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Old 09-11-2021, 09:30 AM   #1
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Default 9.11.01 . .

Where were you when you heard the news? . . I was teaching my 2nd period PE class . .
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Old 09-11-2021, 09:32 AM   #2
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Old 09-11-2021, 09:33 AM   #3
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On the GW Parkway on my way into DC to Thomas Circle as the Pentagon was hit........

Then rode out the whole day unable to get out with the crazy traffic jam.......
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Old 09-11-2021, 09:34 AM   #4
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Starting my first day as a fireman
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Old 09-11-2021, 09:35 AM   #5
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Sitting in a digital editing class Dan Rather Communications Building at Sam Houston. We watched it come across the Tv.
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Old 09-11-2021, 09:36 AM   #6
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off work that day, at home watching the news.

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Old 09-11-2021, 09:36 AM   #7
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Had just gotten to plant in Reynosa & everyone started yelling at me to get back across as they were shutting down the border...got home in time to see the 2nd crash.
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Old 09-11-2021, 09:40 AM   #8
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9th Grade in US History class. Mr. Epstein was my teacher (not that Epstein)
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Old 09-11-2021, 09:40 AM   #9
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At the back entrance of shell “ oxy gate”. I was in the process of entering when heavy security closed the gates . There were about 20 trucks waiting to check in And a woman guard ran out and started calling us in to the small guard shack and she was in tears. They had a small tv in there and we were shoulder to shoulder. When we walked in the first tower was on fire and then We saw the second get hit , then they Both crumbled. You could have have heard a pin drop. Grown men in tears!
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Old 09-11-2021, 09:44 AM   #10
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I was 13, sitting at the breakfast table watching Fox4 Good Day. They had live coverage...watched the 2nd plane hit. I will never forget...
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Old 09-11-2021, 09:46 AM   #11
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I was sitting at my kitchen counter when the first plane hit. Then in class in 7th grade when the rest happened, huddled around a tv. Forever changed my life in every possible way and 4 years later, that day sent me to war, after becoming an infantry Marine. I'll never forget.
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Old 09-11-2021, 09:48 AM   #12
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Freshman in high school music class. Channel 1 TVs came on after first tower hit. We watched all morning going from class to class.
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Old 09-11-2021, 09:52 AM   #13
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I was a freshman at A&M on the bus to Heldenfels. It was announced over the radio and the entire bus was in shock. Got off at my stop and went into class. My prof walked in and cancelled classes. Headed back to my apartment and watched the rest of the live coverage for probably the next 3 days with my roommates while I tried to get in touch with friends and family that were associated with the buildings and airline industry.

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Old 09-11-2021, 10:01 AM   #14
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Just dropped my girlfriend off at Hobby airport and was sitting on 45 headed to work when it came in the radio. Jim Pruett was the DJ.


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Old 09-11-2021, 10:04 AM   #15
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Freshman in high school music class. Channel 1 TVs came on after first tower hit. We watched all morning going from class to class.
Freshman English Class, Channel 1 TV. Looking back I can still feel the emptiness of the room
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Old 09-11-2021, 10:09 AM   #16
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On my first day off for the week watching the morning news in complete disbelief.

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Old 09-11-2021, 10:13 AM   #17
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At work. Frieberg Engineers, Ft Worth. A guy in the office across from me had a small 10" TV and it came across in a news alert. Erbody ran over in time to see the 2nd plane hit. You could have heard a mouse peeing on cotton when that happened.
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Old 09-11-2021, 10:20 AM   #18
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I was in class teaching pre-cal. School got out right afterwards and I spent the day watching the TV with my little girls.

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Old 09-11-2021, 10:22 AM   #19
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At work. Stopped at a Valero at US 1-90 and Indian trail in Harker heights.

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Old 09-11-2021, 10:23 AM   #20
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Driving down I-35 from Hillsboro to Waco, late to class of course. Heard it on the radio. Walked in to class and informed my professor and he said “we’re here for AC/DC circuits, that’s not important”. It became important to him when they shut down TSTC. I spent the next couple months expecting to get drafted


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Old 09-11-2021, 10:29 AM   #21
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I was a junior in high school sitting in english class. We didnt do any school work the rest of the day. When the final bell rang I drove straight to the recruiters office and signed up for the delayed entry program to start basic training at the end of summer the next following year.
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Old 09-11-2021, 10:35 AM   #22
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I was in the Intel section of the 325th Fighter Wing at Tyndall AFB, Florida. When the second plane hit I ran to tell my squadron commander that it couldn't be an accident and that we had been attacked. He was watching the news in horror & disbelief on the TV in his office and had already reached the same conclusion. It was very clear to me that we would be at war very soon. The next few weeks were pretty crazy as we armed up our F-15Cs and began patrolling over the southeastern US under Operation NOBLE EAGLE.
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Old 09-11-2021, 10:42 AM   #23
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Old 09-11-2021, 10:50 AM   #24
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Old 09-11-2021, 10:54 AM   #25
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On a Landplane leveling dirt, heard it on the radio in the tractor
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Old 09-11-2021, 10:58 AM   #26
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Was sleeping . Just got of from 14 or 15 nights in a row .
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Old 09-11-2021, 11:08 AM   #27
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Senior in HS. Walked into my coaches classroom. Big man. Vietnam vet. I said hey coach a plane crashed into the trade center building. He turned the news on. We watched as the 2nd plane hit. I'll never forget his booming voice cracking as he said, this is no accident. And he sat down with horror on his face.
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Old 09-11-2021, 11:32 AM   #28
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My grandma had just died , so my newlywed wife and I were @ home watching tv , when the first plane hit, then we watched the second one and I told my wife “ we are going to war now
You better call the compound and get instructions on security measures “
Our wedding reception was that coming Saturday, and it was somber after Mimi dying and 9/11
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Old 09-11-2021, 11:37 AM   #29
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Old 09-11-2021, 11:45 AM   #30
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8th grade second period science class. The principal came in and told us the news. I'll never how she started the sentence, "America was attacked this morning" I couldn't understand because I was thinking "in my youthful innocence" how can that happen. We're America! When I saw the news footage when I got home...
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Old 09-11-2021, 11:55 AM   #31
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Sitting in the waiting area of an orthopedic surgeons office. I had a 10:30am Voc rehab doctor conference. Television was mounted on the wall as we were all in disbelief.

