10 Years: 9/11 Where were you?

I was in the 8th grade in Mrs. Harman's homeroom sitting with Mallory and Joe.  I remember exactly what I was doing (math homework) and what I was wearing (green stripped A & F shirt with AE jeans).  After finding out, we were trying to contact Mallory's parents (they were flying back to NE from NY at that same time) while watching the news.  It's amazing how that will forever be engraved into my memory.  I can't believe it's been 10 years. 

Posted on September 10, 2011 at 6:35 pm
futuremrshanika
3
06/05/2010
futuremrshanika

futuremrshanika

  • 3
  • 10
  • 728
67
Followers
71
Following

(39) Comments

Babers1984
2
08/25/2012
Babers1984

Babers1984

  • 2
  • 12
  • 341
240
Followers
241
Following

Babers1984

I was waking up for school (12th grade) and my radio alarm clock was going off. The radio announcer kept saying something about planes crashing into buildings. Didn't think anything of it until I was up and ready and walked into my parents living room and they were watching it on the news. I went to school and they brought tv's into all classrooms so we all could watch.
Posted on September 10, 2011 at 7:11 pm
gingerly1983
3
10/08/2011
gingerly1983

gingerly1983

  • 3
  • 11
  • 525
57
Followers
61
Following

gingerly1983

My best friend and I had skipped school to get beautiful for senior portraits that afternoon.  She lied to her mom and used the $20 sitting fee to buy the new Mariah Carey CD. :P She hated having her picture taken anyway.  We had just pulled up to my house after galavanting around town and being immature teenagers. My stepmom met us at the gate and told us what happened.  At first, I didn't feel weird or sad, I know I should have though.  It felt like just another day.  After a few hours of watching the news and realizing how many lives were lost and affected, it sunk in and I felt the grief for them.

Posted on September 10, 2011 at 7:12 pm
Uhlease
5
09/02/2012
Uhlease

Uhlease

  • 5
  • 18
  • 9.89k
334
Followers
316
Following

Uhlease

I was waking up for school, 9th grade, about to get in the shower, and I saw the news. I had no idea the magnitude of it at that moment...but I definitely remember that moment.

Posted on September 10, 2011 at 7:38 pm
MsGriffin
10
12/31/2011
MsGriffin

MsGriffin

  • 10
  • 18
  • 13.6k
279
Followers
279
Following

MsGriffin

I was in college. I did not have class that day and my roommate and a guy upstairs, we stayed in apartments, were banging on my bedroom door. Yelling for me to open up. I did and laid back down. They turned on my television and they both were telling me to look. I'm like "What?" the guy was like, " A plane hit the building!" I'm thinking okay.....then that's when we seen another plane hit!!! I could not believe what I was seeing. I was no longer laying down, but sitting up in shock. I still get chills thinking of what I seen.

My FI's dad was down there when it happened. He was one who walked from Manhattan to their home.

If you haven't seen it I think you should the documentary 102 Minutes That Changed America. It is a great documentary.
Posted on September 10, 2011 at 7:55 pm
nccatim
4
11/12/2011
nccatim

nccatim

  • 4
  • 16
  • 2.17k
166
Followers
169
Following

nccatim

i woke up late to math class freshman year college. i heard the local radio station talk about something being sad but it wasn't until i was in math class that i found out exactly what happened. i came home to my roommate crying watchign the tv.

Posted on September 10, 2011 at 8:03 pm
Tinks
3
06/30/2012

Tinks

I actually don't knwo where I was when it happened. I was at school, but since we're so close to NYC, we weren't alerted for a few hours. The school was trying to prevent a mass panic since many of us had parents who worked in NYC.


We were told around 11 AM. I was sitting in Spanish class. My mom works in the city so I was absolutely PETRIFIED. I was too young, only 12, to know where exactly she worked in relation to the twin towers. My aunt and uncle picked me up a few hours later. It was one of the most horrific days of my life. Many of my friends lost parents and loved ones. 

Posted on September 10, 2011 at 9:09 pm
JessMark28
4
05/18/2012
JessMark28

JessMark28

  • 4
  • 14
  • 2.52k
138
Followers
139
Following

JessMark28

I was in my History class in 10th grade. I remember I was eating a bag of BBQ chips. And all of a sudden there was so much noise and yelling in the hallway. Someone had come into the class and started crying about planes hitting a building. Of course no one knew what state, or where the building was. Come to find out it was MY state, The City, and they were the Twin Towers. After that it was soo crazy. People were crying because they couldn't get in contact with anyone. Both of my aunts worked in the city, and one of them actually worked in the towers. She boarded the last train out of the city that morning. My other aunt had to walk across the 59th street bridge to Queens. After my parents came and got me from school, everything was over, and we got home and saw recaps on the news. I remember days and weeks and months later everytime I heard a plan, I would jus stop dead in my tracks and look up at the sky. I occassionally still do that. One of the scariest days of my life. 

