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Where Were You? 9.11.01

On September 11th 2001, 9 years ago, our country was attacked and every year I stop from my crazy day to remember 9/11 and to thank our Soldiers who fight for us now.

In  under two hours our country was changed. Every American shed tears for what was happening to our country.

8:46 a.m. – American Flight 11 from Boston crashes into the North
Tower at the World Trade Center.
9:03 a.m. – United Flight 175 from Boston crashes into the South
Tower at the World Trade Center.
9:45 a.m. – American Flight 77 crashes into The Pentagon.
10:10 a.m. – United Flight 93 crashes in a wooded area in
Pennsylvania, after passengers confront hijackers.

Where were you? I never had any idea what was going on until I got to school. I was 17 and a senior in high school. I remember calling Patrick and asking him to get me from school. I remember spending the day with him and watching the news.

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  1. So hard to believe it has been nine years! My heart always aches, eyes well up with tears when I see those photos of that day. My husband was still in the military and he called that morning and said turn on the tv that was when the second tower got hit. He was in lock down for two days unable to make contact with anyone. So many beautifl poeple who lost their lives that day and my heart goes out to their family and friends, God Bless 🙁

  2. My husband was in Malaysia on a business trip. He called me and told me to turn on the t.v. It was about 6:30 AM here, so I was still asleep. What a thing to wake up to. My husband did get home as scheduled, since this happened at the beginning of his trip. Had he been scheduled to leave in the next day or two, that wouldn’t have happened obviously. Two days before 9/11, a town very close to us had a horrific gas main explosion. The massive fireball and devastation of that brought back memories of 9/11, even if it was on a much smaller scale.
    .-= Carolsue´s last blog .. =-.

  3. My husband was in his office just a few blocks away, my brother in law was right across the street at Prudential, and my brother was in midtown.

    I was home with all my neighbors terrified- all our husbands work in NYC- since all the phones went dead, we had to wait to see who would make it home. Thankfully all my family made it home- we lost 30 people in our little commuter town.

    It was the scariest day of my life.
    .-= Lisa´s last blog ..iRobot 610 Roomba Professional Series updated Wed Sep 15 2010 7-43 am CDT =-.

  4. I was in NYC and it was my first day of work on a TV show that was ironically- about police men and firefighters. I came up from the subway and my headset came on saying the first tower had been hit- I thought it was a joke so I just kept walking to work. I got to the studio and everyone was standing on top of the studio building which was across the water from the Trade Center watching it smoke. We saw the second plane flying, and thought it was going to douse it with water- then we saw it crash. And what I will never forget- is these huge real life firefighters and cops that were extras in the show, standing in front of me- I just started to see their shoulders move up and down. And I realized all those big guys were sobbing.

    Very sad day. I can’t believe next year will be 10 years.

  5. I was in the kitchen getting stuff ready for the kids. My hubby had went to South America on business and they wanted him to stay an extra 3 days but he had to decline because he needed to be in Las Vegas as well. I got a call from him early in the day, he had just landed in Vegas and he said “have you been watching the news”. I told him no and then he told me to turn on the TV. I was so shocked! I was thankful that he choose not to stay in South American because it waould had been days or weeks before he would have got home. Him being in Vegas allowed me to drive up and get him after the convention. Many people in Vegas had to rent or buy cars to get home. We had planned a trip to Boston that was to occur 2 weeks after this tragedy. We were unable to take our trip. Not only did they limit flights but the second plne to go thru the tower was out flight home but two weeks later. This freaked my hubby out so we didn’t go to Boston. He did how ever allow us to go the opposit direction and we went to Maui for the first time as a family and have been returning every year ever since. I very sad day!

  6. I was at home. I remember cutting the grass, coming inside, turning on the TV and thinking it was some “guy” movie…until I flipped through 10 channels or so, and then it sank in. I started crying…And I remember feeling so grateful that my son was far too young to know what was happening.

  7. My heart goes out to all the people who lost loved ones in 9/11. I was at work and my fiance was at a bus stop. I remember TONS of people flooded into our building. They weren’t even there for business. They were simply scared or just wanted to talk. p.s. That’s a beautiful photo.

  8. I was home about 60 miles away from the Twin Towers, I had the TV on and at first I thought there was not much to it as the news wasn’t sure what it was. They had thought that a small plane had hit the tower. But, when the second plane hit, I knew this was a planned event. I called my husband who was working at the time just on the other side of the Hudson, but I couldn’t get through. My daughter was in college in Philadelphia and they were talking about a plane over PA. I was frantic, in shock and my husband’s cousin, a Port Authority Police officer perished in the colapse. It was hard and still is as the poor families have some unanswered questions that never got answered. Evidence was wisked away and sent to China. No one knows why building 7 fell when it never was hit by a plane. There were reports of explosions and the towers came down like a planned demolision. I never used to be a big conspiracy theorist, but when you have architect and pilots for 9-11 truth and tower 7, it makes one wonder.

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