Where Were You on 9/11?


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  1. spring tx: 18 hours, 26 minutes ago

    craig lenell I was in Humble Texas in my car on the way to work. I thought, like most, the 1st plane was an accident. Then number 2 hit and a sinking feeling took over. I will not forget that day.

  2. Anonymous: 1 week, 1 day ago

    I was in my car listening to the radio on the drive to school when the DJ described the first plane hitting the tower. When I walked into the college, students gathered around the TV watching CNN. I was in shock when I watched the second plane hit the other tower. At first I thought it was a replay. Classes were cancelled for the morning and the small group of us stayed close together watching the TV. I held hands with the random girl sitting next to me on the stairs. A few years later, in another city, I exchanged stories with a girl who said she sat on the stairs at the same school holding another girl’s hand and watching the TV.

  3. Anonymous: 2 weeks ago

    9 years old

  4. Anonymous: 2 weeks, 1 day ago

    Wales In my friends house with my son watching cartoons when all of a sudden the cartoons were cut short and BBC news covered the story!

  5. Anonymous: 2 weeks, 4 days ago

    hom slipeng

  6. JL: 3 weeks, 1 day ago

    Cleveland, Ohio I was off school, sick in Cleveland Ohio. My mom woke me up after the first plane hit. We watched the second one live. My doctors appointment was cancelled later that day because it was in a tower in Cleveland.

  7. Yeric Hunt: 3 weeks, 1 day ago

    Virgin Islands I was eating popcorn and watching the televisions on the streets.
    Forget about the world trade centre, those bastards made me spill my popcorn! >:(

  8. Anonymous: 3 weeks, 3 days ago

    in munich

  9. Bob: 3 weeks, 5 days ago

    your location (optional) Wow! Great to find a post with such a clear mesagse!

  10. Anonymous: 3 weeks, 5 days ago

    I was in labor!! Yes, I was giving birth to my son Dylan on 9/11/01. It was a crazy day to say the least. My doctor was in my room as I was in labor watching the news.

  11. Anonymous: 4 weeks, 1 day ago

    Every year on September 11 I listen to Toby Keith’s song : courtesy of the red white & blue
    otherwise known as: The Angry American

  12. Anonymous: 4 weeks, 1 day ago

    I was in Yucaipa , ca , 5 years old when occurred playing in the sandbox
    I litterly didn’t know what 9/11 was till i was 12 today I’m in high skoo gonna be performing in a 9/11 performance w/ the whole ca 952 afj rotc unit ( everyone in the program) in 2 months

  13. Jack: 4 weeks, 1 day ago

    Texas I was in 4th grade, coming back from P.E.

  14. Anonymous: 1 month ago

    I was on topside rover watch USS O’Brien (DD-975) Bahrain United Arab Emirates. A guy I knew said, “Hey man, did you know a plane accidentally hit one of the Trade Center buildings?” Then he told me everyone waas watching it on the news at the Desert Dome bar. After that everyone came running back to the pier because we knew we were under attack.

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  16. Almar: 1 month ago

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  17. Hemilly: 1 month ago

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  18. Iffah: 1 month ago

    your location (optional) Anonymous Posted on As I read the beginning of this post I thuoght, Older people aren’t worried about who they are going to be. Most of those decisions have been made. I am in my 30 s, single and in a job I’m not loving, and I am totally freaked out about what my life is going to be!!!

  19. Antonia: 1 month ago

    your location (optional) I’m not wotrhy to be in the same forum. ROTFL

  20. Irvan: 1 month ago

    your location (optional) Yo, good looikn out! Gonna make it work now.

  21. Guntur: 1 month ago

    your location (optional) Stay with this guys, you’re hepling a lot of people.

