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REMEMBERING 9/11: The Kids Of The Iconic Florida Classroom...10 Years Later

We can all remember where were were on September 11, 2001.  But what about the kids who were in that classroom in the now iconic pictures from the moment then President Bush was given the news about the Twin Towers? 

 

We found this report and thought it was an interesting peek into the minds of children dealing with traumatic events. The students from that classroom, many of the African American community, are now high school students,  And they are opening up about their memories of that day and what happened after.  Read their interesting perspectives inside.....

It's a day most people will never forget.  And this Sunday will be the 10 year anniversary of the biggest change in history of one of the most powerful countries in the world.

Former President George W. Bush had just sat down to read a story to the kids at Booker Elementary School in Sarasota, Florida when he was given word that two planes crashed into the World Trade Center.

Mr. Bush says he didn't want to frighten the children, so he remained calm during the crisis.  But 10 years later, what do the children remember about that moment and those that came after?

'It was like a blank stare. Like he knew something was going on but he didn't want to make it too bad for us to notice by looking different,' said Lenard Rivers, now a 17-year-old football player at Sarasota High.

 

Chantal Guerrero, now a 17-year-old senior at Sarasota Military Academy, talked about the possible impact of that moment saying,

'I think we all matured maybe a little bit,' said 'But since we were only seven, I'm not sure what kind of impact it had, because we didn't know how things were before.'

Another teen, Lazaro Dubrocq, now a 17-year-old senior at Sarasota's Riverview High School, said,

'I was too young and naive to fully understand the gravity of the situation.  'As I began to age and mature, it helped me gain a new perspective of the world and it helped me mature faster as I began to understand that there are politics and wars and genocides that occur daily throughout the world. It helped me come to a realisation that the world is not a perfect place.'

Their former teacher, Kay Daniels also shared her memories saying,

'I had 16 little ones sitting in front of me, the media in the back of the classroom, and I had to keep going,' said Ms Daniels, now a reading teacher at a Sarasota middle school.
'Emotionally, (Bush) left us, but he came back. He did come back into the lesson, and he picked up the book and for a moment he stayed with us.'

Where were ou when you found out about the first major attack from foreign terrorists on U.S. soil?  How did it affect you?

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when i remember September 11,

when i remember September 11, 2001, there is a great sadness that comes over me. i was in brooklyn, on my way to manhattan. i was a freelance artist at the time, so THANK GOD, i did not have to go to a 9-5 that day. i stopped at the bodega a little after 8am to get a metro card. the owner told me, "i don't think you're gonna be able to get into manhattan. a plane just hit the world trade center." he pointed at a 13" tv behind me to look at the footage playing of the a plane hitting one of the towers, which i later learned was the first tower to fall. i stood in shock, but it still didn't register. i told him to have a good day & i left, still on my journey into manhattan. i got on the A train, but by the time i got to High St Bklyn Bridge station, the train operator told everyone that it was the last stop & everyone had to get off, because no trains were going into manhattan. i immediately got off, because i knew what happened, and as i was exiting the train i turned behind me to see if others were leaving. only a few of us got off. the others were on the train like it was a normal signal issue that was causing the delay. as i was coming out of the station i had this unusual feeling of anxiety and fear. when i walked out, there was a car with the passenger door open & radio loud enough for passers by to hear the news channel. it was mayhem and that was the first day i realized (after being in NY for 2 years) that you could see the world trade towers very well from the Bklyn Bridge. when i looked at the bridge and saw people walking...and running...across covered in white ash, then i looked at the 2nd tower and was only able to see it standing for a few seconds before it collapsed before my eyes. it sounded like Niagra Falls. my mouthed dropped open and i cried and looked up to the sky and said, "what is going on?! why is this happening?" a woman came around the fence, walking fast & crying hysterically. i just stood there, scared to move. i tried to use my cell phone to call my mother & i knew she must have been just as hysterical as me and the woman that passed me. my phone didn't have a signal so i walked until i found a pay phone and the line was around the block. i walked to a school and went in and found pay phones. there was no line. i called my mom and when she heard my voice, she screamed, "THANK YOU JESUS!!!" and just cried. we both cried. i was so scared and was praying that wouldn't be the last time i spoke to her. i was traumatized for months. i still get so sad when i hear the #'s, 9/11. that day represented so much for me, and millions of others. but i must say that i felt every emotion. fear, joy, pain and anger. anger because i had to walk from downtown Bklyn to BedStuy (Stuyvesant Hts), which took me an hour. i know that was not long compared to many others who did not live in Bklyn, but Jersey, Queens, or Staten Island. some people did not get home for several hours. i THANK GOD that i did not make it to manhattan that day...that, even though i was not working on a project that day, or working a 9-5, i was still running behind schedule. my heart goes out to the families and friends who lost loved ones that day. i pray that those who perished that day are at peace. live life to the fullest...forgive those who have hurt you...live for today because tomorrow is not promised. Brooklyn Girl from San Francisco
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I'm sorry to say this but it takes an event like 9/11 or the anniversary of it to NOT fight back-n-forth about the Beyonce. We need to have more meaningful convos on our blogs about thoughtful intelligent topics. Let's continue to illustrate the diversity of our intelligence!
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What about the kids who were

