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Where Were You When You First Heard About The Wtc

Sat May 07, 2005 6:37 pm

I was in my room studying when my parents told me there was a fire on top of the WTC.Only a small amount of smoke was appearing It was 3:00 pm CET and from then on i stayed 10 hours stuck on my TV

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Sat May 07, 2005 6:40 pm

I was in Chemistry lab in Stuyvesant High School, which is about six blocks away. So I had a pretty good view of the buildings.

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Sat May 07, 2005 6:42 pm

Sleeping...only heard about it in the morning. I think there's a 14 hour time difference between Australia and the east coast of the USA.
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Sat May 07, 2005 6:43 pm

I was at home watching the TV when I turned over to Sky News with the first tower on fire and watched live as the second plane hit the other ower, I've never been so stunned and shocked at what I was seing on the TV. Stayed glued to the news as things went from bad to worse for the rest of the day.
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Sat May 07, 2005 7:04 pm

About 6:30 AM Mountain Time in SLC, wake up, turn on the TV see that a "Cessna" has hit the WTC, and tell my family whose up that don't believe me. I get in my car at about 7:00-7:15, and my step-dad walks out to tell me a second plane hit. I go in to see a replay on the Today Show, and have to run back to my car to go to school. At about 7:30, I hear president Bush on the radio in my car from Florida. 7:35 AM, I am one of two in an IB French Class to know what happened. I watched the first tower fall live from class about an hour later. Our school had a moment of silence that day, which I thought was impressive. (I had stayed in the now-collapsed Marriott nestled in between the towers 3 months before, so I was interested to recognize the area fairly well).
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Sat May 07, 2005 7:11 pm

I was at home about to leave for my training flight in daytona. I was attending ERAU at that point, and my friend from NYC called me, told me that some dude flew a plane into the WTC, details were few at that point.
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Sat May 07, 2005 7:28 pm

My brother told me when he picked me up at the bus-stop. Then I watched TV until early the next morning.
A friend of mine taped the broadcast from Swedish TV4 during the collapse of the north tower and on for a few hours, and I watched it again a few weeks ago.


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Sat May 07, 2005 7:35 pm

I was actually in the toilet when my mom came and told me that the WTC was on fire and that a plane hit it - when I got back, we watched for about an hour and we saw the second plane hit, and I still remember someone claiming it was a small aircraft such as a Cessna. I also remember another reporter asking if it was some "electromagnetic problem leading the aircraft towards the towers". We then went to the Hamad hospital here in Doha because my uncle was sick at the time, and we watched for another 3 hours from his room as things unfolded.
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Sat May 07, 2005 7:38 pm

Early morning in Anchorage . . . my phone rang, was my former wife calling from CLT. She said, "Turn on CNN, NOW". I did and we all know the rest . . .

I was 19 days short of my retirement date . . . 9/30/01. That was extended to 12/31/01 by the Army 3 days after the attack.

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Sat May 07, 2005 7:44 pm

I was at school chatting with 3 of my friends, during the 10 o'clock break, when we were approached by one of our teachers, that told us that a plane had crashed into the WTC. We then rushed to the nearest TV (where most of the students had gathered), and arrived just at the moment when the first tower collapsed  Sad
 
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Sat May 07, 2005 8:16 pm

I'm a communications specialist for an air medical company in PIT, we watched it from the start since we constantly monitor news and Wx. I was working overtime that day, and only supposed to be there 4 hours, it turned into over 9. I remember getting a call from Somerset county 911 saying they had a report of a commercial airliner crash near Shanksville. We sent all of our available helicopters (nine at the time), needless to say they we're all cancelled and by then the FAA had grounded everyone, leaving our aircraft stuck all over western Pa. It was a while before we were able to fly lifeguard again, and with very strict rules.

Also most of us being volunteer firefighters, we knew it would be a grim day for our brothers of FDNY when the towers collapsed. I never thought I'd see the day 343 firefighters, along with police, EMS, and thousands of civilians be slaughtered like that. I also had friends who responded to the fire at the pentagon.

Things we're so strange, since there was other unfounded reports, like a car bomb at the state department building. For the first time in my life I saw America under attack on her own soil.

May those disgusting f*cks who attacked us and anyone wishing harm to the US rot in hell for eternity.
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Sat May 07, 2005 8:16 pm

I was parking my car when a news report on the radio mentioned that a "small plane had collided with one of the towers of the World Trade Center"...
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Sat May 07, 2005 8:34 pm

As it was the middle of the night when the attacks happened I didn't hear about it until about 5-6 hours after it happened. The first thing I heard on the radio that was on in the bathroom next to my room was actually about the Pentagon rather than the WTC, and I hate to say it, when I heard the pentagon had been blown up by an explosion (which was all that was coming out at the time) I actually laughed in disbelief because I thought it was a joke/publicity stunt knowing there was super high security surrounding the Pentagon to get through. My second thought was 'it had been coming for the FBI for quite a while' - thinking it was another American attack like McVeigh's. That quickly passed the moment I heard more factual details.

