QOTW: 9/11

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QOTW: 9/11
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Sun, 09-11-2011 - 7:15pm

Hey Guys, sorry I've been so MIA but I was thinking of everyone today--so much has changed in the last ten years! My thoughts have today been with those who lost someone ten years ago . . . or since then as a result.

Some 9/11 related questions!

Where do you live?

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Registered: 09-12-2008
Sat, 09-17-2011 - 3:28pm

Great question, Adrienne! So interesting to read everyone's responses.

Where do you live? (Country, state, be as specific as you want) Large city, Midwest, USA

Where were you on Sep 11th, 2001? Large city, Midwest, USA

How old were you on Sep 11th, 2001 (be as general or specific as you want, hehe)? 22

How did you find out about the Twin Towers--where were you, what were you doing? I was in my room getting ready to head out the door for my commute to my university in the city (I was still living at home then). I had a small tv in my room and always watched the morning news and I yelled out to my parents to come watch the news when I heard about the first plane. Then we watched as the second plane hit and immediately I realized that it was not a coincidence and this was something bigger going on. I still went to school, glued to the radio on the way there, but tv's were on everywhere around campus and the teachers couldn't really concentrate to teach so we just watched the news. Eventually they closed the campus at noon and told everyone to go home. I remember a lot of Middle Eastern students on campus were fearful that people were going to retaliate against them and were rushing home from campus. I was supposed to go to a meet and greet later that day with Michelle Branch as part of a contest I won on the radio but since it was going to be held in one of the tallest buildings in our city (and we were considered a possible second target), it was rescheduled for the following month. I believe all public transit in my city was shutdown as well because I remember giving a friend a ride home from school that day because she normally took the train. I came home and watched the news for the rest of the day. Big mistake. I had nightmares for weeks to come and would sit in class and just feel totally out of it.

Was it a big deal around where you live(d)--were a lot of people effected? Yes. I live in a very large city and we were a possible second target so all of the major tall buildings were evacuated.

How were you affected personally? I had a good friend that worked in Manhattan and was frantically trying to call him on my way to school that morning but couldn't reach him because the lines were down. Thankfully I got a hold of him later that day, he made it out ok

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Thu, 09-15-2011 - 12:00am

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Wed, 09-14-2011 - 1:32pm

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Tue, 09-13-2011 - 1:31pm

It's interesting to hear other people's experiences of 9/11 (although hearing so many of you say you were in high school makes me feel old, lol!)

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Mon, 09-12-2011 - 11:25am

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Mon, 09-12-2011 - 10:11am

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Mon, 09-12-2011 - 8:12am

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Mon, 09-12-2011 - 12:10am
Where do you live? (Country, state, be as specific as you want)
Minnesota

Where were you on Sep 11th, 2001?
I was working at Kwik Trip when some one came in and told us to turn the radio on. I worked on a very busy street and it was shocking to see absolutely no one on the road or in the store.

How old were you on Sep 11th, 2001 (be as general or specific as you want, hehe)?
21 years old

How did you find out about the Twin Towers--where were you, what were you doing?
Like I said above some one came in and told us to turn the radio on. We were starting to wonder where everybody was because it was always so busy in the morning and that day it was totally silent.

Was it a big deal around where you live(d)--were a lot of people effected?
Yes and no I guess. I know a few people were worried about some one attacking our town because the Mayo Clinic is here and there are so many big name people that come here to be treated. But that seemed a bit far fetched to me.

How were you affected personally?
I just remember wanting desperately to get off work so I could go pick up my son and get home to DH. I just wanted them in my arms. Thankfully I did not lose anyone that day.

How have you seen the world change as a result of this?
I am much more grateful for everything I have. I admit that I worry more and am I constantly afraid that today will be my last day with the people I love.
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Sun, 09-11-2011 - 11:00pm

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