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Where were you on September 11, 2001?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

This was before smartphone alerts, constant internet, and instant knowledge.

 

I was 19, and was working a full time job. I woke up at 5am PST as usual, and after going about my normal routine to get dressed I turned on the TV. It was insane. I remember seeing the second plane hit live on tv. Nobody showed up to work that day, but management didn't care. I never thought something like that could happen. I was a kid during the 93 WTC bombings, but this was the first time I was an adult and able to comprehend something like this scale.

 

We were on the other side of the country, and nobody knew anyone personally affected, and yet still we were totally floored.

 

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yet to be born.


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Just now, will4623 said:

yet to be born.

Thanks for making me feel old, dude!


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Just now, Plutosaurus said:

Thanks for making me feel old, dude!

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I think I was in New Zealand at the time (my mum was worried we wouldn't be able to get back to the States), but I don't really remember anything, would have been 2 years old at the time. 

I have heard my aunt talk about it though, she was in NYC and was a flight attendant at the time so that was really damn personal for her. 


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Just came back from elementary school when I saw it on the news. The gravity of the situation didn't really faze me at the time so I thought nothing of it. I was a mere child.

 

Only until a few years into my teens did I understand the global impact of the event.

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1 minute ago, Dissitesuxba11s said:

Just came back from elementary school when I saw it on the news. The gravity of the situation didn't really faze me at the time so I thought nothing of it. I was a mere child.

 

Only until a few years into my teens did I understand the global impact of the event.

It really changed everything. The Patriot Act, surveillance, war, reignition of racism.....shit has been downhill since.


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I was a sophomore at the time.  I remember walking into geography and thinking we were having a movie day.  It was unbelievable. 

 

We did nothing that day but watch TV.


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I was in 6th grade. I still remember my homeroom teacher announcing the WTC had been hit by a plane and the subsequent torrent of non-stop news coverage surrounding it.

 

I also remember being a tad bit annoyed that I missed 2 weeks of afternoon Yu-gi-oh due to something I didn't fully understand at the time.


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42 minutes ago, Plutosaurus said:

Thanks for making me feel old, dude!

33 minutes ago, Plutosaurus said:

It really changed everything. The Patriot Act, surveillance, war, reignition of racism.....shit has been downhill since.

I was in the 3rd grade. Someone came in and whispered to the teacher and she started crying.

Didn't really understand for a few days.

 

I was playing rainbow 6, some kid was making 9/11 jokes and asked why I was being quiet.

I said I didn't think it was funny and we got talking. Same sentiment as you. It changed the world.

He said in complete seriousness "Yea but wasn't it like good for airport security?"

 

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I was in Computer Science class in grade 10 - we had TV's in the classrooms with basic cable. Someone ran in and said there was some terrorist bombing or something, so we switched on the TV to the news and watched the world change forever.


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2 minutes ago, steelo said:

I was 4 months in the U.S. Air Force attending tech school. It was a crazy time, we had to be escorted everywhere and couldn't leave base.

Must have been pretty terrifying.

 

Many people didn't really think at that time war was on the horizon.


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5 minutes ago, Plutosaurus said:

Must have been pretty terrifying.

 

Many people didn't really think at that time was was on the horizon.

It was strange and a bit terrifying. 

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1 minute ago, steelo said:

It was strange and a bit terrifying. 

Did you stay in?

 

 


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1 minute ago, Plutosaurus said:

Did you stay in?

 

 

Forgot to add, we couldn't even leave our dorm rooms for 2 weeks without permission (only for lunch, dinner and breakfast)

 

I stayed in for 4 years. Got out in 2005 😃

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i was at a relative's home at sutton, uk. i got a msg from an old classmate of mine, says their class is cheering over the news.

 

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I was 10 days off my first birthday so I couldn't say for sure what the hell happened in my case.

All I know is my mom had recently dropped off my older brother at preschool when the first tower was hit. Once that shit had settled and people started figuring out what was going on, they had called school off and my mom ended up picking him up.


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In 6th grade in a class that I don't remember much about.


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2 hours ago, StarsMars said:

I was in the 3rd grade. Someone came in and whispered to the teacher and she started crying.

Didn't really understand for a few days.

This was my recollection of the events, also only being in third grade.

 

I vaguely remember having to write a paper after the event a few days later about how Sept 11th made us feel, as if 3rd graders could fully comprehend what just happened. And if they needed any proof of that, I clearly remember writing that I was upset that the people who hijacked the plane ruined my mothers birthday (which is September 11th) and how they hadnt yet caught the guys who jumped out of the plane before it hit the buildings.


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3 hours ago, Plutosaurus said:

Thanks for making me feel old, dude!

dude remember, people graduating highschool werent born yet. 

 

i was in 4th grade, didnt really understand the gravity of the situation and the time.


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I just got back from work, turned on the TV about a minute before the 2nd plane hit. 

 

My dad can still point out the tile on which he was standing when he heard that JFK was shot.  Same here, I can point to the exact place where I was standing when I first looked at that TV screen on 9/11.  When the 2nd plane hit, I still vividly remember thinking "oh shit, this is an attack and it's going to change the world".

 

Looking back on it, I've been lucky.  My teenage years started when the cold war ended, and I was in my early 20s when 9/11 happened. 

The 90s really were a good time to grow up, none of the worries that the previous or next generation had/have to deal with.

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I was in class with the other 12 years old.

Some were scared for a few days when a plane flew outside, but it died down quick enough for us. We're in Canada. Who would attack Canada.


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Just now, TetraSky said:

I was in class with the other 12 years old.

Some were scared for a few days when a plane flew outside, but it died down quick enough for us. We're in Canada. Who would attack Canada.

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