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Where were you on 9/11?

  1. Deborah Brooks profile image78
    Deborah Brooksposted 5 years ago

    Where were you on 9/11?

    I know you remember where you were on 9/11. It happened in the morning September 11, 2001 - .. Tell me your story. Where were you that morning at 9 am?

  2. lone77star profile image84
    lone77starposted 5 years ago

    I was in Peoria, Arizona (suburb of Phoenix). I glanced at the news and heard something about the World Trade Center, but I thought they were re-visiting the 93 bombing. It wasn't until I got to work that someone woke me up to the fact that this was entirely new.

    But it took me over 10 years to wake up from the Bush conspiracy theory and to start investigating for myself the horrifying truth behind why our Constitution and Bill of Rights are suddenly looking a lot thinner these days.

    Our Founding Fathers would be outraged that we've let this happen. All of the soldiers who died defending our Constitution would also be furious that their deaths have been made a sham because of the loss of liberty we've let happen.

    That day was the catalyst for great change, but it was a manufactured catalyst -- one that was blamed on patsies in order to initiate a lucrative war for the hungry military industrial complex and the thirsty oil industry.

    We need to help wake up our fellow citizens so that we don't become entirely fooled like the Germans 80 years ago. The pattern is repeating, but with a slicker agenda. We don't have one evil figurehead -- we have a revolving door of figureheads just to keep alive the illusion of choice.

    Obama has his Kill List with American citizens on it. And the White House ignores the federal judge who demanded they stop with this unconstitutional activity.

    What makes it all the more difficult is the Corporate Party media that controls our perceptions of things, not reporting on the controversial things that would disrupt their plans. The only way to get snippets of truth is through the internet. And that's why we've had so many sneaky legislators try to cram more tyranny through Congress to stifle the internet and block free speech -- SOPA, PIPA, CISPA and others.

    If you don't believe it, then wait a few months when it's too late to do anything about it. Saying "I told you so" is something I would have no satisfaction in saying, especially when the lives of so many millions are at stake.

    The Rockefellers and Rothschilds will murder you if you stand in their way. Just like they did on 9/11.

    Just look into the tons of iron microspheres found in the 9/11 dust and the energy deficit in the Potential Energy of each building. Look into the felonies committed by the government in destroying crime scene evidence starting on 9/11 itself. Look into the 3rd building to collapse that day -- WTC 7.

    May God protect us all.

    1. swordsbane profile image60
      swordsbaneposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I liked your first paragraph.  Then you jumped the shark.

    2. Deborah Brooks profile image78
      Deborah Brooksposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      May God protect us all..

  3. swordsbane profile image60
    swordsbaneposted 5 years ago

    On a motorcycle heading across the country.  Four of us were leaving Wisconsin, heading for Nevada and my wedding.  Me, my fiance, the maid of honor and the maid of honors daughter.  We had no idea what was happening until we reached Kansas.  At a Texico there, we stopped to get gas and found out that they didn't have any gas either because the truck didn't show up that day.  The driver had decided to be with his family instead of his job because the country was at war.  The Whitehouse had been hit and the Pentagon had been destroyed and New York was burning.  Kansas was out of gas and wasn't going to get any more, and we were stranded at the Texico while we figured out what to do.

    Or at least that was what we got as rumor from other people.  It was a few hours after that we learned most of the truth.  We weren't at war.... yet, and we did eventually get gas and continued to Nevada.  Although we considered cancelling it, the wedding did take place, but was kind of a mess.  A third of the guest list never made it because all air traffic was grounded.  The brides dress was flying and had to get there some other way and just barely made it.  Everyone was on edge and distracted, but we were married anyway.  Life went on.... and because of that I never forgot our anniversary.

    1. Deborah Brooks profile image78
      Deborah Brooksposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Oh wow what a story.. I was sitting on the couch on the phone with my sister and we were crying and praying..

  4. strkngfang profile image78
    strkngfangposted 5 years ago

    I was at work, reading water meters at my county job and had no clue that anything happened, until my supervisor told me that we were all being called back to the office.  This wasn't until after lunch and then we were sent home and the government buildings were closed.

    1. Deborah Brooks profile image78
      Deborah Brooksposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Oh My// what a story... it is so sad..

