What Was Your Experience of 9/11/2001?
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Personally I can't recall a great deal of the day despite being 10 years old at the time, but maybe the rest of you have better memories than I do. Tongue

All I do know is that I would have been in school at the time, since it was Tuesday and for the UK the time would have been around 1:46pm when the first plane hit. I don't think it really made the rounds in my school as back then the only way you really got news was through TV, and the school didn't have any of those so unless it came in through a phone call, then my guess is no one in the school became aware of the event until at least 3:25pm when school finished for the day. I expect my parents had it on the news (I doubt any channel wasn't reporting on it) but I can't recall paying attention to it since to a 10 year old that sort of stuff isn't really understandable nor necessarily of interest. I think at most I ended up keeping a newspaper from the following day that obviously featured 9/11 on the front page since although it's morbid, at the time I found the picture to be cool because I didn't understand the gravity of it, I just saw a big explosion on a building that looked like some action movie stuff. I think that newspaper is still around somewhere in my parents house, but no idea where exactly. XD
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Personally I can't recall a great deal of the day despite being 10 years old at the time, but maybe the rest of you have better memories than I do. Tongue

All I do know is that I would have been in school at the time, since it was Tuesday and for the UK the time would have been around 1:46pm when the first plane hit. I don't think it really made the rounds in my school as back then the only way you really got news was through TV, and the school didn't have any of those so unless it came in through a phone call, then my guess is no one in the school became aware of the event until at least 3:25pm when school finished for the day. I expect my parents had it on the news (I doubt any channel wasn't reporting on it) but I can't recall paying attention to it since to a 10 year old that sort of stuff isn't really understandable nor necessarily of interest. I think at most I ended up keeping a newspaper from the following day that obviously featured 9/11 on the front page since although it's morbid, at the time I found the picture to be cool because I didn't understand the gravity of it, I just saw a big explosion on a building that looked like some action movie stuff. I think that newspaper is still around somewhere in my parents house, but no idea where exactly. XD
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I remember watching the towers fall on TV. It was a week from my 9th birthday. I remember they let out school early, and I went home and the news was on in my Dad's office in the house I lived in when I first came to Florida. I don't remember how it felt to watch it on that day, but I know that I didn't understand what was going on until much later in life, so I think I didnt feel anything. I would later learn I had a relative near the towers when they fell. They made it out alive.
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I remember watching the towers fall on TV. It was a week from my 9th birthday. I remember they let out school early, and I went home and the news was on in my Dad's office in the house I lived in when I first came to Florida. I don't remember how it felt to watch it on that day, but I know that I didn't understand what was going on until much later in life, so I think I didnt feel anything. I would later learn I had a relative near the towers when they fell. They made it out alive.
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I was living with my in-laws during the first year of my marriage with my husband Jing, many (many) month's before we found the house we're living in now. I was sick as a dog that day, I had a high fever, throwing up & just could hardly move I was so sick. So I called out sick from work that day & watched everything unfold on tv while huddling under the blankets in my bed. I'll never forget it.. I also will never forget afterwards, cause all of the planes were all forced to land & couldn't fly for a while. So for a long time it was weird not seeing planes fly over head. More so since the grocery store we go to isn't far from the local airport & not seeing any planes overhead for a week (or more) was just.. WEIRD & very unnerving.
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I was living with my in-laws during the first year of my marriage with my husband Jing, many (many) month's before we found the house we're living in now. I was sick as a dog that day, I had a high fever, throwing up & just could hardly move I was so sick. So I called out sick from work that day & watched everything unfold on tv while huddling under the blankets in my bed. I'll never forget it.. I also will never forget afterwards, cause all of the planes were all forced to land & couldn't fly for a while. So for a long time it was weird not seeing planes fly over head. More so since the grocery store we go to isn't far from the local airport & not seeing any planes overhead for a week (or more) was just.. WEIRD & very unnerving.
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(Sep 12th, 2019, 04:08 AM)Maniakkid25 Wrote:
I remember watching the towers fall on TV. It was a week from my 9th birthday. I remember they let out school early, and I went home and the news was on in my Dad's office in the house I lived in when I first came to Florida. I don't remember how it felt to watch it on that day, but I know that I didn't understand what was going on until much later in life, so I think I didnt feel anything. I would later learn I had a relative near the towers when they fell. They made it out alive.

We have very similar stories, though that may be due to our proximity in age.
The news broke while in class, and they put the news on on one of those rolling TV stands (it had basic cable I guess?). I believe it was turned on after the second tower was hit, so we didn't see anything live happen on camera. Otherwise, yeah, we were sort of stunned in this "I don't know how to react to this" sort of way, and then it was announced over the PA we were being let go early. I was in... 3rd grade? I actually thought it was 4th grade until I just did the math. I can barely remember my teacher's reaction, but now that I'm recalling the memory, I do remember him turning on the TV. Anyway yeah, it was surreal in a way. Just laying on the couch at home after all that and watching the news coverage pretty much all day, until Spongebob came on, I think.

