Where I was... 

Date Submitted: 9/10/2016
Author Info: Jill (Allentown - USA) 
Occupation: Administrative 
Lived in NY on 9.11.01?: No 
Knew someone who perished?: No 

«« Back

15 years ago. I was a senior in highschool. It was a morning just like any other morning at our vo-tech school in Pennsylvania. I was walking down the hall and my best friend was frantically running toward me, by the time she reached me, she could barely speak "A plane just crashed into the World Trade Center" she said. I replied "Was it on purpose?" As we were running back to lab to turn the tv on, I remembered my dad's flight was scheduled to come in some time that morning. He was a corporate trainer for FedEx and was based out of Newark. He was away on business. We made it to lab in time to hear the news on tv of the second plane hitting. We were sent home immediately. My mom was then sent home from work. Finally hours later we heard from my dad. It took him days to get home, due to grounding of the planes. Had he not been away on that trip, he could have been at a Port Authority meeting in the one tower. I do remember the skies being so quiet..we live near an airport and we saw not one plane for days..except the F116s circling the area. My heart was broken as I watched those towers collapse, all I did was cry. My family who lives outside of DC, I was so scared for them too and they were scared, I remember begging them to come home to Pa. They did for a while so our family could be together. My dad and his coworkers had to drive home from Arkansas, it took forever it seemed. That day is burned in my mind and I was fortunate to not have lost anyone that day. My heart goes out to those that did. We will never forget.  


The 9/11 attacks

Victor (Espergærde - Europe)


Lucas (Randers, NY, Denmark - Africa)

The day of the Attack

Linus (Espergærde, Danmark - Europe)

Coming home from doctor in delaware

Jake (Woodlyn, PA, United States - USA)

Where was I and where I am now

Jack (chicago , IL - USA)

9/11 for me

Jennifer (Whitesville, Ky, United States - USA)

My lucky

Larry (New-York - USA)

My 9/11 Story

Sean (Stamford , CT, United States - USA)

What I was doing

Frances (Las Vegas - USA)

5,100 Miles Too Far Away

Carolina (Agawam, MA - USA)

Another War

Valerie (Sacramento, CA - USA)

They sent us home

Emma (Beacon, Ny - USA)

Getting ready to play some Playstation 2.

Mike (San Francisco - Africa)

I Remember

Tammi (Altamonte Springs, Fl - USA)

Fear Got a Little Closer to Home

Paige (Oklahoma City - USA)

«« [ 1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  of 141 ] »»

Those who die innocent deaths never really die. They are everywhere; we just don't see them in quite the same way. And the culmination of what they were and what their death meant is as prevalent and tangible as the warmth in your soul and the sorrow in your heart.

Imran (story excerpt)


Site Design & Development
Robb Bennett @ Visual23

Site Design & Logo Design
Vince Pileggi

Managed By
Ali Imran Zaidi

Originally created in 2001 by
Robb Bennett and Ali Imran Zaidi.