I got up and Dad had the TV on and said that the WTC had been destroyed, and I just went into such a disbelieving state of shock that all I could think about was "what were the regos on the planes?" It only hit me a little later that I probably could have been a little more concerned about the people, but my mind didn't want to think about that part of the tragedy.
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Sat May 07, 2005 8:35 pm

I was working aboard NW8 from NRT-SEA about 2 hrs out from landing. They sent us to YVR and waited there 3 days until we were cleared to resume the flight to SEA, empty that is. During the flight, the flight deck did an all-call to all FA stations telling us what happened. We were in the middle of the breakfast service when they told us to scout the cabin and look for anyone suspicious, especially in the First Class cabin in A zone and the UD. We thought that our flight was threatened. The captain made announcement, the for precautionary reasons, we were being told to land in YVR. We didn't actually tell the passengers what happened until after we landed. It was us and a UA 742 from NRT-SFO and 744 from HKG-SFO that were the first to join us there. Then an AA 767 and a 777 landed. After that they just kept coming, one after the other. We spent the whole first day showing movies and short-subject videos, trying to keep them entertained. The lavatories were frequently out of use until they could be serviced and fresh water was put on. AC provided the flights with food, albeit they were somewhat crude box meals. But it was food nevertheless.

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Sat May 07, 2005 8:39 pm

I just got back from school (12km ride on my bike). As usual I turned on the TV and the channel was on SBS6 (Dutch TV channel).

I saw there was a special announcement and then I saw and heard that an aircraft flew into the WTC building! I was like WTF and totally confused..
I just kept standing still where I was, totally focussing on the TV.

I'll never forget that moment...
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Sat May 07, 2005 8:44 pm

I first heard about it when I was waiting at the old Wellington rail/bus interchange for the school bus to college, a 7th former came up to me and told me that a serious air disaster had happened in New York over night, and that four planes had crashed within a few hours of each other. At first I didn't believe him, but when I went to the school libruary to read the paper, I found around 20 students all around the paper reading the front page, when I finally got a chance to read the paper, was during period 1, my english class was in the libruary so I sneaked out to the libruary foyer to read the paper. For the rest of the day basically no one in any of my other 5 classes did any school work Smile, we were all glued to the classrooms TVs, infact for the next few days after, we still did hardly any work, still watching TV
 
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Sat May 07, 2005 8:53 pm

I was at work, it was around 3pm when I heard on the radio on my desk that a plane had hit the WTC and like many people thought it was a light plane. I called my wife at SAA and told her, when we heard on the radio about the second one we turned on the TV in the office and that was the end of the working day.

That evening we went out for dinner and there were several TVs in the restaurant showing CNN, I have never experienced such quiet, everyone was watching and very little was being said.
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Sat May 07, 2005 9:05 pm

I had just come back from DTW. I had droped my partner off that morning for an AA flight to ORD. I was watching Katie Curic when the first plane hit. So I called him at the Admirals club at ORD, but we thought it was just a small plane. He was watching as the second plane hit. Well, I drove to Chicago that day to pick him up!
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Sat May 07, 2005 9:18 pm

Again? This type of thread seems to come up every now & then.

For me, I had just come home from school & was chatting in the CNN news chatroom (they've since closed it, how fucking annoying - it really was a good place to discuss news as they unfolded). Someone mentioned they were breaking news about a plane flying into the WTC, so I turned on the TV & saw the rest on CNN.
 
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Sat May 07, 2005 9:24 pm

I was at school, it was second period, and I had a study hall. The teacher just brought us down to her room and turned on the TV.
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Sat May 07, 2005 9:44 pm

It was the first, maybe second day of school. I was in a cafeteria after school and I saw the images on TV. It took me a while to understand what was happening, my first thought was that I was watching bits from a new Hollywood movie, it was hard to believe that it was happening for real.
 
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Sat May 07, 2005 10:15 pm

I was sitting at Newark airport waiting to take off and wondering why the hell that Boeing 767 was flying so low towards the building.....
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Sat May 07, 2005 10:29 pm

I was watching TV (I think it was the West Wing) at around 10:30PM when a newsflash came on with the news a plane had crashed into the WTC - they thought it might have been a light plane. It must have been aroung 4 or 5 Am before I got to sleep. I remember the next day at work, everyone was subdued, upset & worried about what might happen next.
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Sat May 07, 2005 10:29 pm

I just returned from university and switched on my computer to discuss aviation on A.net, then I saw this thread.

