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PsychTiger
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Charleston
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65665 posts

re: Where were you?
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I was reading this board


In 2001?

Why didn't you use your time machine to stop the attacks?


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BuzzSaw 12
Georgia Tech Fan
The ATL
Member since Dec 2010
1159 posts

re: Where were you?
In the shower where I heard about the first plane hitting a tower on the radio. My first thought was "what kind of dumbass pilot crashes into the World Trade Center".

Then after getting dressed I turned on the tv and saw what was going on and then watched in horror as the 2nd plane hit the other tower. Seeing the towers burn and watching innocent Americans jumping to their deaths was terrible. I don't think I have ever been more ready for revenge and all out war than I was after seeing that.


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SDVTiger
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re: Where were you?
I just walked in from a surf. I just got here to socal 4 days earlier

Parents blew us all up. Was a total disaster

My close family friends father worked at Cantor Fitzgerald on the 101st. He was missing all am

His secretary who died had switched his dental appointment from 9/10 to 9/11 in the am. Crazy. The guy is still fricked up over it


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imjustafatkid
UAB Fan
Alabama
Member since Dec 2011
19447 posts

re: Where were you?
I was in my college dorm, oversleeping. My roommate woke me up and told me someone had attacked the World Trade Center. I laughed because I thought he was pulling my leg. Look on his face told me he was serious. All we did was watch the news for the rest of the day.


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AU4real35
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Member since Jan 2014
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re: Where were you?
Living in Los Angeles, the city was on lock down. My mother was calling me telling me to get home that Los Angeles was probably next.


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RCDfan1950
LSU Fan
United States
Member since Feb 2007
23668 posts

re: Where were you?
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Today. Just today. Let’s just try to remember. And be at peace with each other. Just today, let’s just let this kind of stuff go. Tomorrow we can go back to our corners - because we are a family, and all families bicker. All families have differences. But for today, can’t we just mourn what we’ve lost, and honor the memories of those who didn’t come home from work that morning by focusing on what’s really important. Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Peace y’all. Just peace.


This. Prosperity don't bring folk together...suffering together does. The Nation was of one heart after those Towers fell; miraculous.

We had a common enemy that was outside of our National Family...this time, our (perceived) enemy, is a polar ideological divide within our own Family. But the pain and suffering due to potential conflict, can dwarf that of 9-11. We really need to get honest up there; and work toward "just peace".


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Enfuego
Tulane Fan
Nola
Member since Mar 2009
9406 posts

re: Where were you?
3rd grade classroom. My teacher's cell phone rang (which had never happened). She answered, dropped the phone on her desk, and ran to the front office. Clearly something was wrong.


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udtiger
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Louisiana
Member since Nov 2006
58970 posts

re: Where were you?
Sitting at my desk at work. Having my morning sweat about the upcoming results of the bar exam. Wondering why in the holy frick the Internet was so slow and why so many news websites were offline.

Buddy calls me to tell me that a plane had hit one of the towers and I needed to go check it out on TV. We had a TV on a stand (w/ a VCR) with no cable. Got the picture up on BRZ about 30 seconds before the second plane hit. Knew it was war.

Wife called me frantic because she had heard the Pentagon had been hit (that wasn't widely known yet). Wanted to know if she should get our 4 month old son from daycare and go home. Told her he was safe but pretty much nothing else was going to get done that day so she may as well get him and go home.

Was in a fog for the rest of the day and for days afterwards.

We should have nuked Afghanistan and the told the Saudis that if every single fricker that had anything to do with the attacks in any fashion (up to giving a stick of gum to one of them) wasn't hogtied and delivered to our airbase in Riyadh within 48 hours they'd suffer the same fate. I'd then tell every muslim nation that if an American so much as got a hangnail within a mile of one of the adherents to their gutter religion, their countries would be wiped off the face of the Earth.


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doublecutter
LSU Fan
Hear & Their
Member since Oct 2003
4924 posts

re: Where were you?
I was at the Superdome working on a construction crew doing some renovations on the suite level. Didn't know anything about what was going on. Mid morning, Superdome security came up and told us all to leave, the building was being evacuated. They briefly gave us a rundown of the events. They thought that the Superdome could be a target for hijackers.

As I was walking from the Superdome to the contractor parking lot, a fighter jet screamed by in the sky overhead at a pretty low altitude, and I thought that shite was getting real.


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tigers4fun
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Member since Feb 2019
34 posts

re: Where were you?
Walking into my daughter's gym class, moments later the second plane hit. I quickly returned home, called family and watch TV heartbroken.

GOD BLESS AMERICA


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re: Where were you?
I was serving on Active Duty at the time. We began to alert and mobilize seconds after the the second Tower was hit.