  5. howlermunkey profile image87
    howlermunkeyposted 5 years ago

    I was standing out by the pool at the house I was living at with my 4 roomates back in Tallahassee. They had all left and gone to work or school, I was staring at the sky, marveling at how it was such a nice day, thinking about skipping class. Then the phone rang....I ran inside and answered, a girl on the other end shouted "We're being attacked".....I didn't understand what she was saying.."Who IS this?" I said.....again she said "We're being attacked, put the news on" she hung up. To this day I still don't know who that was. I turned the news on and watched reports on the first tower. I then saw the second plane hit live. The rest of the day was a blur, by the afternoon I was handing out American flag stickers (I bought every single one I could find from the local Army Store) at gas stations. People didn't hesitate to put them on their cars. I probably handed out 100 + that day. That night I stayed glued to the TV with friends. I remember the feeling in my gut. I still get that feeling when I think back about that day.

    1. Deborah Brooks profile image78
      Deborah Brooksposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Me too, the feeling has never gone away.. .. that sick feeling.. the crying and the praying..

  6. dblyn profile image77
    dblynposted 5 years ago

    I was there.  At the time, I worked for Merrill Lynch and worked across the street in the World Financial Center.  When the planes hit the buildings, my building across the street shook like crazy.  We all ran down the steps to the street - 28 floors.  Once outside, I was standing a block away when the first building started to collapse on itself and I went running through Battery Park, hoping that I would somehow avoid the cloud that was descending at me.  It didn't happen though, we all got covered in the ash.  I was able to get to safety and then get home on the first Staten Island Ferry around 11:30.  Easily the scariest day of my life.  I have a hub written about my experiences (it's very long) if anyone wants to read it.

    1. Deborah Brooks profile image78
      Deborah Brooksposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      What a story I will find your hub.. I want to read it.. I am writing one now.. should post this afternoon.. thank you so much for commenting

  7. lburmaster profile image83
    lburmasterposted 5 years ago

    Home doing school work. My grandmother called and told my mother to turn the TV onto a news channel. So we watched the towers fall from there.

    1. Deborah Brooks profile image78
      Deborah Brooksposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Oh how sad.. it is.. breaks my heart

  8. Deborah Brooks profile image78
    Deborah Brooksposted 5 years ago

    I was in Memphis on my couch watching the news when the first plane hit. I was in shock couldn't believe this was happening. I picked up the phone and called my sister in North Carolina when the second plane hit. We sat on the phone for hours crying and praying.
    Thank you all for your great comments.

  9. GiblinGirl profile image82
    GiblinGirlposted 5 years ago

    I was at college - Rutgers University.  I remember sitting at the kitchen table in my dorm room doing some school work when my roommate starts yelling, "Oh my God, Oh my God, a plane hit one of the towers."  I ran into her room and for the next few hours we were glued to the television, watching everything unfold.  Later that afternoon I remember walking around campus and there was this eerie sense of silence that had taken over.  It was as if everyone was collecting holding their breath or something.

    1. Deborah Brooks profile image78
      Deborah Brooksposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Wow That is amazing story.   I love how the country got together And supported each other.  I wish we would get back to that.

  10. Kathleen Cochran profile image82
    Kathleen Cochranposted 5 years ago

    At my newspaper wishing we had a television so I knew what was going on.  I heard the second plane hit on the radio on my way to work, so I knew it was terrorism. 
    I called my husband, retired Army, and asked if we had a plan for this.  He said yes, but he wasn't going to talk about it over the telephone.
    It was our publication day (we were a weekly) so we had to keep our minds on our work and get the paper out.  As soon as we went to press I went straight home and was glued to the set all night.

    1. Deborah Brooks profile image78
      Deborah Brooksposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Oh wow... What a story.   
      I love all the stori es     Wish we didn't have these stories.   It's like where were you when Kennedy got shot now.   Thank you so much for commenting

  11. melbelle profile image59
    melbelleposted 5 years ago

    I was home recovering from an operation watching TV.  I think it was the "Today" show or one of those morning shows, when they broke in with the breaking news with the devastation that happened.  I remember first thinking that it was a small plane that hit as the only thing the newscast showed was the smoking building at first.  Then they got a feed showing that it was a commercial plane, and I thought, "that is no accident".  It was a heart stopping and life stopping time.

    1. Deborah Brooks profile image78
      Deborah Brooksposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Oh wow.
      What a story.  We all have a story Don't we?

