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luv
09-09-2011, 10:07 AM
Do you remember what you were doing that morning?

Demonpenz
09-09-2011, 10:09 AM
probably being awesome /DanFlordiadude

MTG#10
09-09-2011, 10:09 AM
I called in sick to work that day. First time in about 3 years. I watched it all unfold from my couch.

BigCatDaddy
09-09-2011, 10:09 AM
Pitching a tent.

JohninGpt
09-09-2011, 10:11 AM
At work as course manager for the Navy Builder school in Gulfport, MS. I had just finshed taking care of all of the minor emergencies that seemed to pop up every morning and sat down and logged in to the Planet. That's where I watched it all unfold.

QuikSsurfer
09-09-2011, 10:11 AM
In my English Comp 2 class that morning -- teacher hooked up the tv from her office in the classroom... Later that day when I went into work (Barnes and Noble Cafe) - I remember looking outside and seeing cars wrapped around, waiting in line, the two visible gas stations. It was a very slow business day.

chasedude
09-09-2011, 10:12 AM
I called in sick to work that day. First time in about 3 years. I watched it all unfold from my couch.

Same here, called in sick. I was glued to CNN the whole day.

Trevo_410
09-09-2011, 10:13 AM
I was at my house getting ready to head to the bus stop when we saw news of the first attack. Once we all got in school, we did absolutely nothing but watch the national news all day and i can't remember if we did/didn't get out of school early that morning or not. I can remember my fourth grade teacher trying to make it more understandable an telling us that this could happen anywhere. I don't think i truly understood the impact of the attacks until maybe a year or two later.

Demonpenz
09-09-2011, 10:15 AM
One thing I remember is that national Guards dudes went to class that day, and a teacher said "You guys your age have never seen guys come home in body bags like vietnam" It struck me as wierd that I've never seen a war that we lost.

seclark
09-09-2011, 10:15 AM
sitting in the doctors office when it started. after that, came in to work and logged on.
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Dicky McElephant
09-09-2011, 10:16 AM
Trying to recover from my 21st birthday the night before. I had been in the Air Force for all of 6 months at that point. I got called into work and I made it in time to see the second plane hit. The Commander came into the room and let everyone know that our lives in the Air Force would never be the same.

I then went on to spend 3 months pulling guard duty at the dorms after our normal shift. During those 3 months there was a curfew on base. If you weren't back on before 10 pm....you weren't getting back on until 6 am the next morning.

Otter
09-09-2011, 10:16 AM
I found myself caught up in a classic tale of teen rebellion and repression accompanied by a delightful combination of dance choreography and realistic and touching performances. I was a teenager whose family moved from big-city Chicago to a small town in the West, little did I know I was in for a real case of culture shock. I tried hard to fit in, but as a streetwise teen I couldn't quite believe I found myself living in a place where rock music and dancing are illegal. There was one small pleasure, however: Ariel, a troubled but lovely blonde with a jealous boyfriend. and a Bible-thumping minister for a father, who was responsible for keeping the town dance-free. But me and my classmates wanted to do away with this ordinance, especially since the senior prom was around the corner, but only I had the courage to initiate a battle to abolish the outmoded ban and revitalize the spirit of the repressed townspeople. I living a fast-paced drama is filled with such now-famous hit songs as the title track and "Let's Hear It for the Boy."

Even though I've moved on from that small town, they now dance. They dance with courage, they dance without fear of repression and they dance simpley because they love to dance.

DMAC
09-09-2011, 10:18 AM
I remember I was at work, knowing my dad was on a plane.

QuikSsurfer
09-09-2011, 10:18 AM
I found myself in a classic tale of teen rebellion and repression accompanied by a delightful combination of dance choreography and realistic and touching performances. I was a teenager whose family moved from big-city Chicago to a small town in the West, little did I know I was in for a real case of culture shock. I tried hard to fit in, but as a streetwise teen I couldn't quite believe I found myself living in a place where rock music and dancing are illegal. There was one small pleasure, however: Ariel, a troubled but lovely blonde with a jealous boyfriend. and a Bible-thumping minister for a father, who was responsible for keeping the town dance-free. But me and my classmates wanted to do away with this ordinance, especially since the senior prom was around the corner, but only I had the courage to initiate a battle to abolish the outmoded ban and revitalize the spirit of the repressed townspeople. I living a fast-paced drama is filled with such now-famous hit songs as the title track and "Let's Hear It for the Boy."

Even though I've moved on from that small town, they now dance. They dance with courage, they dance without fear of repression and they dance simpley because they love to dance.

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_9HaR-XEG47k/STirQKD4-PI/AAAAAAAACJo/mqkoJdo7cEc/s400/Footloose.jpg

talastan
09-09-2011, 10:20 AM
I called in sick at about 6am earlier that morning with flu symptoms. My wife was getting me some medicine and I was checking on my six week old daughter asleep in her room. I flipped on the tv to catch the aftermath of the first plane striking the WTC, only to watch as second tower was struck on live television. Wife gets in and we just watch the news all day long.

Rooster
09-09-2011, 10:20 AM
I was running late to work. In the car at 151st and Mur-Len in Olathe near Austin's Bar & Grill. I think I was listening to Johnny Dare and thought it was a joke at first. Then switch stations and found out it was the real thing.

It was a very strange day. It was the first time in my lifetime that someone had punch America in the mouth. Everything changed.

Sofa King
09-09-2011, 10:20 AM
I found myself caught up in a classic tale of teen rebellion and repression accompanied by a delightful combination of dance choreography and realistic and touching performances. I was a teenager whose family moved from big-city Chicago to a small town in the West, little did I know I was in for a real case of culture shock. I tried hard to fit in, but as a streetwise teen I couldn't quite believe I found myself living in a place where rock music and dancing are illegal. There was one small pleasure, however: Ariel, a troubled but lovely blonde with a jealous boyfriend. and a Bible-thumping minister for a father, who was responsible for keeping the town dance-free. But me and my classmates wanted to do away with this ordinance, especially since the senior prom was around the corner, but only I had the courage to initiate a battle to abolish the outmoded ban and revitalize the spirit of the repressed townspeople. I living a fast-paced drama is filled with such now-famous hit songs as the title track and "Let's Hear It for the Boy."

Even though I've moved on from that small town, they now dance. They dance with courage, they dance without fear of repression and they dance simpley because they love to dance.


My wife says i watch so much Kevin Bacon that i might actually turn in to Kevin Bacon.

Sofa King
09-09-2011, 10:21 AM
Oh. And i was at school. Watching it unfold on the TV in every classroom.

blaise
09-09-2011, 10:22 AM
I was in a meeting in Binghamton, NY, which is about 3 hours from NYC. My brother in law was working in mid-town Manhattan that day and it took us a few hours to be able to reach him. I think it might have been the next day, even. He had no phone service.
Then I drove home to PA and could see signs on the side of the road saying, "All roads to NYC closed."

