I was 11 years old and in 6th grade when it happened my parents picked me up from school because they were afraid there might be copycat bombers. Remember how eerily quiet the skies were for like a week.
I was in 6th grade. I remember my friend had been at a doctor's appointment that morning and had seen it on the news, so he told us about the twin towers being hit. I didn't believe him, until later that afternoon the teacher got us all together and told us.
I remember the feeling of shock and disbelief, lots of parents picking kids up at school, and the endless news coverage. For me, it was scary to find out that two of the planes had taken off from Boston, my home city. That night I heard a low flying plane outside my window and I remember feeling scared.
I remember absolutely nothing of it but me sitting on my mothers lap watching some kind of show when there was a "breaking news" which got my mother really shocked so I tried to comfort her. That's all I remember.
But who's to blame me for that? I was just a 6 year old Dutch kid at that time!
I was 6 or 7 and my family and I was sitting around our tv. I remembered my dad was so shocked he was standing in front of the tv. I remember seeing some of the footage of one of the planes crashing.
Couple of days later I was at school, and one of the classes had drawn pictures(just random pictures) which the school posted in the gym. One of the pictures was a plane crashing into one of the twin towers. Dont know why but that picture hit home for me and ive never forgotten about it.
Given the recent lack of aptitude for forming simple discussion within this forum, I am not at all surprised by the disrespectful replies on this post.
I am from the Washington, DC area and was in high school during the events of 9/11. I vividly remember watching the events of 9/11 on TV throughout the entire day of school. For me the most frightening part was the plane which crashed into the Pentagon, as I had several classmates with family working in the building.
I sympathize deeply for people who were shocked, depressed or personally impacted by the attack, but I personally don't care about the event. It's not the first time American blood was spilled on American soil.
ok i'll play serious then. i was on my first gnarly road trip, 20 years old, broke, eating cold beef stew every day and taking turns sleeping in my friend's station wagon and on the roof. we had just got into boulder colorado from camping in the mountains, and i saw a picture in the newspaper of a building on fire and laughed about it. later that day we just kept seeing people on the side of the road selling american flags (yeah it was that quick) and i became even more cynical about the country i happened to be born in...
i'm not trying to be disrespectful, but if i have to shed a tear for 9/11 i have to shed a tear for everything else, and i just don't have the time. yes it was horrible, yes i feel sorry that i laughed at it, no i'm not trying to hurt anyone's feelings.
I remember it very well. I was in 3rd grade, in Mexico, that day was raining very hard and I didnt attend school because of that. I remember that I woke up and I saw my mom very confused watching the TV. I remember that Mexican TV was showing live coverage from Fox. It was so scared thinking that the people inside of these buildings were dying and no one could do something to stop it. One week later I went for 2nd time in my life to USA, in the border, the officials were very very strict checking everyone and the vehicles.. America was in a collective psychosis, a very sad moment.
I was a senior in college (at 21) and my experience was much like ChrisCMU's. I saw the first tower fall on replay in between class periods and then went home when they cancelled the rest of the days classes. I saw the second tower fall on the tv at home.
I realize it's not the worst thing that humans have done to other humans, but I still shudder when I think of all those lives snuffed out that quickly.
Rome's version of 9/11 Massacre of the Romans & Italici in Asia, c.May 88 BC
In Bithynia Mithridates received a radical and strange piece of advice from a prominent Greek philosopher at his court, Metrodoros of Skepsis, who was known as ho misoromaios (the Roman-hater) on account of the extremity of his anti-Roman sentiments. Metrodoros suggested that in order to bind the communities of the Roman province to the Pontic cause the king should arrange for the extermination of all Romans in the province without regard to age or sex and force the participation of all the Greek civic authorities, thus shaking off Roman rule permanently and irrevocably.
Soon after securing control of the province in about early April Mithridates proceeded with his plans. The massacre was carefully planned and co-ordinated to take the victims by surprise, in every community and all at once. In writing to all the civic authorities of the province, detailing the measures to be taken, the king stipulated that the killings were to be carried out exactly one month after the date of his letter. The date in question is not recorded but fell around early May 88 BC. What took place on that day profoundly affected Roman/Hellenistic relations. Appian states that 80,000 Romans and Italians were killed in these "Asiatic Vespers".