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Remembering 9/11 - Where were you and what were you doing during the attack?
I remember seeing in the news the horrid event on 9/11. I was having breakfast and preparing to go to work. When the second plane hit, I knew then it was an act of terrorism.
I was in my 8th grade technology class at the time. I remember the teachers all talking about something, and students were spreading news that NYC was bombed. Parents began taking their kids out of school, but I stayed for the whole day. It was definitely a scary moment because I had no idea what was actually going on. The teachers didn't really want to tell us exactly what had happened. I didn't really find out what had fully happened until I got home that day and saw the news.
To this day I can still remember where I was on 9/11. I was about to start the back nine at our local three-par golf course. The owner called me over to the golf shack to see the images of the first plane attack on his tiny black and white television. I couldn't believe it. We were stunned. What was happening?
9/11 is our generations JFK assassination. It was that event where everyone remembers where they were and what they were doing. I was 23 and had just moved in to an apartment with 2 of my best friends. A couple of nights before 9/11, the 3 of us were gathered around the kitchen drinking and talking and somehow we got onto the topic of playing practical jokes on one another. The usual empty threats of attack and retaliation went around the table. We were laughing and joking and having a good old time. We soon moved on to some other topic and putting shaving cream in each others hands while we were sleeping was quickly forgotten about.
A week or so later my friend bursts into my room a little after 9am. He's nearly in hysterics.
"Dude," He says, frantic and wide-eyed, "We've been attacked! Someone flew a plane into the world trade center in New York!"
And my first thought was, No. I'm not falling for that. No way.
I remember actually laughing at him and saying, "Nice try."
I thought he was firing the first shot in a prank war and had no idea he was actually serious.
That's when he thrust the phone into my hand and said, "I'm not kidding. Its your mom on the phone."
When I put the receiver to my ear and heard my mom crying, I realized just how serious he was.
That's how I heard about 9/11.
I was a news correspondent in 2001. At the very time I was sitting at my computer finishing of some legal work that runs alongside my news work. I head a news flash on the radio first informing me of a serious and significant terrorist attack over the sky's of new year. Seconds later I'd switched the news agency Tele-feed on and saw the second attack on the sky scraper live via the BBC new feeds. What a shocking moment that was. Even as a seasoned news reporter I don' think there had ever been a day like 9/11 over my entire career. I quickly switched my computer system and opened a file for the attacks and wrote a short article for a local news paper explaining to the public what had happened.
What a horrible day in hindsight. I still put my hands together and pray each time I look back on this terrible day
by Tess Deleon5 years ago
Where and what were you doing the day Sept. 11 happened? How old were you?
by fivehorns8 years ago
What were you doing the morning of 9/11?
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by Deforest5 years ago
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by Deborah Brooks Langford5 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?
by Tracy Lynn Conway6 years ago
I was living in Queens, NYC and was feeding my 1 month old baby and watching the news when I first saw footage of the fire in one of towers. So much has changed since then.
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