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Yes. I remember exactly where I was. I was actually in school, I was 7 years old and I remember our teacher just rushing us out of the classroom and we got sent home. That's when my parents turned on the news and I saw what was happening. Of course, I didn't understand it at the time but seeing all that smoke coming off in the building as a seven-year-old it was a very terrifying experience. As I got older, I actually researched what happened on 9/11 and the perpetrators of the attack planned to attack three different areas, one was the Twin Towers, the second one was the Pentagon and the third was the capital. Two out of the three missions were actually successful. Both of the Twin Towers were knock down, another airplane flew into the pentagon, but the unsuccessful flight was the one towards the capitol. This was United Airlines flight 93. As the Twin Towers were the first to be hit; people who were on flight 93 heard about the attacks and while they were mid-flight on the plane, they heard that their plane was being rerouted to washington-dc, and that wasn't the flight original destination, so passengers on the flight put the pieces together and they knew that their plane had been hijacked, so some passengers decided to storm the cockpit and where the hijackers were. The passengers stormed into the cockpit and wrestled with the hijackers to gain control of the airplane, and they ended up crashing into a field in Somerset Pennsylvania. I read some articles that the passenger that took over the wheel might have intentionally drove the plane into the ground instead of letting the terrorists eventually fly them into a building. He probably knew that his chances of survival in the moment were slim, So he decided that it would be best to fly the plane into the ground then let the hijackers have the final say in what happens to them. Everyone was killed instantly upon impact. But, yeah. A lot of people forget about these other planned hits on the Capitol and the Pentagon. But, I would just like to also shed some light on those who lost their lives who weren't in the Twin Towers
I was just about to turn 6 and was in kindergarten. All I really remember is a crying teacher coming into my classroom, whispering something into my teacher's ear, her bursting into tears and telling our teacher's aide/para and her also beginning to cry, and all of us confused kids asking what was wrong. Someone said something about a plane hitting a building. That was all we really knew since nobody wanted to freak us out. A lot of kids ended up being picked up early that day. I remember the aftermath more than the actual event, though. I remember the slideshow that was played on one of the news stations with pictures of the victims, I remember "Hero" by Enrique Iglesias becoming somewhat of an anthem for that time, and I remember all of the talk about it. I was too young to really grasp the seriousness of the situation completely. Now, when I watch things about it on TV or hear the song "Hero", I get chills down my spine. I'm getting them just writing this. Just thinking about how scary and grave it must've been for the people old enough to fully grasp the situation at the time even gives me chills.
Living in northern Virginia and working in Washington, DC, I got an almost first hand view.My boss came in an told me that a plane had hit one of the twin towers. We went into his office and watched television. We saw the other tower hit. Then we continued to watch when a reporter came on to say the Pentagon had been hit.It was funny, we continued to watch the television - even though we were in a 7 story building with a view over to the Potomac and the Pentagon. Suddenly it hit me and I looked out the window and saw the flames pouring out of the Pentagon on the opposite side from our vantage point.My boss said, "Oh my God!"So we watched for a while and then they ordered us to evacuate the building. I opted to remain, figuring that the traffic would be awful. I waited till about 2 or 3 then went down to the garage and got my car.The streets were empty and I was able to make the ride home in only 30 minutes, driving right past the Pentagon - on Rt 110 - on my way. (The damage was on the opposite side.)It was a stunning day, but in a strange way I was not surprised. I had dealt with terrorism and unconventional warfare issues over the course of my career and knew such an attack was a theoretical possibility. So I found myself more impressed by the tactics and it only hit home later the lives that had been lost.One of those lives, it turned out, was the husband of a friend of mine. That suddenly made it less surreal and more concrete.
At work when it happened. I actually first heard a bit online. We had a trading floor where I was working with news feeds, and basically everyone gathered there and watched the news. I remember the huge cloud of smoke and thinking the first one had gone down, people were acting like it hadn't. Not long after that the core financial district in my city evacuated, we were close but not exactly tier 1, so shut down, but I was living in a downtown condo anyway. For a while after … basically till Iraq turned to crap … people were really pro-American, rallying around. I mean even formally of course, it's the only time NATO article 5 has ever been invoked declaring a member to have been under attack and the alliance responded.Someone I was working with at the time who was a consultant had been working in the WTC like 2 months before, she was there every day for a couple months, high floor.Not one of the traders where I worked, but a trader they dealt with, had been on the phone with Cantor Fitzgerald when the plane hit their building.
