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where were u 9/11/01
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11 Sep 2009, 21:38
the best deception
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i think that it's hard to move on from an event that triggered a war that we are still fighting 8 years later. it's a double blow. today is a sad day for the families/friends that lost someone that day, but it's also a sad day for the families/friends that have lost a family member in the never ending war or who are on their 3rd or 4th deployment.
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11 Sep 2009, 22:05
The Ryan
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9/11 isn't usually a laughing matter, but today I saw a guy in London protesting against the BBC and announcing that the BBC was "in" on the "conspiracy" of 9/11. He was holding up a big sandwich board which stated the BBC had broadcast the tragedy SEVEN MINUTES before it had happened. I laughed for way more than 7 minutes. It was brilliant!

Anyway,
I was in year 12 at College on September 11th 2001. The first crash happened not long after I'd got back from lunch, when I was in English class. I was 16 and fascinated, terrified and excited all at once. We were watching the news of the first 'accident' when from nowhere the second plane appeared. Like, shit the bed, yo! Shocked doesn't come close! I don't think I computed what was happening for a long while.

After the initial surprise, pure-self-indulgent-terror set in. If they were attacking New York then they'd be coming for us in London next!? And yet I couldn't stop watching it. I remember being too afraid to shower that night. Too afraid that I'd miss something when I was in there, or that something awful would happen right outside my door while I was in there, because suddenly anything was possible.
Weird times, yo!
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11 Sep 2009, 22:31
-kay
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I was at home. My mom decided to keep my brother and I home that day, randomly (she did this a lot, just for the hell of it) and I woke up to her crying. We hadn't been living here all that long, so the television we watched it on was a little portable one. I was 11 at the time, and I think it was difficult for me to compute at first. To completely register the magnitude of the situation. We just sat and watched the news all day.

I can't believe it's already been 8 years. Wow.
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11 Sep 2009, 22:50
Newmommy09
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I was sitting in History class..I really didnt know what was going on..i was only in the 10th grade. I personally and hopefully no one takes this the wrong way but I didnt really care about it. I knew it was going to be something major but my family wasnt affected by it so I didnt really care..All I cared was it got me out of Biology..haha. But now that I know what its all about I do feel really bad about that day. It was a sad day that changed so many life's.
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11 Sep 2009, 23:33
Hayley McBayley
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I was in year 8 at School and I remember coming home and turning on the TV and was thinking 'why is the news on every channel?' and then I started watching it and couldn't believe what was happening. I remember feeling sick and so sorry for all the people and their friends/families who were there.
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12 Sep 2009, 00:27
Lauren.
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I was in my... 7th grade (I think? I was 12...) science class. I was sitting to the far left of the room, in jeans, a white t-shirt, with my hair up. I remember the teachers turning on the TV for us and I remember being scared, I remember crying... and now I look back, and I know I had NO idea of the true magnitude of what was happening. I had to go home alone after school and I remember sitting there, scared to death that they were going to come to my town (which I know now isn't logical, but I was young) and I couldn't even watch Nickelodeon for the videos of it being on TV. I can't believe 8 years have passed....
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12 Sep 2009, 01:45
ćara
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I was in school Eglish class and saw the2ed plaine hit. It was my 17th birthday.
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12 Sep 2009, 05:06
*Forever Changing*
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I was in school. In Art. My family called the school and had me removed from class because my uncle was flying home from New York, and he was supposed to be on the 2nd plane. We didnt know it at the time, but he overslept, and never got on the plain. Thank god.
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12 Sep 2009, 15:36
j'dore hailey&ryan
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12 Sep 2009, 15:54
j'dore hailey&ryan
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my mom woke me up all frantically. she was like "a plane went into the one of the world trade center towers!!!" this is gonna sound mean but I didn't really care & wanted to go back to sleep. but I started to get up anyway. I put on dark blue jeans & a white shirt. then my mom popped back in freaking out, screaming "a 2nd plane hit the second tower!!" then I got scared. she went to work & I went to school. school was like a ghost town. no one was walking around.. its like we were robots & went straight into class. I went to homeroom & it was soo quiet, no one talked & the teacher didn't even call roll. then I went to 1st period & met mike(my husband). we were watching tv and barely talking. 3rd period was art & my teacher was from new york. her husband was in our class b.c they couldn't get ahold of their family in NYC.
that night was so scary.. I couldn't sleep b.c I thought they were gonna come here to los angeles.
my mom's friend anthony, his mom worked in tower 2 and was able to get out. my ex-bf went to NYC to help with the search(he's a fire fighter). I hope nothing like that happens again.. but it will.
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12 Sep 2009, 13:33
Acid Fairy
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A really interesting article on Psychology Today; 9/11: Never Forget, But Is It Always Helpful to Remember?
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12 Sep 2009, 14:02
Leona Wren
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I disagree with the previous commenter who said that if we keep remembering that the enemy will get "the last laugh." Or keep getting the victory. You can remember and heal all at once; and for those victims and their families, they don't want to put this day behind them completely because it's like putting their family members and serviceman behind them.

