Where Were You on 9/11?


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  1. Anonymous: 1 day, 5 hours 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.

  2. Anonymous: 1 day, 11 hours ago

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

  3. AJ: 3 days, 20 hours 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.

  4. Andrew: 4 days, 5 hours 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

  5. Anonymous: 4 days, 14 hours 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.

  6. Anonymous: 4 days, 21 hours ago

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

  7. Anonymous: 5 days, 20 hours ago

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

  8. Anonymous: 6 days, 12 hours ago

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

  9. Anonymous: 6 days, 12 hours 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

  10. Justin Bieber: 6 days, 12 hours 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

  11. Anonymous: 6 days, 12 hours ago

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

  12. Anonymous: 6 days, 12 hours ago

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

  13. Anonymous: 6 days, 12 hours 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.

  14. Anonymous: 6 days, 13 hours 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.

  15. Anonymous: 6 days, 14 hours 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

  16. Anonymous: 6 days, 15 hours 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.

  17. Anonymous: 6 days, 15 hours ago

    i’m 19 now

  18. Anonymous: 6 days, 15 hours 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.

  19. Anonymous: 6 days, 16 hours ago

    Working with DOD / Lockheed Martin in my office

  20. Dennis: 6 days, 17 hours 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.


  21. Anonymous: 6 days, 17 hours 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

  22. Anonymous: 6 days, 19 hours ago

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

  23. Anonymous: 6 days, 21 hours 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.

  24. Anonymous: 6 days, 21 hours ago

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

  25. Anonymous: 6 days, 22 hours ago

    Watching TV and the program was interrupted. Horrific!

  26. Anonymous: 6 days, 22 hours ago

    I was in the 4th grade sitting in class.

  27. Anonymous: 6 days, 22 hours ago

    I was flying to Mexico. Business trip.

  28. Anonymous: 6 days, 23 hours ago


  29. Anonymous: 6 days, 23 hours ago

    At school.

  30. Anonymous: 6 days, 23 hours ago

    I was flying with Lufthansa from Frankfürt to Jakarta

  31. Anonymous: 6 days, 23 hours ago

    I was in the shower and at first I could not believe it and then it angered me!

  32. Anonymous: 1 week ago

    i was at nursary school becuse i was 2 when it happend

  33. Anonymous: 1 week ago

    in my dad’s sack

  34. Anonymous: 1 week ago

    Cyprus Watching Pokemon (episode with Snorlax) on the TV, I was 8 years old and the episode was cut and news came up to inform us about the attack

  35. Anonymous: 1 week ago

    I was sitting at my computer, I didn’t realize it was real, when I did realize it, I remember thinking, if the world was coming to an end, worried about my kids praying that they would live a full life

  36. Anonymous: 1 week ago

    I was dropping my daughter off for school when I heard the announcement on the radio. At first they said a “commuter aircraft” then when they said an “American Airlines plane” I accelerated to my job at American Airlines.

  37. Anonymous: 1 week ago

    I was in cooking class Miami skill center I was watching the news I her a teacher say twin tower want down

  38. Anonymous: 1 week ago

    Italy I was watching tv in italy and in one moment every channel talked about it.

  39. Anonymous: 1 week ago

    I was in school (I’m British, it was early afternoon)

  40. Anonymous: 1 week ago

    I was 2 years old watching tv not knowing what the hell was happening

  41. Anonymous: 1 week ago

    where were you when the attacks occurred

  42. Anonymous: 1 week ago

    not alive

  43. M: 1 week, 1 day ago

    Edmonton, Canada Canada, I was getting ready to go to work it was 7am here when I heard about the accident and at the time I worked at the IKEA store in Edmonton it wasn’t until I got to work that I was told it wasn’t an accident. IKEA sells a very well known large framed photo of the twin towers. That morning before the store opened our head offices directed all IKEA stores to immediately pull that item from the sales floor before opening the store. I was the one that was tasked to do this, it was tough, I was numb we all were that day. IKEA aventually started to sell it again, I remember as staff we said it would be disrespectful to discontinue that item like trying to forget about what happened.

  44. Anonymous: 1 week, 1 day ago

    I was doing your mom and dam, she was hella good! Tell I said thanks and we should hook up some other time.

  45. Billie Jean Jones: 1 week, 2 days ago

    Graham, NC In Graham, NC. I was in my office at work listening to my radio. I heard the announcer say that a plane just went into one of the towers, I thought that it was an accident. Shorty after they announced that another plane had flown into the towers, then I realized that it was deliberate .

  46. north of Toronto: 1 week, 2 days ago

    I was @ Toronto, Ontario, Canada. I was @ school, grade 5, 9 years old but I turning 10 later that year. We were doing our morning work routine like any other morning when the principle came to our classroom and talked in a hushed voice to our teacher. Our teacher gasped and i think the principle or teacher said: “All those poor people”. We then asked the teacher what happened and she said the WTC was hit by a plane and then it collapsed. Some of us don’t know what that building is so she explained it to us. Later that day, one of my classmate said to me that if the terrorist were to fly to Canada, they would hit the CN Tower. All in all, i was not affected by the event in anyway, though when i saw the building in smokes, I was in awe, like it was a scene in an action movie.

  47. Anonymous: 1 week, 5 days ago

    Canada I was in grade 2, 7 years old in Vancouver Canada. It would have been a few hours after the tragity because we are pacific time. The principal came on the PA with morning announcements, but instead told us the news. I knew at 7 years old it would be a day I would never forget. We had a moment of silence and wrote in our journals.. My entry started of stating ” today is a terrible day.” My mom picked me up after school along with my older sister and her friend. We went home and watched the news for the rest of the day. I sat in my parents bed and cried for the children just like me who would spend the rest of their lives without their parents. I remember every detail about that day and I will for the rest of my life – even though my life was not personally changed by the tragity, I grieved for those who’s lives were.

  48. Anonymous: 2 weeks, 4 days ago

    I was 13 years old at the time and we had just moved, so I was not yet enrolled in the nearby middle school. I awoke that morning to hear my mom watching the TV in total shock, so I got up and asked her what was wrong. She showed me the TV and I watched with her as the towers burned and fell. I was scared for the entire day, watching the TV as more attacks happened across the East Coast. I feared we on the West Coast were next but nothing happened.

  49. Anonymous: 2 weeks, 4 days ago

    with my family at home

  50. Anonymous: 3 weeks, 3 days ago

    It was the day before my 31st birthday. I will never forget. It was just another day at the office for me except a tearful one among me and my co-workers. I was
    Pregnant at the time too…. My son Joshua was born on January 4th 2002 4 months later

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