Posted on September 11, 2011 at 12:55 am
Diymomofbride
4
08/20/2011
Diymomofbride

Diymomofbride

  • 4
  • 13
  • 2.71k
115
Followers
118
Following

Diymomofbride

I was at work at Sams Club, we were outside on a break and came in right after the 1st tower was hit. We punched back in and went up to electronics, home office had put the news feed on the tv's, we all just stood there and watched it for hrs. There was a local girl that was on 1 of the planes.

Posted on September 11, 2011 at 1:17 am
senoritashannon
4
11/13/2011

senoritashannon

I was standing on the blue floor tile in my best friend's classroom, I had come in to relieve her for a quick break due to her crazy schedule, she was wearing a blue sweater and longer skirt, I remeber seeing her carrying a yard stick to turn on the tv saying something about an accident in NYC where a plane had hit the 1st tower, our students were sitting at desk having snack and waiting to see what all the news was about.  I remember the way she turned back to look at me, the smell of the chips on of my former students was eating at the time.  I had been scheduled to announce our travel trip to Costa Rica that day....I even was supposed to teach a lesson on Cognates to my 7th graders.  All of my college friends had jobs or were still studying in NYC, I couldn't call them, didn't know where they were.  I will NEVER forget. 

Posted on September 11, 2011 at 1:29 am
aggiebride
5
02/04/2012
aggiebride

aggiebride

  • 5
  • 21
  • 5.36k
225
Followers
224
Following

aggiebride

At the time, we woke up to NPR via a speaker system in our house. The sounds of the first plane, and announcers telling of a horrible accident started. We all went downstairs to turn on the tv and saw the second plane hit. I went upstairs, and got ready for school. As I did, I put a tape in my boom box to record the radio. I still haven't listened to the tape, but someday, I will. A few friends lost family members.
Posted on September 11, 2011 at 2:28 am
AJava210
4
08/20/2010
AJava210

AJava210

  • 4
  • 17
  • 4.48k
186
Followers
188
Following

AJava210

I was a freshman in high school... it was one of the first days of school and I was just starting to get the hang of things.  Our princiapl came on the announcements and told us that a plane had crashed into the World Trade Center in NYC.  We turned on the TV and watched together all day.  It was a really sad day and one I will never forget.

Posted on September 11, 2011 at 2:55 am
Faithk08
5
07/14/2012
Faithk08

Faithk08

  • 5
  • 16
  • 5.95k
308
Followers
308
Following

Faithk08

I was in my 7th grade math class... I will never forget that day! It breaks my heart again watching the GMA special </3

Posted on September 11, 2011 at 2:59 am
vettilabelle
2
07/27/2012
vettilabelle

vettilabelle

  • 2
  • 15
  • 231
346
Followers
349
Following

vettilabelle

Sitting in homeroom...before my mother came to pick me u...it was my senior year and she was taking no chances
Posted on September 11, 2011 at 3:03 am
awilliams517
3
08/11/2012
awilliams517

awilliams517

  • 3
  • 7
  • 519
47
Followers
49
Following

awilliams517

At my school, the sixth graders are sent to a local summer camp for a week and learn about nature and history while getting know sixth graders from other local schools. The Seniors from our high school acted as counselors. I was at camp as a counselor, with no television or radio. The teachers pulled us out of activities to let us know that something had happened, that we were not to discuss it with the campers because many parents were members of the military and it was still unknown if it would be necessary for them to be involved. 


It was three more days before we went home and I saw how terrifying this day truly was. I refer to it as delayed devastation. I didn't really begin my grieving until after many of the conversations had been had. 


I will remember a newscast I saw featuring an interview with an NYC firefighter. The reporter asked him something like "how do you feel about being a firefighter?" and he responded that he loved his job. The reporter asked "even on a day like today?" and the firefighter said "especially on a day like today." I feel so blessed on a honored that we have men and women out there who are willing to run towards terror and destruction when everyone else runs away. I will always remember the emotion I felt and feel. I will never forget.

Posted on September 11, 2011 at 3:20 am
cuteboy2me
5
09/22/2012
cuteboy2me

cuteboy2me

  • 5
  • 17
  • 5.44k
122
Followers
123
Following

cuteboy2me

I was home from work that morning and waiting for friends to drop off their newborn son for me to care for since they had to put their dog down that morning.   I was watching television when the 2nd plane hit. I almost vomitted.  I sat in front of the television stunned and with silent tears rolling down my face.


I worked in the afternoon, and I work at a hospital and live about 45 minutes from the NY state border, so our hospital was on standby.  Work, that day, was very quiet with an undertone of tension and apprehension.  I will never forget that foreboding feeling. 

Posted on September 11, 2011 at 3:30 am
ChancesAre
20
06/29/2013

ChancesAre

I was very pregnant with my 3rd son, he was due in a couple of weeks, and I had a doctor's appointment that morning in Downtown Philadelphia, and then I was going to go to work for a half of day.