Pants
09-09-2011, 10:23 AM
I was a junior in high school and in my physics class when the first plane hit one of the towers. I remember how there were reports of it ust being an accident involving a Cessna. After the second plane had hit, the classes came to a grinding halt and all the TVs in school were turned on. I spent the whole Business and Marketing class watching the news and then later I vividly remember listening to the NPR in my English class and the teacher saying how we will remember this day for the rest of our lives (at that point in time people were actually freaking out because the Pentagon was hit and it was serious).

Donger
09-09-2011, 10:27 AM
I came downstairs for work and noticed the Inerweb was really slow. So I turned on the TV and watched. I then called my very pregnant wife in Hawaii and woke her up to tell her the news.

KCUnited
09-09-2011, 10:28 AM
Sitting in an Econ class at UMKC. I didn't know about it until I got to work at the law school library and everyone was huddled around the tv.

Dayze
09-09-2011, 10:31 AM
I walked into work after the first plane hit; not knowing anything about it. I got to my desk and a co-worked asked if I had heard what happened etc. I said 'no'.

Around that time I saw a guy run past my cube with a TV, and about 20 people in my department went to a large vacant office. we were glued to the TV, then we saw the 2nd plane hit. Complete silence. I remember very vividly, I could hear the sound of the ventilation/AC system and cooling fans from neary by computers. Seemed like it was silent for about 20 minutes.

At some point, I think right after the 2nd plane hit, a female co-worker asked rhertorically to everyone if we knew what date it was. Someone responded "September 11", and she replies "...yeah. September. 'Nine'. 9-11. Emergency" etc. It was one of those "whoa" moments. In fact, I seriously think she was the first person I heard use the 9/11 reference.

The remainder of the day was useless. around 1pm they sent us home - knowing no work was going to get done that day anyway. I remember the company's internet was bogged down; major websites were bogged down. I remember walking outside to leave and seeing dozens of figure-8 / eliptical outlines in the upper atmosphere from circling aircraft.

I had been released from the Navy the prior September, (odd fact, my enlistment started on 09-11-96), and thought for sure I was going to get called back since I still had 3 yrs of inactive reserve duty; my job was an Intelligence Specialist and I served with an F/A-18 Hornet squadron (VFA-22)....I pretty much figured I'd be called back at any second. Thankfully I did not.

The rest of the day I was glued to the TV.

KurtCobain
09-09-2011, 10:32 AM
I was twelve so I was probably slapping in hair gel right after I jacked off.

Kraus
09-09-2011, 10:35 AM
I was in keyboarding class my freshman year. I was being my usual self browsing message boards instead of doing actual work. I saw a few posts about it but didn't think it was anything big - just an accident of a small plane hitting a building. Next class I go to has it on the TV, and then I realized this was no accident. Spent the next 3 classes watching coverage until the school shut off the tv's. Went home and watched more coverage.

luv
09-09-2011, 10:36 AM
Man, I forget how young some of you guys are...

It's weird how many people hadn't gone into work that day. I had taken a bereavement day. I was in the McDonald's drive-thru getting breakfast on my way to my dad's house before going to my grandpa's memorial service. We held the service, and then everyone went over to my uncle's house where the news was on all day. I remember thinking that I was glad my grandpa didn't have to see something like that. He was a proud navy man.

mlyonsd
09-09-2011, 10:36 AM
Was at work when the first plane hit, chatter from the floor spread fast. People were on the phone talking to others that were watching tv's. I got to a point where I could call home and was talking to my wife when the first one fell. It was an "Oh my God there it goes" conversation.

That night my Uncle who was a 76 year old Monseigner was going to take our family out for helping him move into his retirement home. I called him in the afternoon asking if he wanted to postpone it and the first words out of his mouth were "We're not going to let terrorists win". First time I heard that phrase.

Rain Man
09-09-2011, 10:40 AM
I was getting ready to go out of town on a short business trip (driving) when my father called me and told me to turn on the TV. I figured he was exaggerating a bit, or that he was relating the exaggerations that usually occur when something bad first happens, but I turned on the little 12" TV that was nearby. And then I stood there for the next two hours until I absolutely had to go, and listened to the radio the rest of the day. Literally didn't sit down even though a chair was right there. Just stood and watched.

I remember watching the helicopters circling the North Tower and thinking, "Where's the other tower?", which is when I started to realize how bad it was. And I remember being kind of sick to my stomach when I heard that they'd hijacked commercial airliners to do it.

I was giving relays to my wife, who was upstairs, when the North Tower started falling, and that pretty much sealed in my mind that it was going to be one of those remember-the-rest-of-your-life events.

lcarus
09-09-2011, 10:40 AM
I was living with my grandma in KC at the time. I had been up til 6 or 7 am playing Madden 2002 so when she came running in my room a couple hours later screaming that a building hit the WTC, I nearly shit my pants and had a heart attack at the same time.

Huffman83
09-09-2011, 10:43 AM
I was a senior in HS. I was in a music history class. One of the administrative assistants stopped by to drop something off to the teacher of the class and mentioned the first plane hitting. My teacher stops what he's doing and turns the radio on. "Hold on a sec guys, lets see what this is about."

And as we were hearing the reports of the first plane, we then heard the panic of the 2nd plane hitting. I don't know which would have been worse, seeing it, or having to hear the news and imagining it. I worked at a local radio station part time, and one of my co-workers was working the board during the network feed, but kept his mike on the air. So you could hear him in the background and his reaction to the 2nd plane.

We went through the entire day of school somehow. But the amount of stupid small town rumor/panic that went through Jefferson City was amazing. "They may attack all of the capitols!!!"

After school, I wanted to hit up a local stop and rob and couldn't get to the store because the lot was full of cars trying to gas up in a panic from a "internet rumor." of gas prices going up to $12!!!! Cars were lined up down the street.

The next few days you noticed a higher amount of military recruit guys hanging around my high school.

Bearcat
09-09-2011, 10:46 AM
I was a sophomore at Northwest, getting ready for class... turned on the tv and reporters were saying it was unclear how/why it happened, then the 2nd plane hit. We had class, but of course no one paid any attention. It didn't really start sinking in until I saw pictures of people in suits who had jumped to avoid being burned alive.

Demonpenz
09-09-2011, 10:46 AM
I am not saying anything is certain, but don't go to the malls on halloween

luv
09-09-2011, 10:48 AM
I was a sophomore at Northwest, getting ready for class... turned on the tv and reporters were saying it was unclear how/why it happened, then the 2nd plane hit. We had class, but of course no one paid any attention. It didn't really start sinking in until I saw pictures of people in suits who had jumped to avoid being burned alive.

