Where Were You on 9/11?


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  1. Anonymous: 5 days, 8 hours ago

    I was working as a Security Officer in Los Angeles at a Smart & Final store we were opening the store a man told us that 2 arabs crashed 2 airplanes into the world trade center in New York , then I saw it on the news America under Attack!! It really botherd me.

  2. Anonymous: 2 weeks ago

    TN, USA I was just walking into 10th grade English class around 9am. The old brown TV was showing some gray building with smoke pouring out. There was little talking as we watched and listened to the reports repeating that a plane had crashed into the WTC. Then later we heard reports that people were jumping from the building. Then the news broke in with footage of the second plane hitting the tower. Then all of us knew, KNEW it was not an accident. That’s when the it really hit me. It was like going from grief and confusion to grief and anger. Like a giant knot in my guts. Some time later, without warning, we saw the first tower collapse. I felt like I was sinking, in shock. I thought out loud: “hundreds, maybe thousands of people have just died.” The girl next to me cried out “No!” The rest of that day was mostly a haze. Every time I see that plane crashing into the tower it gives me that same feeling. I don’t think it’ll ever go away.

  3. Gareth Hillary: 2 weeks, 4 days ago

    Wales, UK In school, I found out about it on the way home when my dad told me.

    In hindsight, with all that has occurred since globally and nationally within the UK, it feels like the death of innocence.

    All of a sudden terrorists wanted to kill me, people began fearing muslims, my eyes were forced open by the fabric of global society being torn apart and humanity on all sides becoming scary and ugly. Forcing me and my friends to grow up too soon.

  4. Anonymous: 3 weeks, 6 days ago

    I wan in my mother woon

  5. Anonymous: 1 month ago

    I was not on in 9/11 I wantesnt born yet

  6. Anonymous: 1 month ago

    I was in my 3rd grade class. The teachers kept leaving the classroom and coming back with tears in their eyes. I knew something had happened, but i didnt understand until i got home and asked my mom.

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  9. Anonymous: 1 month, 1 week ago

    Leaving to go to school

  10. Jessica W: 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    norfolk,va I was in 2nd grade in school in norfolk,va when my school was evacuated and we were bused to another elementary school and our parents were called..i had no idea what was going on…

  11. Anonymous: 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    blazing it

  12. Anonymous: 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    I was on patrol in a small town in NC when my sergeant called me and told me that a small plane flew into one of the WTC towers. I came in to the police department and watched the horror of that day unfold. I remember seeing our firemen and public works employees placing the American flags we use for the 4th of July out in the downtown area. Our department was put on straight shifts with no time off for two weeks. We didn’t mind because we not only had a duty to our citizens but to protect our families as well. That day I will never forget as long as I live.

  13. Anonymous: 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    I was on the phone with my dad. Suddenly it cut off.

  14. Anonymous: 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    i was idk lmao

  15. Anonymous: 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    I was…the day the towers fell what date did these events occur grade 6

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  17. Anonymous: 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    On my way to work.

  18. Anonymous: 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    ON Canada I was sleeping in at the time when I heard my mom scream from the living room. She had been watching CNN and they just interrupted the show with a picture of this gaping hole in the side of the tower.

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  20. Anonymous: 2 months ago

    Los Angeles, CA 90007 I was in 2nd grade in California, and I was waking up early to get to school, when my parents were in their room with the TV loud. I went to go see what was happening, and that I saw both buildings on fire. The news repeated the same plane crashing into the building. I didnt know much was happening because I was just a kid, and thought it was an accident. When I went to school, the radio was confirming that one of the towers collapsed.

  21. Anonymous: 2 months, 1 week ago

    Colorado Springs, CO I was 7 years old at the time. I was awaken by voices in the living room, so I walked out where my family was watching TV and I saw what was happening. My memory of the day is a bit vague, but I distinctly remember the report that a second plane had hit the other tower and when the second tower collapsed.

