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leXX
09-10-2003, 08:12 AM
http://news.bbc.co.uk/furniture/in_depth/americas/2001/day_of_terror/in_pictures/2.jpg

Yes, tommorow is the 2nd anniversary of the World Trade Center and Pentagon disaster (http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/static/in_depth/americas/2001/day_of_terror/).

Now, I don't want this to be a flame fest about that day, I just want to know what you remember about it, where you were at the time etc.

I was on my PC when I had a phonecall from my mum. She told me to switch to BBC1 immediately because a plane just flew into one of the World Trade Center buildings. Now, I thought she meant a little single seater plane. I switched channel and saw a jumbo crash into one of the towers. I was in total disbelief. OMG, all those poor people who had just started their day at work were now dead.

I carried on watching, eyes glued to the TV. A second jumbo flew straight into the second building and there was a huge explosion. The smoke was billowing from both towers. I was in complete and utter shock. This was live, this was happening at this very moment. I had just witnessed the deaths of hundreds of people. The tears welled up in my eyes and my throat was sore.

It dawned on me that this was HUGE. This was the start of something big. This was history in the making.

An eye-witness was interviewed and he spoke of how he saw people jumping from towers. He was distraught. The horror of that image in my mind made me burst into tears.

The time passed slowly and chaos ensued. Airports were shut down. People were panicing. The pictures were floading in. Then suddenly, right before my eyes, the first tower collapsed. This just couldn't be happening. It isn't real. The smoke engulfed everything in sight. People ran for their lives so not to suffocate. We hear how the emergency services were under the building and were now dead. We hear that not everyone had been evacuated in time. I had just watched hundreds more people die.

The second tower collapses. New York is one big smoke cloud and piles of rubble and bodies.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/furniture/in_depth/americas/2001/day_of_terror/in_pictures/8.jpg

This disaster affected my family personally. My husband worked for Enron at the time. Just before christmas, he lost his job. A result of the fall of Enron, helped along by the distruction of Enron's head office which was located on the top of one of the towers. My husband knew a lot of the Enron employes who died. It was a hard time for us, especially just before christmas, but we pulled through it and came out rosey on the other side. He got a better job with better pay thankfully.

I will never ever forget that day.

Darth Groovy
09-10-2003, 08:17 AM
Wow, the time creeps up on you. My first reaction was to re-enlist. Alot of people who were close to me, talked me out of it, and looking back, it would not have accomplished anything really.

Hopefully soon, however, we will just declare this a National Holliday in remembrance, and not spend so much time dwelling in the sorrow, or re-living the sob stories. All the cries of the world cannot bring back lost loved ones. Hopefully, we live, learn and treat this as a tender moment without re-opening old wounds year after year.

Sivy
09-10-2003, 09:05 AM
i was on my way home from work and heard on the radio that a plane had crashed into the WTC, i too thought it meant a private plane or a small aircraft.
soon as i got home i put on the T.V and saw what was happening. ten minutes later the second plane crashed.
it was truly shocking, especially watching them come down.
even more so as i was in new work about a month before all this happened and had visited the WTC. i remember how amazing the buildings were and as i watched i could almost imagine how truly terrifying it would be to be there as they collapsed.

GUNNER
09-10-2003, 09:09 AM
I was leaving work that morning to go home. It was 6:30am PST. one of the guys said he had just talked to his wife and she said some one had ran a plane into the Empire state building.. We were all, STFU. no way. It took me about 10 minutes to get home and turn on the TV.

Well he was right although it wasn't the ESB. I watched every channel and can remember a guy from CNN talking and as he was going on you could see plane #2 in the back ground come into veiw.

I ran up stairs and woke up the wife and told her what was going on. I sat in front of the TV for what seemed like hours as the showed them burning and then collapsing.

It's something I will never forget.


WE WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER. :(

swphreak
09-10-2003, 09:39 AM
I was at school, at 4th period. the principal came on the intercom. He announced what happened, and suggested the teachers turn on the TV, and let us see what was going on. We watched it til the end of the day (4th period was the last period). I am saddened by the loss of those great poeple. May they rest in peace.