What about the kids who were in school in New York City when this happened? I was a sophmore in Highshool. My Highschool was a couple blocks away from the twin towers. No one told us what was going on. Only that we had to leave immediately. I remember running. Faster than I have ever ran in my life. I couldn't hear anything. The sirens were so loud. I remember having a great fear of getting trampled. Then I saw it. We all saw it. The billowing smoke. It was one of the scariest moments of my life. Day turned into night in a matter of 15 seconds. The subways were down so I had to walk 30 blocks to get home. I remember most what I saw when I walked through times square 42nd street. Everyone was standing still, staring at the huge television that overlooks times square. It was like a horror scene from some sick movie. Then we all saw it. A shot from a onlookers camera phone of the first plane hitting the building. People were collasping in the street. Crying. There was so much crying. I was covered and smoke. It was hard to breath. I was so angry. I wanted to kill who ever did that. Whoever did that to my city. To our city... I cant go on. It makes me very sad to think of that day. But I will tell you this. New York City changed after that day. We all let go of our aggression and came together. I dont think anyone will ever know what that day was like unless they were there. Horrible it was. But I am proud to say I was able to witness first hand one of the most historical moments in our culture. Long live Gotham City, and the people of New York.
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I was a sophmore in

I was a sophmore in highschool when the twin towers fell. My highschool was a couple of blocks from the twin towers. No one told us what was going on. Only that we had to leave. We all ran out the building and saw the smoke. It was one of the scariest moments of my life. I remember having to walk 30 blocks to get home because the trains were shut off. People were crying in the streets. I remember walking down 42nd street times square. Everyone was standing still. Like a scene from a movie, and was looking at the huge TV that overlooks times scare. It showed a shot of the first plane hitting the building. I couldnt breath, and I was choking from the smoke. I can still smell it to this day if I think about it hard enough. It was terrible. But I am proud to say I am a New Yawker, and I was there to witness one of the historical moments in our culture.
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Wow refreshing to see this

Wow refreshing to see this article. I was in 8th grade and my mom came to pick me up from school. My first thoughts : sigh okay so they forgot to pay the tuition again? (I was attending catholic school in bk). As me my two little brothers started walking home I remember it being so quiet in bk which is unusual. I also remember my mom telling us if we could smell the smell of ash burning. When I got home I watched people waving their flags to get help and still hoping everything was going to be okay. When I saw the towers fall I was terrified . I was a happy child and never thought I would see evil so pure in my life as long as I prayed and always did the right thing. Sept 11th affected me in so many ways. I have serious anxiety attacks everytime I get into an elevator to go into a building that is 20 ft or higher. And my fear of heights is crazy just for fear that if I'm too high-up I'm further from safety. I can't go into an office that is all class or even go to the rooftop of the empire state building. I'm so sorry for all the lives lost 9/11. I know people say it was their time to go but I honestly can't believe that. It was just an ordinary day for all of them .I will never forget that perfect blue sky. God bless .
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Wow refreshing to see this