I was at my grandparent's at the time while my parents were away in Italy. I have no recollection of the event. That and I'm not American so it likely was not as publicized here as it was there.
Italy. I was around 4 years old
I was at home when the news came on and like many Americans I was shocked , angry and in disbelief of how something like this could happen on US soil ! So many lives had been taken.As years went on I sadly learned that it was a inside job by our own governmentSuch as jet fuel can't get hot enough to melt steal or to cut it at a almost perfect 40 degree angle on hundreds of beams.Or how gold from a underground safe I the towers is still missing to this day. Or how presidents of several banking and loan executives called off sick or how news footage of the same angle by news networks all but one showed jets in their footage. Only military and digital airplanes. Are. Black.How was it the day of the attack military jets were told to stand down and the day after only two planes were in the sky one plane was air Force one the only other cleared plane allowed to fly was the Saudi prince ! Jet fuel can't melt steel it's impossible 💯 percent.Yes the amount of lives was very tragic. And I think it's time the United States government come clean about what really happened and why ! The citizens of the United States have a right to know the world has a right to know and especially the families of the victims have a right to know the truth. The world has been served a false flag on a silver platter.For those still in doubt and think it's conspiracy theoriesInvite you to look up the burning tempeture of jet fuel And then the melting temperature of steelAnd remember all governments lie to their citizensYes 9-11 will continue to have lots of questions and a lot of heartache and sadness for many
Well said. Truly tragic what the government did.
Yes and it's unfortunate that there's lots of people that believe the lie that the government said that jet fuel did melt steel it's 💯 crap jet fuel will never burn hot enough to melt steel
This sawno guy (in the comments below) posted a video and I think it's very convincing regarding 9/11. Rest in peace to all the people whose lives were wrongfully taken away from them by the corrupt government.
Yes our government is very corrupt. And it's sad that so many lives were wrongfully taken and without reason.There's a video where George Bush had been reading to kindagarten children and forgot the cameras were on him and admitted to bombs he also went off script on Fox or CNN and he slipped bombs
I was about 8 years old, I was in the house. my mother in her parents' house. father was setting opening TV and there was this news about a building burning in America. didn't know what they were. So I was watching with father live broadcast to see how they might put down the fire. and so second plane comes in. and I remember father betting on which tower will fall down first. because "it makes sense they don't fall simultaneously" however they did. and we watched till the end. then we went out the house.
I was at my high school sociology class with Ms. Dear. Instead of social studies we tuned into the TV monitor in the corner and watched the news! That was like the same throughout all of my class's TV monitors that day! It was surreal! It was like watching the world getting destructed slowly! It was exciting but in a weird way because I was in California and the people that was getting affected was all the way in New York! BUT since we were forced to watch it, I was intrigued with it as well! ... It was weird though, please don't think I am a bad person for this but this was a huge unfortunate coincidence that happend to me personally but when I was playing Sim City 300 (A game that I used to play a lot and that I love still!), there was the World Trade Center and I remember blowing it up... I felt kind of guilty haha but it was just an unfortunate coincidence!
I was at primary school (aged 9). It was a Quaker school (it’s a form of Christian religion where you pray against a blank white wall). We had prayer every morning except emergencies and we were brought in for afternoon prayer for the twin towers. We had no idea what terrorist, twin towers, etc meant but we bowed our heads. When I got home my brothers had all been send home early and my parents were very quiet. I didn’t understand. I may seem ignorant but the time I was from a generation and a world that hadn’t heard the word terrorism and “bin laden” was active history to me.
I was asleep. My university class didn't start till 12:15pm. I was planning to sleep in and take my time. My mom came into my room and told me to get up. I asked what for and tried to go back to sleep. Then she came in again yelling at me to get up. I got out of bed and asked what was going on. And she told me to watch the tv. I was in shock by the second plane hitting the second tower. It was eerie by the time i had to leave for my class. It was quiet outside and no planes in the sky. By the time i got to class they had news on and all the classes were canceled. It was just weird and eerie. I think they canceled the classes for the rest of the week too.
