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Do you remember where you were on 911?

That horrible day when New York City was attacked by terrorists flying planes into the Twin Towers.

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JessicaWoman99 Bronze Star Survey Creator Survey Qualifier
posted 10-Sep-2016 1:21pm  
Yes I remember where I was on that day I was up at the hardware store buying something and the store had 3 TV'S I was watching the terrorist attacks on television I thought it was a Hollywood movie at first I was shocked and horrified
bill Survey Central Gold Subscriber Gold Star Survey Creator
posted 10-Sep-2016 1:48pm  
Here come the planes
They're American planes. Made in America
Smoking or non-smoking?

So hold me, Mom, in your long arms
Your petrochemical arms. Your military arms
In your electronic arms
LindaH Bronze Star Survey Creator
posted 10-Sep-2016 1:49pm  
I was asleep when David was watching it on the news. He must have been listening to it really freakin loud, because I was dreaming about NYC and a newspaper or magazine with a plane crash victim on the front, right before I woke up.
jettles Survey Central Subscriber Survey Qualifier
posted 10-Sep-2016 11:06pm  
911 is an emergency number to call in the US. 9/11 is the date of the terrorist attack in the US. And NYC was not the only place that was attacked.
And I do remember where I was when that happened.
Biggles Bronze Star Survey Creator Survey Qualifier This user is on the site NOW (6 minutes ago)
posted 11-Sep-2016 6:31am  
We've done this before, but it is the fifteenth anniversary.

I had just started my final year in school. I was in a Sociology lesson when I heard but that was about 15 - 20 minutes after the second plane had hit. I didn't know what the WTC was - I mixed it up with a vague recollection of a Simpsons episode featuring the empty remnants of a previous World Fair - and I assumed that there wouldn't be many people there and that the planes would be stolen and not have any passengers on board. It was only when I got home and started watching the many, many hours of footage I saw that afternoon, that I understood the scale of what had happened. I feel like I saw the towers collapse live, but looking over a timeline of the day, I don't think I could have been home in time to see the first tower collapse, even with my teacher ending the lesson early because everyone wanted to go home to see the news. Maybe I just saw the second tower go? Or maybe I have seen so much footage that I have created false memories about the day. I think I was home before the Pentagon was hit and certainly long before Flight 93 went down. Anyway, I learned a lesson that day about watching unfiltered news footage - it was utterly overwhelming, especially at seventeen. I've been much more cautious about what I watch ever since.
Zang
posted 11-Sep-2016 12:51pm  
I was using SC back then. You can read all my related comments on the surveys from that time.

What I recall right now:

I was working at the thrift store. We were getting ready to open and I was vacuuming. The radio was on and they announced the first event (whichever that was) and then the other ones as they happened (I don't remember the order). At lunchtime, I went down the street to a submarine sandwich restaurant and they had a little TV, like a 12" screen and I was sitting some distance away. They were showing news reports, but I didn't really pay attention. To this day, I haven't actually watched any extensive coverage. Later that night, I went to a concert. My friends' band was playing. The opening act mentioned something about it between tunes. My friends' band disbanded shortly after that because their guitarist was from Washington state and when they tightened up border security it made it impossible for him to commute to rehearsals and such. On a similar note, I had tickets to see Tangerine Dream a little while afterward. I showed up and the venue was closed with no explanation. I wasn't the only disappointed concert-goer to be left standing there. I found out years later that the tour was cancelled.

I always find it curious that the World Trade Centre often gets mentioned without mentioning the Pentagon. What's that all about?
paulyw Gold Star Survey Creator Survey Qualifier
posted 11-Sep-2016 7:38pm  
I was at a bar having lunch and the bartender told me what happened
Lysannus
posted 12-Sep-2016 5:39am  
Yep. Just woke up when my SO said "Hey a plane just hit one of the twin towers in NYC"
Watched until both towers collapsed.
Lysannus
(reply to Zang) posted 12-Sep-2016 5:42am  
Yes, the Pentagon or the plane that crashed near Somerset Pa where the folks on the plane attempted to overpower the hijackers.
cerealkiller Survey Qualifier
posted 12-Sep-2016 2:51pm  
At work. Spent all day on the internet watching what was happening.
Enheduanna Survey Central Subscriber
posted 13-Sep-2016 12:46pm  
Yes.
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