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Old 09-11-2013, 05:35 PM   #1
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I was in 3rd grade. All I really remember is walking home from school that day and my mom being on our driveway waiting and as soon as I rounded the corner to our street, she ran and hugged me crying and I had no idea what was going on

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Old 09-11-2013, 05:41 PM   #2
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I was watching tv.
When the news broke into the program.
Took a while for me to grasp the, "What the ****" is this.
Those folks are in my prayers.
As are the scum that caused this,
I pray they burn forever.
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I was still in the USAF, stationed in the UK at RAF Lakenheath. What a day. Went to FPCON Delta (essentially base lockdown) and we started launching air defense sorties over Southern England.

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I was pulling a 400' deep pump by hand. The owner of the house called me in to watch. I called my boss and asked if I could go home and he told me to go screw myself. I spent another 4 hours pulling, repairing and then dropping the stupid pump before I could get out of there and check on my family.
My brothers wife was lucky to have missed her plane. My mother was stranded at a lighthouse for 4 days. Everyone else was fine.

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I was at Ramstein AB. I remember someone coming in to the office to tell me. I rushed home to see the news. I knew we were going to Delta. It was my first experience seeing an installation going into real world Delta. Very interesting experience.

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I walked to work and when I walked into my office turned the radio on like any other normal day. Just after I turned the radio on they said there was a report of a small plane hitting one of the world trade towers. I called my GF and told her to turn the boob tube on and see what they were saying. Just as she turned it on the 2nd plane hit the other tower. This was in Colorado Springs and not long after they grounded all flights. It was strange to say the least not hearing some sort of air craft taking off or landing other than a military jet leaving out of Peterson AFB on occasion.

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I was in 8th grade and home sick for the day. My mom woke me up right after the first tower hit. We watched in fear as the second tower hit and reports started coming in.

No one was talking "terrorism" or "attacks" yet on the news, but my mom turned to me after the Pentagon was hit and said, "They just got the economic center of the world and the military center of the world."

If I had been 17, I would have walked into a recruiters office that day and enlisted.

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My wife called me while we were both at work. She works at a nuclear power plant and they immediately went on lock down.... she told me what happened. I pulled up a live feed in the company atrium and watched video (might have been live...I don't remember) of the 2nd plane hitting. My boss came in and I told him what was happening.... "Are you joking??" he asked me almost hopefully that was the case.... I replied "I wish to God I was."

On the way home that day all I could think about was how many spouses, children and pets would be waiting for someone to come home that night.... It still makes me choke up to this day.

...Over a decade on and we are still at war with the people who's mindset was responsible for that day... We still warehouse the supposed 'enemies' while others we should be watching get a pass at home and abroad... we've lost some damn fine people who went to fight... we are still paying out the nose for gas.... and the President wonders why he can't get support for another military action???

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I was in 8th grade and home sick for the day. My mom woke me up right after the first tower hit. We watched in fear as the second tower hit and reports started coming in.

No one was talking "terrorism" or "attacks" yet on the news, but my mom turned to me after the Pentagon was hit and said, "They just got the economic center of the world and the military center of the world."

If I had been 17, I would have walked into a recruiters office that day and enlisted.
I'm glad I'm not the only one who was younger then. And I agree, if I was of age at the time, I would have but now I am and am going to in the next few weeks. Ironically, my dad joined the navy September 10, 2001..
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I was at work and heard a customer screaming when the first plane hit and then the second scream for the next plane. We were in shock as to what was happening.

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