I was in my 5th grade homeroom class waiting for the date to begin. I remember I was talking casually with friends and then my science teacher from the next room over came in and flickered the lights (she did this often to get our attention). When we looked at her, she looked sad and as if she was about to cry. She said to us, "can you all please come to my room" and then left. At that time, I thought some students had gotten in huge trouble and she was going to address it to everyone to make sure we don't get into that kind of trouble. However, when we got to her room, she had us all sit down, she turned on the TV and we saw they were talking about 9/11.
I was 16 years old attending high school when it happened. Another teacher came in saying a plane had crashed in NYC and we should turn on the TV. We were just in time to see the second plane hit. They didn't cancel school, but nobody did any work either. All we did in my classes was sit there and watch the horrible images replaying over and over. But then came World History with Mr. D, one of the best teachers I ever had. Instead of watching the news, we talked instead, and he helped us understand what had happened. I can't imagine the kind of blind hatred that would lead people to do things like that, but I am glad we wiped out Al Qaeda and Osama bin Laden. The world is safer without them.
It was my 2nd day of kindergarten.I was standing in line for recess when my parents came to pick me up. I remember being so mad that I had to leave, even though many other parents were signing their children out citing disaster.We went to my classroom to retrieve my things where my teacher and my future 2nd grade teacher were having lunch, watching the events on TV. I vividly remember seeing one of the towers burning on the screen. We went back to our family owned business and gathered around the TV. I don't remember much else from that day, but what I do remember, I can recall like it was just yesterday. Hard to believe it's been 18 years.
Working in a 5th fl. building. With a group of 7 year olds. After our Pledge of Allegiance, they worked quietly.. I looked out the window and saw lots of smoke. My heart sank. I stayed calm. Soon after, I look out again... that buidling was gone. Thats when I knew something was not right... it was more than just a big fire which I planned to explain to the kids. We heard the annonoucement soon, that the parents will come pick up the kids... then the other building down and just lots of smoke from a distance. Few days later, I heard from one of our childhood friends. When I picked up the phone and heard his voice, I knew our other friend who we knew worked in one of the towers was never found. And it was a funeral arrangement call.
I was in middle school in Texas and running late to class. When I arrived I was expecting the teacher to tell me "you are late go to the office". Instead, "get in and have a sit". I look up where everyone was starring at and saw headlines the towers were hit, big red letters said "terrorist attack". I was still standing out loud said "no fking way" and sat down. Teacher didn't even said nothing of what I said. Hours pass by when I was called in class room speaker that mom arrived and I saw something really but really sad. I won't say it of a sign of respect.
I was also five years old, and I went to school. There wasn’t many kids there, and our teacher did not talk to us about it, it was kindergarten. My sister was in second grade, and I’m not sure if her teacher talked to the students about it. My mom wanted to make sure the day was normal for us kids, so we went to school, and she told us what happened when we got home.
I felt so terrible & vengeful that day. I was already living in the Philippines when that horror happened. There is an Abu Sayyaf faction of Al-Queda that has been terrorizing areas of the Philippines. I wanted to hurt them with no mercy so badly before wiping them off the face of God's Good Earth. I have repeatedly returned to my homeland (my beloved US of A) to pay respects to so many fallen heroes & victims. I will never forget.
I was 8. I was in my living room. I remember feeling sick about the destruction of life, having just witness a bunch of gang members kill each other when I was 5. I was with my mom, grandmother and grandfather. I remember asking them why so many people had to die. This is what prompted my mom to join the Army. Also, my grandfather had a friend die that day in Pennsylvania.
I was just getting out of school. I was in highschool at that time, and I had an hour off, so I went to my favorite video game shop, as I used to do when I was free but could go home. I entered the shop as usual, and then I saw the store manager watching TV with several of my friends from that shop.Then he told me "You saw that? A plane went right through the WTC". It was live on TV. We saw the second plane crashing. Then the towers collapsing.Didn't go back to school that morning, still had to go in the afternoon, but that was the big news so we didn't really work.