That's what really got to me. You see stuff like that in movies, but, subconsciously, you know it's not real. Just the realization that what I was watching was really happening.....I just can't describe how I felt.

blaise
09-09-2011, 10:49 AM
I am not saying anything is certain, but don't go to the malls on halloween

Especially Spencers. They'll probably be sold out of masks.

rageeumr
09-09-2011, 10:53 AM
I was in college Got drunk the night before. Woke up late for class (dynamics) with a wicked hangover. Emailed my prof saying I wasn't coming because of the events, but with the way I felt, I was going to skip anyway.

Then I realized that my dad was supposed to be at the Pentagon that day. He was still in the military then, and had a meeting scheduled for that day. Called my mom and she told me that his meeting had been cancelled and he hadn't gone to D.C.

Demonpenz
09-09-2011, 10:54 AM
I then downloaded Bring it on Over seek42

digger
09-09-2011, 10:55 AM
Was at work, 810 am on the radio (Witlock), at some point they switch to CNN radio news. I was like what? I switch the radio to 980am got better details, By 10 they had a TV on in the building. Made for a long day at work. Went to the Chiefs Giants Game, only time I would not yell "home of the Chiefs" at a home game.

CaliforniaChief
09-09-2011, 10:56 AM
I was in a business meeting in Fort Worth, TX. We couldn't believe what we were seeing. Like Bearcat/Luv, I was grabbed by the stories of the jumpers. Maybe its because I have a fear of heights, but I thought that it was crazy that people would do that and knew then (or at least could imagine) how horrible it was in both towers.

Ironically (and very tragically), the man I was meeting with found out later that day that his nephew had just taken a job at Sandler O'Neill on Monday, September 10th and died in the attack. You can read a tribute to him here:

http://therepublicsquare.blogspot.com/2006/09/in-memoriam-robert-lawrence-jr.html

What an awful day that was. My prayers are with the families and friends who are grieving and with our country that we'll never have to go through that again.

luv
09-09-2011, 11:13 AM
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Short Leash Hootie
09-09-2011, 11:14 AM
I was a degenerate 16 year old in high school...got a detention on this day for making snide remarks...immaturity

Donger
09-09-2011, 11:21 AM
For some reason, many people say that they've never seen this footage. The impact of the first plane. NSFW - language:

<iframe width="420" height="345" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/IE82r4ycQs4" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

gblowfish
09-09-2011, 11:32 AM
I was driving to work. Hadn't had the TV or radio on all morning. I was sitting at a stoplight at US 40 and Lee's Summit Road. I noticed a couple of jet contrails up in the sky where two jets had done a 180...the contrails made two perfect "U's" in the sky. I thought that was really weird, never seen it before. Got to work a few minutes later and the TV was on in the break room with everybody standing around it drinking coffee. They said a plane had hit the World Trade Center, and (at that time) they thought it was an aviation accident. I was just about to head off to my office when the second plane hit. We knew then it was not accidental. There was a gas station across the street from where I worked, and within 30 minutes, there was a gas line down the street. People were panic buying gasoline. There were stories of some gas stations jacking the prices up by a couple bucks a gallon to screw people. I was at the Giants-Chiefs game the first game after the attack. Chiefs fans put money in boots passed by fire fighters. They gave over $200,000. I was never prouder to be a Chiefs fan. Special day at Arrowhead.

Jenson71
09-09-2011, 11:33 AM
8th grade. Went in early to work on homework. Before school started, an announcement over the loudspeaker that the tower had been hit. I shrugged it off and finished my homework in the computer lab. About 20 minutes later, finished, I went to my classroom, with Mr. Sullivan, a Vietnam vet. He had it on, of course, and several kids started telling me as I entered that terrorists were attacking the US. I saw the importance then and when Mr. Sullivan said that this is the worst thing to happen to the U.S. since Pearl Harbor.

Mr. Sullivan kept it on all day. Mrs. Olsen made us do our regular work, but several times I would leave the room, to watch with Mr. Sullivan, who didn't mind at all that I was out of class (whereas other days, it would be a big deal).

That afternoon, we had a prayer service. And during lunch, I told my classmates that we were going to war. That we personally were going to war, like World War III.

I, too, remember the gas lines, with some stations raising prices, and then issuing apologies in the paper in the following weeks.

Brock
09-09-2011, 11:36 AM
There was a gas station across the street from where I worked, and within 30 minutes, there was a gas line down the street. People were panic buying gasoline. There were stories of some gas stations jacking the prices up by a couple bucks a gallon to screw people.


I remember thinking I was glad I got gas in the morning so I didn't have to wait in line with those dumbbells.

KC_Lee
09-09-2011, 11:38 AM
I was loading up my delivery van for my second run of the day. Listened to everything unfolding on the radio. As the FAA started landing planes left and right I remember a jet contrail in a circle all day in the KC sky.

I saw the second tower fall when I stopped off at a 7-11 at 63rd & Oak. The owner had the news on in the background.

Donger
09-09-2011, 11:41 AM
People were panic buying gasoline. There were stories of some gas stations jacking the prices up by a couple bucks a gallon to screw people.

LMAO

Dicky McElephant
09-09-2011, 12:01 PM
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4th and Long
09-09-2011, 12:04 PM
I was working at Lee's Summit Hospital at the time. I was outside, having a "breathing treatment" and someone came out and said a small plane had hit one of the towers. I went back inside and over to the Lab waitig area where there was a TV, just in time to see the second plane slam into the other tower.

Iowanian
09-09-2011, 12:05 PM
I was at work, not feeling very motivated but trying to get some stuff done. I logged into CP and saw the thread about a plane hitting the wtc, and figured it was some dumbass in a cesna.

I learned about it and lived it here...with many of you.

I told my coworkers about it, got a tv from the basement offices and put it in the lobby(was working in a public building). I spent the day furious.....I knew what it meant.

durtyrute
09-09-2011, 12:09 PM
I was on my old ship The USS Abraham Lincoln. I came out for muster and our Warrant Officer told us what happened. We watched over and over again for the whole day.

Cheater5
09-09-2011, 12:11 PM
At the time I was stationed in Vicenza, Italy. It was late afternoon there due to the time difference, and I was in a meeting at Battalion HQs. The S3 NCOIC (Non-Commissioned Officer In-Charge) came in the room and told us planes had just slammed into the WTC. What-the-what?

We went into the day room and a bunch of guys were huddled around watching CNN. My boss stood next to me with his arms folded across his chest, and finally looked over and said to me, "We're at war, bud. And it ain't gonna be a quick one..."

Ten years and three combat tours later, I'll be going to AFG in '12. Never imagined we'd still be at it this long...