Wow refreshing to see this article. I was in 8th grade and my mom came to pick me up from school. My first thoughts : sigh okay so they forgot to pay the tuition again? (I was attending catholic school in bk). As me my two little brothers started walking home I remember it being so quiet in bk which is unusual. I also remember my mom telling us if we could smell the smell of ash burning. When I got home I watched people waving their flags to get help and still hoping everything was going to be okay. When I saw the towers fall I was terrified . I was a happy child and never thought I would see evil so pure in my life as long as I prayed and always did the right thing. Sept 11th affected me in so many ways. I have serious anxiety attacks everytime I get into an elevator to go into a building that is 20 ft or higher. And my fear of heights is crazy just for fear that if I'm too high-up I'm further from safety. I can't go into an office that is all class or even go to the rooftop of the empire state building. I'm so sorry for all the lives lost 9/11. I know people say it was their time to go but I honestly can't believe that. It was just an ordinary day for all of them .I will never forget that perfect blue sky. God bless .
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Wow refreshing to see this

Wow refreshing to see this article. I was in 8th grade and my mom came to pick me up from school. My first thoughts : sigh okay so they forgot to pay the tuition again? (I was attending catholic school in bk). As me my two little brothers started walking home I remember it being so quiet in bk which is unusual. I also remember my mom telling us if we could smell the smell of ash burning. When I got home I watched people waving their flags to get help and still hoping everything was going to be okay. When I saw the towers fall I was terrified . I was a happy child and never thought I would see evil so pure in my life as long as I prayed and always did the right thing. Sept 11th affected me in so many ways. I have serious anxiety attacks everytime I get into an elevator to go into a building that is 20 ft or higher. And my fear of heights is crazy just for fear that if I'm too high-up I'm further from safety. I can't go into an office that is all class or even go to the rooftop of the empire state building. I'm so sorry for all the lives lost 9/11. I know people say it was their time to go but I honestly can't believe that. It was just an ordinary day for all of them .I will never forget that perfect blue sky. God bless .
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those children got to witness

those children got to witness the worst president in united states history in action that sad day
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I don't think he was the

I don't think he was the worst...Bush takes a lot of flack and since i'm not into politics, I am not qualified to voice an opinion or whether he is or not. I think think is reaction was an error (huge one) on his part, because that's the reaction of a school official or parent. Anyone NOT the president or not involved with the government. He should have kindly excused himself, but he was in as much shock as everyone else and wasn't prepared. Most people who don't know the workings of government and congress, lawmaking process, etc., comment when they really shouldn't (this applies to everyone).
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I remember this day like it

I remember this day like it was yesterday. I work at the Atlanta Airport where I have worked for 17years. I remember I was training a new co-worker and she had basically caught on so I was out on the ramp. I was listening to the radio station and they were making fun of Whitney Houston when the traffic lady came on and said that everyone needed to turn on the news. By this time one of my co-workers came and told me to get in front of a TV. I just remember them locking everything up and we could not leave the airport until every plane was accounted for. The Airport is a very loud place I just remember by 12 noon when they finally let us leave you could hear a pen drop. So you knew something was not right, I called my husband at the time and ask should I pick up the kids and told me no they were probably in a safer place than I was and to just get home safe. I remeber just watching the news for days and just kept crying for all those lives lost.
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I was a first semester

