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OT: Where Were You on This Day 16 Years Ago
First, God Bless America and keep it and it's people, all it's people, safe!

On this day, and ironically, I was in a Continuity Planning/Disaster Recovery security meeting in down town Harrisburg, Pa. when I first heard of the terrorist attack. Walking through the normally vibrant Capitol city parking garage, but then empty at the time, gave an strange feeling to what was happening at that moment.

Finally getting to my car in the parking garage on the other end of the town, I spent 3 hours waiting to be able to get out of the garage to go home and find out more details what happened.

Any other stories to share?
09-11-2017 08:13 AM
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9th Grade English class. Second day of high school. School got dismissed early.

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09-11-2017 08:18 AM
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At work. I went to the kitchen area to get some water and saw a lot of people watching the news of the plane crashing into the first tower.

Of course I stayed and watched from that point and I remember saying "There's another one" when the second plane was about to hit.
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09-11-2017 08:28 AM
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Jury duty. 'Evacuated' the Durham County courthouse around 9 or so.
09-11-2017 08:35 AM
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I was very young. I was outside playing with my two corgis while my mom was gardening and my mom heard the news and we just kind of stood out there together in pure shock and silence, and sadness. my dad worked In NYC at the time. Luckily he wasn't harmed. I lived in CT at the time.
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Freshman Level Chemistry in High School. Our teacher heard the announcement and looked at all of us and said words I'll always remember:

"Guys, the administration here just told us not to show you what's going on, but you deserve to, since this will change your lives forever." We stayed in that classroom until about noon that day...then they let us all out of school. Little did I know that two of my teachers had family in the towers (both ended up safe thankfully).
09-11-2017 08:50 AM
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Sophomore year at Morehouse College. I was still sleeping when the first plane hit. When I woke up and turned on the TV it was all they were showing. I was watching live when the second plane hit. It was the most surreal day I can remember. All classes where cancelled but I took the drive to campus and it was the most somber and downbeat I'd ever seen it. All the NYC kids were in a near state of shock. God bless the victims and their families and God bless America.
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I was on a land surveying crew, staking out Brookhannah Court in Fuquay-Varina, NC. I remember my crew chief talking to the developer (a veteran) about what was going on. We were just in a state of shock thinking it was a bad accident until the 2nd plane hit.
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About a year before it happened, the office expanded the large break room with one TV, Headline News going 24/7. That was back when Headline News was "around the world in 30 minutes" *

Needless to say, nothing got done that day as large groups of people were huddled around the screen. Yes, I was one of them.

* Does anyone know when did Headline News ended that original format? I never ever watch it now as a result.
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I was shaving, getting ready to go to school. This day changed the world for all of us. It caused me to join the military, and serve. My life would be significantly different had I not done that.
09-11-2017 09:21 AM
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