  22. Anonymous: 2 months, 1 week ago

    woah cant believe justin bieber actually wrote something on here! that’s crazy

  23. AJ: 2 months, 1 week ago

    Ohio,US I was in southeast MI, within driving distance of a nuclear power plant. I was in my 3rd grade classroom, terrified. My teacher, stupid or stubborn or brilliant, I still don’t know, turned the tv on. We were all 7-9 years old, watching the 2nd tower get hit.

  24. Andrew: 2 months, 1 week ago

    I was 2 years old, but i still remember it. I was at Pre-school and we were watching some show, probably Dora The Explorer when the channel just changed, and a few minutes later my dad got me and for the rest of the day we watched, i just knew something horrific happened, but it took a few years to understand, and now i understand why it was horrible, and why my parents were crying. RIP to the victims

  25. Anonymous: 2 months, 1 week ago

    NB Canada I was in my grade 5 math class, the teacher who was in shock and couldn’t teach anymore turned on a radio and we listened for the rest of the day. I later feared for my father who was a long haul truck driver and often drove in the United States. We were unsure of where he was at the time of the attacks and with border closures if he would be able to get home or not.

  26. Anonymous: 2 months, 1 week ago

    Round Rock, TX sitting in my bouncy chair watching Sesame Street.

  27. Anonymous: 2 months, 1 week ago

    when the twin towers fell I was get up from bed when the second plane hit

  28. Anonymous: 2 months, 1 week ago

    MIke Was banging your mom in bed. Good timesbro. Good times.

  29. Anonymous: 2 months, 1 week ago

    I’m gonna submit my answer later on but was that really Justin Beiber who sent that because wow I didn’t think he’d actually care xD

  30. Justin Bieber: 2 months, 1 week ago

    LA My mom just got back from dropping me off at school and dang I just heard about the news 20 minutes after she did. Im shocked and prayers go out to all the families and loved ones.. You may not agree with me but this was so tragic and sad…. Reading all ur replies and I hope all is good. Much love

  31. Anonymous: 2 months, 1 week ago

    i waz f**king ur mom cuz dats how much of a f**king bada** i am.

  32. Anonymous: 2 months, 1 week ago

    i waz fuking ur mom cuz dats how much of a fuking bada$$ i am.

  33. Anonymous: 2 months, 1 week ago

    I was drawing trees outside on the campus of my school for a drawing class. I called my dad because I was gonna meet him for lunch (also to give me money for books) he told me that NYC was under attack. Life has never been the same and everything has been scary and sad since. I wanna go home but it doesn’t exist anymore.

  34. Anonymous: 2 months, 1 week ago

    I still remember this day clearly. It was 13 years ago and I was in first grade. I woke up early got some cereal and turn on the TV while everyone was still sleeping. What I saw on TV impacted me so much I still can’t forget it. As a kid my tears started going down my face and I was so scare. I didn’t understand what clearly was going on, but I knew it was bad. Now I’m in college and majoring in Political Science because 9/11 really impacted me as a child.
    RIP to all the victims, family members and military.

  35. Anonymous: 2 months, 1 week ago

    I had a day off work from Residace Inn. cleaning service. I was standing in my living room watching in aw and praying a lot for all of them there. I kept thinking about how a cupple of weeks ealier, I was working out in my home when the Spirit of God told me with a strong, very real fealing that something terrable and huge was going to happen in America that will involve the killing of a lot of lives that will get around in our news all around. So I started praying then and called my mom and told her asking her to pray too. So the day it happened I felt very sad, exitment but not in a happy way, and paid a lot of attention to every detail in prayers. I remember the beutifull day of sweet filled with bitterness! My name, Laura L. Cosgrove, email is cosgrovesoldiers@hotmail.com

  36. Anonymous: 2 months, 1 week ago

    I was in my bedroom and when I turned on the TV I witnessed the second plane hitting the tower, I couldn’t believe my eyes. That was just the end of an era.