Dartgod
09-09-2011, 12:14 PM
I too, was at work and heard about it from my wife. We worked in the same building, she was on the 6th floor and I was in the basement. At first I also heard it was a small plane. I tried going to the major news sites, but they were all overloaded. We didn't have a TV or radio, so I got most of my updates from Chiefsplanet. My wife had a radio on her floor and called me from time to time giving me updates.

It was all very surreal. I have vivid memories of that day, just like I know exactly where I was when the Challenger exploded.

Lzen
09-09-2011, 12:14 PM
Was at work. Wife called me and told me about it. She was home on maternity leave weeks after my daughter had been born. Of course, when I heard I wanted to look on the internet to see what was going on. My arsehole boss wanted me to find something to do (my work for that was already completed) rather than looking on the internet. I mean, when something of this significance happens, you would figure he would take a break from being a jackhole. Guess not.

Easy 6
09-09-2011, 12:15 PM
It was my day off, was playing Madden when my mom called almost screaming 'turn on the tv we're being attacked'... turned it on & just minutes later watched the second jet come in.

Unreal, like a bad dream.

Huffmeister
09-09-2011, 12:16 PM
I learned about it and lived it here...with many of you.
I just did a quick search of the archives and dug up a few of those threads:
http://www.chiefsplanet.com/BB/showthread.php?t=19782
http://www.chiefsplanet.com/BB/showthread.php?t=19788
http://www.chiefsplanet.com/BB/showthread.php?t=19791
http://www.chiefsplanet.com/BB/showthread.php?t=19806

Maybe one of the old timers could do a better search.

durtyrute
09-09-2011, 12:18 PM
I too, was at work and heard about it from my wife. We worked in the same building, she was on the 6th floor and I was in the basement. At first I also heard it was a small plane. I tried going to the major news sites, but they were all overloaded. We didn't have a TV or radio, so I got most of my updates from Chiefsplanet. My wife had a radio on her floor and called me from time to time giving me updates.

It was all very surreal. I have vivid memories of that day, just like I know exactly where I was when the Challenger exploded.

I forgot about that part. Then later it was changed to a 767 or something close. Sad day

shakesthecat
09-09-2011, 12:18 PM
This

I was at work, not feeling very motivated but trying to get some stuff done. I logged into CP and saw the thread about a plane hitting the wtc, and figured it was some dumbass in a cesna.

I learned about it and lived it here...with many of you.

RockChalk
09-09-2011, 12:22 PM
I was shaving before heading off for my first class of the day at KU. I heard my phone ring and it was my roommate's girlfriend. I picked up and she just says "Turn on the TV. A plane hit the WTC". My first thought was "dumbass private jet pilot". Literally as I flipped to CNN, I watched the 2nd plane hit. I honestly thought I was watching a replay of the first plane because I was in complete shock.

Needless to say, I never went onto campus. My roommate came home from work and we were glued to the TV until about 3am.

Side note: I've never felt such anger before. I called my mom that morning and said if we went to war and needed additional soldiers, that I was going to enlist.

gblowfish
09-09-2011, 12:25 PM
Side note: I've never felt such anger before. I called my mom that morning and said if we went to war and needed additional soldiers, that I was going to enlist.

What pissed me off is Pakistan giving Osama safe haven for ten freakin' years. Those assholes cheez my crackers....

Frazod
09-09-2011, 12:27 PM
Walked into the office, one of my friends told me that a plane had crashed into the World Trade Center. My first thought was that it would be like when the bomber crashed into the Empire State Building back in the 40s - some death and destruction, but that that big of a deal. Then the details started rolling in - people started turning on radios and listening to internet feeds. At some point, the IT guy set up a TV in the lunchroom - he got it set up right after the first tower collapsed. We watched until the second tower went down, and shortly after that they closed the office and told us all to leave. I barely caught a packed train out of Union Station around 11:00, found out later than my wife was on the same train when my cellphone finally started to work after we got out of the city. Spent the rest of the day glued to the TV and posting on the Planet.

Easy 6
09-09-2011, 12:28 PM
What pissed me off is Pakistan giving Osama safe haven for ten freakin' years. Those assholes cheez my crackers....

Just imagine how much of the money we give them goes straight into the enemys hands.

We're financing the deaths of our own soldiers.

WhitiE
09-09-2011, 12:28 PM
8th grade math, unfortunately I was in the 10th grade....

phisherman
09-09-2011, 12:28 PM
i was a deskside tech for sprint at the time. the whole building basically shut down. everyone was crammed into conf rooms watching CNN.

we heard about it from our ticket dispatchers, as the web was crawling too slow to check news.

Jenson71
09-09-2011, 12:34 PM
I too, was at work and heard about it from my wife. We worked in the same building, she was on the 6th floor and I was in the basement. At first I also heard it was a small plane. I tried going to the major news sites, but they were all overloaded. We didn't have a TV or radio, so I got most of my updates from Chiefsplanet. My wife had a radio on her floor and called me from time to time giving me updates.

It was all very surreal. I have vivid memories of that day, just like I know exactly where I was when the Challenger exploded.

My high school history teacher recalls nearly every detail of November 23, 1963 and the following week. Listening to him speak of the shock he went through as a high school student who admired John F. Kennedy is incredible. He knows what the weather was like for that day and the days that followed, and how life stood still and hopeless.

4th and Long
09-09-2011, 12:35 PM
At first I also heard it was a small plane.
I had heard that too, initially. There was no footage of the first plane slamming into the tower at that time. I figured some goober in a Cesna had a heart attack or something and ended up flying into the Trade Center.

Ace Gunner
09-09-2011, 12:38 PM
I was thinking "wtf, the military is asleep again".

Lzen
09-09-2011, 12:49 PM
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Oh, thanks a lot for posting that. If anyone comes by I will have to tell them that I have allergies. :(

Donger
09-09-2011, 12:52 PM
I was thinking "wtf, the military is asleep again".

:spock:

chiefqueen
09-09-2011, 12:52 PM
I was at work trying to finish a report when my manager came to my cube and told me I needed to come in the conference room and watch TV. I went in and noticed the tower that had the observatory deck was gone. I went up to the deck in 1985. I saw the other tower fall on TV.

My mother has lived on the east coast for almost 30 years after being transferred from KC to NYC in 1983. That company laid her off in 1989. She was working in system development. A few weeks after 9/11 we learned that had Mom not been laid off and stayed with that area of the company, she probably would have been in those towers that day.

Several years ago a co-worker of mine gave me an poster of an overhead photo of Arrowhead Stadium. That picture was taken during the Chiefs' season opener against the Raiders on 9/9/01. I figured that out because the poster had a copyright date of 2002 and you do not see the extra security "stuff" around the stadium that was put in place after 9/11. I had the poster framed and it hangs in my cube.

