View Full Version : Where were you when 9 years ago, 9/11 happened?
I still remember it like it just had happened recently. I'm not from America, but have visited the two towers with my family on my dad's business trip, guess where?, yes in Tower 1 of the Trade Center.
It was night in my country back then when it happened, my family and I had just got home from a night out. My dad turned on the TV and all of the news channel showed New York. We just got home when the first plane had crashed. We were just about to go to sleep when suddenly a second plane hit and the most shocking thing I've seen, is when the two towers collapsed.
My prayers go to all the victims and their family. Rest in Peace.
So, where were you back then when it happened?
I was in 6th grade homeroom, Mr. Mac's class.
Principal's office, 4th grade, *****y teacher put me there due to a misinterpretation of what happened...
Grade 7, lunch time recess.
I was in class reading harry potter
I'd just got in from school and saw it on the news but can't remember if was just happening or had happened. Was shocked at what I saw, will never forget it.
it was my day off from college. i woke up somewhere between 8am - 8:30am west coast time and turned on the tv to see the 1st tower burning (i missed it), then i did see the second plane hit the other tower.
i knew right away that it was a terror attack and i wanted blood.
I went over this in the other thread, but I was in the first period of my sixth grade classes. My dad came and took me out of school and he was somewhat panicked. He told me the twin towers and pentagon have been bombed, and that there were still more planes. I cried in the car. Then I went home, turned on the TV, and saw the second tower fall.
Grade 6. I woke up that day like any other school day. It was still early in the "back to school" season and it was a bright sunny day outside too, you wouldn't expect anything to happen, just like how nothing happened on the day before 9/11. So, I wake up at 8 AM, I brush my teeth, and go to school. I don't check the news channel, which for Canada, CP24 is like our bible. I went straight to school. Started our regular assembly like every other day singing the national anthem, anouncing what's going on in our school day and anything else. This is 9 AM now, the attacks didn't happen till after 9 something, right?
Anyway, I'm back in my first class, time passes by and the principal or someone on the speakerphone in all of the school says to come down to the gym for a special assembly. I honestly felt odd at that time. I kept asking "what now? we just sang our national anthem, ugh this is so booooring". We all come down there, chit chatting to each other how we think school sucks and the principal can shove it. We all sit down, it get silent and the principal comes in to tell us the news. We stayed in silence more. I couldn't believe what I was hearing, but being a kid, I was thinking "oh man, that's so awesome! I wanna see some explosions!" (don't judge me on that ****ers). I wait anxiously for my day at school to end. I rush home, my mom is home and she has the look on her face that she knows I heard the same news she saw on TV. Every single news channel, whether it was local, national or international had the video of the planes going into the towers and crashing. I went to the first American news source I could think of, CNN. It was like that for about a week or more everyday, continously talking about this tragedy. I'll never forget the camera crews that were there to see how people were actually running from all ash and rubble that was coming for them after the second tower collapsed.
My condolences to the people who died on that day. And some people even jumped out the window of the twin towers, they were probably wondering which way is more painful or more faster to die. ****ing terrorist scumbags. With all this technology the USA has, they still can't capture Osama. I know I've been condemning conspiracy theorists a lot about virtually everything that comes out their ***, but I really am starting to think that they DO know where Osama is, and they just don't want him yet. You know a good way to liberate Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan? Evacuate all the civilians, move them to safe zones and then bomb the ****ing **** out of all 3 countries till it is a ****ing wasteland, till it looks like there are asteroid craters all over it. Kill EVERYTHING else in those ****holes. That way you're sure that every Jihad, Allah-martyr mother****er is dead. Sorry, thinking a little irrationally here, and I didn't lose anyone. It's just the way I am.
I was playing Everquest and someone in my guild send me a /tell and said "turn on the ****ing TV, we got attacked" I turned it on and was like Holy ****!.
I stated this in the other thread, but here it goes.
I remember being in my first class of the school day, my sophomore year of high school. We were wrapping up when a teacher from another room rushed in screaming "They just bombed the world trade center! Turn on your TV, NOW." We just sat there with our mouths hung open watching the destruction and the publics reaction. I then saw the second plane hit, live. It is definitely a feeling I doubt I will ever have again. We switched from classroom to classroom throughout the day, with everyone glued to the tv in each. Nothing got done that day, that is for sure. EVERYONE was watching it, almost nonstop. It's very surreal. Even today watching it, I still can't believe that I saw the second plane hit the tower live.
I was in year 3, i woulda been asleep over here in Australia, my parents were watching on tv, next morning it was on news everywhere and got talked to about it at school
9th grade, science class. <y principal came over the loudspeaker and told us we were getting out early and to go straight home. We were all happy until we found out what had happened. Rest in Peace to all the victims.
being woken up by my mother before school (junior year) missed about an hour as did everybody i think. even saw teachers on the way there telling them "they hit the ****ing Pentagon!" crazy day
I lived in Poland at that time, was fairly young so I didnt really understand how serious it actually was until later. I just remember how shocked everyone else was.
I was either in school or on my way home from school.
If I was in school it would have been geography class.
I remember coming home and seeing it all on the TV. 9/11 is also my Mum's birthday. It was a bit difficult to stop watching and go out for that birthday meal.
i was at home in my basement and i was 10. I saw the second plane hit and i could really register how serious it was. Or how real it was.
Played videogames, watched TV for news.
Can't remember which game I played.
Came home from school and saw the news.
Was at home and i was like 6 and didnt know ****, until someone put in a recorded news section of 9/11 on CD. I was in Burma back then so our news wasnt really international at all.
I was only 9 or 10, and I woke up to my family in the loungeroom SHOCKED at what happened. My mum was crying and was worried there would be a world war. its scary that it happened 9 years ago... doesnt feel that long ago
I arrived home from school, and my parents said 'America has been attacked'. I thought 'damn, who would be capable and stupid enough to do that?' Then I watched it on the news.
well i had no idea that it had happened, when it did happen. I was in primary school (10 years old) and only found out about this on the way home from school at around 3pm. Theres a shop selling tv's near the school and all the display screens behind the window were showing the planes hitting the towers.
I was like 5 and probably at school. Can't remember at all.