TheHobGoblin
09-10-2003, 09:48 AM
I was at school and I got called down to the office fore early dismissal. I see my dad there and I ask him "Where are we going?" He response we are at war (at the time the 2nd plane already had made impact) so I think he's joking becuase he makes up outrages war stories just to make me and bro luagh. Yet when I get in the back seat of my Ford Explorer the first thing from the radio I heard is "The World Trade Center has Just been hit by 2 airline planes." When I got home I turned on Fox and there it was the fall of the World Trade Center, yet soon after about an hour or so after the cloud wasn't as bad... The rise of New York. It had such an affect it had on me, being a New Yorker all my life, I didn't feel as I normally did. I thank God for the president, I thank God for Mayor Gunially (Can't remember spelling). And then As I stood up late watching Fox a year or so later. Payback for what those bastards did came. I got this from a patriotic commercial I see sometimes yet I say to myself They wanted to change the world well they did.

Reclaimer
09-10-2003, 10:17 AM
It was very sad indeed I was in school when I was going for erely dismisal when I s my (Usally my mom) and I asked he said I have to go to war. I'm like WHAT!?!? So we go out to the car and right there the world trade center was blown up.


My The Happy Souls Live In Peace. :(

Clemme w/Stick
09-10-2003, 10:22 AM
I was in the city playing some card games.
When it was time to go home, I got a ride with one of my friends who were there as well. His mom, told us what had happened.
The rest of the day wen extremely slow and wierd. I remember I was feeling all wierd and empty inside, even though I've never been there in my life.

It was prolly the wierdest day of all in my life.

-Clemme

BawBag™
09-10-2003, 10:34 AM
I was working at the time. Everyone was talking about it, but I thought in the back of my mind it couldn't be for real, it was just too "big" a thing to happen. Then my Dad comes into the shop I worked in and told me. I finished at 2 p.m. and went home.
Then I sat in silence for a good few hours. :(

Sam Fisher
09-10-2003, 10:50 AM
I think I was doing my school, (I'm homeschooled) and my mom said to turn on the TV, and there, on almost all the channels, "WTC Has Been Hit".


Not ever going to forget.

BongoBob
09-10-2003, 11:44 AM
Since I live on the west coast, It was 3 ours earliar here.
I had woken up, late as usual, scrambled to get ready for school, and gopt out the door. When my mom got in the car the radio was on. I heard somthing about terrorists and then my mom turned the radio off. She never heard it. When I got to school, the entire day was just listening to the radio or to the news or somwething like that. It was insane.

R.I.P.

Ray Jones
09-10-2003, 12:59 PM
i live in germany and visited a friend after work.. it took hours til he opened the door and i wondered why.. then he opened and told me "there was just a plane crashing into the wtc.. " i said "nah.. never.. what do you mean? what plane???" .. i thought it was a little one man plane or some.. but then, we just had sit down to watch on the news, came the second plane crashing in.. awful pictures followed the whole evening and night .. :(


and this monday was a discussion in tv where some guys said it all has to be a big consipracy thing.. like they changed the planes in the air and those which crashed were remote controlled and so on.. :rolleyes: they even wrote a whole book about it..

does anyone heard of these "conspiracy theories" too?

Skate Boy
09-10-2003, 01:12 PM
I was doing school in my kitchen and we got a call from my Aunt to turn on the T.V. I don't think I did any more school that day because I was glued to the T.V. Man it seems like that was forever ago...