I was a first semester freshman in college and I had just walked into my dorm's lobby and saw the plane hit as I was headed for the staircase. I remember it stopped me dead in my tracks and the counselor at the desk said that it was the Twin Towers in NY. All I could do was run upstairs and call my dad b/c I knew he was flying into NY that day for work (my dad is now retired Air Force). I don't think I actually took a breath until I heard him pick up the phone to tell me he'd missed his flight. I cried of sadness, fear but most of all relief. Then I thought of all the people who wouldn't get to breathe that sigh of relief....I still think about and pray for all the families who suffer through such a senseless and devastating loss...and hug my father a little tighter every year.
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I was in the 9th grade

I was in the 9th grade sitting in my health class. Our principal came on the intercom and told the teachers to turn on the in classroom TVs. I remember being extremely confused more than anything. The fact that what was happening was being done on purpose wasn't necessarily registering. I missed when the second plane hit, but by the time I got to my next class biology, the fear my teacher had in her voice made me realize something serious was happening. I remember seeing people in ash and genuinely thinking, it can't be snowing in New York, what is that? I will never forget watching people waving their shirts out of windows trying to get the attention of somebody... Anybody. Every class I went to, we were watching the coverage. The images of people jumping from the buildings stood out the most to me. I remember teachers telling us the world was changed forever and I still didn't get it. When I got home and watched the news with my mom and rewatched the towers fall, I just went to my room and asked God why... That day affected me in so many ways. I found myself feeling depressed and scared and constantly thinking about the people who died, especially the people who jumped. I'll never forget September 11th. Ever.
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I had just woke and and had

I had just woke and and had to go to the restroom (I was seven months pregnant). I remember the picture on television was so clear. And I thought to myself......."why can I see this building burning so clearly"? That is when the second plane hit. I soon found out that was happening on U.S. soil. I was scared out of my mind even though I was in California. I was thinking remember think I was going to bring my baby in the world with bombs going off all willy nilly.
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I worked for port authority

I worked for port authority of ny 77th floor tower 2. I was just got off elevator on 44th and was waiting for 2nd elevator to take me to 77. Just as the elevator went ding, the explosion sounded like 50 bombs going off and the building swayed to one side. To make a long story short, I knew it wasn't right and thank God for Anthony Garcia, he was standing next to me and said let's roll. I have stories for days and had I not stopped to vote that very morning, you will not be readings my story. My father had a heart attack, because he thought I was still in there. I walked from Manhattan to Brooklyn in a daze not fully grasping what had happen. The sounds of the ppl hitting floor after jumping from the window. Life is short ppl so recognize. I'm happy for my life but it have never been the same.....:(
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Wow, your story is... Wow...

Wow, your story is... Wow... I always get chills hearing stories of people who avoided losing their lives that day by purely coincidental happenings in their lives that morning. I read a few years ago that the writer and creator of Family Guy missed being on the flight that hit the 1st tower by 10 minutes just because his agent gave him the wrong time for his flight. Those stories literally give me chills.
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I worked for port authority

I worked for port authority of ny 77th floor tower 2. I was just got off elevator on 44th and was waiting for 2nd elevator to take me to 77. Just as the elevator went ding, the explosion sounded like 50 bombs going off and the building swayed to one side. To make a long story short, I knew it wasn't right and thank God for Anthony Garcia, he was standing next to me and said let's roll. I have stories for days and had I not stopped to vote that very morning, you will not be readings my story. My father had a heart attack, because he thought I was still in there. I walked from Manhattan to Brooklyn in a daze not fully grasping what had happen. The sounds of the ppl hitting floor after jumping from the window. Life is short ppl so recognize. I'm happy for my life but it have never been the same.....:(
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@blk718 your story gave me

@blk718 your story gave me Chills. I'm so happy you are here with us to share your story. I hope and wish you will speak/mentor the youth because at lot of them just don't get it. Who ever Anthony Garcia is God Bless his soul. Rip to every one who lost their life on 911. May God Bless us all
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I was sitting on my couch

