Saturday, September 11, 2010

September 11th


On September 11th, 2001 I was in school.  It was my senior year and at the time I was pretty sad because I was dealing with a broken heart.

I remember right as my first class came to a close my teacher was pulled into the hallway.  When he came back he informed us that something had happened in New York but they weren't sure what.

I headed to my second class, advanced English.  And almost right away our principal, Dr. Babbit, came on to tell us what was going on.

I remember feeling scared and sad and overwhelmed.  And today as I write this I have tears in my eyes.  Its been 9 years but I remember that day as if it just happened.

Today, please take a moment of silence to remember what happened on September 11th, 2001 and to remember those who died tragically that day.

I know I will never forget.

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18 wonderful thoughts:

Signe

I live in little Norway but I still remember this like it was yesterday!

I came into our apartment just done at work and I find my flat mates just sitting plastered to the TV and saying nothing at all. Glancing on the TV I see one of the airplanes slamming into the World Trade Center. And I said 'What the hell is going on?' and they replied 'What? You don't know?’
Chills ran down my spine.

Condolences to you and your entire nation today

Angel

I will never forget. I am not a US citizen, and I didn't know at the time that my life would be forever changed by a US citizen... but at the time it happened, I couldn't help but cry, feeling so scared and helpless and sad. I was babysitting, and was feeding a baby at that time, I sat on the couch and when I looked up at the tv, my first thought was "darn I just sat on the remote!" then I realized "but there isn't a remote to this tv"... and then realized that they had just stopped the programme I was watching to put in a news flash... and we saw the second plane hit live on French TV. I was shaking so bad, that I couldn't keep the bottle in the baby's mouth, it's how bad I was shaking. I still remember sitting there stuck on the couch, not believing what I just saw.
I met Brian just a little over a year later... and I'm feeling even more emotional than I did at that time, every single year. I am feeling closer to the US citizens, because my husband and my daughter are US citizens.
The victims and those left behind are in my thoughts and on my mind. I can't help it, I have chills running through my spine every time I see the footage again (and we see it every year) and I cry. Just to think how much hatred there is... and knowing that I brought an innocent little person into this ruthless world, where anything can happen at any time...
So no, I will never, ever forget that day.

The Brunette

I still remember this so well.

I live in England and we had tv's in work at that time and someone turned over and the 1st plane had struck and as we watched the 2nd plane struck. I still remember the shock and we first thought it was a movie.
But then the reality dawned that this is real and no accident.
The day will be etched on my mind forever.
We will never forgot.

Lauryn

I remember being in school too. People started talking about airplanes and buildings in NYC and none of us had even really considered that terrorism was a significant threat to our daily lives before. I'll never forget <3

Connie

That day changed not only the USA, but it changed the world. I think everyone can remember what they were doing at the time.
My thoughts are with the families that lost their loved ones 9 years ago.

"Queen" Vic

You were above me on SITS today :) I was excited it was you!!

I will never forget 9/11. It is a turning point for our country.
I proudly remember the men and women who rushed in during our time of need.

Punctuation Mark

great tribute! have a nice weekend!

PrincessBeks

Our school day had just ended and as i walked out the gates someone send planes have flown into the twin towers in new york, this was from a boy younger than us and no one else seemed to be talking about it so I didnt believe him until i got home and turned on the TV.
This will always be a day where you'll remember exactly what you were doing when you found out.

Cafe Fashionista

I will never forget September 11th. My mom went crazy trying to get ahold of my Uncle to make sure that he was okay - at the time he worked right by the World Trade Center. Luckily, he didn't encounter trouble on that day. :/

la petite coquine

I don't know how anyone could forget that day, or all the ones that followed after. Thank you for the post.

Oh, My Darling

Wild, I was in my high school English class when I heard about the tragedy, too.

Kristin

So weird. I was in college and feeling SO sorry for myself because my boyfriend and I had broken up. Sure put things in perspective huh?

Shelley Ann

i was in the same situation...school. its so weird to think that this all happened 9 years ago. it seems like it was so recent!

Heather {A Measure Of...}

I lived on the West Coast, so I woke up to NPR on my alarm clock to go to an early PE class. Didn't own a TV, so I stayed home from the PE class and just kept listening to NPR, so surreal and hard to believe. I finally left for my English class at 9a. We were supposed to discuss Chaucer, but instead we tried to make sense of everything.

Claire

I remember coming home from work and seeing the coverage on the tv, i remember ringing my mother in law as my hubbie's cousin works for united, but she wasn't there that day. I went to NY last year and visited ground zero. i'll never forget the church near by full of tributes.

Ang

thank you for posting this... i will never forget.
I was sleeping when it happened, i woke up and turned on the TV - needless to say it was everywhere. I called into my job so i could sit home and watch the news all day... I didn't know what it meant for our country's future. It was so scary. I have shed a tear every 9-11 for the past 9 years and will continue to do so, for all the lives lost and the tragic nature of this event.

Emily Jane

I remember being in history class and someone telling us over the loudspeaker what had happened and the whole school just fell silent... I will never forget that moment

Nicole

I was on my way to school when we heard the news. My mom made the fastest U turn EVER! My school was right next to a federal building and she didn't want me near it. All day we were glued to the TV. Every year its a new kind of pain and sadness I fell for these men and woman who lost their lives.