Darth Eggplant
09-10-2003, 02:41 PM
being on sick leave at the time, i woke up early that morning, went out in my PJ's and bathrobe, turned on TV to see the south tower i think with smoke issuing out of it. (i completely forgot the earlier bombing incident) i looked and thought immediately terrorism. the news peeps of cource were flummoxed trying to make it sound like an accident. i knew planes dont do that, not on aclear blue sky day. well minutes of worried news banter later another plnae strikes and thi\s time i am awake, fully awake to see it real time. no and earlier we give you. EVEN then the horror was forcing the news anchors to go accident terrible accident, I mean come on lightning does not hit twice. and 15 minutes later the Pentagon, and then the other plane, finally they have to come to grips with the reality of what really happened. I sat by my TV all day or a good part of it. i watched the buildings fall. [the only thing i have to say for the news peeps i was watching is i di feel sorry for them] both had just joined the show Canada AM it is supposed to be a light and fun morning show and yet the first real thing they have to cover wa 911. the next day and for a week after the woman anchor of the pair had to go into new york city and cover the story live.

anyhow since the idea of the thread is to state where you were, and not go crazy disin and flaming that is where i was .
what and how i felt then, and now is another story.
if you want to email or PM me or messenger, then thats a diff story. but really i dont think i am going to go too into how the mind of an eggplant thinks. it could be hazardous to your health.

ckcsaber
09-10-2003, 02:45 PM
I woke up, and found my mom watching the "box" intently. One tower had already collapsed, and the other was still barely standing...

T'was a day I won't forget....

BigMexican
09-10-2003, 02:57 PM
http://www.theotherseptember11chile1973.net

I'm not trying to start a flame war here, or even make a point beyond the fact that just because the media shoves something down your throat, it doesn't mean it hasn't happened before.

The attacks on the World Trade Centre were of course a tragedy, what would be more of a tragedy is not learning from them. A very sincere R.I.P to everyone who has died on this day in past years. I hope I have in some way broadened your views, stay safe and happy people.

KBell
09-10-2003, 03:05 PM
That day was a pretty scary one. The day it happened, my mom boarded an airplane going to Georgia to visit her sister, and i was on my way to English class. I heard what happened over the radio and though "Oh no biggy, some idiot probly just lost control over his airplane" but then i heard abruptly that a second hit a tower and they annoused that they were Passenger airplanes. The first thing i did when i got home that day was give a call to my mom and see if she was alright. Thankfully, she was.


now I will never forget Sep 11










oh and its 12 days away from my B-Day, but thats just trivial compared to what happened;)

El Sitherino
09-10-2003, 03:49 PM
I remember watching it all on the news. I went to school later after it happend and noone would let the arab kids into the school. So I stayed outside with my friends mohammed and abdul. then we went back home just watched the news and that was that. to me it was a horrible thing not only because people had died but because people immediately started outcasting the arab community. my friends dad owns a store and it got egged and all sorts of stuff thrown at it. also a psychopath went around and shot 9 arab store owners killing 7 or them and injuring the 2 others. I don't really worry much about it now. It's in the past sure it's tragic but, worse things have happend, (eg. Hiroshima, etc.)

But I do feel sad for the people who died especially the little kids they had found dead from suffocation.:( 5 year old kids just shouldn't die a slow, agonizing death, no kid should.:(

El Sitherino
09-10-2003, 03:55 PM
Originally posted by BigMexican
http://www.theotherseptember11chile1973.net

I'm not trying to start a flame war here, or even make a point beyond the fact that just because the media shoves something down your throat, it doesn't mean it hasn't happened before.

The attacks on the World Trade Centre were of course a tragedy, what would be more of a tragedy is not learning from them. A very sincere R.I.P to everyone who has died on this day in past years. I hope I have in some way broadened your views, stay safe and happy people. I remember my Opa telling me about that. He had just retired from the Marine corp. and he had heard word from many of his friends that had moved on into the CIA that they had gone to help "stop" the Chilean revolts. Of course he knew they meant to kill many of the revolutionists. when he told me I cried. I have seen some pictures of what they did to the babies and little kids.

TheHobGoblin
09-10-2003, 04:20 PM
Originally posted by BigMexican
http://www.theotherseptember11chile1973.net

I'm not trying to start a flame war here, or even make a point beyond the fact that just because the media shoves something down your throat, it doesn't mean it hasn't happened before.