Molitoth
09-09-2011, 12:54 PM
Skipped school and watched the news for 36 hours straight.

4th and Long
09-09-2011, 12:57 PM
The general concensus is seems to be that most people on this thread were either (a) skipping work or (b) in school.

JohninGpt
09-09-2011, 12:58 PM
I was thinking "wtf, the military is asleep again".

I hope you've had a chance to reconsider that thought over the past ten years.

Rooster
09-09-2011, 01:01 PM
Skipped school and watched the news for 36 hours straight.

Meth head..:)

Detoxing
09-09-2011, 01:02 PM
Was in School. Then school was dismissed and I went to Pizza Hut.

Zeke
09-09-2011, 01:04 PM
I was driving east bound on k-10 listening to Johnny Dare give play-by-play. Once at work, sat in a big huddle with everyone else listening to radio feeds. We all went home early in the afternoon to get gas.

Deberg_1990
09-09-2011, 01:06 PM
I just did a quick search of the archives and dug up a few of those threads:
http://www.chiefsplanet.com/BB/showthread.php?t=19782
http://www.chiefsplanet.com/BB/showthread.php?t=19788
http://www.chiefsplanet.com/BB/showthread.php?t=19791
http://www.chiefsplanet.com/BB/showthread.php?t=19806

Maybe one of the old timers could do a better search.

heh, this one is a classic:


http://www.chiefsplanet.com/BB/showpost.php?p=291443&postcount=31

Old Dog
09-09-2011, 01:08 PM
Was teaching a class to a group of young Soldiers when one of the other instructors (a real joker about 95% of the time) burst in and told me I might wanna put them on break and take a look at the tube as a plane had crashed into the World Trade Center. I told him he needed to get out of my fucking classroom and quit dicking around because I didn't have time for his bullshit today. After he told me he was serious we switched on the TV and class was nothing more than an afterthought.
I still wonder how many of those youngsters ended up paying the ultimate price in the years after that. I ran into one of them (alive and well) during my last tour in Iraq. I probably had a thousand or more kids I taught while I was an instructor in the military, and can recall very few, but it seems like I can remember the majority of that team.

Old Dog
09-09-2011, 01:10 PM
I was thinking "wtf, the military is asleep again".

You're certainly entitled to your opinion as I am entitled to tell you I think you're a fucking idiot.

Bump
09-09-2011, 01:13 PM
yup, I was having breakfast before classes and noticed the same thing was on every channel so I stopped to watch it. Then I went to class and the whole day I was left wondering what the fuck was going on.

Too bad all of those people died in vain, while Big Oil was probably popping bottles of Crystal.

Setsuna
09-09-2011, 01:22 PM
I was getting dressed in the locker room after gym, ready to go to my english class. Someone said, "Somebody bombed the Pentagon." I was like "Nooo, you're lying." Seriously believing that could never happen. Then walking in to class, the TV was on and I saw it. Didn't know what to think or say, just watched. That was 8th grade for me.

MIAdragon
09-09-2011, 01:23 PM
I was the n00b anti terrorism analyst in the office. As we were watching the damage from the first plane our supervisor walked in turned off the tv mumbling about this was "nothing more than an idiot in a Cessna" and that we needed to get back to work. I told him he was crazy turned the TV back on just about that time the second plane hit the other tower. I said "pretty big fucking Cessna huh." We all just stood there, no one knew what to say not that anything needed to be said we knew our lives had changed for ever. I will never forget.

JohninGpt
09-09-2011, 01:25 PM
Was teaching a class to a group of young Soldiers when one of the other instructors (a real joker about 95% of the time) burst in and told me I might wanna put them on break and take a look at the tube as a plane had crashed into the World Trade Center. I told him he needed to get out of my ****ing classroom and quit dicking around because I didn't have time for his bullshit today. After he told me he was serious we switched on the TV and class was nothing more than an afterthought.
I still wonder how many of those youngsters ended up paying the ultimate price in the years after that. I ran into one of them (alive and well) during my last tour in Iraq. I probably had a thousand or more kids I taught while I was an instructor in the military, and can recall very few, but it seems like I can remember the majority of that team.

One of the guys I was training at the time, a kid from Oklahoma, was the first Seabee killed in Iraq in 2003.

kstater
09-09-2011, 01:36 PM
Frosh in college. Had a 7:30 that semester. Got home around 9 and roomate said "you had class you haven't heard have you?" Don't think anyone in the house moved the rest of the day.

keg in kc
09-09-2011, 01:41 PM
I was sleeping I think. The ex might have woken me up. I don't really remember.

Hydrae
09-09-2011, 01:42 PM
I was working overnights at that time. I had just gone to bed and was most of the way asleep when my wife came in a told me a plane had hit the WTC. I figured it was a little plane and it was just an accident so I rolled over to go on to sleep. When she came in a few minutes later to tell me another plane had hit the other tower I realized it was much more. I got up and watched the television like most people the rest of the day. Didn't get much sleep and was pretty worthless that night.

ChiefsNow
09-09-2011, 02:09 PM
http://www.ruudleeuw.com/temp-cfdil.htm


9/11 was the very first day for me on a contract to work on this PBY flying boat
that was to be used in a documentary film to search for Amelia's plane
at Hawkins & Powers at Greybull WY I was proud to be on this project, then saddened about a month later to be layed off because of the attacks. The plan was delayed. I don't know if it went much further and heard that Hawkins and powers went bankrupt. (rumor)

Anyway I woke up and was getting ready on my very first day of work and saw the first plane being shown on TV. I had a gut feeling already, then they showed the second one hit.
I was thinking , my God, The White House is next.

BigMeatballDave
09-09-2011, 02:12 PM
Sleeping

black angus
09-09-2011, 02:13 PM
I heard it on the radio while driving down the highway. I stopped in at the local co-op
because they had a coffee room with a TV. Everybody in the co-op watched the 2nd plane hit . They closed up, and everyone scattered for home. I was glued to the TV all day and most of the night. It was strange the next few days when the only aircraft flying over were a few military fighters,bombers or helicopters.

O.city
09-09-2011, 02:16 PM
Sitting in 8th grade biology and someone came in a told the teacher to turn on the t.v. One of those things that you will never forget.

ChiTown
09-09-2011, 02:18 PM
Just landed in Chicago, got into my rental car, turned on the radio and heard a small plane had hit one of the Towers in NYC............if only that were true.

Frazod
09-09-2011, 02:19 PM
Just landed in Chicago, got into my rental car, turned on the radio and heard a small plane had hit one of the Towers in NYC............if only that were true.

Good thing you caught that early flight.