I was sitting on my couch eatting breakfast watching the morning news when the plane hit. The news instantly switched to that and as I watched the 2nd plane hit the building I knew the 1st one was no accident. It made me realize that their is a lot of hate in the world still. Its not just the racism we see here but all over. It made me want to go vote so we could get someone in office so they could make them idiots pay for what they did to us. Bush did nothing but hide that fool and it took Obama to get justice. If we dont vote the right people in office this WILL happen again guranteed.
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I have read every post

I have read every post regarding 911. It's so weird reading about where every one was on that horrible day. I am a cop and was 9 months pregnant. I had just sat down for desk duties when the second plan crashed into WTC. I thought to myself what the Hell??? I remember so clearly the news commentator saying Ladies and Gentlemen America is under attack. His words were so chilling. RIP to the lives lost and May God Bless Us All. I love all the positive post,,,keep them coming
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I was a junior in H.S., on

I was a junior in H.S., on 9/11. All I remember was waking up automatically due to auto power on my tv. I stared at the tv (was on mute), said to myself "wow, how did the pilot hit the damn building", soon after the 2nd plane hit. I immediately said, oh crap this has to be a terrorist attack. Being in California, it still was a very scary and emotional day. My prayers and thoughts, remain with the victims and their families....
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I was a junior in H.S., on

I was a junior in H.S., on 9/11. All I remember was waking up automatically due to auto power on my tv. I stared at the tv (was on mute), said to myself "wow, how did the pilot hit the damn building", soon after the 2nd plane hit. I immediately said, oh crap this has to be a terrorist attack. Being in California, it still was a very scary and emotional day. My prayers and thoughts, remain with the victims and their families....
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I was a junior in H.S., on

I was a junior in H.S., on 9/11. All I remember was waking up automatically due to auto power on my tv. I stared at the tv (was on mute), said to myself "wow, how did the pilot hit the damn building", soon after the 2nd plane hit. I immediately said, oh crap this has to be a terrorist attack. Being in California, it still was a very scary and emotional day. My prayers and thoughts, remain with the victims and their families....
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Even if 911 was an inside job

Even if 911 was an inside job it still was an event that changed our history. The question is, Who is our real enemy? Some cave dwelling Muslims or our own government?
Anonymous's picture

I was a junior in H.S., on

I was a junior in H.S., on 9/11. All I remember was waking up automatically due to auto power on my tv. I stared at the tv (was on mute), said to myself "wow, how did the pilot hit the damn building", soon after the 2nd plane hit. I immediately said, oh crap this has to be a terrorist attack. Being in California, it still was a very scary and emotional day. My prayers and thoughts, remain with the victims and their families....
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I was a junior in H.S., on

I was a junior in H.S., on 9/11. All I remember was waking up automatically due to auto power on my tv. I stared at the tv (was on mute), said to myself "wow, how did the pilot hit the damn building", soon after the 2nd plane hit. I immediately said, oh crap this has to be a terrorist attack. Being in California, it still was a very scary and emotional day. My prayers and thoughts, remain with the victims and their families....
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I was a junior in H.S., on

I was a junior in H.S., on 9/11. All I remember was waking up automatically due to auto power on my tv. I stared at the tv (was on mute), said to myself "wow, how did the pilot hit the damn building", soon after the 2nd plane hit. I immediately said, oh crap this has to be a terrorist attack. Being in California, it still was a very scary and emotional day. My prayers and thoughts, remain with the victims and their families....
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I had called in sick from

I had called in sick from work that day and slept in late. When I woke up around 10:30am and turned to CNN, I thought it was some sort of joke. What I learned from 9/11 is that it was all staged under Bush and Cheney for profits and to destroy the America we once knew. Our government can do and will do whatever they want to, by any means necessary, to carry out their agenda.
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My Sister and I were in NY

My Sister and I were in NY for a vacation before we had to go back to school and work. Our plane was to leave for Los Angeles that day so we were sleeping in before heading to the airport. I just remember waking up to my cell phone ringing and picking up to my father asking me where I was and did I know that the WTC had been attacked. I was only 19 at the time very naive and self centered and all I could think about was would I make it back to LA in time because I was throwing a party that weekend!! I know horrible right?? Yet in the days to come it became more and more real as we were stuck in NY for more days than planned and had to stay with relatives.
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I was a senior in college and