The attacks on the World Trade Centre were of course a tragedy, what would be more of a tragedy is not learning from them. A very sincere R.I.P to everyone who has died on this day in past years. I hope I have in some way broadened your views, stay safe and happy people.

Well you also must remeber last time something like this happened we're never born or to young to remember. When this happened we were more aware.

Kain
09-10-2003, 05:48 PM
I had just got my American History booked issued that day. My friend was at home because it was her BDay, and I was waiting outside of my 2nd hour Biology class waiting for the teacher because she had been in the teachers lounge, not having an 1st hour. She came to the door and I said 'Better late than never'. She apologized and her EXACT words were 'Theres been some kind of terrorist thing in New York'. She wasn't distraught, as I'm sure she had JUST found out about it. And instead of learning the basic principles of what makes something a living organism, we watched ABC news the whole hour. Then I go to 3rd hour. I'm sittin there with some friends and we're making jokes about everything (I mean everything, the towers included). Thats when I decided to go 'Impression of Dubyah: "Daddy, Daddy! WHATDOIDO?!?!" SeniorBush: "Hehe, you're screwed son!". That came back and bit me in the ass as everyone decided to make Dubyah a damn champion of freedom that day. And to think, I had the distinct impression that that day would be the day I got to blast the ignorant people in my Debate class about the stupidity of our Principle...what a trip.

ZBomber
09-10-2003, 07:24 PM
Our shcool didn't even tell us. My mom had to tell me.

Luckily, I had no friends or family in the tradegy, but I still feel really bad. :(

MaulerZ
09-10-2003, 08:54 PM
i didnt lose any family members in the 9/11 terrorist attack...but my heart goes to all the familys who lost loved ones.....although i do have an uncle that worked at the pentagon....he saw the shadow of the plane....luckly he wass alright....

legameboy
09-11-2003, 01:08 AM
I was in Mexico, right before we were dismissed from school, the segundaria teacher said "Terroristas an attacado los Torres Gemelas" I was like what? What are the Twin Towers? My brother did know what it was and he told my dad, we got home turned on the T.V., I just kind of stared at it, but strangely, I felt no remorse or sadness, and I just kind of looked at it a bit and started going back to normal stuff. (Please don't flame me for this.) A year or so later, I realized what happened, and I just thought about it a bit, I felt sad for about 15 minutes and went back to normal life. I don't really know, but it seems really strange that I was like this.

RpTheHotrod
09-11-2003, 01:39 AM
I was sleep




My mom ran in telling me, but I was still half-asleep. It didnt even really register.

Jed
09-11-2003, 02:32 AM
It's eerie, really...

I was in school at the time, and during science class at around 11 AM, my friend asked me if I had heard that a plane had crashed into the World Trade Center. Well, that's how I first heard, but I had no idea of the extent of what had happened...

Before lunch that day I swiped a memo sent to all faculty saying what had happened and to not let the student body know at all costs...

At lunch I debated with my friends what exactly happened...for some reason my friend who first notified me of the crash thought it happened in the WTC in Boston, MA. However, I kindly debated that a plane would have to nose-dive to actually crash into it, and knew it was the Twin Towers.

When I got home, CNN was on the television and I saw those planes crash into the buildings time after time...the media was ruthless and uncaring that day...

Regardless, that very day, I gained a new channel on my broadcast (antenna) television in my room...came out of the blue.


2 years....

Datheus
09-11-2003, 02:48 AM
I guess I'm just a terrorist... 9/11 never really occured to me. People were talking about it in school. I heard snipits. "2 years"; "What's going on tomorrow?"; etc.. and so I ask "What the hell are you peple talking about?" and everyone looks at me like I'm insane... The girl next to me offers "9/11" and my knee-jerk reaction is along the lines of "*wave* Ohhh, right... THAT..."

I remember when it happened... It never really struck me as much as it struck other people, I suppose. I heard things in school throughout the day. I thought it was an accident until I got home and saw it on the TV. I don't really remember thinking much of it, I guess... I guess the way most Americans are so shocked at the idea that someone would hate us enough to kill us is exactly why they did it in the first place... Never really "surprised" me that much. I felt bad for the families, sure, 3000 people, man. But as a part of a "nation" it never really touched me at all.