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Sat May 07, 2005 10:37 pm

9/11/01 was my second day of work at Southwest flight ops.


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Sat May 07, 2005 11:02 pm

I was having breakfast and flicked the television on. By that time both towers had been hit, but the South Tower had not collapsed yet. I spent the rest of the day watching the telly and trying to get ahold of friends living in NYC to make sure they were okay. Telephone circuits were jammed and it took a day to finally reach everyone.
 
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Sat May 07, 2005 11:05 pm

I was sitting in third period Geometry, and the principle simply came over the PA and said two planes had been flown into the WTC. This was a few minutes before the first one came down. The next period, I called my dad on my cell, who was at that point standing at the corner of Church and Chambers. As I was talking to him, the first one started to collapse. All I heard over the phone was my dad say, "Something's happening," and then screaming. He had to hang up, and I couldn't get a hold of him for quite some time, because of the phone system in NY was completely overloaded.

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Sat May 07, 2005 11:08 pm

In bed. My sister came in because my dad was on the phone telling me to drive safe as it was raining here that day and only a few days earlier I had gotten my drivers licence. Then my sister said, some people have flown planes into the wtc in New York.
I didn't really believe her much like I didn't really Believe her the morning she came in and told me Ayrton Senna had died. But there it was on the tv.
 
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Sun May 08, 2005 12:47 am

Was in an elevator in a medical building in Boston, with my wife who had an appointment. We had driven down from New Hampshire and usually have the radio on, but didn't that morning as we were talking, etc. A woman in the elevator said "really something about that plane hitting the building, huh?" I said "what's that?" Got off the elevator and there were a lot of folks gathered
around a tv. Watched it all unfold over the next hour or so. The drive home from Boston was surreal


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Sun May 08, 2005 12:49 am

I didn't find out about it until a few hours after the attacks. At the time, I was working a job from 5 pm to 1:30 am and usually went to bed between 4 and 5 in the morning and woke up between 12 and 1 pm. I would usually wake up, turn on the radio and listen to it for 30 minutes or so before fixing myself some lunch. I turn on the radio expected to listen to some music and the dj was talking. At first I really didn't think much of it until I heard him mention plane crash. I then started listening a little closer and then turned on my t.v. and then saw what was going on. I was shocked and confused about what was going on, and my roommates happened to be home and they filled me in on what had happened.
 
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Sun May 08, 2005 12:50 am

On A.Net.When there was a thread on an Aircraft striking a Building,Initially I thought it was a Cessena 172,later heard about it being a Commercial Aircraft.
Soon another thread Appeared of another strike.Thats when I switched on to CNN.
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Sun May 08, 2005 12:53 am

Had just come through the door at my grandparents who I was visiting that day. My grandfather said a plane had crashed with one of the towers at the WTC. "How did they manage that?" I thought to myself, and went to see if there was any more info on the news, where they said a 2nd aircraft had hit the other tower. That's when I realised it was too weird to be an accident.

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Sun May 08, 2005 12:55 am

I was in a study calss, studying for my PTS (personal track saftey) and i had my airband scanner with me, and i was listening into MAN Radar when they advised all pilots to land because of a major terror threat.. None of us clicked on untill we overheared a car radio, so then we rushed into the room, turned the TV on, to see the sad events of that day  Sad

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Sun May 08, 2005 12:56 am

I walked into my third period class of the day, English 12, and a girl named Julie came up to me and said, "omg did you hear about what happened in new york?" and I was like, "no what happened" and she was like, "a plane crashed into the WTC..." and then my teacher started telling us more details.... saying they hit the pentagon, and some other false info that ppl werent sure about / hoaxes that went around... like a bomb at the state dept... we got out of school early and then I went home to watch the replays of the terrible footage that I never saw Live...

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Sun May 08, 2005 2:03 am

I was in a college biology class when we first heard about it. A teacher from another class stuck her head into ours and said, "2 planes have just hit the WTC!" My first thoughts were, "Wow, who would have thought that 2 Cessna's would have run into the WTC? It must be really foggy up in NY or something." I remembered the B-25 Mitchell crash into the Empire State building back in the 40's. Someone asked the professor(who no one could understand because he was from Nigeria and had recently moved to the US) if we could turn on the TV and see what was happening. He said, "No, you learning biology should be the most important thing to you now." I should have gotten up and walked out right then, and would have, had I known the seriousness of everything. But everyone stayed seated for almost another hour, looking at the basics of a microscope, as if we didn't already know.

