View Full Version : Where were you on September 11, 2001?

09-11-2012, 12:55 AM
Thought this would be an interesting topic on the tragic event that happened 11 years ago. I was only in the third grade, and we watched the news in the classroom. Everyone's parents came to school to pick up their kids, mine included.

09-11-2012, 04:05 AM
in the backyard relaxing in the hammock......broke my foot 2 months earlier.......my wife called me and told me to turn on the news....terrible day.............

09-11-2012, 04:26 AM
At Work, Wilson Dam, TVA,. They called me up had it on the TV, saw both Towers come down, Sad day !!!!!! will remember till I die,!!!! Still PISSED !!!!!!!

09-11-2012, 05:22 AM
Was working, on the way to a client's house. He came out and told us about the first plane when we got there. We got back to the shop just after the 2nd plane hit. Watched the news and listened to the radio all day. Even went to the school and took my daughter out for the day. Brought her home and sat with her and explained to her that this was the most historic event she would probably see in her lifetime.

09-11-2012, 05:37 AM
I was on a project in Ramos Arizpe Mexico outside Monterrey, Mexico. We were validating machine schematics and capturing changes to the machine since the last upgrade. Our host came out and told me I needed to sit down. Right away, i thought something had happened to my family back home. He then told me that my country was under attack. I felt relief that it wasn't my family, but then a whole nother set of worries crept in.
Our company had us sit tight until that weekend. By then, my partner and I were way past ready to come home. The trip home was an adventure in itself.

09-11-2012, 06:09 AM
I was at work. Had no clue about what was going on until one of my guys told me a plane hit one of the towers. I didn't realize anything was going on until the 2nd tower was hit. I work in a steel mill so I walked out and looked up. It made me wonder what kind of targets our enemy had in their sights.
I didn't know a single person that was killed that day in the towers, the Pentagon or in the Pennsylvania field, but it hurt my soul that those people died. I too will never forget the day or the feelings that rushed through me. I can still remember for several days afterwards not seeing any planes overhead with the exception of 2 fighter jets. That in itself was very strange since I live in an area that has lots of planes overhead.

I hope and pray that the survivors and families of those that were lost on that unforgettable day have found some peace and their wounds have healed. I also hope they never forget.

Mrs. Crappie Stalker
09-11-2012, 06:52 AM
I was headed for my office, driving down the highway listening to the radio when the news broke about the first plane. I called Paul to tell him what was going on, since he was at work with no radio or tv. All I wanted to do was be with him and my momma. As the news kept coming in, it was so shocking and almost unbelievable. When it became clear that it was a terrorist attack, I remember that for the first time ever, I didn't feel safe anywhere. I remember watching the tv coverage constantly, my heart breaking at the senseless loss of life and mad as hell at the same time.

M R Dux
09-11-2012, 07:08 AM
I was recovering from shoulder and neck surgery after my work-place injury and my wife had Today Show on TV. They announced that a small plane had crashed into the WTC and switched to live cameras from that area. I watched the 2nd plane hit and told my wife that was no accident and the SHTF had just started. I spent the next few days glued to the TV, watching events unfold and watching the recovery attempts at WTC. Like stated above, I still get fighting mad every time I see pics of the hijackers or think about what has happened since for this country to essentially forget how we all felt on that day and the days soon after.

09-11-2012, 07:48 AM
I was on the roof of the Trade Center in Chattanooga Tn.Every time we heard a plane every one watched it till it was out of site.A very scary day for me and my crew.

09-11-2012, 08:30 AM
I was at work building boats for Bumble Bee. Never will forget the feeling I had when that second plane hit.

09-11-2012, 08:36 AM
I was in bed, was woke up and told to watch the TV. Worked the night shift at that time.

09-11-2012, 08:56 AM
At that time I was already disabled so my work was managing my own stock portfolio and was an active stock trader so I was sitting aty computer where I had my trading platform up and ready to start the day! I also had a TV on watching CNBC for stock news as I did every day. So as soon as it started they started covering it with live footage and it's all anyone was talking about speculating what or how that first plane hit the building and I was already suspicious, but when the second plane hit I had no doubt that it was an attack and not some strange accident!

It is this day and action thatadey son go sign up for the Army which he did the next month!


09-11-2012, 09:38 AM
I was at work in Shreveport, LA. Unbelievable and unforgettable tragedy.

09-11-2012, 10:23 AM
i was sitting in chemistry class in high school; i think in 10th grade maybe; teachers turned the news on the tv in class and we all watched the second plane crash; never will forget that feeling while watching; and like someone said earlier, still pissed!

09-11-2012, 02:33 PM
Thought about a reply, just couldn't write anything without gettin' into multiple subjects that might offend others.
Yes, I am a compassionate American, with severe limitations.

09-11-2012, 02:41 PM
I was at camp Lejeune in north Carolina. With 2nd combat engineer division. We had jus gotten out of the field on a month long exercise. I was in a welcome aboard meeting along with a bunch of other Marines who had just got to that base. We were getting a brief from the base sgt mag. A lady came running in and screaming about the first plane. So we took a break. We a got to watch the second one hit the towers. We were immediately dismissed to go to our units fo immediate deployment. One of may days of my life I will never forget.

rocket rich
09-11-2012, 04:08 PM
fishin down at Jochaum creek in Herky Mo. caught a 2 1/2 pound crappie on a Black and white tube jig. Couldn't believe what I heard on the radio, thought it was a joke of sort?? what a day for the world..... God Bless AMERICA.....