Girl I went to HS with was living in NY and 7 months pregnant. Her husband didn’t make it out of the towers before they crumbled down . Michael was on WTC2 89th floor
RIP to all who died that day, and the following days due to the after effects

http://www.legacy.com/sept11/Story.a...273&location=2

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Old 09-11-2021, 12:52 PM   #32
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Just sat down in the break room at Arkansas Nuclear One


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Old 09-11-2021, 01:13 PM   #33
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Sitting with a rookie on his first day after we got into a good knucklebusting family violence call. We were at the sub putting on a fresh uniform when it came on the news. We watch when the second one struck.
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Old 09-11-2021, 01:26 PM   #34
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At work at the Environmental Protection Agency in the Research Triangle Park in North Carolina. The next day, using one of the contracts I managed, I put together a team and sent them to New York to monitor pollution caused by the fires at the twin towers.
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Old 09-11-2021, 01:28 PM   #35
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My youngest son was born five days before and I was still home. Woke up and my MIL told us to turn on the TV. Spent the rest of that day in shock that our country had been attacked.

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Old 09-11-2021, 01:28 PM   #36
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In the boat house, US Coast Guard small boat station Port O Connor, Tx. Our mission changed that day.

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Old 09-11-2021, 02:05 PM   #37
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Working in the Carrier AC factory in Tyler

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Old 09-11-2021, 02:10 PM   #38
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I dropped my wife off at the airport in Austin. She was traveling to LA for training. As I was leaving the airport the first plane hit. Luckily they halted all flights and they never took off.


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Old 09-11-2021, 02:17 PM   #39
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Floating the Nuyakuk River in Alaska with my brother in law and brother on a float hunt for moose. Had a native come by two days after the attack in a power boat upriver and tell us in broken English. Went from being on cloud 9 to thinking the 3rd world war had started.

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Old 09-11-2021, 02:18 PM   #40
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Standing in the hallway about to teach a US History class. Another coach came down the hall and said ‘a plane it the world trade center’…… watched in TV the rest of the day…… a surreal feeling that is hard to explain.


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Old 09-11-2021, 03:41 PM   #41
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I had just sold my company on the 5th. I then left for China to visit a few of the buyer's factories over there. I was asleep when my local guide called my room to tell me of the goings on. None of the channels on the tv were in english so I could just watch the videos they were playing over and over. I was able to get through to my wife and she filled me in on what was happening. I left China for Tokyo the next day. At that time Tokyo was the only one that had direct flights to Houston from that area of the world. Several days later they opened up the airport to flights out and I was lucky to be booked on the first flight to Houston they let fly out.

I would like to punch Ilhan Omar in the face for saying, you know some people did something. She is no lady but a demon.
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Old 09-11-2021, 03:41 PM   #42
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Just waking up from working the night shift. Turned on the news as usual, our nation was changed in just a few minutes.
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Old 09-11-2021, 03:51 PM   #43
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Old 09-11-2021, 03:56 PM   #44
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Homeschooled at the time. We had just pulled into Hulen mall in Fort Worth to shop and had heard on the radio there was a plane that hit tower 1. As we pull into Hulen a literal wave of people came our scared, screaming and crying. We rolled down the window and someone told us the 2nd tower was hit. We turned on the radio and a short time later heard both towers collapse and hear about the Pentagon. We got home and watched live for hours! Will never forget Bush’s speech, the cross in the cross beams or the rescue workers faces! Have heard from survivors from both locations and it makes the hair on your neck stand up! Part of the reason I am in EMS!

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Old 09-11-2021, 04:05 PM   #45
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I was a freshmen in high school, our teacher (coach marrs) came.in and told us about it. If memory serves me , we watched it on his computer. We didn't do anything the rest of the day.
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Old 09-11-2021, 04:35 PM   #46
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Old 09-11-2021, 05:14 PM   #47
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I was installing a MRI machine at a hospital and went for break in the cafeteria and saw folks standing around the TV in the hospital lobby watching the WTC burn from the first plane hitting. Stood there a little more and watched the second plane hit.
Ironically, I would be there 8 years later to help rebuild.
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Old 09-11-2021, 05:26 PM   #48
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Old 09-11-2021, 05:36 PM   #49
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Old 09-11-2021, 05:40 PM   #50
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