Post # 1
Nine years ago? When you heard?
I was laying on my bed upstairs in my room. I was only fourteen. I was picking fuzzies off of a white comforter with yellow flowers and listening to my old clock radio. All of a sudden the female dj came on and said that today was a very dark day. She started to describe the tragedy and I just started crying. I was only fourteen. I didn’t grow up too far from DC and I was scared. I slept in my sister’s room that night. I remember my mom turning on HGTV and they had shut down I guess in honor of the tragedy. I can’t remember a time in my life when a tv station has ever just went off the air like that (I’m young!).
I still remember that day so vividly. When I went to NYC last year and saw ground zero and candles and memorials left out still, I cried like a baby. I hope today everyone can try to put their differences aside and mourn the victims and support their families.
Post # 3
I was in 9th grade science class and people were whispering about the juniors/seniors were talking about something happening in NYC (our building didn’t have TVs set up yet because it was new). After the second plane hit, were were all crowded in any place we could find that had a TV. When I went home, I couldn’t watch anything on TV because it made me too upset (my best friend’s father was supposed to be in that part of the Pentagon but they had delayed his trip beforehand).
Post # 4
@MrsSaltWaterTaffy: My mom would not let us watch tv!!!
Post # 5
I was in 8th grade science class getting my school pictures done. It was the day after I got my braces and the teacher didn’t tell us anything had happened. When the bell rang we found out because everyone else was crying/upset and every other classroom had watched the television reports.
Post # 6
I was in my 7th grade Algebra class when I first heard, then my next class was History and my teacher left the TV on CNN and we all watched Live as the second plane hit.
Post # 7
It was my freshman yr in college…I always started my morning by turning the tv on while I got ready and when I turned it on to watch the weather I thought maybe I turned on the wrong channel. I thought maybe there was a movie playing and then I realized to was the news and it was live. I was in shock and scared because they said my hometown, Philly, could be next. I freaked out and called my parents but couldnt get in touch with anyone but just kept hoping everyone was ok. So not nowing what to do I went to class, some were canceled and in others we talked about it or watched the news. I remember walking down the street to class and seeing other students crying or praying. It was such a weird feeling, a scary feeling and i hope as a country, as humans we never have to experience that again.
Always remember those we lost from 9/11
Post # 8
@MrsSaltWaterTaffy: I was in science class too.
I was looking out the window and sullenly thinking what a gorgeous day it was, when the office sent my science teacher a message. He was in the reserves and was notified right away. He tried to get the news on the TV, but we didn’t have cable, so there was one fuzzy news channel (ABC?). He had to stand there holding the television antenna in an attempt to get a clear picture. The office secretary ran down the halls telling the teachers, some came into the classroom, and we watched the second plane hit the south tower. One of my bridesmaids was in that class, and I remember turning to look at her, and seeing this terrified expression on her face.
Needless to say, the rest of the day was done for. The teachers talked about it among themselves, we had a moment of silence, and I think we might have been sent home early (a little fuzzy on that point).
A sad, sad day.
Post # 9
I was in 10th grade science class when they had the announcement.
Post # 10
i wa son my way to school. For some reason I was late that day, i think I hadn’t been feeling well (just found out I was pregnant). I went into school, second hour Spanish and we watched everything on TV. There was a boy in my class that was complaining that we were watching it and didn’t see what the big deal was. It was the most ignorant thing I have heard.
Post # 11
I don’t know if it was the same for you guys but when the first hit, we thought it could have just been an accident so we didn’t really get scared until we heard about the second one.
Post # 12
@MrsSaltWaterTaffy: Yeah, we were all like “what a horrible accident!” and then the second one hit and we were all like “that’s too coincidental” and then we heard about the Pentagon getting hit and another plane going down in a field.
Post # 13
I was in 8th grade and I was at before school band sectionals. Then I went to math class and got more details. I remember it being a day where the whole school was holding their breath almost, hoping for it to be over and the death counts to be low.
Post # 14
- Wedding: April 2011 - The Tribute Golf Club
It was my freshman year in college and I was actually in my 3 hour bio lab, so I didn’t hear what had happened until I got back to my dorm and learned from my roommate (whom my mom woke up calling the room and telling her to turn on the tv).
Post # 15
It was the 6th day of boot camp (Air Force) at Lackland A.F.B. in San Antonio. I will never forget it. Our Staff Sgt. told all of us the news and we were immediately put under lock down. It was so scary and surreal. We couldn’t call our family for a few days.
I can’t believe it’s been 9 years already. So sad…
Post # 16
I was working in New York City on 46th street and 6th avenue – I had just gotten to work – We all crammed in a conference room to watch on TV. The city was a sad place to be – Since subways, trains, everything was shut down and I had to get back to Hoboken, NJ, I walked across town to get the ferry – As I stood in line, people who were downtown would walk up covered in soot, crying – It was so horrible…