All I can say is that God will bring justice to them in His good timing.

I was at my parents office and it was devastating because my older brother was in the AF and was immediately shipped to overseas. He was on his way back from an overseas deployment when they sent him back.

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12 Sep 2009, 22:03
Oprah Noodlemantra
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I was at my friend's house getting ready for school when the first plane hit (I was a freshman). We had the tv on, and her brother ran in the room, changed it to CNN, and showed us what was happening. We had just gotten to school a few minutes later when the second plane hit. School wasn't cancelled, but a lot of teachers just had their tv's on and let us watch. My Aunt Johanna lived in NYC, and I knew she did some work in one of the towers, so I was pretty scared. I ended up calling my grandfather to come pick me up during third hour.
We didn't hear from her until that night. She wasn't in the tower, she was about 15 blocks away, and her cell service kept getting interrupted.
I could tell you exactly what I was wearing, how I had my hair, everything about that day. Flashbulb memory.
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13 Sep 2009, 11:10
RealLifeComics
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I was doing an assignment for my Architectural Design course. It was pretty late, dad was watching TV. He came in when first plane hit and told me. that a plane had accidently crashed into a building in America. I was quite stressed so I didnt pay much attention to it. It was only when I went through to get a drink when I saw the second plane hit, when I stopped my assignment all together to watch. I remember explaining to dad that the buildings would fall any second.

The next morning I remember going to my school in the train, everyone was reading the paper. People were crying at my design school. I also nearly got into a fight with some guys who were walking around the campus screaming that the Americans deserved it. Not sure were they were from, but they were Middle Eastern. One guy walked up to them and told them to keep quiet, they all stood up against him, so me and a few others stood up behind this guy who was on his own. A lecturer came and stopped it. It was a hell of a rush. After that at home, the TV was just full of what had happened. Really depressing.

It was also a weird time where I got funny looks when I walked around the trainstation with all my design gear. I didnt dare run!
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13 Sep 2009, 15:22
Emily the Strange
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9/11 impacts everyone differently. New Yorker's/New Jersians see is differently than a lot of people. Almost 3000 peers, relatives, co-workers died. When you say "Well, what good does it do to keep dragging this out?", it's different when this happens in your own backyard. It'd be like someone nuking your family reunion- lots of lives lost, but the significance doesn't hit close to home for everyone. If it doesn't effect you, just leave it alone and let people mourn/remember if they want. Just because it has no impact on your own life doesn't mean others aren't still impacted. This isn't something everyone can just walk off.
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13 Sep 2009, 15:57
Greta Garbage
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I was still sleeping when the first plane hit. I worked late nights then. My ex-roommate came bursting in my room and woke me up. His sister worked in one of the towers and he couldn't get ahold of her over the phone. My mom called and told me that my Uncle normally takes the subway to work and usually goes through the station that was underneath the towers. Thankfully he had already passed through that station 15 minutes before the plane hit. I think I was in shock for a few days before it really hit me what happened.
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13 Sep 2009, 18:13
~RedFraggle~
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It was about 2 or 3pm here. I was 19 and on my summer break from uni, and was at my parents house watching chat shows, when it flashed up onto the screen that a plane had hit the world trade centre. I turned over to Sky News, just before the second plane hit. I was watching it live on the news. I stayed glued to Sky News for most of the rest of the day. I think like everyone, I was stunned by the enormity of what had happened, and devestated for those people in the planes and in the trade centre, and their families.
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14 Sep 2009, 02:57
avoir la foi
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I was picking apples at my grandfather's orchard in New Jersey...about an hour away from NYC. My brother just happened to be in the car with the radio on and shouted to us what happened. None of us believed him at first. We were going to drive up to Sandy Hook (a beach in NJ across from the city) to see what was going on, but decided to head home (Pennsylvania). Then we all sat around watching the TV all day.
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