I was a senior in college and I remember that morning my first class was at 10:30 but my mom always had a tendency to call early to wake me up. That morning, I said Mom this is my late day please stop waking me up but on the other end all I could hear was her screaming hysterically to turn on the TV. Within minutes of getting off the phone with her, we were alerted that classes were cancelled, the school gates were being shut, and no one was allowed on or off campus. By mid-day we were all panic stricken because of news reports Ft. Detrick (walking distance) or Camp David (less than 30 min) could be targets of attacks. The funny thing about that day was that we got local PA TV access programming and they reported fighter jets scrambling in the area between MD and PA hours prior to the national media admitting the third plane was down. All we know is that we saw that information once and by the time anyone knew about the final crash site, everything had been completely cleaned up. No matter whether what happened on that day, conspiracy or not, I felt for the lives that were lost, the military and first responders that acted selflessly, and I would not have wanted to be in the shoes of any federal or local leader who had to make any executive decisions on that day. The day shaped my career path and changed the way I viewed the US in relation to the rest of the world.
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I was right here in NYC then

I was right here in NYC then like I am now, 20 years I've lived here and at that time me and my brother had jobs working downtown,he worked near Brooklyn Bridge,but switched with a co-worker to get that day off. I was taking some classes at NYU, and my job as a messenger one of our offices was in 2 World Trade in essentially the basement. I always remembered how tight security was over there, I left my I.D. at home once, and security at the Towers were like sorry even though we know you can't let you up to deliver packages,some companies had to send someone down to sign. I remember the view from the sky lobby which was cool. It was always busy and I loved going up there. On 9/11 I had a math class and was then gonna work later, but couldn't get out of bed for whatever reason. Didn't know anything that happened until my uncle from SC called inquiring where the hell me and my brother were, the family was freaked out. I turn to CNN and see the Towers smoking going oh shit they caught us sleep again, then thinking damn what about my co-workers and the office workers. For me 9/11 is about the unecessary loss of life and how folks gave their life to save other people, when they could have just left the building. The lesson is humanity is capable of doing the absolute worst to each other but, were also capable of being the best humanity has to offer. RIP to everbody who died that day and also those who have and are dying because of that toxic dust
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I was right here in NYC then

I was right here in NYC then like I am now, 20 years I've lived here and at that time me and my brother had jobs working downtown,he worked near Brooklyn Bridge,but switched with a co-worker to get that day off. I was taking some classes at NYU, and my job as a messenger one of our offices was in 2 World Trade in essentially the basement. I always remembered how tight security was over there, I left my I.D. at home once, and security at the Towers were like sorry even though we know you can't let you up to deliver packages,some companies had to send someone down to sign. I remember the view from the sky lobby which was cool. It was always busy and I loved going up there. On 9/11 I had a math class and was then gonna work later, but couldn't get out of bed for whatever reason. Didn't know anything that happened until my uncle from SC called inquiring where the hell me and my brother were, the family was freaked out. I turn to CNN and see the Towers smoking going oh shit they caught us sleep again, then thinking damn what about my co-workers and the office workers. For me 9/11 is about the unecessary loss of life and how folks gave their life to save other people, when they could have just left the building. The lesson is humanity is capable of doing the absolute worst to each other but, were also capable of being the best humanity has to offer. RIP to everbody who died that day and also those who have and are dying because of that toxic dust
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Our votes don't matter. The

Our votes don't matter. The government will always do as they please. There is only the illusion of freedom in US.
Anonymous's picture

So very true...we do not

So very true...we do not matter - never have, never will
Anonymous's picture

sad but true...

