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  • It was 2001. I remember not having to go to work, and watching it on tv with my dad for like 4 hours straight. I also remember calling my sister and girlfriend (both in college in Boston) to see if they were ok. This is horrible, but I also remember being totally selfish and bummed out because all flights were cancelled, my parents were supposed to fly to Ireland like 2 days later and I was planning a huge house party while they were away. I suck.
  • They feel in 2001,all I remember is that I was in elementary school,and everyone kept talking about something happening in New York.
  • 1 why did you ask what year it happened if you already knew? everyone will have the same answer. 2. i was in school in english class watching it on TV. the building was then evacuated and everyone was sent home.
  • i was in 5th grade and i had two different techers..the one i was with when it happened wouldnt tell us what happened but then the second ones brother was in the pentagon and thats when we found out..alot of people went home early.
  • it was night time in australia i had been out on the piss i came home shitfaced & turned the idiot box on just after the first plane struck,it sobered me up pretty damn quickly
  • 2001. I was getting ready to go to work, listening to Bob and Tom. Bob said a plane had hit the World Trade Center. I turned on the TV, and watched as I finished getting ready, then sat for a time, watching. I saw the second plane hit, and KNEW it was an attack. I called in to work, and was told to come in anyway. I listened to the radio the whole way to work (about a 1/2 hour, turned radio on there, and immediately looked for a mews website with info. We didn't really get a lot of work done that day... Most of us were listening to the radio. I listened as I drove home, and turned the TV on. I think I was up all night watching the news. I believe I called in sick the next day and watched it. (Switching between CNN, MSNBC and local stations.
  • I was 12, and I was in my 7th grade English class. Another teacher walked into the class and told the English teacher that one of the towers had been hit. We turned it on and watched for the rest of the period. For the rest of the day, the school was virtually silent. One of my older teachers said that it was like being in his high school when JFK had been assassinated, and that we would probably remember that day, that time, for the rest of our lives.
  • It's incredible to me that it's actually been long enough ago that someone could seriously ask what year it was... That's really ... interesting to me to think about. To watch this date pass into the history books.
  • This horrible day hit very close to home for me. It seems strange that it will be seven years this September. I notice how many answers here are people who were in classes or going to work. Well, as with everyone else, here's my story: Back in 2001, I was completing the final flight training that I needed to get my commercial pilot's license. I was due to take FAA exam on 9/13. That morning, around 8:00 AM, I walked out onto the tarmac of the small rural airstrip which I had taken off on hundreds of times in training. My goal: Me and another pilot were going to go for a short flight and get some multi-engine hours. We both had our commercial pilot exams coming up and were hoping to land airline jobs. I was sitting in the left seat but my friend was flying from the right seat. We were out over a scenic area of the state and the radio came to life stating that all air traffic is grounded..etc. I will never forget those moments, looking out the window as we banked left heading back to airport. My hearts extend to the families of all those onboard the aircraft, inside the towers, inside the pentagon, and those on flight 93. I knew it was a day that would forever change lives. Not only was I overwhelmed with grief for all the loss of life, but just thinking of the terrorists taking over our planes and using them against us made me sick. Now, look at what has changed, we are in war, our airport security is "prison-like" to say the least, companies declared bankruptcy, but most of all, thousands of people lost an innocent person that they cared about. Though I was thousands of miles from NY when it happened, the aftermath effected all of us at the flight school. Out of 6 of my close friends, I'm the only one with an airline job right now. Two of them have other careers, one is towing banners, one is just a flight instructor, and the other flies the news helicopter. It's truly amazing how you take things for granted until something tragic happens. Since 9/11, I realized there are three things I'm really proud of. 1) To be an American citizen 2) To be an Airline Captain 3) To have a loving family and beautiful girlfriend
  • I was 10 when it happened. I first found out with a boy in my class (Dennis) came in late after lunch and the first thing he said that that some planes fell in NY, and that the US was probably going to go to war. My friend at the time (Elyssa) started crying because her uncle lives in the US. I was worried about a family friend because I knew he was in NY at the time, but I didn't know where. I went home from school, and was going about my normal routines (homework, tv, etc.) and every channel I watched was news. My babysitter was there that night, and as my mom was leaving, she said she didn't want us to watch that anymore, and I told her we have to, there's nothing else on. That's what I remember.
  • I had just started working for the federal government. I saw it on TV, then drove to work. Once I got there, they told us all to go home.
  • I was in my 11th grade English class. I remember when I came home every channel on tv at home was covering the story.
  • I was driving to work when the news came on the radio that it appeared a plane had accidentally flew into one of the towers. I was filing nails and watching the tube (turned on by my boss) when it became apparent that it was not an accident.
  • My son was driving me to work when we heard a guy on the news say that the first building had been hit by a plane. He was rather astonished. When I got into work I mentioned it to someone and no one had heard it. The a few minutes later someone said a building had been hit. I can remember thinking it was the same one and then we realized a second one had been hit. In my workplace there was panic and terror. Really shocking and horrific.
  • Tuesday, September 11, 2001 my son was driving me to work at just around 6:00 am when we heard a guy on the news say that a building had been hit by a plane. He was rather astonished. When I got into work I mentioned it to someone and no one had heard it. The a few minutes later someone said a building had been hit. I can remember thinking it was the same one and then we realized a second one had been hit. In my workplace there was panic and terror. Really shocking and horrific.