I left the doctor's office and when I stepped outside, the streets were unusually quiet, and the looks on some people's faces were grim.  I kept walking to catch my bus to go to work, and I just remember everything being so eerily quiet.  I overheard two people saying that the subways and the el trains were shut down, and then that's when I saw all the police that were near City Hall (because at that time there was a rumor that Philadelphia would be hit too, due to all of the historic elements we have here)


I asked somebody what was going on, and he told me.  I immediately thought of my friend that lived in New York.  I called my work, and they told me to go home, not to come into to work, because they were closing the office, I went home, and I stayed glued to the television for hours.


That is a day I will never forget, still to this day, some of the images from the news on that day are in my head.


I will never forget...ever...


 

Posted on September 11, 2011 at 3:49 am
TheBurgetts
2
10/01/2011
TheBurgetts

TheBurgetts

  • 2
  • 12
  • 345
73
Followers
76
Following

TheBurgetts

I was a freshman in high school. I was sitting in my second period computer class. Our school kept time on the TVs so every classroom had the exact time. I remember being in the middle of a typing test and the time turned to the news. The image was of a plane hitting the towers. The teacher turned the tv off so we could finish our test but about that same time the bell rang and everyone was sent to homeroom. We stayed there until lunch watching the news. I remember thinking that they tv messed up the first time and a movie was playing. Then when we got to homeroom we had the volume up I realized how serious and REAL it all actually was.

I will never forget.
Posted on September 11, 2011 at 4:00 am
prettyclouds33
2
04/10/2011
prettyclouds33

prettyclouds33

  • 2
  • 8
  • 274
28
Followers
32
Following

prettyclouds33

I grew up on a military base in Sicily, Italy so I was there when it happened. It was 4pm ish so we were out from school and my brothers and I were at our afternoon hangout place. Some adults came running in and threw on the tvs and had everyone come sit down. The base alarm went off, and all the troops went into Delta mode (which is like the war mode) because we are one of the closest Navy base to the middle east.


The shut down the base, closing our GIANT gate that seperated us from the civilians, and for a lot of people, to the other part of the base where the parents worked. So my brothers and I had to run toward the gate, along with practically everyone else and try to find our parents on the other side. We found our dad, and he slipped us his bank card so we could go get food, and maybe stay at the base hotel. Hours later they finally let people out.


The base was closed for the next few days, and was on Delta mode for a long time after that. What I'll never forget is the different reactions some locals had. Random Italians would greive for us, giving us well-wishing comments. Other people, and some with obvious roots back to the middle east, would make rude gestures or clap. I remember hearing about a solider kicked the shit out of one guy who clapped saying something horrible.


It was horrible.

Posted on September 11, 2011 at 4:04 am
Keholmes
2
11/18/2011
Keholmes

Keholmes

  • 2
  • 10
  • 402
113
Followers
117
Following

Keholmes

I was in my 8th grade English classroom.  I had seen something on TV in the lunchroom but didn't really think much of it.  When I got back to English, our teacher explained what had happened to the towers and the Pentagon.  My heart stopped.  At that exact oment I realized that my parents were both supossed to be in the Penagon that morning to renew my mom's ID card.  I put my hands to my mouth and the teacher called me an escort to go use one of the school phones.  Tried my mom...no answer...tried my dad...no answer.  I don't remember how many times I tried them both.  My moms phone started going to voicemail.  Finally my dad answered.  As soon as I heard his voice all I could do was cry.  


My mom ended up running late so my dad waited and caught a later bus (he was working at the Navy Annex) to meet her there.  She got on the metro, but when everything happened, they stopped all transportation so she was stuck on there.  My dad was on a bus when the plane crashed into the Pentagon.  They heard it fly overhead and then saw a huge cloud of smoke.  My mom came and got me from school as soon as possible.  I don't think I've ever hugged her so tightly or cried so hard.


Later that afternoon when we were all together in the living room my dad said that they were all evacuated to the Arlington Cemetery.  Can you imagine.  Praying for safety behind the Wall at the Arlington Cemetery?  Just imagining what's going on...


 I will never forget that day.  I will always be thankful for the heroes that put their lives on the line every day to keep us safe.  

Posted on September 11, 2011 at 5:28 am
Miss_Jules
4
10/08/2011
Miss_Jules

Miss_Jules

  • 4
  • 14
  • 3.56k
569
Followers
572
Following

Miss_Jules

I was in 11th grade in government class.  Our teacher put the live news on the big projector screen.  We watched in horror as the 2nd plane hit and as the towers fell.  I will ever forget it.

Posted on September 11, 2011 at 5:33 am
« 1

Have a question? Contact Support
Top Contributors this Week
Levisjoe
12 posts
LauraSweet
8 posts
NicholeB
8 posts
Canooknic
7 posts
nataliefurt
5 posts
Uhlease
5 posts