I was putting together college new admission folders. They came in and said we got bombed. I said bullshit the media is a liar. They lie all the time. So they did not bring us a radio. I didn't start believing in fake news when trump came in. I knew they were liars 20 years ago
I was at work. We had recently moved office so were unpacking as things started happening. We stood around eatching it unfold on TV. My work is a high profile public body in UK, there were rumours about other targets around the world and whether London maybe one.
It isn't about where we where at the time, that is just simple rhetoric to keep you tied to a purposefully traumatic event. Its much more about how you let it change you for the better. 9/11 is a massive beacon to political awakening because the event has been proven to be executed with military resources and thus can never have been just a plane.So for me i rebranded 9/11, not to stand still by the twin towers event. But to stand still at political corruption and to remind myself of my cause to make others aware of how the world works so that they to can take a stand against it rather than believe everything the media told them.Here is a scientific analysis of the event:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YwT34V3eGv8
Watch 1:13:00 if you don't want to see the entire thing.
At school, I have a memory that I'm not even sure is from that day and might be from the next day or the day after of my mom sitting in front of the TV watching the news.I used to be sure it was from that day but now I'm not even sure if that was true
I was living with my mother at the time and I got up that morning and turned the TV on and the two towers had already been hit but were still standing. A few minutes later the pentagon was struck. I woke my mother and told her what was happening and we watched the rest of the events together
I lived in New York at the time. I was in elementary school. I remember the teachers had us read at our desks they all talked in the hallway. One by one kids were picked up until they announced the day was ending early & the rest of us took the bus home. When I got home my mom was sat in front of our little tv & she was sobbing. I didn’t understand what was happening.
In school, heard it on the P. A system by my principal. 18 years later and the US government continues to do business with Wahabbi-minded Saudi Arabia creating and funding terrorist groups. Almost 20 years later and people still assume Republicans and Democrats are different lol. They both support Wahabbism and Zionism. Maybe it will take another 20 years for Americans to realize 🤷🏻♂️
I was in university. And like everyone around me, sick to death of americans wailing about how hard they had it after bombing the shit out of millions of folks in Afghanistan.I feel for the families of the victims. But the outcry of the country was and still is drowned out by the attrocities it commits all over the world without a second thought.
I was in high school AP Psychology taking my midterm exam early in the morning. A teacher from another class came in to notify our teacher that the Pentagon had been attacked. We finished the test but a TV was brought into every classroom. I watched those people jumping from the building in real time. That was the hardest part, my teen aged mind couldn’t understand it in the moment. But now I do.
I was in Miami Florida at a team meeting. People flew in for the meeting and got stuck there for a week. Luckily I was living in Naples, FL at the time and could just drive home but what a lonely depressing drive that was.
I was at school in Boston and my father called me and told me to turn on the television and to put it on the news. My first thought was how could a plane accidentally fly into the World Trade Center then the second plane hit the other tower, that was when I realized this was an attack. So all day we were glued to a radio and television.
In California.. in high school.. everyone got the news from our teachers. They turned on the news. We still had to proceed on with our day.. but everyone kept it easy. Some students had family there.
I was two weeks old. My mom told me she was at a business meeting in the middle of a presentation when they stopped in the middle of it to tell people 9/11 was occurring. She immediately went back to her hotel room where my grandma was taking care of me, turned on the TV and held me in her arms as comfort.
I was in 11th grade, in Medical Terminology class. When it happened, the teacher stopped class and we watched the news for the rest of the class period.I was 16 years old.
I was in my grade 3 classroom, and the teacher brought in a portable TV so we could watch the broadcast. Everyone was horrified and we watched in silence, even though we didn’t fully understand the gravity of the situation.
I was in high school. I can still vividly remember that day. They basically just stopped all teaching for the day and turned on the tv so we could see what was going on. I remember when it happened my teacher telling us that we will end up losing a lot of freedoms and he was right.
I go to my aunt's house before school and I turn on the TV and I'm like "where's my Dragon Ball Z?"Every channel was news and had these smoking towers, I gathered it was a pretty big deal. If something like that happened now, I'd feel the gravity of the event much more.
