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|09-11-2013, 10:34 AM||#11 (permalink)|
Join Date: Feb 2009
I remember coming out of my early morning Logic and Design class at college and seeing people crowded around a tv. I will never forget that day. Sadly, those that were too young or not born yet, will have no clue. I can only imagine what it was like to go through Kennedy's assassination, Vietnam, and the other big events recently. And for the older members here, the Civil War. Was hard when Lincoln was shot, right?
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|09-11-2013, 10:39 AM||#12 (permalink)|
Join Date: Dec 2009
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I remember I was in 5th grade, the teachers at my school (it was private) didn't want to let us know what was going on. A lot of kids left early that day because their parents were scared. But my parents kept me in school the full day, and I only found out about it when I got home and my dad started watching CNN when he came home. Cursing out whoever did it, and saying we should bomb them to kingdom come.
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|09-11-2013, 10:56 AM||#13 (permalink)|
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I remember just getting into homeroom in 6th grade when the principle made an announcement to turn on the tv. My teacher was in shock but none of us kids really knew what we were seeing. We watched the second plane hit. I think that we got sent home early or I got picked up.
They shut down the steel factory my dad worked at, due to two big chemical silos they had. Then the military patrolled it for a couple of days because if the silos got hit, it would have levelled a big area of north IL. It was scary.
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|09-11-2013, 11:33 AM||#14 (permalink)|
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Twas a strange day indeed.
I remember it well, was in the 12th grade and my alarm clock was my TV. Woke up, same old finance stuff on the tube. 10 minutes later the first attack occurred and the world was changed.
My school was all but shut down in the respect that the teachers weren't really teaching for the next few days. Most of us spent the day trying to keep on the news of what was going on.
Funny thing was, Sept 11th 2001 was my parents 20th anniversary and they completely forgot about it. It was like a week later when they even realized they both had completely forgotten about it.
|09-11-2013, 12:07 PM||#15 (permalink)|
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With apologies for length, this is an excerpt from something I wrote on the anniversary in 2009...
|09-11-2013, 12:47 PM||#16 (permalink)|
Join Date: Apr 2009
I was at work sitting at the "big desk" when we heard about the first tower being hit. We didn't have tvs in the office, but someone heard it on the radio and most of us probably started checking the internet news forums to see what was going on. IIRC, it was initially reported as a commuter plane and we all thought that it sucked, but nothing huge. Then a little bit later, the big strapping macho kid sitting at the desk to my left spun around in his chair and said " the second tower has been hit....What the F..k!" He had tears in his eyes, something I thought I would never see in this kid and I just sat there too stunned to speak. It was at that moment that we all knew something was REALLY wrong. To this day the expression on his face is burned into my memory so vividly that it is probably one of my most enduring memories of that day for me. It mentally effected a lot of people in the company as many of them had family in the NY/NJ area. I can't remember whether or not we even all went to work the next day....
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