  • It was one of my grandsons first birthday. 2001 It didn't sink in for awhile because I was exhausted with my two little children . A neighbor told me. I thought he was actually joking
  • in 2001 was only in the 7th grade when it happened so it was just my mom waking me up and not really thinking it was a big deal at the time *angel knows what im talking about, being tired and all lol*. then when i went to school everyone was talking about and the teacher was showing the news and had put up a picture and everything~ just think how it'll be in the history books and we were there when we heard it happened o.o
  • i was 12 and in class, i remember they turned the news on in every classroom and everyone was just in shock seeing it. i also remember freaking out and having a panic attack because my dad was supposed to be coming home that day from new york after a business trip.
  • 2001. I was in training at an off site facility. When the news came, I stopped long enough to ask Cessna or Boeing and register the horror for a nano second before I got the hell out of Dodge. Then I called my main office to account for myself and was told to go home immediately until further notice. I called my parents next since I knew they would be feaking out and then I headed home. Considering where I worked at the time, it is a wonder I didn't wee myself.
  • In 2001 I was launching a product in Austria in a small place called Klagenfort. I never found out about the disaster till the next day.
  • It was 2001. I was in Romford, Essex at the time of the crashes but was home and saw the towers collapse live on BBC 1. When I first got home I thought nothing of it. A plane (or 2 planes) crashed into a building, a few hundred dead. Nothing series. But then a third and fourth plane crashed. Too much to be a coincedance. First thoughts were "Well, now the Americans know what it is like to experience terrorism". Then the towers collapsed and took the attack to a whole new, never seen before level of brutality. After that I went from being "Now you see how it feels" to being "Holly shit!". Now looking back on it I realise that it is one of the worst, most horrid attacks or terrorism in the whole history of this world. I wish luck to all who was effected directly by the attacks.
  • Royal, where were you when the Guildford Pub Bombings took place, or when Bloody Sunday happened? Where were you on the day that Mugabe sent his North Korean trained brigade into Matabeleland and massacred thousands? Where were you when Tamil Tigers murdered Buddhist monks in Sri Lanka, or when US troops massacred women and children in Haditha? Believe it or not, the rest of the world has been dealing with terrorism for a long time and the whole world doesn't revolve around one incident, that the US government were warned about and ignored and that could have been avoided. Many more than three thousand have been killed and the US itself qualifies as a terrorist regime, so let's put things in perspective here. As for where I was, I was watching the events occur live on TV, listening to my neighbours celebrate, and wondering why Americans were so surprised.
  • I was taking my daughter to the doctor(my daughter's birthday is on 9/11).I was like what the hell is going on I was scared at first, but then became emotional after seeing the fear in peoples eyes.
  • 2001. I remember everything about that day. I was watching the reports of the first crash and watching the second crash happening live. Then I remember hearing about the Pentagon and I called into work to say that I was NOT coming in that day. I remember thinking San Francisco could easily be targeted and I wanted to be at home. I watched TV all day.
  • 2001. I was sleeping and my mom called because she misunderstood on the radio on her car, so she called to tell us that we were being bombed. I turned on the news and watched in awe with my sister. I think I was off of work that day, but the next day I remember going to work and it was ordered to light a candle at a certain time- it was pretty strange.
  • I was in my 11th grade World History class. Second period. The bell just rang to go to Third, and Mr. Eckstein said "Tomorrow we'll talk about 'The Shot Heard 'Round the World'." Then the teacher from next door slammed the door open and demanded we turn on the television, because a plane just hit the Twin Towers.
  • I was in a correctional housing unit, housing 54 inmates. I wrote it in the log, 'We lost our world trade center today.' Nothing more.
  • The towers didn't just fall, they were felled by domestic terrorism,When the 'real truth' comes out hopefully the ones responsible will be brought to task. September 11 2001
  • OMG! I was actually at work, wotking on a Mental Health Ward, and we had just wheeled the medicine trolley into the day room, and the tv was on - suddenly the newsflash came on, and we just stood there gobsmacked!
  • 2001. I was at a motel in Virginia and was going out to the lounge to get coffee. Everyone was in the bar watching tv and I walked in, looked at the tv and saw the first tower burning. Suddenly the other one was hit. Very strange. We were traveling back to Ohio that day. It was a strange day.
  • 2001. I remember I was at work, and we sat in the office and watched the news all day. I also remember everywhere I went to afterwards, the mall, grocery store, everyone was so quiet. I also remember later that night someone started a rumor that gas prices were going up to 4 dollars a gallon the next day(I think gas was 1.05/gal then) and every gas station had huge lines of cars because everyone wanted to fill up and top off their gas tanks. It was all a hoax though.
  • I was at work and the manager totally flipped out, so I had to take over everything and explain what had happened to the workers who did not speak English very well. Customers kept asking what happened and telling us additional details as the day went on. It was very strange. I was also very concerned for some of my co-workers who were Muslims because people react to things like that by blaming everybody. These particular Muslims that I worked with were just as shocked and horrified as the rest of us.
  • it was 9-11-01 I was ditching school and chilling at the house when I first heard about it.
  • i was in my 6th grade science class, not grasping what was happening. the teacher was crying and i thought it was because a kid got hit by a car or something
  • I was probably paying ponies with my cousin, (don't laugh, it was long ago), i heard about it on the news soon after.
  • I was sleeping during the first Tower, then I watched the second Tower fall live on TV.
  • Watching TV. I forget why.
  • I was in an English college class called Human Nature and didn't get out until after planes had already stuck the Twin Towers. No one in the class room knew about the attacks and what had happened. But as soon as I found out, I rushed out to call my sister since she lived and worked in NYC - she was okay.
  • strangely enough I was watching tv while packing up my house to move from Chattanooga TN to Baltimore MD...of course I was thinking "ok crap am I about to move to a war zone?!" I ended up moving to Baltimore 4 days later.
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  • I was at work. We were all working very slowly, listening to the radio as it all unfolded. I work in a grocery store. Some shoppers stayed up at my counter for hours just listening.

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