Inspector
09-09-2011, 02:22 PM
Was sitting in my den on a conference call with my people at work. They were all in a conference room and someone came in to tell them a plane had crashed into the WTC. I remember not letting them go for a minute while I finished a couple of things and then went into the great room and switched on the TV. And was glued to it like everyone else for the next few days. I'll never forget that.

Chiefnj2
09-09-2011, 02:25 PM
This was playing on the radio today. Have some tissues at hand.

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Dicky McElephant
09-09-2011, 02:28 PM
I hate you for that. You bastard....

Bweb
09-09-2011, 02:29 PM
At the time I was a college coach and we had just completed our morning practice and I had come home to shower before going into the office...My wife was home on maternity leave and as I came home we watched it unfold on TV. I went into the office around noon and helped a number of my east coast athletes make contact with their families.

Steron
09-09-2011, 02:33 PM
My alarm clock had gone off, it was set to play 106.7 WJFK. Stern was the morning man, it was the only time I can remember silence on his show.

Chiefnj2
09-09-2011, 02:37 PM
I hate you for that. You bastard....

I haven't made it through the whole song yet. I was driving and had to switch stations.

Steron
09-09-2011, 02:37 PM
This was playing on the radio today. Have some tissues at hand.

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I made it to the 59 second mark before I couldn't take it any more.

Chocolate Hog
09-09-2011, 02:46 PM
I was a sophomore we had just played the Paola JV team the night before so I was pretty sore and decided to stay home. I remember getting up and turning on the TV at first I thought maybe it was just some commercial for a new movie. I remember the lines for gas, how quiet people were at dinner, and my prom date calling me crying. It was a very confusing time being that young with all of this going on.

tomahawk kid
09-09-2011, 02:49 PM
Sitting in my cube at work, a little more than a year out of college.

I was pissed that the Chiefs had dropped the home opener to the Raiders the Sunday before. I was streaming Whitlock's 810 show over my computer - Joel Nichols came on (the local weatherman from the ABC affiliate) to give his normal weather update and stated a plane had struck the world trade center.

Just after that, the second plane struck - and it seemed like all hell broke loose. I called my future wife (who was living with her parents) and told her to turn on the TV.

I remember heading to one of the common areas that had a TV. Watched the coverage for a couple hours (I watched both towers collapse live) and (I believe) left work early.

My roomate and I were glued to the TV set the rest of that night and for the next several days.

Dicky McElephant
09-09-2011, 02:49 PM
I haven't made it through the whole song yet. I was driving and had to switch stations.

I listened to the entire thing. It gets worse....believe me.

Inspector
09-09-2011, 02:52 PM
I also remember being out later that day and while sitting at a stop light the guy next to me glanced over at me and I at him and we both just started shouting about wanting to go kill those bastards. And when I saw the pictures of people dancing in the streets celebrating, I started thinking about buying my own ticket to go over there and just shoot as many as I could. I wanted to go into the military - without any pay - just for the satisfaction of revenge. I was too old but I really did want to.

I realized then why we had such a huge turn out of enlistment after Pearl Harbor was bombed.

Chocolate Hog
09-09-2011, 02:53 PM
This was playing on the radio today. Have some tissues at hand.

<iframe width="560" height="345" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/VtCCvduQmQo" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

Wow this made me tear up. Wish we would just nuke these fucking cowards fuck them!

luv
09-09-2011, 02:55 PM
This was playing on the radio today. Have some tissues at hand.

<iframe width="560" height="345" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/VtCCvduQmQo" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

Wow. I should not have listened to that at work.

Donger
09-09-2011, 02:58 PM
This was playing on the radio today. Have some tissues at hand.

<iframe width="560" height="345" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/VtCCvduQmQo" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

Great. I just hugged my daughter so hard I think I cracked a rib. Thanks a lot, fucker.

Inspector
09-09-2011, 03:01 PM
There are a lot of young folks that post here. Man I feel old.

Time passes quickly when you're alive.

Discuss Thrower
09-09-2011, 03:11 PM
I was in I think 2nd hour of 7th grade before we knew what happened. I think we didn't get TV coverage until the following class, which would've been about 9:00 to 10:00am so everything that happened had happened and there was nothing but echo chamber coverage.

One girl in our class said it was the Chinese; I figured it was Islamic terrorists just like the ones that blew up the U.S.S. Cole the previous year.

SPchief
09-09-2011, 03:20 PM
Freshman in college, roomate woke me up saying a plane had hit the WTC. Started watching tv and the 2nd plane hit. Dad called me and said this is something that I'll never forget. Glued to the tv the rest of the day.

niblet
09-09-2011, 03:50 PM
Fairly uninteresting, but...

5th grade--my mom was driving my brother, neighbor, and me to school. She had on the radio and it cut away with the breaking news of a plane hitting the World Trade Center. My mom almost went into hysterics, but I, not even knowing what the WTC was, told her it couldn't be that big a deal. How could I have been more wrong?

We got dropped off. I went into class and we were left in the dark about it all until the afternoon when our teacher broke the news to us about everything that had happened. We talked about it as a class for a while and then went home.

A few years later I was flipping through my old notebooks when I came across a page of notes from "9/11/01". Right next to the date on that page, I had doodled a sun with a smiley face. Truly haunting.

Dicky McElephant
09-09-2011, 03:50 PM
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Dicky McElephant
09-09-2011, 03:52 PM
<iframe width="560" height="345" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/7k8HHfJe828" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

phisherman
09-09-2011, 04:08 PM
lots of dust in the air today to irritate the eyes.

Frazod
09-09-2011, 04:24 PM
This was playing on the radio today. Have some tissues at hand.

<iframe width="560" height="345" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/VtCCvduQmQo" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

Ugh. That was rough. :(

Gadzooks
09-09-2011, 04:26 PM
I called in sick at about 6am earlier that morning with flu symptoms. My wife was getting me some medicine and I was checking on my six week old daughter asleep in her room. I flipped on the tv to catch the aftermath of the first plane striking the WTC, only to watch as second tower was struck on live television. Wife gets in and we just watch the news all day long.

That's freaky. I have the exact same story from that day right down to having a 6 week old daughter.

Pushead2
09-09-2011, 04:31 PM
it was my first day of senior year of high school. We watched right after the first one hit. School told us to get the hell home. I went home and watched it. Then got drunk that night with friends and cried.

Couple days later - my bud's dad owns a construction company. Took a work vehicle to get access downtown. Saw a horrific sight that we regret to this day going to see.

mikey23545
09-09-2011, 05:36 PM
I was on my old ship The USS Abraham Lincoln. I came out for muster and our Warrant Officer told us what happened. We watched over and over again for the whole day.

