Remembering Sept. 11, 2001. What were you doing.

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Remembering Sept. 11, 2001. What were you doing.

Postby audit » Sat Sep 11, 2004 6:24 am

What were you doing when you heard the news?
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Postby RaiD » Sat Sep 11, 2004 6:57 am

In college, just got back from my 8am Visual Basic programming class...turned on the TV to catch some news and I remember dropping the bookbag from my hand in astonishment. At that point the first tower had been hit, but as I soon found out, the other one would be hit and both would come down.

I'll never forget the towers coming down, but I will sure as hell remember fellow Americans putting aside any petty differences to help each other in that time of tragedy.
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Postby beakmyn » Sat Sep 11, 2004 7:27 am

Attending my wife's grandmother's funeral.
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Postby G8tK33per » Sat Sep 11, 2004 11:10 am

Being a news freak, I was watching it happen live on Fox News.
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Postby King_Ice_Flash » Sat Sep 11, 2004 11:39 am

In my high school Psychology class.
"Yeah," said a voice from under the table, "you go to pieces so fast people get hit by the shrapnel."
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Postby maverick929 » Sat Sep 11, 2004 12:21 pm

junior-high english class

i can remember everything about that day with total clarity
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Postby wrzwaldo » Sat Sep 11, 2004 12:37 pm

Tying my shoes waiting for the morning traffic report before I headed to work.
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Postby minibubba » Sat Sep 11, 2004 12:54 pm

sleeping quite well ...until someone ran in my room and shouted "a plane just ran into the world trade center!"
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Postby sparafina » Sat Sep 11, 2004 1:15 pm

Watching it happen from Crystal City and thinking I was supposed to have a meeting in the Pentagon this morning. It was one of the suckier days in my life and I've had a lot of them.
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Postby RuSM » Sat Sep 11, 2004 2:03 pm

Sitting in high school computer lab, watching the TV in staff room through the window.
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Postby GovCon » Sat Sep 11, 2004 3:23 pm

In school too, only found out when collected afterwards, my mother said that world war 3 had just broken out in America. I thought it was overly dramatic at the time even after getting home and watching constant replays on CNN, tis scary how right she turned out to be
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Postby Barry » Sat Sep 11, 2004 3:56 pm

Stuck in line trying to get on base. They closed it down tight and wouldn't let anyone in, nevermind the fact that my unit has the highest priority mission on the base.
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Postby Madhadder » Sat Sep 11, 2004 4:11 pm

Watching it live on CNN, before going to work...
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Postby seinman » Sat Sep 11, 2004 4:26 pm

I was at school (I was a senior at the time) and they came on the intercom and told us about it. From that point on that day, every TV in the building was tuned to CNN.

A friend of mine, who went to a different high school, said that they tried to hide it from the students. They told the teachers to not say anything, and they wouldn't allow anyone to turn on a TV or radio. A few people called their parents/friends during lunch and found out what was happening. I understand not telling, say, grade school-aged children about something like this, because it's a job better left to parents. But high schoolers? That was extremely irresponsible on the school's part, in my opinion.
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Postby fregniacciaro » Sat Sep 11, 2004 4:31 pm

I was west coast at the time, so I was sleeping. I always turn on the news first thing, so I woke up to pictures of smoking buildings and other images I'll never forget...
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