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Old 09-11-2013, 08:41 AM   #1
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Default 9/11... 12 years ago...

Hard to believe this was 12 years ago. I remember I was 5th grade when this happened and our teacher got us all in a circle and told us the deal. Didn't really understand at the time as I was 10 but I sure do now. Prayers go out to all the families that were involved on that horrible day. May god bless America!
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Also a quick shout-out too to all the troops that are involved in warfare too. Thanks for all your bravery and professionalism!
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I hate to call you out for it, but wrong forum.
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I'm sure it will be moved in time but definitely something to remember and reflect on. A good day to throw out a prayer to all those soldiers fighting for our freedom.
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It really is hard to believe it has been so long since the attacks. I remember being in 7th grade science class and our teacher turned on the TV only briefly. It feels like this anniversary more so than any other has been forgotten. Maybe it is from how much time has passed, I don't quite know.
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I hope we never forget the lives lost that horrible day. I was ready to sign up in the military that day, and still want to eradicate the perpetrators. We are living in a far different world today and cannot go back to simpler times. The enemy is perpetual because its an ideology. Our biggest mistake would be to forget!

Mad props to the servicemen and women at Ft. Jackson, Shaw and McEntire AFB's!! And all of our fighting citizens worldwide. Thank you!!!
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thank you to all the troops who served during that dark time as well as today...may God's hands protect each and everyone of you!

I still remember exactly what I was doing when that tragedy struck....eerie feeling
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I was dressing in a hotel room in Georgia when it happened. Watched the whole thing. I was scheduled to do an inspection at Robbins AFB that day but I knew that would be cancelled. Spent the whole day taking the strange sad day in. Still boggles my mind.
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I remember to this day I was in my 6th grade music class and our teacher wheeled in one of those huge old tvs. We left school shortly after and I remember seeing my mothers face when we got home. Seeing her with an expression I have never seen before will always be with me. Watching news replays of that tragic day all day angered me then and I was still very young. I would like to send out a HUGE thank you to any cocky talk members, and everyone who has served for this beautiful country around the world. Without you guys we would not be where we are today!!


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I was at work and a group of us were listening to everything unfold on the radio. It was painfull to hear. They let us go home early that day to be with our families.
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At work. We had a regional meeting going on in our conference room. One of the guys came up from the quarry and said "did you hear a small plane hit the World Trade Center?" At that time we started hearing everyone's phones/pagers going off in the meeting. The meeting was adjourned immediately, as many had come from areas all around SC and GA. We then turned on the TV in the conference room to watch the rest of the day.

I called my dad to find out if my mom was in the air, as she was to be traveling back from a conference in Toronto. I was confused on the date. She wasn't to be in the air until the next day. They ended up renting 2 15 passenger vans and driving back Wednesday and Thursday.

Did anyone else get any true sleep that week? I know I didn't until Friday night.
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5th grade. A kid ran into the room yelling that New York was being attacked

We got out early. Went home at around 12 and watched the replays of the attack on CNN. The clearest memory I have is watching the video of 175 hitting tower 2

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I was a high school junior, announcement was made that something serious was happening in New York and that teachers should turn on the TV to coverage of CNN. Algebra 2 teacher refused to turn on the TV, saying that nothing happening could be more important than her class. Left her class and went to AP European History where the teacher said that whatever was happening was more important than anything he would be teaching that year or maybe ever. Was watching live when the towers fell, and the rest of the day was really a haze. We had a shortened football practice that day so we could get home.
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Did anyone else get any true sleep that week? I know I didn't until Friday night.
No. I don't know if I've ever felt that many emotions all together like they were that week.
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I did this also. First plane strike was reported and I thought "what a horrible accident." Report of second strike and I thought "that's NO accident!" Didn't get to a tv until noon, and I couldn't sit still, just paced the floor as I watched...
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I was in the 7th grade. We had just gotten into English class when word started spreading around. My teacher turned on the TV and we watched as the 2nd tower was hit. I can still see that room and all the people in it. My teacher standing there, her hand covering her mouth as she cried. My mom came and picked me up and it wasn't until then that I heard about the Pentagon. My dad was in DC for business and was only a half mile away when it was hit. He rented a car and drove himself and 3 others home that day. We just sat and watched the TV until he got home. Saw the towers fall. I still to this day can't watch that broadcast without feeling just sick. I know as long as I live I could never forget everything about that day.
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Was at work and my Mom called. Her first words were "well they got us again". Will never forgot trying to get online but we had dialup back then and the net was slow. We finally got a small black and white TV at work and turned it on just as the 2nd Tower fell.
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Senior year in high school. I was in Spanish class towards the end and I had jumped on a computer in the back to browse...then saw where it was reported a small plane or some object had collided with the towers.

Went into AP English minutes later and pulled it up on the computer in there and showed the teacher. A photo of one tower burning and smoking was on the front page and when he saw it, he passed it off as some of my Photoshop or graphic design work. It took me turning on the TV to convince him otherwise.

I remember people speculating what it was on the news...callers were flooding in and so much misinformation was going around. Some witnessed a tiny Cessna, some said they saw a rocket, some said military plane, and some said a passenger jet. Some were discussing who could be responsible from terrorists, another country, to an accident.

...then that 2nd plane hit during the segment of news and everyone knew 100% this was no accident.

Everyone seemed to panic at that moment (the hosts, the callers, and in our own classroom) of what would happen next? I remember callers saying they heard there was a plane going for the White House, the Sears Tower, Capitol, Pentagon, there was bomb threats, and so many other rumors going around. It was wild taking it all in.

For me, it was especially odd because I had found out who Osama bin Laden was about 3-4 months before and remember doing some reading on him. Hadn't thought much about him until a caller suggested he was behind it...they were right.

To make matters worse, I was ahead in high school so I was in a program called School-To-Work. Basically, you work one full day and then go to school the next full day...rotating. I was working at Savannah River Site, one of the largest nuclear facilities in the US outside of Aiken SC. You have to go through security gate before every entrance that consisted of them checking your ID against your face and then looking in your windows. Everyone now and then, you'd get selected for a search.

On the morning of September 12th, 2001...I arrived to work to find a line about 1.5 miles long. That was with all security stations open. They were searching nearly every damn vehicle, Wackenut security was out in full force with M16s, and it was tight.

Everyone in my area thought SRS was a serious potential target...and for the days after 9/11, we didn't really know if they terrorists were "finished."

This is our generation's Pearl Harbor event and one we will have to explain to our children and their children in great detail over and over again.
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