I was skipping a college class to go surfing. I turned on the news to look at the wind and tide reports and did not leave the tv all day. I cannot begin to describe the rage, horror, and sadness I was feeling. Still makes me angry.
In Mesquite, Texas just woke up turned on the News like normal, heard about the attack, called my husband he was working in Dallas, told him I loved him & watched the sadness & chaos and cried for days.
I was outside of a small town, pouring a house floor (laying cement) I didn't believe it at first, i remember calling everyone I could in my family, to see if they were ok. After the floor was finished that afternoon, on my way back home, i seen miles of cars waiting to get gas, which the price had jumped up crazy high and I thought to myself, protect my family at whatever cost! It really arose a fire in my mind, to never forget that there are people on this earth, that are here to see us die, as a free country. It sickened me and still does today. I can also tell you where I was at the time of the Oklahoma City bombing. I remember the ground and windows shaking and going home to find out my brothers and sisters of Okla were struck down. Man I better quit now, I'm starting to get my blood boiling again! Thank You for the good question, we need never forget, there are people out there that have no remorse to kill the innocent.
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I was in the hospital recovering from an emergency C section with my premature baby girl. I told the doctor to send me home to Mikale and my other little girl...she released us...my little one didn't even weigh 5 pounds. I remember the nurses rushing in to my room and turning on the tv, I didn't really understand at first because I was so medicated.
I was 11 years old and in school when it happened. We watched a thing on the news that showed one of the towers being hit. When I came home, my sister came running to me saying that both of the twin towers were hit as well as the Pentagon in Arlington, Virgina. I remember being extremely afraid of one of the planes hitting our home, but I was more afraid for the civilians on each of those planes. I watched a great and very sad movie called, "Flight 93," and watching it just puts you in those people's point of view that was on one of those hijacked planes. I cried so much watching it, especially when some of them called home to tell their loved ones that they were for sure leaving. This whole thing still gets me very upset. All of those innocent people. May they rest in peace.
I was getting ready for work when I walked into the living room. I watched the TV as the second plane hit. My wife was sitting there speechless and I asked her what movie she was watching. Then I realized it was not a movie but was happening live. I called my crew and told them to take the day off. We didn't leave the TV all day.
I worked second shift the night before and stayed out late with some friends when we got off. Went to sleep about 4:00 a.m. and woke up about 11:00 a.m. Never turned t.v. on. About 2:00 p.m. I got ready to go back to work and left about 2:30. Stopped at a gas station on the way and saw it all replaying on a t.v. there. I was in complete shock. I stood there for two hours watching the news and learning what had happened. Of course I was late for work and when I tried explaining to my boss what happened he just waved it off like he understood. I don't think anyone got anything done that day. What a horrible time that was.
im 15 right now in the 9th grade i was 3 and a half then my mother had just dropped me and by brother who was 2 off at the ymca daycare when she went downstairs at the ymca and then the people started yelling something about the tv i still remember it
I was on the way to take a friend to an oncologist appointment when I heard. It was the sickest feeling. Scary too. All I wanted to do was go home to my husband and feel safe again. Instead we continued on to the doctor, but I was on pins and needles till I got back home. That was a horrible day. I can not imagine how terrible it must have been, for those families that lost loved ones. Such senseless violence. We need to remember. Always.
I was buying fuel at the TA Truckstop at a place known as "T-5" near Stony Ridge,OH. When I went inside it was on the news and the 2nd plane hit while I was there,totally shocked and in a state of disbelief!The the next day I was on the New Jersey turnpike and could see the smoke still coming from the site,still a haunting vision in my memory !
Watching the news, we turned it on just in time to watch the second plane hit, live on tv. Later the Pentagon. I really don't remember much about the day except I don't think I took another breath for 9 hours, until I heard my daughters voice on the phone saying "mom, I'm ok I'm ok". Then I totally broke down. I don't know if I will ever be able to tell this without air being sucked out of me and tears rolling. I pray for those who lost their loved ones.
School. I was 5 years old. So I didn't really understand what was happening. Plus, no one told me much because they probably didn't want to scare me. So it took me a few years to learn the whole story.
On my living room carpet playing while my mom was in the living room with me talking on the phone with her best friend right after getting my brother on the bus for school. I was three or four years old. My dad was at work, saw it on tv, and thought it was part of a movie until someone told him what was happening after he let out a little laugh. Living not even a few hours away, same state...
I was at work...it was pure coincidence that I was in the office, and saw it on a small black-and-white TV....I first thought it was an accident,and didn't realize I was watching a live terrorist attack.....very powerful moment I will never forget...thanks for this question,Tony.
I was at work heard it on the radio. Ran inside the office and turned on the TV. I remember thinking this was no accident. Then the second plane crashed And I knew it was no accident. I remember how quite it was out in the field that afternoon. With no planes flying.
I was only two years old. I was playing with my car toys, and my mom turned on the TV to the news or something. Then, a report came on with people saying something about a plane crash. My mom thought it was an accident, or a joke, or SOMETHING besides those stupid terrorists. Then she figured out that it was real. I remember her panicking and calling my dad to tell him to get home immediately. She hid us all in the basement of our house. As if they would pick my home town of all places to come after next.
I was living on the east end of Long Island, NY - was in the shower after dropping my two young children off at school when the first plane struck. Having had the news on the TV, I walked into the bedroom to be shocked that a jet had plunged into one of the towers. Towel wrapped, I sat down on the bed to watch and shortly after - the second jet hit. I just stared in disbelief. I don't quite recall exactly what was going through my mind - only the definite feeling that things had just changed.
i was in preschool so i do not remember it but since it was in an early part of my life its important to me. my mom says that she called the school to see if she could come get me but in michigan and im sure all around the country the schools go on lock down. she was so worried. even today im surprissed thast they can show the real footage of the planes crashing and the people jumping. it freaks me out and im not saying that smally im serious. it gives me chills
I woke for the second day of the second week of my Fire Academy, turned on the news, called my dad, and we watched the second plane go into the second tower. It was unreal. I got to the Academy grounds and the instructors asked if we wanted to call it a day or stay and train. We all chose to stay and train.
8 years later I looked into what went on that day and I had many questions. I still have those questions. I too, will NEVER FORGET!!!
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I was at my desk answering calls for help with MS Outlook, IE 4, and Netscape Browser. Then our network was brought to it's knees because of an incredible News demand for CNN, ABC news, BBC, Foxnews, Pix11news and so on. I worked at a car dealership and we shut down our operation. Everyone went home in tears.
I was too young to remember, but my older brother and sister (they were 5 and 6) were shocked by the plane crashing into the tower, and watched it again and again. My parents said that they were so shocked they almost didn't believe it (for real!).
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We always remember these things don't we? I was at my work at school. I was just passing through the staff room and saw a crowd of people around the wall-mounted TV which usually wasn't on....and no one was saying a thing, they were all just watching in shock. What a terrible day...like many others I watched it over and over after I got home. How very very horrible it was to think of all of those innocent people and the families they left behind. I still get a lump in my throat. And I'm sorry but how can anyone vote "fun" on this question?