You mean he already knew about Bush and Cheney planting bombs in the WTC?

mikey23545
09-09-2011, 05:39 PM
<iframe width="640" height="390" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/NlRTyt6dALM" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

Thanks a lot....I hope I can get over that before the wife gets home from work.

boogblaster
09-09-2011, 05:47 PM
drinkin' coffee neighbor told me .. he is a little light in the thinkin' .. thought that we were bein' invaded and we all were goin' to die .. told him se kansas would be the last place they'd want to come too .. lol ....

Red Beans
09-09-2011, 06:13 PM
I was laying in bed, skipping class, smoking a cigarette. Flipped on the TV and there it was...I tuned in and almost immediately saw the second plane hit...I'll never forget it.

Dr. Facebook Fever
09-09-2011, 06:17 PM
My personal favorite of the tribute songs, party because it's original and party because I think it's just really well written. Yes it's country but maybe the country haters can give it a chance anyway.

I picked a performance video because I think the lyrics stand strong enough on their own without being bombarded with more images of the buildings and all.

Hope some will enjoy...



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Rams Fan
09-09-2011, 06:29 PM
This was playing on the radio today. Have some tissues at hand.

<iframe width="560" height="345" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/VtCCvduQmQo" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

Thank you for posting that.

I have some tears rolling down my face...

burt
09-09-2011, 06:30 PM
I was in North Carolina, training to be a Finance Manager. I was next up to do a "product presentation in front of the entire class and have it vidioed for my GM to see. Nervous as hell. I was out smoking and another student came out and told me that an airplane hit the tower. We watched the whole thing unfold from a conference room. They canceled the rest of the day.

I sat alone in my hotel room watching the coverage with a bottle of Crown. Terrible way to spend your birthday!

That's right....9/11 is my birthday.

Dr. Facebook Fever
09-09-2011, 06:38 PM
This was playing on the radio today. Have some tissues at hand.



Excellent thing for me to listen to since I took my daughter back to her moms an hour ago and won't see her again till Tuesday, heh.

big nasty kcnut
09-09-2011, 06:55 PM
I woke up to my brother to turn on the tv and i saw the plane crash. i'd called my mom to see if she saw and after i've gone to work and came home i just sat there and watch the whole thing it was like a nightmare. Also thinking if push come to shove if anyone tried anything to hurt my country i would kill them dead.

MOhillbilly
09-09-2011, 07:13 PM
Was at work. Kci was like drivin in a stock car race today.

KCChiefsFan88
09-09-2011, 07:17 PM
10 years ago was the first game of the Dick Vermeil era.

CoMoChief
09-09-2011, 07:22 PM
Walked into 2nd hour chemistry class (teacher always had the morning news on the classroom TV)....we all watched it then.






Having that said.....it was a govt ran job.

Chiefs Pantalones
09-09-2011, 07:34 PM
Walked into 2nd hour chemistry class (teacher always had the morning news on the classroom TV)....we all watched it then.






Having that said.....it was a govt ran job.

Why would the government want to kill people?

CoMoChief
09-09-2011, 07:37 PM
Why would the government want to kill people?

Is this a serious question?

They needed an excuse to go into the middle east with their military to protect personal intrests (oil reserves) so that China doesn't get their hands on it and also needed an excuse to expand the federal govt.

Look at all what has happened since then. everything is about "the war on terror". You're gonna sit there and tell me that a bunch of cavemen got govt officials at NORAD to stand down...among many other things that don't add up?

People tend to forget that for many years Al Quaeda was CIA backed for many many years dating back to the Cold War. The Bush and Bin Laden family have their fingers all over the CIA dept and have for years.

Killing a bunch of Americans in it's most prominent city would give them the ability to have the people back their agenda by thinking on emotion, rather than thinking logically and rationally.....sadly it worked.

This isnt the first time something like this has happened.......and it won't be the last time. Look at the Pearl Harbor attacks.....it's been known for years that we knew the Japs were coming and we didn't do anything to stop the attacks....USA needed to be in WW2 for monatary reasons...there was lots and lots of money/profits to be made.....same w/ 911.

Chiefnj2
09-09-2011, 07:37 PM
Why would the government want to kill people?

Why not leave the politics and black helicopters out of this thread.

JoeyChuckles
09-09-2011, 08:01 PM
Why would the government want to kill people?

Why did you have to ask him? Now we all have to listen to his incoherent ramblings.

Chiefs Pantalones
09-09-2011, 08:15 PM
Is this a serious question?

They needed an excuse to go into the middle east with their military to protect personal intrests (oil reserves) so that China doesn't get their hands on it and also needed an excuse to expand the federal govt.

Look at all what has happened since then. everything is about "the war on terror". You're gonna sit there and tell me that a bunch of cavemen got govt officials at NORAD to stand down...among many other things that don't add up?

People tend to forget that for many years Al Quaeda was CIA backed for many many years dating back to the Cold War. The Bush and Bin Laden family have their fingers all over the CIA dept and have for years.

Killing a bunch of Americans in it's most prominent city would give them the ability to have the people back their agenda by thinking on emotion, rather than thinking logically and rationally.....sadly it worked.

This isnt the first time something like this has happened.......and it won't be the last time. Look at the Pearl Harbor attacks.....it's been known for years that we knew the Japs were coming and we didn't do anything to stop the attacks....USA needed to be in WW2 for monatary reasons...there was lots and lots of money/profits to be made.....same w/ 911.
ROFL

CanadianChief
09-09-2011, 09:34 PM
Thank you for posting that.

I have some tears rolling down my face...

That put a lump in my throat. It got me pretty angry as well.

Bearcat
09-09-2011, 09:40 PM
Is this a serious question?
.

Take it to DC.

Al Bundy
09-09-2011, 09:47 PM
I was flying back to KC from Orlando. Ended up landing in Memphis and got a rental car back to Kansas City.

chefsos
09-09-2011, 10:00 PM
One thing that, to this day, stands out for me is the night of the 11th.

Generally, anytime you look into the clear night sky you'll see at least a dozen planes' lights, blinking and going all directions. I'd stand out there having a smoke and watching some of them, wondering where they were going.

That night sky was as clear as the day's had been blue, and I looked all around and saw nothing but stars. Absolutely no planes of any kind, and I thought to myself this might be the first and last time it'll ever look this way.

Frazod
09-09-2011, 10:01 PM
Take it to DC.

It would be nice if you could simply send it to DC.

hometeam
09-09-2011, 10:13 PM
I was actually asleep all morning while it unfolded. I woke about 6pm and said wtf is this on all these channels? Even MTV has this? So yea, I was late to the party, but kind of just at down and soaked it in like W T F.

Deberg_1990
09-09-2011, 10:27 PM
10 years ago was the first game of the Dick Vermeil era.