  12. Faith Reaper profile image87
    Faith Reaperposted 5 years ago

    I know I am late coming to the party, and you have already chosen your best answer, which was very obvious.  Amazing that dblyn was there and now here.  Praise Him.  Well, I was driving on my way to work that morning, and I just remember it so clearly, as I was struck by the fact of what a beautiful, beautiful day it was here in Alabama, and everywhere it seemed, from the news, too.  But I remember what I was thinking and that how I just loved that blue beautiful cloudless sky and there was no humidity in the air and I thought, wow, this is a perfect day - NOT - then something on the radio caught my ear and when I had arrived at work I went into the room where there was a tv and then saw the horror unveiling before my eyes on that beautiful day that was not so beautiful, and all the beautiful lost souls.

    1. Deborah Brooks profile image78
      Deborah Brooksposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Oh Faith I know what you mean.. It started out beautiful and ended.. horrible.. this is a great answer.. there are so many great answers.. .,. God Bless you my friend..

  13. teaches12345 profile image95
    teaches12345posted 5 years ago

    I was babysiting my grandson and had the News on when it was interrupted by the news broadcast of the first plane hitting the building.  It was shocking.  When the second one hit, my heart dropped.  And, the third hit at the pentagon had me thinking that we were under attack.  Didn't panic, but sure went into thinking about what needed to be done in case we were at war.  it was horrible watching the whole thing that day.

    1. Deborah Brooks profile image78
      Deborah Brooksposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Oh teaches.,, I know what you mean.. I just knew we were at war.. and things were going to get worse.. it was an awful time.
      blessings

  14. ananceleste profile image46
    anancelesteposted 5 years ago

    I was 25 years old and working as a Special Ed teacher's assistant in Bayamon, Puerto Rico. This is just  1603 miles (2580 km) from New York. Most of my family lives in Manhattan, and is my husband's home town.

    I went to the principal's office to request something, and I heard a huge commotion on the teacher's lounge. People were crying and yelling. I went inside to see the TV on just as the second plane hit the remaining tower. I was confused, I asked ;-what is that? Then the secretary told me what was going on. I got physically sick. It took about five minutes to sink in. Then I remembered that my only aunt, my mother's younger sister, works in the WTC. I started to throw up in a waste basket near the door. ( sorry about the visual)

    I told the principal that I had to go, and I was taking the kids from school. Collecting my kids ( one in Kindergarten and two in First grade), I headed home. Frantically,I called my mother, who was hysterical and hanged up on me. My sister called me minutes later and told me that no one knew what was going on. My aunt was on the twin towers on 1993 when there was an attack of some sort. We knew this had to do with something like that.

    It took us 8 hours to get through. No one knew where she was. For almost 13 hours, no one knew if she was part of the casualties. She was at a business meeting in another location not far from the WTC, but was stranded and in a state of shock, walking because of what happened. But she was ok.


    My house hold was in emergency alert, I cried like I have not cried before. Seeing all of this unfold before our eyes, seemed unreal. Like a movie.Trying to make sense for such evil. It was a lesson for us in humility. War can touch us. Death can touch us. And in the end, this is a fact.

    1. Deborah Brooks profile image78
      Deborah Brooksposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Ana Ohh my.  Have you wrote a hub on this?   What a nightmare.    My heart goes out to you and your family.  Blessings to you.   Debbie

    2. ananceleste profile image46
      anancelesteposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I have tried, but I always end up deleting it.  It's been 11 years, and it still turns my stomach. Ironically, is forbidden to mention it in some circles of my family. September 11 has become a mourning day in our country. So it has around the world.

  15. janshares profile image96
    jansharesposted 5 years ago

    At home in Wash, DC getting ready for work, I had on Today Show, breaking news caught my eye. A plane hit the WTC tower, said Katie and Matt. I said, damn awful accident. Few minutes later, another one hit. I said damn, that wasn't an accident. Jeez, terrorists. Unbelievable. I was so sad. But I gathered my things and went to work . . . on Capitol Hill. I worked at 9th & East Capitol at the time, for the DC police counseling service, 9 blocks from the US Capitol. As I was watching it on my tv at work, the Pentagon was hit. I called my husband who was in his office looking out the window at the Pentagon burning. At this point, it sunk in that this was the making of WWIII and it was not good. I was in tears. At this point, about 10:30am my boss told us to leave, that we were in danger and needed to leave the area. People were all over the place wondering what to do and where to go. Since we left right away, traffic was not bad yet. I got home quickly and watched the whole thing continue to unfold on tv with no phone service for hours, unable to speak to husband, sister in Maryland, cousins in Virginia, or family in Buffalo, New York. It was a very long, quiet, scary day until my husband came home and phone service returned later in the evening. Still SMH to this day.

 
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