As soon as class ended, me and a friend of mine headed to the library, the quickest place with a tv. Everyone else was glued to the TV's in their classrooms, except our bio class(fucking professor). By the time we reached the library(over 1 hour since the attack), the towers had already fallen. All we saw was Manhatten and a lot of smoke. I asked someone already there, "What happened to the World Trade Center, are they going to show that?" He said to me, "That IS the WTC." Thats when the shock started to set in.

When I realized that no more news would be coming, we decided to leave. My friend said that she had never lived through something like this and didn't know how to react, since there was nothing she could do. I told her, "Don't worry, your going to remember this day for the rest of your life. And whatever country or people did this are going to get their ass kicked."

On my way home, I heard that the air had been cleared of aircraft. Since I live under the flight path of my home airport(JAX), I headed there to see what was up. I was stunned when I pulled up and looked across the runways. Every single gate was filled with aircraft, and aircraft were parked behind those at the gates. There were 2 747's parked at a far end of the airport where the Air National Guard is, and along one runway and taxiway, there was a mixture of aircraft. Some of the ones I remember right off the top of my head: DL767, DL757, DLX 732's(many), NW757, NW320, 2 CO752, CO767, US767, US757, US737, US320, AA757, AA738, VS744, BA747, and I want to say even a CO777, but I could be wrong. Just about every airline and every kind of plane lined the runway. I drove over to the FBO to get a better look, and the tower was guarded by airport police and the road was blocked. I drove home thinking about what I just saw, the entire airport filled with planes.

At the time, no one knew the count of people dead or had a clear picture of what was going on. All I knew was that my regular off days had just been extended, since I knew it would be more than a day to get everything operating again.
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Sun May 08, 2005 2:10 am

Quoting Leskova (Reply 11):
I was at home watching the TV when I turned over to Sky News with the first tower on fire and watched live as the second plane hit the other ower, I've never been so stunned and shocked at what I was seing on the TV. Stayed glued to the news as things went from bad to worse for the rest of the day.

Ditto. But it was CNN I was watching.

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Sun May 08, 2005 2:11 am

I was working. It was just after 3:00pm (Central European Time) when the first reports came on the radio. We ended up leaving work early to go home and watch TV. The TV networks were either covering the event or stopped broadcasting completely, which went on for the next 2 days. I ended up not watching TV for the next week because it was just too much, doesn't matter what channel you were watching, they just kept showing it over and over again.
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Sun May 08, 2005 4:04 am

Working at the computer, with the afternoon Tagesschau news running on the second monitor; During the normal 15-minute newscast a short clip from CNN of "some plane having hit the WTC" was inserted. Minutes after that a replay of the second plane hitting, and I kept watching until the next morning. Sad

I don´t think I can ever forget that first message with the somewhat bewildered news speaker, even more so than the non-stop coverage that followed.
 
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Sun May 08, 2005 4:09 am

Getting ready to go to school, only had one class on Tuesday, early.

My friend William, who works for CO called me and told me to turn on the TV... any channel.

Saw the wreckage from the first AA flight smoldering, and then the second plane hit... remember Shepard Smith yelling "Holy Sh!t" on live TV.
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Sun May 08, 2005 4:16 am

I was In a History Class at school when a older student came in with a note from the head of the school... We was instructed to stay in that lesson and only contact home if we had family in the NYC Area...

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I was actually in the toilet when my mom came and told me

Dude.. Bet you was shitting yourself  

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Sun May 08, 2005 4:24 am

I was in Prague, surprising my parents, who were celebrating their anniversary the following day. I was in the hotel lobby, waiting for them to arrive when someone said that terrorists had attacked the WTC. Everyone was horrified. We all ran into the hotel bar to watch the footage. By that time, the towers had already collapsed and CNN was showing the footage over and over and over...
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Sun May 08, 2005 4:46 am

For some reason, I didn't turn on the TV before I left in the morning for work (summer intern) so when I went to my car and started driving, I turned on the music channels on my radio. They didn't have music playing bu just constant news feeds (I live on the West Coast so the towers had fallen long before I heard of it). I remember them saying that the WTC fell but I couldn't believe it. To roads were also eerily empty for that time of morning. I went to work but there was a big note outside the door that told everybody to go home. It was then that I watched all the TV footage. The only channel that wasn't showing 9/11 coverage was The Cartoon Network.
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Sun May 08, 2005 4:51 am

At the time, I was working as a Corrections Officer at a local federal prison. Before leaving for work, I noticed the date was 9-11 (as displayed by my watch). I thought to myself that it would be kinda spooky if an Inmate tried something serious (staff assault, riot, etc.) just because of the date. The first aircraft struck the WTC at about the time I pulled into the parking lot at 6:46 local (8:46 Eastern).

