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Old 09-11-2003, 11:16 PM   #11
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i was in my first period class, dont recall what it was at the time, but they wheeled in a tv and we watched it live. scary stuff.
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Old 09-11-2003, 11:20 PM   #12
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Was in my second class of the day, Mr. Carlsons Class. It was Economics but he was also a social studies teacher (go figure). Someone was runnign around to all the classrooms, and we saw after the first one hit. I was one of like 3 seniors in the room, most of the kids were just juniors who don't know a thing about world events (AT ALL). Then we left it on, and Mr Carlson jumped up and said "WHAT'* THAT!?!?!" Then we all knew right away.... Every teacher had it on most of the day, until stuff died down. I just went home, and sat infront of our TV speechless with my mom. A guy from Bloomington (5 mins up I-35) was the main guy who helped bring the plane that crashed in PA down. His wife had called him, and he knew what was going on in NY, and DC, so he got people together and told his wife that he loved her. Another guy out of the twin cities was the "20th terrorist" and went to pilots school with them, met with them, etc. But he got busted about a month before the attacks, and they didn't investigate far enough into it at the time.

Something completely stupid at my school just angers me to no end either. Some kids thought they'd do the senior prank, and they spray painted the concrete one way into the school, and part of the building. One of them wrote 9-11-02, and we will always remember 'close to it'. They got found out, and even got terroristic threat fines, etc ontop of the other offenses.
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Old 09-11-2003, 11:25 PM   #13
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I happened to be up getting ready for work and was watching the Los Angelos news when it happened. Watched it happen live on TV. What a shock when the second plane hit the tower.
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Old 09-11-2003, 11:41 PM   #14
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My lady and I were on are way to work. Driving west on 95th going to the 294 interstate expressway ( Chicago ). And on the radio we hear the host say that a plane has crashed into the WTC. At first they were saying that it was an accident and that they were trying to get more info. As we were merging into traffic from the on ramp a lady on the radio station started to yell & scream. " Another plane just hit the WTC ". At that point we said that this was no accident. We hjust kept listening to the host give more & more details of what was happening NY. By the time we got to work in Schaumburg the 3 plaine had hit. People at work were crying. Some people left due to family in the area. It was an unbelivible time & something I will never forget. No work was done that day! What I had forgotten was that my sister was fly out on NY to ATL earilier that morning but due to the phone not working out east I was not able to find out any info on her flight or if anyone in my family had spoken to her. After a few hours we found out that her plane had been grounded. I was happy to hear she was alright. I tell you this after 9 11 I saw so many people with flags on there cars and people were being real nice. But that only lasted a short time. The flags were still flying, But I guess some people forgot what they were for or really did not get the lesson that we should have all learned that day.
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Old 09-12-2003, 12:36 AM   #15
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Senior year at high school in Psychology class. Class just started and kids were talking about some planes crashing and I was clueless what they were discussing...then the whole class started talking about it and I still had no idea what they were talking about. Finally I asked in a stern voice to the entire class, "What the HELL happened?!?!"

We all walked down the library and watched the second tower get hit on CNN...I freaked just like everyone else.
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Same as Willwren and SilverBullet, I live in the Pacific time zone as well. Was watching Tv before work when they went 'live' ,saw the second plane hit and then the Washigton dc attack.......called into work sick and watched all day.
My hero of that period was Todd Beamer the one given credit for downing that fourth plane along with the other passengers.
"The needs of the many out weigh the needs of the few"
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I woke up and grabbed a bowl of cereal...went to the tv and turned it on and the first thing I saw was the second plane crashing into the tower...I thought it was a movie. I was in shock until the tower fell and then I just cried for the next eight hours....I will never forget that as long as I live.
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I was at work putting some computers together and a co-worker walk up to me and said a plain crashed into the WTC. I said oops and laughed thinking it was like a single engine plain that had lost control. Until I walked into the owners room where the TV was on. And I see one tower with smoke just poring out. Then I see this jet plain in the back ground and at first I thought it was fling by. Then it rounded out and came in. I saw it hit the second tower dead on center I just went numb. I knew it wasn't a mistake and I knew it meant war, I just hoped it wouldn't be but I really did expected a more devastating response i.e. lighting up the Middle East and making it glow since we've responded that way in the past. That thought just kept pounding my brain we're going to war and it going to be bad I mean real bad. But in the end I feel that the response was a thought out and responsible one.

I didn't know anyone in either tower but I still cry every time I remember that day. My heart goes out to all those still being affected by that day.
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I was in Ms. Kampas class...geomertry...anyways...principal came in said to turn on the tv...turned it on...right as the 2nd plane hit...now this teacher doesn tlike swearing in the class...but when i said HOLY FU*K out loud she didnt say a thing! it was a very sad day...i was more pissed off than anything...screw all the military training...give me 2 pistols...and a assult riffle..and ill go mess someone up
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I was in a dead sleep, but then my alarm clock/radio went off and I had it set on a local radio station. They were talking about it non-stop! So, finnaly I turned on my bedroom T.V. and I couldn't belive what I saw. The Twin Tower'* were plumming with black smoke out of the upper floors. Immediatly I ran down satirs and told my mom!

That day I will never forget!
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