Father Torque
09-11-2003, 03:05 AM
Hmmmn lets see, I was in school first period. It was like a tuesday i think, and im alwys a late waker. So i wake up at 8:07 gotta get to school by 8:25. So i rush out the door, and skipping my usual 2 minute news watch. I got to school, and like all the girls were crying and the guys were just like leaning agains the wall. And i thought it was like retard day. I didnt ask anyone, since i didnt want to disturb them. I went into class and sat down. Instead of the mourning chit chatter it was coplete silence. I was thinking its like some messed up spirit day that i forgot about. The mourning announcements came on, they started of with the usual. Like these clubs start then, and this happens then. Then the pricipal came on, and explained everything. She suggested that our teachers NOT let us watch the live broadcast because of graphical stuff. I too was silent. I couldnt believe it. When she first said the planes hit the towers i thought they were just like messed up pilots. Then I found out that the US assumed it was Afghanis. So my school started excluding some arab kids, like my friend Harminder. Everyone lauged at him or was threatened by him. I felt kinda bad, so I stood up for him.Eventually all of the inmature jokes and stuff ended, and my school was back to normal. I still cant beklieve what happened amd my heart goes out to the families that lost loved ones. Especially the brave firefighters, police officers, rescue crews, and ordinary people who risked their lives for others.

Also following the attacks, about a year or so later. There were threats in my home town of Seattle. The threats were plans to blow up the space needle. The main attraction of seattle. Also the columbia tower. The tallest building west of mississippi. All of us seattleanians :p, were appauled. (Well atleast i was. I was not affraid, yet frightened of the circumstances. Since my dads office is not to far away.

The only thing i can say about everything is god bless america and the lives that were lost in this tragic event. Rest in peace.

Ratmjedi
09-11-2003, 07:14 AM
Well I love here in Southern California so I first heard about when I woke up. I usually woke up listining to 102.7 KISS FM cause it just woke me up. Then I here Rick Dees talking about something going on in NY. I think to myself maybe the are having a skit or something. Then I here him talking to one of the radio DJ's that actually was in NY and near the towers. So I am just like wow. Then my dad told me to turn on the tv and watch. I watched untill I had to go to school. Then as soon as I got there I went to my class (JROTC). So we are all just watching it in my first period just staring and thinking wow. I mean I was in my JROTC class so almost everyone in there is planning something into the military. I remember all my friends talking about it and just saying that we wanted to just go over there. We wanted to already be in the military and training to go over there and get our payback. I mean some of us were actually already enlisted so they knew they were going to go over to the middle east but not untill after June.

So then I went to my weight's class and we really didn't watch tv or even talk about it. We just lifted weights like it was just any other day. Then after that I had my World History class. We even remember telling our teacher about it because he had just mentioned to us about how they hated us in the Middle East and that they wanted to attack us about a week prior to 9/11. I just remember us watching CNN and the Fox news channels as all the information was slowly being brought up. My teacher even told us that this was our Pearl Harbor and that we were witnessing history right before our very eyes.

I don't remember every little thing about that day, but I do remember the important stuff. Just that me and my friends found it so sad that it took something this tragic to actually make people all around the US become patriotic. I remember that alot because it was just sick how people all of a sudden started wearing and displaying the red, white, and blue. Then about a few months later it just started to slowly go away. That is one of the biggest thing's that I remembering talking about and discussing. I feel sorry for all the family's that lost fathers, mothers, sisters, brothers, aunts, uncles, grandpas, grandmas, and children. It was just something that shouldn't of happened to people who were completly innocent and who just had a dream of living in a great country with so many freedoms.

:lsduel: :duel:

leXX
09-11-2003, 07:52 AM
Here is a nice WTC Tribute wallpaper you can have on your desktop today, if you so wish.