I was I think turning 7 that day and I was in class with everyone singing me happy birthday when the announcement came on to tell us what was happening
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@ThisDudeHere yes. I turned 26 2day actually. My age here is worng
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On my way to work, 15 miles away from NYC, we closed my office by 11a. And on the drive home all I saw in my rear view mirror was a huge plops of smoke, from the fallen towers. I cried the entire day, the countless times I was in those buildings or went by them.
Finished college for the day, was home at lunch on a playstation internet forum when some one who went to a school in NY posted a pic of the smoke in the sky and said a plane had hit the tower... put on the news and saw the 2nd plane hit
I was in a pizzeria in Westchester New York, watching it on a small tv, and all the adults around me were crying or asking to use the phone. I was so worried about my dad, he worked in the city, I just remember him coming home extremely late.
I was working out at the gym before going to work. There were TVs around the track. It was surreal. When I went downstairs to the locker room, a guy said, "They just attacked the Pentagon!" I thought we were under invasion. I ran to call family and friends...
We were headed out of town to an Aerosmith concert. Then it came on the radio what had happened. Time stood still.
I was working in a nursing home. They were watching it on TV in a little room but I kept working. On my way home, their were two planes flying above me. Gas stations were piled up with cars. Phones were down. No internet.
I was just waking up for school and only saw the second plane. I sat on the floor watching on a small 20" tv in my entertainment area. It was shocking and I didn't have any idea how to process what I was seeing.
I was 11 and in school in Manhattan. I think it was around 6th Avenue / 18th Street. The school does't exist anymore.
I was a sophomore in high school when the principal told us about the towers. Like many, we (the students) originally thought it was an accident. My school was in New Jersey and I could see the billowing smoke when I rotated to my geometry class.
My 2nd grade class. I remember something really bad happened but I was too young to really understand that it was unprecedented. I remember watching President Bush address the country later.
I was in kindergarten. My teacher turned the tv on to see what was going on and as a class we watched as the towers left many layers of dust everywhere throughout the radius of the buildings.
I too was only five years old, and I was probably at home or at school. I probably did not comprehend what had transpired, but I'm sure my father was upset over it.
I was in school. I didn't find out about it until I went home for lunch and turned on the tv. Shit was all over the news and I was like "wow, this shit's like a movie! Like Die Hard or some shit." I had my lunch and went back to school.
That day was Tuesday and I was in school, in my 9th Grade ( 9th standard as per Indian education system).
I was in high school in between or in classes and the address came over the speaker.
I was working in a hotel. At first we were confused as to why so many guests were saying that their flights had been cancelled.
apparently in my moms arms when she saw the news on the tv
In primary school (aged 9), but I don’t recall hearing anything about the Twin Towers until my mother showed me news footage of the attacks after I arrived home 😦 Flight 77 would’ve crashed into the Pentagon at the time I was walking home ✈️🔥🇺🇸
I was in my highschool class back then. The chem teach just stopped and turned on her radio. I didn't understand much until I got home and watch the TV.
At home, my sister woke me up to watch the 2nd one live.
I too was 5 years old. In school, in kindergarten. In Ontario, Canada. Had no idea of what was going on until I learned about it in grade school and understood a bit more of what terrirrisom is in about grade 4-5.
I was still just a spirit trying to figure out how to become a human being...
Just got back from school. I remember walking into the house, my brother and Mother shocked watching the news on the tv, I went straight back out to play football. It was only a few years later the severity of what happened became apparent to me.
I was in Turkey. I was watching the news on TV even though I was a kid and it was surprising to me. I dont know why but I still remember it on TV. It was a tragedy
I was in my apartment less than 2 miles away acquiring an intractable case of PTSD.THIS QUESTION IS EXTREMELY OFFENSIVE TO SURVIVORS OF THAT DAY, as are all other reminders of what day it is.
@reptocarl I saw people covered in grey ash and blood, so STFU.I can never uinsee that.
I was at home in my house that Tuesday morning, watching it on TV. When the first plane hit, they thought it was an accident. Then, at exactly 8:48, the second plane hit the second tower...
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