  22. ANDRI: 1 month ago

    PA, USA i was 5 about to turn 6 on September 17th, i was eating a bowl of cereal, getting ready for school (i was just starting Kindergarten) All of a sudden i heard my babysitter gasp in shock and i ran to her to see what had happened. She was standing in front of the T.V. with her hands to her face and still as ever not saying a word. I tried to ask what was going on but she quickly shushed me to be quiete. I didn’t understand what going on, all i saw were these two tall buildings on fire on the tv, but i someow knew something really bad had happened. I ended up not going to school that day.

  23. Anonymous: 1 month ago

    Cardiff, Wales – It was around 5pm here so I was having tea, watching TV when I turned on the news to see the plane hit the 2nd building, I

  24. Anonymous: 1 month ago

    I was in my Moms womb

  25. Anonymous: 1 month ago

    I was like 5 naptime

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  27. Fructosa: 1 month ago

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  28. Jonathan: 1 month ago

    your location (optional) Suprrising to think of something like that

  29. Rajeeshm: 1 month ago

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  30. Lionel: 1 month ago

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  31. Dedi: 1 month ago

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  32. Satoru: 1 month ago

    your location (optional) Thanks for writing such an eaureto-snd-ystand article on this topic.

  33. Lesego: 1 month ago

    your location (optional) That’s the thnnkiig of a creative mind

  34. Forley: 1 month ago

    your location (optional) It’s imreaptive that more people make this exact point.

  35. Robert Hickey: 1 month, 1 week ago

    Newbrunkswick Canada It was morning at school. In grade 6 I sat in class doing out morning mental math exercise, the room was quiet it was like a test. Then the Intercom came on and said about what happened and for a minute of silence, I didn’t know what it was and when I got home from school, my mother was in her bathrobe on the couch covering her mouth in shock and was crying, then I learned all about the world and its horrors.. I will never forget that day

  36. Anonymous: 1 month, 1 week ago

    I was flying a plane into the world trade center for allah.

  37. James: 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    Bradford England I was 4 years old and only remember picking up the new car with my dad and going to get petrol for it

  38. Nicola Calder: 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    Manchester, England It was around 2 so my mom picked up my cousin Eleanor and I from school. We got home and turned on the tv to see the second tower being hit, it scared me I couldn’t sleep tht night.

  39. Eleanor: 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    Perth, Australia Well it was night here so I didn’t find out until early morning, I didn’t even know what the world trade centre was because I could give less about America, I was 14. But it did upset me

  40. Anonymous: 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    I was at my grandparent’s house in Slovakia where it was already mid-afternoon. My grandpa just came from work and told me and my grandma that he heard about a plane crash in New York on the radio. When we turned on the TV, they were already showing replays of the second plane hitting the building. We were all frozen and stared at the TV without saying a word until the late hours of the night. In our hearts, we were all Americans that night.

  41. Anonymous: 2 months ago

    I was getting my son ready for his 1st day of preschool. I turned the TV on and it was already set to a news channel; the first plane had already crashed into the tower, I woke my parents and told them about it. My Mom was asking ‘How can a plane just crash into the tower?” A few moments later we saw/heard the 2nd plane crash, my mom immediately said ‘Oh no, thats a terrorist attack.”

  42. Anonymous: 2 months, 2 weeks ago

    My uncle worked in the North tower of the World Trade Center and he was in a conference room up on the 106th floor and he managed to jump out of the tower and he was killed. 😔

  43. Anonymous: 2 months, 2 weeks ago

    i was a freshman in college,

  44. Anonymous: 2 months, 2 weeks ago

    I worked on the 79 floor of the north tower of the World Trade Center but I didn’t go to work that day because I had a really bad sore throat.

  45. Michael: 2 months, 3 weeks ago

    Wantagh, NY Hofstra University campus in Garden City, New York was bustling as usual. I had just taken a quiz in Italian class. In between classes, news spread quickly. I was told that people saw the smoke from the Library tower as I sat in my next class. Panic ensued, as some had loved ones that worked at the towers. One girl actually ran from her desk and out of the building when we found out the pentagon got hit. She left everything behind in the class. Until I arrived home, I had no access to a television. So my entire experience was from word of mouth and car stereo. When I finally arrived home, the towers were down. God Bless everyone affected by this tragedy.