R.I.P

ZBomber
09-11-2003, 07:18 PM
Originally posted by leXX
Here is a nice WTC Tribute wallpaper you can have on your desktop today, if you so wish.

R.I.P

Thats really nice leXX. :)

I'm kinda mad, my school didn't even put the flag at Half-Mass. :(

topshot
09-12-2003, 12:42 AM
I believe it was about 11:10 p.m. Central time, 3rd block class. I don't think I remember what happened during that time, but what I can sort of remember is that before the end of that class, the office gave me a message that my mother was coming to pick me up before 4th block. I had no idea why, but the message struck me in sort of an odd way, as if something had happened. Then, after I got the ride home, I turned on the T.V. and just began flipping through the channels. That was when I found out about it happening after hearing something about it when I passed CNN. I found it to interesting, so I went back to that channel.

I was just as appalled as everyone when I watched and saw what happened. After doing so, I became very upset and started asking questions as to why such innocent people (excluding those damn terrorist :mad: ), possibly taking a trip to see their families, were killed in order to desecrate major areas of interest in the US. Those innocent people didn't deserve to die! THEY DIDN'T DESERVE TO! :mad: :( :cry7:

*wipes eyes from being too emotional.*

Relatives of those people were grieving day. None of my own relatives had died that day, but I did feel empty and sad for those innocent people. :( :(And I also felt a swelling of anger in my heart for those heartless *censored* that did this!!!!!!!! :mad: :mad:

Jared
09-12-2003, 05:32 AM
It was around 8, my mom was driving me and by bro to school, when I turned on the radio, and people were crying and talking on almost every station. I was like....right...
Then I went to practice before school, then at about 7:50 california time, we just were leaving practice to go to class, and the teacher next to us started shouting about somthing...So I thought that was weird but just kept walking. Then the kid next to me tripped and fell, and then just stayed on the ground with a shocked look on his face, I was all "dude, you all right?" He was all....they said...the pentagon... a plane hit it, and they hit the WTC....(I didnt at this time know what the WTC was) so I was like, a plane crashed into the pentagon? And the teacher was all, yea. Its all over the news. So, I walked to class and the tv was on and we started watching the two towers, smoking and burning. The buzz around the room was saying somthing about Osama Bin Laden...I had never heard of him either. So as the news rolled out, a plane had hit tower 1, and tower 2, and tower 1 had fallen..and they estimated hundreds dead on the news. I was shocked. I thought the US was safe from terrosists, I mean I had watched new about Israel and those other middle eastern countries been hit daily by suicide bombers and such...but you know....didnt really think about it. like 3 hours later, I walked out of the class, in the caos, no one bothered to stop me, and went over and sat down on the concrete thing by the street and listened to the radio. I heard Bush's speech later that day on the radio, and I recorded it, I must have listened to it 100 times...I simply couldn't believe what had happened...Everyone around me was like walking around in a daze...teachers were out of classes in groups arguing with each other about everything.
I will never forget that day.
I remember it more than any other day in my life.

HaruGlory89
09-12-2003, 08:28 AM
It was scary.

I was on Holiday in Australia, and it all just happened while I was asleep. Suddenly, my dad came rushing in saying that the WTC was attacked. I was scared 'cause I was about to take a flight home in a few days time...

Kurgan
09-12-2003, 03:52 PM
I was in my apartment in Ames (university town) at the time.

I first heard about it on the internet (I had stayed up late the night before and was still groggy) and assumed it was a hoax or something. A few minutes later I got a call from my mom "Turn on the tv, they're bombing New York City!"

Turned on the TV, sure enough, confirmed on CNN and Fox it was there, and I was shocked.

Woke up my roommate and told him about it too.

For several days afterward I just had a sort of hollow feeling about it, seeing that many people die almost literally before my eyes and realizing what had happened.

We had a non-sectarian service at our college campus (a few speeches and a moment of silence) with a lot of people there.

I remember walking around campus and town to clear my head and thinking things just didn't feel the same somehow. I took pictures of the local buildings with flags flying at half mast, because I'd never seen that before (I hear they did it for the Challenger disaster, but I was just a kid then).

