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Old 09-11-2017, 09:04 AM
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I will remember that day very clearly for the rest of my life. I was a senior dental student in a practice management seminar in Iowa City and someone came in and told the lecturer. He took off his glasses and was wiping away tears as he told us. The computer lab was swamped at break. We were dismissed early and I went home and 53/54 channels we had were showing coverage of the attacks. I just felt numb and in a daze that day. Hard to imagine that the images were real.
I am sure many or most of you remember as well. Any other stories to share?
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I was a freshman in HS in my keyboarding class. All of the upper class students were basically in tears. My math class was later in the day and my teacher's wife was supposed to be on the first plane. Was very emotional in that classroom. Something I'll never forget.
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Old 09-11-2017, 09:10 AM
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I was in AP History. A teacher came in a said something to my teacher who then told us to go to the library. They had TVs set up. I'm from NY but had no connection to NYC despite being only about an hour and a half from it. It was weird being so close but also far away from everything.
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I was off that morning...watching as the second plane hit...

My shift started at 4pm that day...large office with hundreds of folks in cubicles...very quite...we were all in shock.

Those moments changed many of our lives.
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I was serving a two-year LDS mission in Denton, Texas.
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Old 09-11-2017, 09:28 AM
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I owned a masonry construction company and was putting brick on the steps of a house. Weirdly we never had a radio on the job site, that day we did. It is one of the few days in life I know exactly what I was doing.
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I started at home, saw an email when I got up from a friend just saying "if you're not watching tv you should be" So I asked what channel and he replied "any of them" - First clue I had something big was happening. Eventually I went in to the bike shop figuring people would want a to gather and talk or stop somewhere for updates. Only had 3-4 customers all day. - The place is right on a bike path and especially at the time was a bit of a community hangout since we had picnic tables and ice cream and were totally ok with non-bicycle customers.
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I was in Washington, DC. Saw the smoke rising from the Pentagon. Never forget.

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I just posted this in the other 9/11 thread.

I was in 1st grade at the time. My class had about 20 kids in it. By noon, there were only 10-13 from parents pulling their kids out; nobody knew what was going on, and the one plane was hijacked over Cleveland, which is 40ish minutes from the school. I left in the early afternoon for a doctor's appointment, and remember the entire ride there listening to the somber tone of the radio news host, followed by "God Bless the USA" by Lee Greenwood. When I got home after the appointment and was able to see the destruction, I was confused. Being so young, I didn't understand. I grew up in a very Patriotic family and wanted nothing more than to help, even at the age of 7.

I wrote a letter to President Bush in the days following the attacks. I don't remember what I said, but his team responded with pictures and a generic letter. Pretty cool at the time (I still have it).

Every year, I watch YouTube videos and TV shows that recall the horrific events that unfolded that day. I shed tons of tears and always try to learn a new story.

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I was between classes in college. Walking to the parking garage with other classmates there were a couple of people outside a fox affiliate radio station booth for the St. Louis area. We walked by all the time and no one ever gathers outside the station, even if it is just one or two, so we thought someone may be doing an interview. We just off the cuff asked a gentleman what he was watching. He explained that a plane had just crashed into one of the twin towers in NY.

The station's TV's were viewable through the window and that was what was being watched. While watching and talking to the Gentleman trying to figure out what he knew about the crash the second plane came in and hit. Since we had just arrived we assumed they were replaying the original crash before it was obvious that it was the second. We stood there watching long enough to watch the towers fall. As time went on the crowd just grew larger. The gentleman we first talked to was at this point yelling "This is war, we are going to war now!"

Our school had to close for the day because an hour after getting back to the school a bomb threat was called into the school.

That evening I worked a shift at Wal-Mart and there were masses of people coming in to stock up on stuff as well as gas cap locks. Yet they weren't unruly or rude they seemed to want to just talk about the day and converse about what they knew.
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