(Closed) Do You Remember Where You Were?

posted 10 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 17
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I was a senior in high school, and walked into my government class, and my teacher was crying.  The remainder of the day we sat in the auditorium watching TV.

Post # 18
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

9 years have passed, wow…

I was in my freshman year of college in “expository writing 1” class, someone came to the classroom and told our instructor about it, so we all walked down to the library and watched the TV there. 

Huge tragedy, but seeing people band together was amazing. Though it’s sad that in just a few years, nearly everyone has lost that sense of patriotism and unity as Americans that we had in the year or so following 9/11.

Post # 19
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

7th grade. I was just leaving my first class of the morning, French and going to Algebra.  There was a crowding around the math room door, and I was wondering what was going on.  Ppl were crying and talking, and not moving. When I got in the classroom, it was on the TV.  I really didn’t understand what was going on.  I don’t remember crying until I got home and could understand it.  I didn’t know what the WTC was! 

 

Post # 20
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I was a jr in high school and I was eating breakfast/listening to the top of the hour news. At that point no one knew it was a terrorist attack, only that a plane had crashed into the WTC. Once my best friend and I got to school everyone was freaking out and we watched tv that morning since we had history class and history was happening in front of us. My hometown is an hour away from Offut AF base in outside of Omaha and that was the destination of Air Force One with the President! That afternoon we went outside (it was a clear day) looked up and only saw one plane flying over our tiny town on it’s way to the base.

Post # 21
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I was in 10th grade english class— we had cnn on as we did everyday to do “journals” when the first plane hit. strange thing was people were ‘joking’ at first about how terrible a pilot he must have been to hit the towers.. and then the second hit and everyone became silent.. like ok that wasnt an accident. it was very surreal.

Post # 22
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I was in high school history class too… there were rumours flowing around about something happening in NYC, but they weren’t too clear WHAT had happened. Then the principal came on the PA and announced that a plane had hit the Pentagon, and also at the time they thought another plane hit an office building in DC. I remember the look of shock on my history teacher’s face and how she clapped her hands over her mouth. The rest of the day was spent watching TV.

Post # 23
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

I was in my theater history class. Someone came and told us to go home, and I went to my brother’s apt. and my sister came over too, so we just watched the news all day.

Post # 24
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I was in my 6th grade Science/Literature Arts/Flex time class when I believe there was actually an announcement or email for the teachers to read to us about what happened. My teacher wanted to know more so he turned on the news and we watched that for the rest of the period. We didn’t find out until after the second plane hit. The rest of my classes had the TV the whole day and nothing was really accomplished.

My university is doing a Patriotic tribute today at our football game for half time in memorium. Hopefully it will go well (I believe today is also one of the days that we also give free tickets to those stationed at Fort Hood.)

Post # 25
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I was in 10th grade chem class and they brought in a TV so we could watch what was going on.

I think I had nightmares for about a week after it happened

Post # 26
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

It was my third day living outside of the country!!! I was actually supposed to be flying out of the country on 9/11, but I moved up my date so that I could get set up before I started college. I remember I was sitting at a picnic table on campus (it was a really small campus – the International College of the Cayman Islands) just relaxing in the sun when the registrar of the school came up to me and told me what happened. I went into their office and watched it all on TV.

It was so strange. I was the only American in the room watching all of it happen. Even though that was true, everyone in the room, whether from Jamaica, England, Japan, Pakistan etc, was utterly devastated to see it on TV. I realized then how small the world really is.

I remember calling my parents after watching it on TV. My dad used to work at the Pentagon and my mom used to have clients in the twin towers. I know my mom lost some people she knew. It was crazy to hear all of her stories that day.

It’s crazy to think it’s been so long.

Post # 27
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I was sleeping on the couch (something I loved to do back in gr 8 and 9) and my Mom woke me up saying “a plane hit some building” (we’re Canadian, btw, so we didnt really know the significance of the WTC until 9/11). I didnt pay any attention until I got to my first class which was gym and we were all watching the TV in the cafeteria to see what was going on. It was super scary. I kept expecting the principal to come on the intercom saying we were evacuating the school cause there was a war going down.

Post # 28
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I get chills reading all of your stories of where you were that day, but I think they are great to read and to share something that happen to all of us at the same moment. It is true what abbyful said about the country not being so united any more like we were the next couple of years after 9/11. But I do know that we as a country were still united for our troops and for our loved ones we lost on that day. We are also united in that we all took a stand against how wrong it was for the Florida Pastor to cause such an outrage and that he would have been wrong if he would have went through with it.

Post # 29
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Bumble bee

I cannot believe it has been 9 years AND how much older I am from many of the brides on here… 🙁

I was working for a company based out of Massachusetts at the time and traveled back and forth between San Francisco (SFO) and Boston (Logan Airport) every couple of weeks for weeks at a time. I was awakened by a phone call by my ex-MIL who immediately asked upon my picking up the phone if I was home. I was annoyed because she had called our landline. If I picked up, then of course I was home. Sensing my rude awakening, she asked me to turn on our TV. When I did, the first tower was just about to fall. I was in horror!

My ex-husband wasn’t home at the time. As a matter of fact, he hadn’t been home for days (long story and a big reason we were divorced). So, I was alone dealing with the fact that it could’ve been me on those planes. I was supposed to be in Boston the week before, traveling back to San Francisco that very same day.

Around 11pm PT I decided to drive to work. My work required me to cross the Golden Gate Bridge. The bridge was manned with two armored tanks on each end and there must’ve been only one other car on the bridge when I crossed. It was a very eerie sight, especially for a heavily traveled bridge.

I did travel back to Boston the following Tuesday. The airport was quiet like a library, you could hear a pin drop. Military personnel armed with machine guns patrolled the area and there were only 11 of us on the flight.

Post # 30
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

I was in 9th grade spanish class working in the computer room on a project. I remember that day like it was yesterday. Our spanish teacher was from Nicaragua and apparently wasn’t a huge fan of the US. When news broke that the planes hit to WTC the computer room teacher turned the TV on to watch what was happening. Our spanish teacher said, and I quote “Turn it off, its not important”. I COULD NOT BELIEVE IT. Everyone in that room was beside themselves and she didn’t feel it was “important”. After that class was over I called my mother and she came and got me. I grew up in NYC (but moved upstate a few years prior) and unfortunately knew a number of people who died on 9/11. I had the pleasure of having that teacher again for junior and senior year spanish and well to make a long story short, the teacher and I did not get along. I spent many an afternoon in detention. 

Post # 31
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Like @mandb122, it was picture day at school. I was in 10th grade English class and we had just come back from the auditorium from getting our pictures done when we turned on the tv to hear the first tower had been hit. I was like, who’s the freakin’ idiot that hit the tower, but then the second one was struck…We went home soon after that. I’m from MD, so when we got home and turned on the news and heard about the pentagon, it was terrifying. 

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