1. qbnkelt's Avatar
    I remember listening to the radio as I was getting ready for work. I was in my house in the desert in California.

    I remember thinking its impossible for a plane to hit that tower by accident. Can't miss seeing it. Then the second one hit and I remember screaming to my then husband to get to the bank and withdraw money and I followed. We had experienced being without cash urging the Northridge quake and had put together two emergency kits in the cars and one in the house.

    I remember coming back to the house and watching it unfold. I'd just gotten back from New York on a business trip and I hated what they had done to "my" city.

    Then when the Pentagon was hit I was sure we were next in L.A. My friend who lived in the mountains called to come over if they hit us. I put the dogs' leashes on them and waited.

    Like everyone else, I felt we would never be the same.

    Where were you? What's your story?

    No hate speech please.

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    09-11-2014 05:04 AM
  2. ritesh's Avatar
    In a restaurant, in Mumbai, having dinner with friends, celebrating a birthday party. The TV was switched on after the news traveled and we were watching it on CNN.
    09-11-2014 05:48 AM
  3. ctt1wbw's Avatar
    I was still in the Navy. The night before, I worked my night shift at the Port Operations Tower in Norfolk and woke up 5 minutes after the first plane hit. Two days later I had my next shift and it took 4 hours to get on the base. I remember the whole thing very well.
    09-11-2014 05:54 AM
  4. qbnkelt's Avatar
    In a restaurant, in Mumbai, having dinner with friends, celebrating a birthday party. The TV was switched on after the news traveled and we were watching it on CNN.
    I was amazed how quickly I began to get calls from overseas. The instant the second tower got hit the phone started. Family across the pond and friends in Australia and New Zealand were ringing the phone off the hook.


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    09-11-2014 08:08 AM
  5. qbnkelt's Avatar
    I was still in the Navy. The night before, I worked my night shift at the Port Operations Tower in Norfolk and woke up 5 minutes after the first plane hit. Two days later I had my next shift and it took 4 hours to get on the base. I remember the whole thing very well.
    I didn't go to work for the remainder of the week. We were closed in my agency the first couple of days I think, and them I just stayed home. We already had security after Oklahoma City, but security went through the roof and stayed that way until after the holidays.




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    09-11-2014 08:13 AM
  6. grunt0300's Avatar
    I had transferred from N.Y. to Sarasota, Fl. in 2000, with the U.S.P.S., and i was up early, that Tues. morning, installing a Bose Home Stereo System in my living room. CNN was on the t.v., and when the news flashed, i felt like i had been hit in the gut. Calls went out immediately to N.Y., as my wife and i had friends who were firemen and police. One of our closest friends was working underground as a steam-fitter, one block from the tragedy. He survived, and told me later that he finally understood what it was like for me in Vietnam. The next day, he went into his union office, and retired. God bless all those who died.

    P.S. I hadn't seen so many lit candles in church, since the day that J.F.K was assassinated.
    09-12-2014 09:07 AM
  7. BlackBerry Guy's Avatar
    I remember the day clearly. I had just graduated from university earlier that summer, and was getting up early every morning to go to work at my first full time "grown up" job. It was a typical late summer day in Vancouver...warm and sunny. I was up just before 5:30am (Pacific time) and had heard some bits and pieces on the news about a plane crashing into the WTC. At first I thought it was just a terrible aviation accident. Just under an hour later, I had jumped into my car and was heading into work. I turned on the radio and that's when I heard about the 2nd plane. By the time I got into the office, it was all everyone was talking about. We had the news on pretty much all day, and as the news continued to filter in, I was in utter shock and disbelief. What really brought the impact home for me was seeing all those commercial airliners landing at Vancouver International as part of Operation Yellow Ribbon, and the 747 that had to be escorted in by a pair of F-15s.
    09-13-2014 10:53 AM
  8. the_tech_eater's Avatar
    I had just turned four years old.... I remember my dad having his radio on and my mom talking to her sister who husband is an airline pilot. I remember hearing that some planes were taken over(that's how it registered in my four year old mind) I really don't remember any thing else about it.
    09-13-2014 02:11 PM
  9. hydrogen3's Avatar
    I was on leave and was called into work..for several days.
    09-15-2014 11:33 AM
  10. nikkisharif's Avatar
    I was pulling into the parking lot of my college heading to A&P
    09-22-2014 10:24 PM
  11. mistabritt's Avatar
    I remember this day as if it was yesterday:

    I was at work. At the time I was working in Western North Carolina at a residential treatment facility (a field I still work in) for neglected children. My shift partner and I were about to leave with a resident that was having issues that day headed to a juvenile detention center which had been ordered by his judge. Her friend called her and informed us both about what was going on. It was so crazy that day, all of communications were down, and I believe if I remember correctly it was pouring down raining. Radio stations were out as well. Just a sad sad day in the history of America.
    11-01-2014 06:40 PM
  12. Lovejoy09's Avatar
    I was in class listening to my teacher do her lecture when all of the sudden she just freezes and her face turns ghostly. The whole class just turns to look at what she is staring at out the window and there it was, one of the towers burning up. The rest of the day we all just stood by the windows looking out, not believe what was going on in front of our eyes. A truly sad day that will forever be in my memories.
    11-02-2014 04:29 PM

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