September 11....

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  1. K8

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    I thought we were ALL literally going to die that day. I thought it was the day when the world was coming to an end. I was on the road and listening to the radio and could not comprehend what I was hearing. Got home minutes later, saw the images, convinced myself that this was the "day", called all family members & emailed those who I could not contact to say "goodby"............We ALL did die on that day, so to speak............
     
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    I remember I was at home, on maternity leave with my youngest son. Tim called to say I needed to turn on the TV right away. I sat there in horror as I watched the 2nd plane hit, then the buildings collapse. I'll never forget my oldest son asking where all the planes were when we went for a walk to the park (we lived minutes from the MN airport so we always saw them). And then, for weeks afterward, you could look at anybody that you saw on the street and just *know* what they were thinking.
     
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    Indeed it was a shocking day in recent history. However, I think if you lived in other countries whom have been bombed over and over again over the past few decades, you would most certainly look upon 9-11 differently. Tragic, certainly...but none the less a relatively low number of deaths compared to the fighting and bombing in other countries.

    I know some day that there might be peace on earth, even if it is after all human life is wiped clean. I mourn with America on this day, and I mourn with the rest of the world for thier losses as well. God bless America, Canada and the rest of the world, after all we all live on the same planet and breathe the same air.
     
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    i remember we were at our schools field trip.
    at that time i had a "news sms" at my phone. everytime when something happened i got an SMS.

    i got the sms, an airplane has charshed into one of the world trade center. i told about it to the teacher and asked him to turn on the radio but he laughed and said no way.

    i turned the radio against his will and suddenly it was quiet on the bus. everybody freezed and was listening to the radio.

    that day i will remember. we spent the day watching the TV in horror.
     
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    I remember I was at school then... we were told that something "really bad" happened and were able to go home and watch tv and so on to realise what happened. I glared at tv and couldn't speak. Everyone thought that it was a horrible dream, that something like THAT couldn't have happened... it was too impossible to be reality.
     
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    I had just gotten home from work when my replacement called and told me to turn on the news. I turned the TV on just before the second plane hit. I was on the phone with my mother because I knew she wouldn't comprehend what was happening. I watched the TV for most of the day before returning to work. That night I watched alot of people die as unedited news footage was sent via satelite to various news agencies. One South Korean news crew, staying in one of the hotels that later collapsed, had a perfect view of the towers across the plaza. They took video of the people jumping from beginning to end. Not a pleasant sight.

    I'll never forget that day...
     
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    I didn't know about it until I got to school that day and people were talking about it... I didnt really think too much of it - but I went to our library at lunch and watched the tv. (Along with a lot of the rest of the school)... There were people standing, sitting on tables and chairs, just staring at this tv. There was the odd person crying.

    I remember my fear as my grandparents were living in America at that time. (They were in Texas).

    One of the girls crying, was crying because her dad had to go to war... and that pissed me off - because my grandparents were already in America at the time... And my aunty has since fought in 4 wars... (Well - war situations... She was in Iraq during the worst stages.. and she is currently on notice to go help the australian embassy that was bombed)...
     
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    I was up late at night and the internet stopped working - so of course I cursed everybody I could think of and went off to sleep. Then, the next morning - I couldn't believe what was on the news. We had lots of conflicting stories for a while - things about planes being shot down so they couldn't hit cities and stuff. I remember the shock and knowing that the world would be different.
     
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    I was at school giving our standardized tests. The principal decided to not interrupt the testing to let the students see the news--it would have meant another whole week of testing to re-do all the exams. So the teachers were in and out of the testing rooms and across the halls to non-testing classrooms to watch the news. We finished the school day, but all the afterschool activities were cancelled.

    I think the thing that really made it hit home was driving home and looking up at that clear blue sky and not seeing any jet contrails. Realizing that the entire airspace above the US of A was completely empty. Something that hadn't happened in over 60 years and might never happen again. For me that's what really made it sink in; the images of the attacks themselves were horrible, but in some ways they were so awful to the point of being surreal. They couldn't sink in that quickly, you know?
     
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    I was at school in my Second class of the day. We were all at our computer stations doing our work when a kid across the room got a phone call from his mom. She told him the news and he started to tell us. No one believed him at first. We checked on msn.com and saw pictures from the first plane crashing.

    I remember one girl in our class started just saying "its just an accident". I said no way, its gota be on purpose. She gave me this evil look then rolled her eyes that I would be so dumb. She still stuck with her story after the second plane hit.

    We all left school after we heard the news. I went home and watched the tv for the rest of the day. My job called me and told me not to come in, all of central Akron was being let go.

    I was let go from that job just a few weeks later because business just crashed.
     
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    I was going to Jersey to my uncle's work along with him, as usual. Eventhough I see 'them' everyday, I couldn't stop admiring it whenever I see them. Around 15 - 30 minutes after we pased them, we learned the terrible news from my uncle's wife who phoned in and we were getting the news from the radio! How could one grasp the news? As soon as we reached the company, we saw the whole thing from the net. We could'nt go back home that day since all the roads were closed/blocked and had to stay in a hotel.

    There were a lot of conflicting thoughts which could be mere doubts.
    1. The radio said Mayor Juliani had ordered 30,000 body bags, but the count that we officially have now is in the range of 3000.
    2. The radio initially said about 6 hijacked planes. But we only know about four, if I'm not mistaken - 2 for the twin towers, 1 for pentagon and 1 which "fell down" somewhere in PA.
    It could probably be just the franctic media.

    Of all the buildings in Manhattan, I think the twin towers stood out beautifully. It was awesome at any time of the day. If I were in to photography then, I would have captured tons of pictures while it stood proud and mighty.

    May God comfort those who lost their loved ones.
     
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    We had just moved to Las Vegas, so we had just ridden on a plane the day before. We woke up at my bfs dads house and it was on the television. I thought it was some weird movie, and then I didnt want to believe it was real.

    All the Casinos shut down, if you were a guest you were allowed in, but thats about it. We spent the whole day in front of the television just starring at the tv, and wondering why this was happening, and what would be next.

    I think every year Sept. 11th rolls around we all think about what we were doing that day. To all those that lost people on that day you have my deepest sympathy.
     

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