I also had a relative that worked in the buildings near the World Trade Center, and they managed to be okay. I can't remember if they were late that day or weren't coming in from being ill. Man, imagine, queen, if you'd have been leaving in NYC at that time and were supposed to go into the city that day while you were ill like you were. Errm

My mom got laid off shortly after the attack, somehow related to the incident. She'd been working for AT&T for 18 years at that point, so that was a huge loss for her. Sad
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(Sep 12th, 2019, 04:08 AM)Maniakkid25 Wrote:
I remember watching the towers fall on TV. It was a week from my 9th birthday. I remember they let out school early, and I went home and the news was on in my Dad's office in the house I lived in when I first came to Florida. I don't remember how it felt to watch it on that day, but I know that I didn't understand what was going on until much later in life, so I think I didnt feel anything. I would later learn I had a relative near the towers when they fell. They made it out alive.

We have very similar stories, though that may be due to our proximity in age.
The news broke while in class, and they put the news on on one of those rolling TV stands (it had basic cable I guess?). I believe it was turned on after the second tower was hit, so we didn't see anything live happen on camera. Otherwise, yeah, we were sort of stunned in this "I don't know how to react to this" sort of way, and then it was announced over the PA we were being let go early. I was in... 3rd grade? I actually thought it was 4th grade until I just did the math. I can barely remember my teacher's reaction, but now that I'm recalling the memory, I do remember him turning on the TV. Anyway yeah, it was surreal in a way. Just laying on the couch at home after all that and watching the news coverage pretty much all day, until Spongebob came on, I think.

I also had a relative that worked in the buildings near the World Trade Center, and they managed to be okay. I can't remember if they were late that day or weren't coming in from being ill. Man, imagine, queen, if you'd have been leaving in NYC at that time and were supposed to go into the city that day while you were ill like you were. Errm

My mom got laid off shortly after the attack, somehow related to the incident. She'd been working for AT&T for 18 years at that point, so that was a huge loss for her. Sad
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Mine would be similar to Moony's. I don't remember anything of the day though, just something on the news I probably didn't watch, and if I did, not pay much attention to t 10 years old. Knew it was a bad thing at least. Might've been possible there was mention of it the following day at school in the morning's assembly, perhaps a minute silence? (don't expect you to know/remember, Moony)

(Sep 13th, 2019, 04:03 AM)ShiraNoMai Wrote:
My mom got laid off shortly after the attack, somehow related to the incident. She'd been working for AT&T for 18 years at that point, so that was a huge loss for her. Sad
That really sucks. Makes me wonder if she was the only one or not that day. I mean, if it was related in some way, a similar result might've happened to some other colleague with the amount of work, calls and such happening almost simultaneously. Dang.
Not a good thing to talk about, so I don't expect a confirmation for that either.
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Mine would be similar to Moony's. I don't remember anything of the day though, just something on the news I probably didn't watch, and if I did, not pay much attention to t 10 years old. Knew it was a bad thing at least. Might've been possible there was mention of it the following day at school in the morning's assembly, perhaps a minute silence? (don't expect you to know/remember, Moony)

(Sep 13th, 2019, 04:03 AM)ShiraNoMai Wrote:
My mom got laid off shortly after the attack, somehow related to the incident. She'd been working for AT&T for 18 years at that point, so that was a huge loss for her. Sad
That really sucks. Makes me wonder if she was the only one or not that day. I mean, if it was related in some way, a similar result might've happened to some other colleague with the amount of work, calls and such happening almost simultaneously. Dang.
Not a good thing to talk about, so I don't expect a confirmation for that either.
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@ShiraNoMai Actually my great aunt & uncle were going to go to NYC to see the sites that day, but my aunt had a feeling that they shouldn't go & didn't. Which I found out later on, about a week later from what I can recall.

Also.. Idk, if I did live in NYC & was sick that day with having to work? I would have called out still, cause it was really bad for me that day. I was throwing up, I could hardly move or keep anything down. It was BAD. Eh
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@ShiraNoMai Actually my great aunt & uncle were going to go to NYC to see the sites that day, but my aunt had a feeling that they shouldn't go & didn't. Which I found out later on, about a week later from what I can recall.

Also.. Idk, if I did live in NYC & was sick that day with having to work? I would have called out still, cause it was really bad for me that day. I was throwing up, I could hardly move or keep anything down. It was BAD. Eh
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