My assigned duties that morning was to escort the guy who fills up the vending machines in the staff lounge and visiting room. As staff members came into the lounge (around 7:30 am local), they spoke of a plane hitting the WTC, and the Warden had the TV in his office (just down the hall) tuned into the coverage. For some reason, I though they were talking about a movie.

Later that morning, as I walked past the Warden's office, I saw the replay of the second plane to hit the WTC. I was numb for the rest of the day. Throughout the day, I would get bits and pieces of the news, but was still in shock so I couldn't really process what I was hearing.

As I went home, coverage of the day's events were aired on every radio station. I was actually surprised to not see National Guard troops on the streets, as I though this could be the start of World War III. It wasn't until after I got home that I learned it was a terrorist act, not a military strike.
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RE: Where Were You When You First Heard About The Wtc

Sun May 08, 2005 5:06 am

Quoting ShyFlyer (Reply 42):
I though this could be the start of World War III

It was the start, we just don't know it yet.
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RE: Where Were You When You First Heard About The Wtc

Sun May 08, 2005 5:26 am

I was walking into math and my teacher had just turned it on trying to find CNN. We watched everything throughout the whole day in every class.

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RE: Where Were You When You First Heard About The Wtc

Sun May 08, 2005 5:28 am

I was listening to the radio here in NY while I was getting ready for work when I heard a plane had flown into the WTC. I turned on the TV and the announcers were speculating that a small corporate jet from Teterboro airport might have had a problem. I was watching live when the second jet hit. It was surreal. I spent the entire day watching. We heard so many military jets flying over that afternoon. Hope it never happens again.
 
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RE: Where Were You When You First Heard About The Wtc

Sun May 08, 2005 6:02 am

I had just woken up and turned on my computer. One of my friends IM'd me "OMG." I asked what and she told me to turn on the tv. So I went down the hall, turned on the tv in the dorm lounge and saw Charlie Gibson talking about a plane hitting a tower. They were then talking to someone on the phone and she said, "Oh my god, no no no no no!" Gibson asked what was happening and she said, "Someone just flew into the other tower!" Gibson didn't know what to say to that. I then yelled an obscenity very loudly which drew out pretty much everyone who was in their dorm room on the floor (I don't get upset very often and am almost never loud, they knew something was wrong). We then waited and watched until we had to go to class. They had it on in the faculty lounge in Ritter Hall on the 5" tv, and I went in there to catch the latest. That's when the second tower fell and I broke down. Went into class and everyone asked, "Did you see what happened?!?" I told them the second tower was down and half the class started crying. It was just a numb feeling all day. All week really

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RE: Where Were You When You First Heard About The Wtc

Sun May 08, 2005 6:13 am

I will NEVER forget that day. I was in my English class in high school. We were all doing presentations and I was next up. Suddenly, the teacher from next door came in and interrupted the girl that was presenting and told us what was going on. She had a TV in her room so she had the news on. We all rushed over to room and started watching. Honestly, at first we had no idea the magnitude of what was going on. The lady said it was a small plane so we didn't think it was THAT big of a deal. But as the day went on, I realized how bad it was and couldn't help but cry. I remember that a few hours later I had a Government test and I bombed it because my mind wasn't there. We had asked the teacher to postpone it because of what was going on but he refused. He just wanted us to pretend like NOTHING was going on. So the day went on, teachers talked to us about what was going on and gave us bits of information. When it was time to go home, I drove straight home (usually after school we all would get together at the lake and just chill before going home) and spent the rest of the day glued to the TV with tissues in hand.

Also, I remember when I found out about AA587 crash. We were in spanish class when our teacher told us. She actually turned her TV on and we watched some of the news. I went straight home after school was out and again, spent the whole afternoon just watching TV and on the internet seeing what had happened.
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RE: Where Were You When You First Heard About The Wtc

Sun May 08, 2005 6:14 am

The WTC episode never happened.

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RE: Where Were You When You First Heard About The Wtc

Sun May 08, 2005 6:26 am

I got home from school early that day cus i had some free peroids in the afternoon. Turned the TV on with the volume low but started reading the paper. I looked up at the TV and saw some buildings on fire. The funny thing was i didn't acknowledge it, I carried on reading the paper. Obviously I couldn't have fathomed that such a horrific thing could be true, it was like something that happend in a silly cartoon. A few minutes later, I subconsciously thought to myself, 'hold on a minute'.  boggled  crazy 

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