Ah yes, the great snoop minnis catch game.

luv
09-09-2011, 11:39 PM
It would be nice if you could simply send it to DC.

Please nooooooooo!

I did not post this to have it wind up in DC.

Frazod
09-09-2011, 11:41 PM
Please nooooooooo!

I did not post this to have it wind up in DC.

Not the thread. CoMo's fucktarded posts.

luv
09-09-2011, 11:43 PM
Not the thread. CoMo's ****tarded posts.

Ah. Okay. Don't scare me like that!

Bearcat
09-09-2011, 11:45 PM
Not the thread. CoMo's ****tarded posts.

If I could do that without actually having to go into DC, I'd strongly consider it.

Frazod
09-09-2011, 11:47 PM
If I could do that without actually having to go into DC, I'd strongly consider it.

You could always simply delete them.

otherstar
09-09-2011, 11:48 PM
I was working in a university library near downtown Houston at that time. We didn't have access to a TV in the library and the Interwebs were slow. My wife called and filled me in, but I didn't really get to see anything until I got home mid-day. The university closed sometime in the morning. Almost every Houston radio station was playing the exact same news. We weren't living in our actual house at the time so I had to drive by Bush Intercontinental airport to get home (we were still doing repairs on our house from Tropical Storm Allison's flooding earlier that summer and my first daughter was only 2 months old at the time). I stopped to check on the house on my way to where we were staying and it was eerily quiet---being less than 2 miles from the airport, it was never quiet. I was stunned when I got home and finally got to see the news footage of the planes hitting the towers and the towers collapsing.

munkey
09-10-2011, 05:11 AM
Vancouver, WA having a bagel at a local deli that happened to have a picture of the the towers/Manhattan that covered an entire wall....Then jumping in the car to drive home since I couldn't get a flight out of Seattle...That was a long day...


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I am here: http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=44.071805,-116.919693

RedNeckRaider
09-10-2011, 05:52 AM
I was off work and was doing the normal am activities. I walked into the living room to watch tv. There was a picture of the first tower hit, as I sipped my coffee I was wondering what kind of an idiot wrecks his plane into a building. I thought it was a small plane and maybe the pilot had a heart attack or was just a dipshit. It was a very strange day. I mother who has since passed on was deeply religious, called later worried that this was a biblical sign of the end being near. I ended up worrying more about her than the event that day. I did not think I would be able to calm her down~

SCTrojan
09-10-2011, 06:10 AM
I was stationed in Germany at that time and was on the Division parade field preparing for a big ceremony the next day. Walked into the headquarters for a quick break right after the first plane hit. I remember wondering what kind of idiot would drive a cessna into the building. To this day, I still don't know where I got the idea that it was a small plane.

I went back out, only to have one of my guys come get me a while later. The Division commander decided to lock all of the installations down. About an hour later, we had checkpoints at all our gates with guys manning .50 cal machine guns backing up the regular guards. At other installations, where the infantry units were stationed, we put Bradleys on the gates.

Rudy lost the toss
09-10-2011, 09:17 AM
I had an orthodontist appointment that day. It was a real pain in the ass trying to convince everyone that I wasn't some coddled asshole who had to be taken out of school by his parents.

Setsuna
09-10-2011, 10:26 AM
Wow that song....if/when I have a daughter...I'm never going to stop hugging her.

LiveSteam
09-10-2011, 12:30 PM
I was driving threw North Omaha to pick up a kid that worked for me. I knew something wasn't right. Absolutely no one was out side. No body working on they're yards ect. I turned on the radio in my truck,& the saddest day in my life began. I try not to think about so much anymore. When I do think about it. All it dose is spawn a hatred in me,that only genocide could ever quench. I pray nothing evil happens tomorrow.

gblowfish
09-10-2011, 02:08 PM
Flight 93 National Monument in Shanksville, PA dedicated today. Just watched part of the ceremony, very moving.

greg63
09-10-2011, 04:03 PM
I was at work in my office and actually had not heard until later that morning. I had to go to Parsons (KS) and tried to get gas at anyone of the filling stations on the way out of town and had to battle crazy, long lines. It seemed like everyone and their cousin were filling up whether they needed to or not. When I finally did see coverage on television the plethora of emotions felt is, to me, indescribable.

Gracie Dean
09-10-2011, 04:15 PM
I was teaching. My students were in the library doing research on Explorers. The librarian came in to our area and said that something is going wrong in NY and I think it is or will be history. Would you like your students to watch it on TV? I said of course. We all watched together as the events of the next few hours forever changed our world. There was no teaching regular curriculum that day.

Yesterday, I asked my students where they were and most of them were only 5 or 6 so they really don't know any different. They don't remember a time when we didn't have to take our shoes off at the airport. This is the way their world has always been.

Jenson71
09-10-2011, 04:27 PM
I was teaching. My students were in the library doing research on Explorers. The librarian came in to our area and said that something is going wrong in NY and I think it is or will be history. Would you like your students to watch it on TV? I said of course. We all watched together as the events of the next few hours forever changed our world. There was no teaching regular curriculum that day.

Yesterday, I asked my students where they were and most of them were only 5 or 6 so they really don't know any different. They don't remember a time when we didn't have to take our shoes off at the airport. This is the way their world has always been.

One of the gf's freshman asked her "What happened on 9/11" on Friday.

BillSelfsTrophycase
09-10-2011, 04:29 PM
The jet contrails circling in the sky is what I'll take to my grave

Gracie Dean
09-10-2011, 08:28 PM
For many of us our entire world changed...for the younger generation, they know nothing else

Mk19
09-10-2011, 08:43 PM
That day, I decided I was going to do something about the horror I watched unfold in New York. I was 13.

7 years later, I was able to live out that dream, and am now a veteran. Can't say for sure that things would have turned out that way for me if not for 9/11, but I wouldn't take any of it back for the world.

Jenson71
09-10-2011, 08:44 PM
That day, I decided I was going to do something about the horror I watched unfold in New York. I was 13.

7 years later, I was able to live out that dream, and am now a veteran. Can't say for sure that things would have turned out that way for me if not for 9/11, but I wouldn't take any of it back for the world.

Thank you for your service, Mk19. Are you a lifer, or what's next for you?

NJChiefsFan
09-10-2011, 08:48 PM
Sitting in high school, the rumors came in bit by bit. We never were allowed to watch it. Our school is messed up in that way. I guess they didn't want to freak anyone out who's parents worked in the city, although they called all those kids out of class anyway.

So basically we all got off the bus and ran home to watch the news. Went down the highway to look at the NYC skyline and even to this day the feeling comes back in full. Those moments and the days and months to follow were a strange combination of sadness, anger, and patriotism. I still remember seeing American flags on basically every single car.