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9/11- Never forget! Where were you 11 years ago today?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by RightInTwo, Sep 11, 2012.

  1. RightInTwo

    RightInTwo Power Member

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    I remember it like it was yesterday. I woke up and was making some breakfast and coffee when the phone rang. A friend of ours back on the east coast (I'm in California) called us and told us to turn on the news. I turned the TV on and saw a tower burning. Moments later the second plane crashed into the second into the second tower. I'll never forget that metal image in my head.

    Where were you when it happened?

    RIP the many innocent people that had their lives taken 11 years ago. THANK YOU to all the Firefighters, police and civilians that died trying to help. We will never forget!

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  2. Leith

    Leith Jr. Executive VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    11 years ago I was actually at School I think, can't remember of the top of my head but yes, agreed with OP. The police and the innocent people that died trying to help people they don't even know is something we should all remember and thank.
     
  3. motzart

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    I was at school, in 2nd grade I think.


    We were sent home from school early, and given a handout to give to our parents. The teachers didn't tell us what the reason was for all the commotion.
     
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    I was in 6th grade in the bronx, Ny. I was at school and had no clue what was going on, all around me other students were getting picked up by there parents, security seemed alot more on edge. Finally towards lunchtime students had gathered in their homerooms where teachers had explained to us what happened. looking back now I couldn't really understand what they meant or how devastating it was, I was too young. But I remember the fear on the faces of all my teachers. When I left school I could see the smoke in the sky out of our apartment window.

    It's crazy to look back and think of how that day changed our lives, and not just here in the U.S, The planet changed that day.
     
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    I was in school, and I remember how as soon we heard about it, everyone ran outside and stared at the smoke (I live in NYC).

    A bunch of parents came to pick their kids up from school for reasons I cannot understand.
     
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    9th grade. 2nd hour history class.
     
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    8th grade, just arrived from school and wanted to watch Simpsons. Instead of that, in TV was running news with shots like from a catastrophic movie... I didn't understand what happened. Actually, today while I was watching documents about the anniversary of 911, still cannot understand how fuckers as those can even exist...

    All thoughts to those who lost there their parents, husbands, wife, friends or even children.
     
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    It was a normal day at school; I was in 8th grade. I went to lunch and got in line behind this girl I know. She turned to me and said "the Pentagon's on fire!" and I just kind of laughed. I thought there was just a small fire there, or that she was just joking around. I ate lunch and messed around with my friends like usual. When I left and went down the hall, I noticed that a lot of classes were watching something on TV. I figured it was some boring educational film so I went to my class and sat down. The teacher got up in front and looked very worried about something. She calmed everyone down and started telling us that there was an attack on the World Trade Centers and the Pentagon, and that nobody really knows what's happening yet. One of my friends went "haha, COOL!" and the teacher snapped at him and said "NO, NOT COOL!!!" (he was just kind of a goofus and didn't really understand how severe it was.)

    I heard all kinds of rumors the rest of the day ("someone bombed the White House!" etc.) but I didn't think much of them because like that friend of mine, I didn't understand what was going on. I went home and my mom was watching TV crying. She's a government employee and they evacuated her workplace; she's usually not home until about two hours after I get back from school. I sat down and watched the news with her, and then I really saw how bad it was. I went to my friend's house later that day and he felt really bad about saying "haha cool" in class earlier; he had just seen what happened.

    The whole day, I never imagined I was witnessing a world changing event...
     
  10. RightInTwo

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    Crazy how much it sticks in your head like it was yesterday.
     
  11. sleepdegree

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    Elementary school. I remember the teacher broke down into tears while still talking about biology. I remember it so so well.
     
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    I was drunk when I first saw the 9/11 breaking news. I cant believe what I am seeing that time.
     
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    For this one, I don't think I can say it any better than anyone else or than my post on the other 911 thread today, so I'll just copy and paste it here :)

    Seems like just yesterday. I remember I was asleep, and my cousin called me and said "oh my god, they blew up the twin towers!". At first I thought she was on that shit again, but then I got up and looked at the news..... That day was weird. There was like some quietness I can't really explain that day. anyways, here is a poem I wrote after that.

    The Day The statue Of Liberty Cried

    It was the day the statue of liberty cried
    The day so many helpless americans died

    It was the day the statue of liberty cried
    The day that left thousands of kids wondering why?

    Why they couldn't see their parents again?
    And why they couldn't be with them?

    The day the statue of liberty cried we all cried too
    cause when she cried, she cried for me and you

    God Bless America
     
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    I was on my way to work at a book store in Boston, on a bus going down Comm Ave, and suddenly everyone started murmuring about it. When I got to work, people were just standing there staring at the TV with their mouths open and then gasping in shock. Crazy to see it all happen live. We thought "this is it, the country's gonna come crashing down". I was supposed to have a party that night and I wanted to cancel it, but everyone said it was more of a reason to party, not in celebration, but to get together and be with each other, so we did. At the party, people were saying things like "our country sucks" and "irony is dead" and "I'm so glad I don't live in NY right now" and I remember thinking "Jeez.... Jumping out of the top floor of the world trade center must have been the scariest experience" and I could barely talk for most of the night, just thinking about how horrible our foreign policy is that people would hate us so much. The next day, I remember seeing all the news reports of the heroism of the firefighters and police. That was some serious stuff right there. It gave me more faith in the working class people of our country, the people that make the country run and take care of the rest of us who are just sitting in our little cubicles drinking our lattes. It was a turning point for me, actually. I really started investigating a bit closer how the U.S. is run and how it's seen by the rest of the world, how it treats the rest of the world, but most importantly how I can change it. But when Bush started making things worse, I got so angry I just gave up and started focusing on treating people I met with more respect, regardless of what walk of life they were from.

    So I guess every year that is what I think about -- the remembrance has always been really important to me.
     
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    I was still in primary school only 11 years old, I remember it clearly our head teacher coming in and notifying our classroom teacher. I knew something very bad had happened because the head teacher and my teachers faces I had never seen them look so sad and with so little energy normally they were always smiling. I knew something was up but not sure then when I got home I found out via the news exactly what had happened.
     
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    I was in primary school and I vaguely remember seeing it on tv, very confused.

    RIP
     
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    I was 4 years old and at preschool (all the teachers went to watch the TV and 1 teacher was looking after everyone)
     
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    I remember walking home from school, getting to my street (a main road) and seeing noone - Because it's a main road it can get fairly busy, there's always cars around and people walking, but that day it was all quiet, so that's when i first figured that something might be up.
    Our house has a shop on the front which we have to walk through to get to the house part, but it was closed and I had to call my dad to let me in, which he did while telling me that 'something has happened'...
    When I got into the house my parents were just standing in the kitchen watching the tv while my mom cried, then i just remember turning to look at the tv, to see the second plane crash...
     
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    i remember it well i was working on some old banger, i was changing diesel pump, i stopped for lunch, put tv on and every channel in the uk had coverage about it, to be honest that was the first time id ever heard of the twin towers here in the uk, it looked nasty, i feel for their family's, i hate the way 11 years on and they still show cheesy documentaries with people jumping from the buildings, im sure the familys of love ones lost really appreciate that :(
     
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    In grad school...walked into the department and people were crowded around a small tv...like most, I thought it was a fluke at first, an airplane that lost control...the rest of the day left us speechless.