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jclem11
Rice Fan
Houston, Texas
Member since Nov 2011
3264 posts

re: Where were you?
I was in Louisiana history class in 7th grade. My first thought was "wtf is the World Trade Center" and then later in the day when I got home from school I remember calling my mum and asking why the frick they would want to attack us in little ol south Louisiana.

Weird day that changed life forever. Never forget.


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Friscodog
Louisiana Tech Fan
Frisco, TX
Member since Jul 2009
2360 posts

re: Where were you?
This was posted by a pilot friend of mine from 18 years ago. Still gives me chills today. Never Forget.




This post was edited on 9/11 at 9:14 am


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Trauma14
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Member since Aug 2010
3956 posts

re: Where were you?
I was in Combat Control indoctrination course. I had an ear infection from all the pool work and was sitting in the waiting room of the med clinic at Lackland AFB in San Antonio. The waiting room had TVs so I was able to watch the second plane hit and all the reporting live. I was still required to see the doc and then walk back to Medina Training Annex. Very surreal moment being a newly AF basic trainee graduate and seeing how the base was locked down.

We all knew from that moment on, that most of us would be going to war. I lost a few brothers along the way.


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bayoudude
LSU Fan
Houma
Member since Dec 2007
19724 posts

re: Where were you?
I was eating my breakfast and watching the news before class. I was attending UNO at the time. Saw the second plane hit live. Was an awkward day on campus with all the middle eastern engineering students we had.
This post was edited on 9/11 at 9:34 am


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tigerdup07
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Member since Dec 2007
20831 posts

re: Where were you?
was on a chopper heading to my rig. it was 9:15am and two fighter jets had banked on each side of us. these were the fighters that were escorting bush to shreveport from florida. supposedly, they were about 600 miles from airforce 1. now.......i always get funny looks when i tell people the following:

if these two birds were on our arse at 9:15am, how could we not have scrambled a fighter jet at 10:20am to intercept flight 93? or.........did we?


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TigerAxeOK
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Kaer Morhen
Member since Dec 2016
7392 posts

re: Where were you?
I was at work.

I had recently moved from shift labor to facility maintenance. Our incinerator was down for routine maintenance and refractory mud patches. I was inside the refuse box vacuuming out ash and debris when one of our shift workers came in and told us that terrorists had just hit the WTC and it was bad.

My maintenance coworker, who was on health/hazard spotting duty outside of the refuse door, was in denial. He's a Vietnam USAF veteran and was on many bombing missions during the VW.

We walked to the breakroom together and saw the second plane hit right as we got into the room.

I've never seen that man so distraught and just outright fricking pissed as I did that day. I was in complete shock. I was early 20s, but it still took me several days to process everything I had seen, and understand the full magnitude of what had happened.

It's one of those days you just can't forget even if you wanted to.


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HC87
LSU Fan
Swansboro NC
Member since Dec 2014
2003 posts

re: Where were you?
Operations Officer for VMU-2, working the flight schedule for Sept 12. Intel shop Marine came to my office and said a small plane just crashed into one of the twin towers in NYC. CO and I went to their office, and were watching the news when the 2d plane hit. It was obviously not an accident. MCAS Cherry Point installation security protocols were enacted and sorties were launched specifically to provide anti-air warfare capabilities (NOT the typical mission for A/C on this base). That afternoon we received calls from our higher headquarters wanting to know how many C-130 A/C would it take for us to get a detachment into AFG? What is the range of the system? How many feet of airfield/road/dirt strip do you need to launch and recover the UAS? And it began.

Thereafter on Sept 14, 2001 the President visited Ground Zero. He grabbed a bullhorn and started thanking the fire fighters and other first responders at the scene, telling them that they were in the country's prayers. Someone in the crowd shouted that he couldn't hear the president, and Bush replied with these words that I'll never forget:

"I can hear you!" he declared. "The rest of the world hears you! And the people – and the people who knocked these buildings down will hear all of us soon." The crowd reacted with loud, prolonged chants of "USA! USA!" The Fight was on.


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Erin Go Bragh
Notre Dame Fan
Beyond the Pale
Member since Dec 2007
12033 posts

re: Where were you?
Eighth-grade classroom. I recall a nun who was the school's principal coming over the intercom and requesting prayer for the victims of an unspecified catastrophe,

Didn't learn of the details until I returned home that afternoon.


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Numberwang
Missouri Fan
West Finger, Arkansas
Member since Feb 2012
8133 posts

re: Where were you?
I was fresh out college, working my first "real job", but spent the night in Fayetteville at a friend's house on my way back home to Little Rock from Tulsa.

Woke up to people saying "it's WW3!".

Every single channel on cable carried a news broadcast that entire day. Bizarre times to be alive, for sure.


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