09-11-2012, 05:54 PM
Fishing on the south end of Lake Michigan near Chicago. After a while we realized there were no planes flying overhead, 3 airports in the area. when we got back in, heard on the radio when the first tower collapsed.

09-11-2012, 06:12 PM
Was going play golf with my buds. We worked in a refinery/chem plant at the time. Was told about the first plane by the club pro. Saw the second before we started. Ordered a stiff drink, as I knew this was an attack. Called my daughter, who had just started working in the reinery and told her to get out. Had learned in the military that refineries were prime targets. We tried to play, but didn't have the heart for it. So went home and glued myself to the news.Quietest ride home for the 4 of us ever. What a sad day, but it brought out the best in America for a while. Couldn't tell that from politics today. God Bless those involved and God Bless the USA.

09-11-2012, 08:24 PM
I posted about 911 and what I was doing back on 9/11/2009 and my story hasn't changed since.


eagle 1
09-11-2012, 09:02 PM
Teaching pe at oxford middle school .

09-13-2012, 04:05 PM
I was sleeping when it all started to unfold, I had just came off of a very busy 24 hour shift that felt like a 36 hour shift. My wife woke me up saying you really need to see this. We like many others contemplated picking our children up from school, we decided to leave them there until we evaluated the risk vs safety further. They sure accomplished there goal in striking fear in the majority of Americans.

God bless all those who lost there life that day, and there loved ones as well as friends.


09-14-2012, 08:17 AM
I had taken a good friend to a TV and appliance place to see about some problems he was having with a new big screen. Watched the second plane impact on a dozen TV's. Matthew took his own life this past valetines day, something else I'll never understand. Some days I just have to put my head down and plod along. I have lots of family in the city, thankfully we didn't lose any. God Bless America, and all who gave it all that day.

09-14-2012, 09:25 AM
I was at work, One of my old mechanic friends told me about it. I thought it was just the start of another of Bob's goofy jokes. He said: "I'm ****** serious" boy was he right.

Tracy Swanson
09-14-2012, 11:11 AM
i was on my way home from work i pulled 3erd shift at the time got in the house and was getting my pot of coffee ready and my shower water turned the tv on well i was up for most of the day the thing i remember the most is that week after looking up in the sky at night or the day time and not seeing a plane for a week i dont live to far from three int airports

09-14-2012, 07:08 PM
Skeetbum, Sometimes we all just plod away. I was one of many who shared your grief that dreadful day.I am one with sympathy for your good friend. Hang in there and remember when you're plodding that other people care. Isn't it great that we get away from so many worries when we have a good crappie on the end of the line. Those feelings are a true gift to us. God Bless.

09-14-2012, 07:15 PM
Working in DC. Not 20 minutes earlier I drove down the road that is just a couple hundred feet from where the plane hit the Pentagon. I will never forget seeing the smoke on my way home that night. I spent the better part of the next two weeks working directly with the FAA trying to get airplanes back in the air (safe & secure)

09-15-2012, 07:02 PM
Attending my 1st class of the day during my senior year in high school. I remember walking home later that day watching Air Force 1 take off from the base being escorted by a couple of F-16's.

09-15-2012, 07:38 PM
I was at work, when another worker came in and told me what was going on.

The daughter of a friend of ours,was working at the trade center, and had just left the office, to do some errands when it all happened.

The Shootist
09-15-2012, 09:48 PM
I was at work going to take a break and got a message to call my wife, that is now my exwife. I could hear the fear in her voice as she told me about the first plane hitting the TWC and as we talked the second plane hit. It took me all evening to gain the composure to explain to my two early teen step sons why some group would want to do this...In the days after the attack the churches were full and the level of patriotism was high but if you look around now you will see that alot of that is gone and it is a shame..I have alot more to say but since this is not off topic forum I wont.......

09-16-2012, 06:27 AM
A buddy of mine has a landscaping buisness and I was in Rehobeth Beach, Delaware helping him mow lawns. Had my radio headsets on and had to stop and listen. One of the clients invited me in to watch TV. I'll never forget people jumping out of the windows. I can't even begin to imagine how bad it would have to be to do that. I drove a truck part time and was in Lower Manhattan often, it was hard to imagine those massive buildings being gone that fast. I worked at Dover AFB, De full time on swing shift, it took forever to get on base that afternoon. It had pretty much calmed down by the time I arrived for my shift but I guess it was pretty crazy that morning while everything was going on.

09-17-2012, 06:02 AM
I was in the middle of the lake fishing. My wife called me on the cell phone saying "The whole world is coming to an end. They just attacked the United States in New York." Needless to say I hurried home and watched the news the rest of the afternoon.

09-17-2012, 08:30 PM
I was at a pawn shop, on my day off, shopping for a firearm. Saw the first plane hitting-video footage, on the tv in that store. Turned on the radio while driving home, listening to the local CBS radio affiliate give accounts of what was going on in NYC. Got home, and watched the tragedy unfold for the rest of the day. Very surreal. God Bless America.

09-20-2012, 09:15 PM
I was over New Mexico headed to Vegas and they made us land the plane and we rented a car and drove home.