard. I said 'yes,' and she said a second plane had hit. Then we found a TV and gathered in a common area of the office to watch the events. I remember the Contract Specialist covering her face with her hands, sliding down to the floor against the wall sobbing.

  11. Doc Sonic profile image93
    Doc Sonicposted 5 years ago

    I was driving to work on Cape Cod, and the F-15s that were scrambled from Otis AFB to try and intercept the planes in NY flew directly over my car. I didn't think much of it, as jets often took off from Otis. When I got to work a co-worker told me what had happened. My boss, realizing no work was going to get done that day, sent us home.

    After that day, anytime I heard jets scramble from Otis, I'd get a sick feeling in my stomach.

    1. Diane Woodson profile image60
      Diane Woodsonposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      It was more than horrible, we checked for gas attacks in the county and made sure our preschoolers were safe. More than horrible, so frightening for my daughter and friends and colleagues.

  12. sarahmoose profile image79
    sarahmooseposted 5 years ago

    I was in my chemistry A-level class at school, when a friend text me to say a plane had hit the World Trade Centre. My teacher caught me with my mobile in class, and asked me to read out the message to everyone, so I did. It turned out one of my friend's dads was supposed to be at work there that morning. He'd managed to get an email out to say he was running late, and was lucky not to be in the building at the time. It was very surreal.

  13. Efficient Admin profile image93
    Efficient Adminposted 5 years ago

    I was working at my job in the office when I overheard a coworker say to another coworker, "You are never going to believe what just happened.  You will just never believe what just happened........" 

    We were all in shock those first 2 hours and I don't think the seriousness of the event really sunk in until the next day.  Tragic.

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    Deb Welchposted 5 years ago

    I was at home at that time of day since I had been laid-off for over one week's time as a Coordinator within a Verizon Call Center - I had TV on while I was washing dishes - and  I checked in the other room and saw that unbelievable sight - at first I thought it was a movie.  I called my dad immediately - thinking of the day's date September 11th - and all the fireman and police - I told him - it's a 911 call to America - look at the television.  It scared the holy hell out of me.

    1. Diane Woodson profile image60
      Diane Woodsonposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks..it was so horrible for all of us.

  15. Cobrafan profile image79
    Cobrafanposted 5 years ago

    I was at school. 5th grade I believe. Class had just started and by 9:30 other kids were being called out of school by their parents. I had no idea what was going on until I got home that evening and saw the news (my parents had it on). Had I been 18 at the time, I would have enlisted into the military that day.

  16. pursuitofmind profile image70
    pursuitofmindposted 5 years ago

    I was young at the time, but I still remember it vividly.  I was at my grandmothers house with my family.  I was home sick from school that day and my grandma was watching the news.  I remember everyone was panicking but I didn't know why until I turned around and saw what was happening on the television.

  17. pstraubie48 profile image88
    pstraubie48posted 5 years ago

    I was in my 8th grade language arts class...I was the teacher. My daughter was at home and had seen it happen . She called and called and called school and finally they got me out of class to take the call. She said that something really awful had happened...at that time only the first plane had hit. It was a day I will never forget.

  18. Mritzert1 profile image79
    Mritzert1posted 5 years ago

    I was sitting in my senior english class when we received the news. My entire school spent the rest of the day watching the aftermath on the news. It's hard to believe it's been so long ago.