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    9/11 - Where were you?

    I was finishing a workout and heard the morning radio guy here in KC having a good laugh thinking some idiot flew his "helicopter" into the WTC. I remember exactly where I was standing. I remember the weather that day. It was clear and chilly. A perfect fall day. I was listening to 95.7's "Just Plain Dave". He went on for several minutes and everyone on the show was cracking jokes. This was after the first plane hit. I didn't think much of it.

    I walked to my bedroom to take a shower and my wife was watching Good Morning America. I remember how calm they were thinking it was an accident and not knowing what had crashed into the WTC. It was all so surreal. I watched for another ten or fifteen minutes, showered, and went to work. Most of the office was in our break room watching the news coverage. I remember I had a meeting that afternoon downtown at AMC Theatres HQ that was cancelled that morning. Everyone was in a daze. Hard to believe it was ten years ago.



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    I was in 4th grade Mrs. Beardstedts class. Went to watch coverage in the other 4th grade classroom. That's about all I remember from the day but that's more than I remember from any other time back then. I do know that my Grandma was supposed to be flying from Pennsylvania back to Iowa on 9/11 so my family was worried.


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    Re: 9/11 - Where were you?

    Second grade here just went to school and they didnt make a big deal out of it. When I got home i didnt move from the tv for 8 hours



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    I was getting to school in 5th grade. Didn't know much about it until my mom was in tears when I got home from the school bus.


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    Re: 9/11 - Where were you?

    I was living in Maryland, and getting ready to get on a plane to go to Texas for a deep sea fishing trip with my dad who lives in San Antonio. My flight would have left at 11:20.

    I was very lucky not to have been on an earlier flight. Who knows where I would have been stranded at. I was flying alone for the first time. Mom was crying and kept telling me all day thinking about what might have been.



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    I was actually babysitting my 2 cousins at the time in CR while my aunt and uncle were on an alaskan cruise. I remember my cousin waking me up saying why are things blowing up? WOW that was a long a time ago.


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    Re: 9/11 - Where were you?

    I was walking across campus on my way to a parallel computing course when I crossed paths with a dorm friend on the sidewalk between Music Hall and Carver. She asked if I had heard about the WTC incident involving a plane. At that moment it sounded like an accident and I didn't think much more about it until after class when I got back to the dorm. At that point it soon became clear that it was more than an accident, and I skipped the rest of my classes that day to stay glued to the TV.



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    Re: 9/11 - Where were you?

    I was walking by the library on ISU's campus when a maintenance worker asked me if I had heard what happened. Two day's later I signed up for AFROTC......10 years later I am know in Afghanistan.



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    Re: 9/11 - Where were you?

    Walking into 2nd period health class on perhaps the first week of high school (9th grade). People were huddled around the TV, and at the time, I couldn't quite understand what the images were. It looked like a coupe of stripes with black plumes. The TVs were on in classrooms all day that day. People were furious when our 3rd period civics teacher turned off the TV and tried to get us back to actual lessons. Other teachers did the same, or perhaps muted it. To look back, it was less to keep us from hearing what was happening, and more to try and keep some semblance of order, and normality. But at the time, we wanted more information.

    At 13-14 years, we were old enough to start understanding the consequences of that day, but I don't think any of us envisioned where we'd be a decade later.



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    I was working nights and got woke up by a friend in Canada that called to see if I had heard about it. I hung up and turned on the TV. I remember talking to a co-worker on the phone while we both watched. We are both volunteer firefighters and when the first tower collapsed we both said a lot of FDNY just died. Later that afternoon I was outside talking to my neighbor and a plane flew over heading east. This was hours after all flights had been grounded. We figured it had to be a military plane or perhaps Air Force One as it was rumored that Bush had gone to Offut AFB in Omaha. We are pretty much due east of there.



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    The main lecture hall in Curtis.
    Soc 134 I think was the class. We had a really old but funny instructor. He was the first I heard anything from and he was ******, and ready to go to war at that moment. And I think that class was still early enough that the news reports hadn't said anything about a terrorist attack yet.



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    I had pulled into my working parking lot and like others thought it was an accident. By the time I got to my desk and talked to a couple of others, the crap had hit the fan. I remember some minor panic that day from the office and had a couple of Naval reservists that worked with me.

    A few days later my girlfriend at the time (now wife) and I went to Best Buy and heard a plane fly overhead. This was the first day they had allowed flights into the air. There were probably a total of 10 - 12 people walking in the parking lot, we all just stopped and looked into the sky. We did not know what to think.



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    I was watching Good Morning America while I got ready for work, and they cut over to coverage of the first tower being hit. I called one of the guys I work with, to see if he'd heard of the accident, which is what they were going with at the time. While I was talking to him, the second plane hit live as part of their coverage, to which I said "****! A plane just hit the other tower. Got to be intentional. I'm coming in to work" and hung up on him. I remember it like it was a few minutes ago. I turned of GMA and I've never watched that program since that day ten years ago. We actually pulled out a TV and watched at work off-and-on for a few days, including when the towers fell.


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    Driving through old Lake Bonneville in Southern Idaho/Northern Utah. Radio coverage was horrible, Would get to top of hill and hear a couple words & then I would get cut out. Was listening to Bob & Tom, it was hard to tell if it was a skit or real. When I got out of hills & into the flats I heard what really happened. Next gas station I got to an hour down the road already had marked gas up to $4.50 gallon. Eeriest thing about the whole deal was living about a mile away from Salt Lake International & having no planes coming or going for those 3 days.


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