(Closed) September 11 – Where were you when you heard?

posted 5 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 151
310 posts
Helper bee

Mrs_Amanda:  Same.  Boyfriend enlisted in July 2001 and spent 10 years in, and it effects us every day.

Post # 152
685 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

gingerkitten:  I wish we had gone, fear was just victory for them you know? good for you guys 🙂

Post # 153
1218 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I was in Year 8 and I’m Australian, so it happened very early in the morning here. My parents had the news on and mentioned something about a plane crash, but didn’t go into it. At school that day an assembly was called and the teachers had set up a TV to show us what had happened.

At the time there was a bit of worry about Australia being a target due to close links with the US. I lived in a quite ethnically diverse area a couple of k’s away from an Islamic school, so some students were freaking out about retaliatory attacks against the Islamic school and our area being caught up in it. 

I didn’t even know any Americans at the time but when I visited Ground Zero in 2009, I was in tears. 

Post # 154
1265 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: City, State

i was 12 and between classes a friend told me, “some guys flew some planes into a couple buildings.”  We had no idea what the Twin Towers or WTC were. We had no idea what it meant or how big of a deal it was until parents started picking their kids up from school.  It didnt really register til I got home to find out my siblings working in our Downtown were sent home from work and watched the news. crazy to think how oblivious I was for a few hours. 

Post # 155
779 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I was young. I grew up in a small town and was home schooled by a retired teacher, but she didn’t own a TV or anything, so she got a call and just ran out the door to her Neighbors house to watch the reports about the attacks. She wouldn’t let me see because she thought I was too young and wasn’t sure my parents would want her to show me. Understandable, I was only 10. At the time I didn’t really think it was a big deal, I thought it was crazy and scary, but when you live in a small town, you feel cut off from everything all the time. I had no idea the lasting impact it had on our society. Everything that happens in American always effects Canada, so there has for sure been lasting effects from this sad sad event. 🙁 my heart goes out to those New Yorkers who were there that day. Now that I’m older, I can just imagine how insane this would have been if it happened today.

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