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Where were you on 9/11?

Posted September 10th, 2009 at 8:29 PM by Mario The World Champion

Today is the 8th anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and the the crash of Flight 93 in Pennsylvania. The entire country froze in shock when the two planes crashed into the twin towers, smoke bellowing and the eventual collapse, images that will never leave our minds.

At that instant, everybody knew where they where when the towers fell on 9/11/2001. I knew where I was.

I was attending a local college on that day. I was on my way to my next class when I approached one of the student lounges on campus. They had a TV on when I got there, I saw other students looking at pictures of the smoking from the crashes of the planes, most of them were in shock. I didn't know what was going on, since I first thought it was fake. So, I went to my next class and when I got there, people were going crazy, saying the twin towers were hit by two airplanes. At that time, all of us went to the lounge that I went past and sure enough, the towers did get attacked.

I watched along with everyone else at the carnage that was going on in New York City. It was then that the school officials canceled all classes for the day in the name of safety. I immediately called my Dad and told him to pick me up. As I waited for him, I took out my cassette walkman and tuned into my usual radio station, only to hear live news coming from New York City.

When my Dad picked me up and headed back home, I turned on the radio to listen to more coverage of the attacks. I did not know that both towers had fell until I got back home. I turned on my TV and quickly went to the main channels, which were all showing footage of what was going on. And I just kept on watching everything for 6 days non-stop.

That is where I was on 9-11.
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    Forever's Avatar
    I don't even remember...since it's not that significant to Australia. XD;
    Posted September 10th, 2009 at 9:34 PM by Forever Forever is offline
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    Ivysaur's Avatar
    I was at school. It was the time to leave, when my mother came and told me "Hey, do you know the Twin Towers in NY? Two planes have crashed against them They are still standing, though", and I was o_o.

    When we get home, we turned the TV on to see that it was too late already. We spent the rest of the evening watching the news, pretty much.
    Posted September 10th, 2009 at 11:51 PM by Ivysaur Ivysaur is online now
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    Buoysel's Avatar
    Hmm, I was home schooled at the time, and my mother told me no TV, so I didn't find out till late afternoon what had happened. And being 10 and living in the middle of nowhere, I didn't even realise that they were in New York.

    I was like "so". It didn't matter much to me at the time, after all I was 10, and probably playing a Pokemon game anyways.
    Posted September 11th, 2009 at 2:26 AM by Buoysel Buoysel is offline
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    Angela's Avatar
    I remember that was on TV live in Iceland... They canceled Neigbours for it.. Then later that night pokemon...

    Anyway I feel really sorry these guys here...

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    Posted September 11th, 2009 at 3:39 AM by Angela Angela is offline
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    Nina's Avatar
    I was homeschooled as we had just moved to a new state, we were staying at my Grandma's house until we got our own house so there was no point in enrolling me and taking me out again.
    Me and my sister were working on our books in a "room" (has wide openings, but not really doors) next to the living room with the TV on. We were watching and then when my mother came in we tried to act like we were working because we're not supposed to be watching TV.
    She said that it was okay this time and that we should come in the living room and watch it. I think I asked her a lot of questions, and I did see the moment the second tower was hit.
    Posted September 11th, 2009 at 3:52 AM by Nina Nina is offline
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    Elite Overlord LeSabre™'s Avatar
    My first year of college. I wasn't even up for my first class when the guys down the hall knocked on my door and told me something like, "There are planes crashing into the WTC and everything's going crazy!" So I flip on the news and it's already happened.

    I remember we still had math class that morning but understandably, History later that day was canceled.
    Posted September 11th, 2009 at 5:46 AM by Elite Overlord LeSabre™ Elite Overlord LeSabre™ is offline
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    Gerri Shin's Avatar
    In an entirely honest, albeit ironic, turn of events, I was in a history class at the time, the instructor was made aware of the situation and decided that we would stop learning about whatever the chapter was that we were studying and turned on the news for us to watch history happening. it was a truly surreal time for all of us in the class. There were only a couple of my classmates who received calls from their parents to check on them.
    Posted September 11th, 2009 at 6:30 AM by Gerri Shin Gerri Shin is offline
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    Gold warehouse's Avatar
    I was watching Cardcaptor Sakura at the time.
    Posted September 11th, 2009 at 9:08 AM by Gold warehouse Gold warehouse is offline
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    Kura's Avatar
    I apparently joined PC on 9/11 ._.
    Posted September 11th, 2009 at 9:46 AM by Kura Kura is offline
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    digi-kun's Avatar
    I was pissed cuz my after-school cartoons were canceled...FOR A WEEK
    Posted September 11th, 2009 at 10:59 AM by digi-kun digi-kun is offline
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    Sammi's Avatar
    Sleeping. I was in Japan at the time. I didn't learn about it until well after the fact. Freaked me out at first, because I woke up and my stepdad said "someone attacked the US!!" Wanted to hide under my bed. ;_;

    Being on a US air base, it was under lockdown that day. Apparently didn't stop many people from going out anyway.
    Posted September 11th, 2009 at 4:07 PM by Sammi Sammi is offline
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    Lucy Lu's Avatar
    I was in my Volleyball/Basketball class(college) and I seen it on the news. I was in total shock when I seen it. And of course after class I had to go to work. I didn't want to be at work. I felt really bad for all those people who died during the attack. It was very scary...very scary indeed.

    A few years later when I was in New York with my family we even went to Ground Zero. It was a mind opener for sure.
    Posted September 12th, 2009 at 7:47 PM by Lucy Lu Lucy Lu is offline
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    Mario The World Champion's Avatar
    I can honestly say that we all watched a dark moment in American's history take place. Some of us were filled with anger towards Bin laden and his cronies and the images of the Arab world celebrating the attacks, others filled with fear of other attacks, sadness over the loss of life, worry about what will happen next, grief for the victims and their families, along with the brave firefighters who were also lost and despair that something like this had taken place.

    But in the aftermath, we dusted ourselves off and this Nation stood united in that day of infamy, which earned its place alongside Pearl Harbor in 12-7-1941.
    Posted September 12th, 2009 at 7:57 PM by Mario The World Champion Mario The World Champion is offline

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