sad but true...
Anonymous's picture

I remember where I

I remember where I was.....the question is what did I learn? I learned we don't live in this world by ourselves; that there are people all over the world who are affected by who we put in our White House. I learned the decisions those people make can cause some people to hate us so much that they would be willing to die and take some of us with them. I learned to pay attention to politics and to vote responsibly because those people represent us! RIP to all those who were lost that day and to all the soldiers who have died since then.
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I was in the 11th grade when

I was in the 11th grade when this happened, I remember listening to the Tom Joyner morning show that morning in the car with my best friend. They didn't know what had happened then just yet except a plane crashing, once we got to school we watched the news to find out what happend and we witnessed the second plane crashing and I was devastated all I could do was cry! My friends dad was in DC going to the Pentagon at the time and I remember her freaking out! Luckily her dad had no made it to the pentagon that morning yet b4 the plane crashed. It was a sad day in america and ill never 4get. And don't 4get the plane that crashed in PA either! RIP to every1 who was affected that day.
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I was in the 11th grade when

I was in the 11th grade when this happened, I remember listening to the Tom Joyner morning show that morning in the car with my best friend. They didn't know what had happened then just yet except a plane crashing, once we got to school we watched the news to find out what happend and we witnessed the second plane crashing and I was devastated all I could do was cry! My friends dad was in DC going to the Pentagon at the time and I remember her freaking out! Luckily her dad had no made it to the pentagon that morning yet b4 the plane crashed. It was a sad day in america and ill never 4get. And don't 4get the plane that crashed in PA either! RIP to every1 who was affected that day.
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I was in the 11th grade when

I was in the 11th grade when this happened, I remember listening to the Tom Joyner morning show that morning in the car with my best friend. They didn't know what had happened then just yet except a plane crashing, once we got to school we watched the news to find out what happend and we witnessed the second plane crashing and I was devastated all I could do was cry! My friends dad was in DC going to the Pentagon at the time and I remember her freaking out! Luckily her dad had no made it to the pentagon that morning yet b4 the plane crashed. It was a sad day in america and ill never 4get. And don't 4get the plane that crashed in PA either! RIP to every1 who was affected that day.
Keri's picture

So sick of hearing about 9/11

So sick of hearing about 9/11 and the victims. Can we move on? Soldiers die everyday.
Anonymous's picture

Really? Wow. Get a grip!

Really? Wow. Get a grip! That's really unacceptable. Anyone who is anyone was impacted by 9/11 one way or another. For you to say that, and think like that is repulsive. If you're sick of "hearing" about it, then stay off the internet and turn off your television for the remainder of this wknd! Unbelievable!
Le's picture

"COLD HEARTED"

"COLD HEARTED"
Anonymous's picture

Enjoyed this post and the

Enjoyed this post and the comments from your readers. Please post more intelligent and meaningful subjects. Good job!
Anonymous's picture

i think im the youngest to

i think im the youngest to comment on this...i was in 3RD GRADE! my teacher had got a phone call, and took a gulp as she told us what happened. i had never heard of the WTC or the pentagon. soon after my dad picked me up and we went home and watched the news. i live in Houston and i was a little 8 year old, so i can only begin to imagine how scared ppl in DC, NY, PA and surrounding areas must have been because i know i was. that was very hard to watch as a child, and hard to fathom
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It was the beginning of my

It was the beginning of my sophomore year in college. We were waiting for the professor who was late for our 9:30 class. All of a sudden, she came running in screaming that America had been attacked. One of my classmates started freaking out because her aunt worked in the World Trade Center. There was an announcement that classes were cancelled. I remember the roads being so bare and quiet as my friend and I went to her house to watch the events on tv.
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Crazy thing is, I had just

Crazy thing is, I had just gone to NYC for the first time in December 2000 and have video of the WTC from a tour from friends.
Tagirl27's picture

i was in 7th grade and the

i was in 7th grade and the principal came over the intercom to address it. i just remember feeling confused. then our math teacher was explaining to us what happened. then when i got home and saw my mama glued to the tv and i saw it for my own eyes i was freaked out. it was a very scary time.
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