  46. Demi: 2 months, 3 weeks ago

    Stradford, ON It was a sunny day, the sun was shining and it was really warm! School was in only a week so I was still getting use to the new hallways of highschool. Yup I just started highschool so I was 14. School started at 8:30 morning we stood for O’Canada morning announcements happened blah blah blah. Then 15 minutes into English a teacher came in and whispered something in Mrs.Tomlinsons ear then she just bursted out crying, which made me jump because I though someone got shot. (Which was dumb because gun rules in Canada lol.) so then mrs. Tomlinson explained what happened and I was really scared that a plane was going to crash into our school. Later we spent the whole day watching what happened on tv, I saw the second plane hit live. I remember going home that day, just bawling my eyes out. Why? Why would you kill inncocent people! I had hatred towards who did it and wanted to stab him or her multiple times. Nothing was the same after 9/11 for me, nothing. I just didn’t understand I wanted an answer but couldn’t get one. But I do remember being thankfull for living in Canada, and not the war zone America!

  47. Sara: 2 months, 3 weeks ago

    Canada I was 16 days old! So I didn’t know anything

  48. Felicity: 2 months, 3 weeks ago

    Cheshire, England It was raining as usual here in England. I attended Holmes Chapel Primary school and everything was fine in the morning and through the afternoon. But then around 2 or 3 there was weird vibe. (Note that England and New York have a 5 hour difference.) It was unusually quite I was only in year 1 and I didn’t know much, I don’t think you would at age 7. The teachers were quite and I could here some sniffing. I turned to my friend Harry and asked him if he knew what happened and he just shrugged his shoulders. Our school ended at 4:00 and it was around 3 when parents came and picked up there kids a bit early. My older sister and mum picked me up and I asked them what happened and they said ” A plane hit a building and killed many people on purpose.” I didn’t understand why? Why would someone do that. But once I got home and saw the video I couldn’t help but feel sad. I didn’t understand and still to this day at age of 20 I don’t know why. So that’s my story

  49. Armando: 2 months, 3 weeks ago

    Houston, TX I was 9 years old in the 3rd grade attending Almeda Elementary School here in Houston,TX. When we came back from lunch, followed by our restroom break, we went into our classroom and sat down just waiting for our teacher to resume teaching. The whole time we were all sitting quietly while watching her listening to the radio as if something weird was going on. We didn’t know what the radio was saying but after she turned it off she explained to us what was going on. She told us that terrorists stole some planes with innocent passengers trapped inside and flew them into both towers of the World Trade Center and other places and that lots and lots and lots of people died. Everyone was all like “What?”. We were all confused by what happened. One by one, all of my classmates and everyone else at school were being pulled out of school early by their parents and so was I. My mom picked me up and when I asked her why we were leaving early, she said “Because son, something terribly bad is happening today. Some very, very bad people stole some airplanes with innocent people trapped inside those planes and flew them into buildings with other innocent people trapped inside those buildings and all those people in them died.” “Oh that’s why? I know. My teacher told us about it.” “She did?” “Yeah. That’s horrible! Why would people fly planes into buildings and kill people like that? How could they just do that?” “I don’t know I guessed they’re just messed up in the head.” Then she picked up my sisters and we were watching the news about the attacks on TV. I understand why they pulled everyone out of school. They figured maybe if it happened in New York and Washington, D.C., it could happen anywhere else like in schools too. At the age I was at during the attacks, it’s very difficult for a child to understand why people with a human mind are clouded with thoughts full of evil and would fly planes into buildings and kill people, shoot up a movie theater, massacre students at a school, bomb a marathon run, etc. Then again for us adults, we can’t understand why either..

  50. Anonymous: 3 months ago

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