  37. Anonymous: 2 months, 1 week ago

    i’m 19 now

  38. Anonymous: 2 months, 1 week ago

    Fort Bliss TX At school already. It was around 630-645 in the morning. I was waiting for the JROTC instructor to open the building. Every morning when the Major would come we would stand and salute before he opened up the building. That day he was rushing and didn’t. He opened the building. Took out a TV and a group of JROTC students and I started watching what was happening. I didn’t know what was happening or the severity of it till the second plane hit. At first I thought it was an accident. We spent the rest of the day watching it on TV in all my classes. That day at lunch some guys were talking about how this was going to start a war and what would happen if there were a draft. Most of them said they were ready. In 2009 a former classmate was killed in action in Afghanistan. May he and those lost on this day and the days after RIP.

  39. Anonymous: 2 months, 1 week ago

    Working with DOD / Lockheed Martin in my office

  40. Dennis: 2 months, 1 week ago

    “The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are
    crushed in spirit.” Psalm 34:18 NIV

    Today is a day my wife and I will never forget. Because both of us were born and raised in New York the events that unfolded on 9/11 struck us to our very core.

    I was in the middle of training that morning aboard Camp Lejeune, NC when our instructor called all of his students into one of the nearby classrooms. As we huddled together around the 27” color television we gazed in horror as our Nation and my beloved city were under attack.

    “Was this really happening?” I thought to myself. As the second tower was struck so were we with grief, sadness, and even anger. Surrealism suddenly turned into sobriety as many of us Marines, in disbelief at what we had just witnessed, had tears streaming down our cheeks. My buddy to the left of me had to take a seat and just sat there for a while with his head in his hands, contemplating the disaster that had just taken place.

    Trying to call home was futile as all of the land lines and cellular circuits were tied up. I couldn’t even reach my wife who was only a few short miles away! Nothing could describe the sort of helplessness I felt in not being able to communicate with my family, but that was nothing compared to those who were stranded in WTC 1 & 2, aboard Flight 93, and the families left behind of those who had perished that day.

    When I finally arrived at home, Tina met me at the door. I remember we just looked at each other in disbelief and for a brief moment time seemed to have stood still. Words escaped us and so we simply collapsed in each other’s arms weeping silently. It was a day that will forever be etched in our memories, but it is also a reminder to never take one more day for granted nor those whom we love as well.


  41. Anonymous: 2 months, 1 week ago

    . I was 21 and working my first job a few blocks from the World Trade Center. I was part of an analyst class and we had just done a scavenger hunt the week before in lower manhattan including the wtc and windows of the world. We could see the towers falling from our building and the whole area went dark and there was dust and debri everywhere. My coworkers boyfriend was in one of the towers. He was one of the last to get out. Our company told us to stay inside and that would be the safest place for us. Later in the day we walked home with wet rags covering our noses and mouths. I walked over 100 blocks because I was scared to stay alone at my apartment in the east 30s so I stayed with a friend on the ues. I will never forget this day or the smell . It was the scariest day in my life and I then walked by the wtc site for months to get to work . So sad

  42. Anonymous: 2 months, 1 week ago

    I was on American Airlines Flight 11 but jumped out with a parachute before it hit the first building

  43. Anonymous: 2 months, 1 week ago

    I was five years old so I don’t actually remember for myself but my mother always recounts this day to me. I was watching my favourite TV show at the time when the program was obviously interrupted. I ran outside to where my mother was having her coffee exclaiming that “plane crashed into building.” I was confused, dazzled and frustration over the interruption of my show and what was happening but as my mother rushed inside and was completely horrified by the events displayed on the television – I as a five year old child, kind of understood what was happening.

  44. Anonymous: 2 months, 1 week ago

    I was sitting at the Petro Truck stop on I-295 in NJ. eating breakfast.

  45. Anonymous: 2 months, 1 week ago

    Watching TV and the program was interrupted. Horrific!

  46. Anonymous: 2 months, 1 week ago

    I was in the 4th grade sitting in class.

  47. Anonymous: 2 months, 1 week ago

    I was flying to Mexico. Business trip.

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  49. Anonymous: 2 months, 1 week ago

    At school.

  50. Anonymous: 2 months, 1 week ago

    I was flying with Lufthansa from Frankfürt to Jakarta

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