My older cousin and his wife had just gotten married and had to cancel their honeymoon (plane forced to land during the scare immediately following the attacks). They still haven't had a chance to get back.

Another cousin of mine (my age) and her husband joined the National Guard shortly after this happened (he had been in the military during Desert Storm, but didn't see action). They were called to Iraq earlier this year and will probably be there until mid June.

I worry everyday for their safety, as it seems like the soldiers there are heavily resented and being picked off every day.

I was saddened in the face of the attacks by reports of mob violence against people who "looked Middle Eastern" despite all of the press statements about how "this is not a war with Islam or Arabs." I was also ashamed of my fellow Americans saying stuff like "nuke mecca" and "kill all the rag-heads/sand n*ggers" (mostly on the internet).

I was a little frightened hearing about stuff like the Patriot Acts that sounded like they were endangering freedoms.

Then of course there were other "opportunist" would-be murderers like the Anthrax attacks (thankfully those were overblown and shortlived), Shoe Bomber, Mail Box Bomber, Sniper, etc.

In all, it was a pretty scary time. I've since calmed down, but it sure took a long time before things felt a little more "normal."

Sigh... the world we live in. : P

Dagobahn Eagle
09-13-2003, 01:53 AM
I was in 1st period, in comp. application class, when the girl next to me told the teacher to turn on the TV, saying that two planes had crashed into the WTC.

Then we sat trough 1st period watching the WTC be destroyed live on TV. People in the class made analogies to Pearl Harbour and how this was history.

A girl on my school lost her best friend in the attack, a girl riding the first plane that hit the tower.

Hopefully soon, however, we will just declare this a National Holliday in remembrance, and not spend so much time dwelling in the sorrow, or re-living the sob stories. All the cries of the world cannot bring back lost loved ones. Hopefully, we live, learn and treat this as a tender moment without re-opening old wounds year after year.
Declaring 9/11 a holiday will just increase the time it takes for us to get over it.

We didn't stay at home at 9/11, and it'd ruin that bravery to stay at home every consecutive 9/11 from a given year and on. I know you didn't mean it that way, but it's my view.

My sincerest symphaties.
-Eagle

jokemaster
09-13-2003, 02:44 AM
I remember that I was at school when I found out. At first the principal told us a plane had crashed into the World Trade Center. Then, some time later he told us another plane had crashed. My class already had two theories, since the teachers didn't tell us anything else, either someone did it on purpose, or there was a serious problem with the airplane's systems. My dad was supposed to be coming back from a business trip that day, It's a good thing it was at night, not in the morning.

Crow_Nest
09-13-2003, 05:27 AM
On 2001 i was supposed to go to Amercia for vaction, but because of that stupid (You know who right?) punk, i had to cancel it!

THE (You know who guy) SUX!!!:mad: :mad: :mad:

Crazy_dog no.3
09-13-2003, 08:39 AM
I had just got back from school. My Dad told me that a plane had crashed into the WTC, but at that moment in time I thought little of it. Small plane, 5 people dead tops.
But then I went into the living room and saw great clouds of smoke and people jumping out I was like: "Holy Sh*t!" and totally rethought it all.
I will remember always. :(

Javva the Hutt
09-14-2003, 06:52 AM
I had just started the second day on my new management job. I immediately brought a tv into the work area and allowed my fellow employees to take as much time as needed to get a grasp on the situation and their emotions. Some people ended up leaving to be with family. I waited till the end of the workday and went home.

But my first reaction was to re-enlist. My wife talked me out of it though. kinda glad now btw.

A horrible day all around!!

Crow_Nest
09-14-2003, 06:58 AM
Actually it happend when i was watching TV and my dad came and asked me to switch to BBC, and told me that the WTC has been attacked......

ZBomber
09-14-2003, 01:40 PM
Yeh, I was gonna fly to Florida on the 18th. we decided not to though.instead, we drove for 2 days :dozey: