Page 2 of 5 FirstFirst 1234 ... LastLast
Results 21 to 40 of 86

Thread: 18 years ago

  1. #21
    Join Date
    Jan 2016
    Posts
    436

    Default

    6th grade. I understood exactly what was happening. We had the school TV tuned to the news and we were watching the first tower. Most of the kids were joking around, behaving like normal kids that see this just as an opportunity to get out of school early. Then someone yelled "there's another plane!" Everyone went silent and we all watched the second plane slam into the tower on live television. No one said a word. Our teacher started crying, and walked out of the room.
    Psalm 23

  2. #22
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Boone, NC
    Posts
    4,360

    Default

    Coach Wyatt's Econ class at Dorman High School, 9th grade.

    It's crazy to think that some of the younger guys on this site likely don't even remember it. It doesn't seem like it was 18 years ago.

  3. #23
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Location
    Kirksey
    Posts
    9,183

    Default

    Bush’s face when he heard a 2nd plane had hit

    B054EA79-1C2B-4563-852D-D9D3322F1C3A.jpeg
    Houndsmen are born, not made.

    Quote Originally Posted by Strick9 View Post
    Duck Cutter knows whats up.
    Stuff that works, stuff that holds up, the kind of stuff you don't hang on the wall

  4. #24
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Simpsonville
    Posts
    2,429

    Default

    Had just left one hospital and stopped at Hardee's to grab a biscuit when the first plane hit. I walked into a surgery center in Spartanburg in time to see the second plane hit the tower. Remember it like it was yesterday.

  5. #25
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    323

    Default

    I was in business law as well.
    Col. Craig

  6. #26
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Jame isle
    Posts
    5,237

    Default

    I was in 9th grade English class. We had a half day of school that day. I remember the weather was as beautiful as can be that day.
    867-5309

  7. #27
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Anderson sc
    Posts
    996

    Default

    I was a sophomore in HS in my English class. We watched the second plane hit and there was a girl in my class freaking out because her dad was suppost to be in a meeting in one of the towers. She couldnt get him on his cell phone because of the amount of cell traffic up there. She finially heard from him late that night that he had overslept and missed his meeting. He was getting out of a cab a 1/2 block away when the first plane hit.

  8. #28
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Location
    Forest Acres
    Posts
    9,457

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by 2thDoc View Post
    i miss the nationalism(?) that came shortly after that tragic day. It made me proud to be an American.

    These days, not so much....
    With you on this one. Just look at what has been elected to Congress.
    His mercies are new every morning. Lamentations 3:23

  9. #29
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Manning, SC
    Posts
    10,732

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by 2thDoc View Post
    i miss the nationalism(?) that came shortly after that tragic day. It made me proud to be an American.

    These days, not so much....
    Yeap

  10. #30
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    Gobbler's Knob, GA/ Bamberg,SC
    Posts
    14,771

    Default

    Our family is still heavily invested in the "war on Global Terror"

    My nephew is about to deploy for the fourth time. He is a Frogman. Keep him in your prayers.
    F**K Cancer

    Just Damn.

  11. #31
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    Posts
    3,018

    Default

    I remember walking into a customers office in Chas that morning.... I didn't listen to radio stations, normally always has CDs in the truck...I walked in and everybody was hovered around the secretary's desk...The look on their faces said everything you needed to know...
    Last edited by FishSticker; 09-11-2019 at 10:23 AM.

  12. #32
    Join Date
    Aug 2016
    Posts
    147

    Default

    I was in midtown Manhattan working in the tallest building in Times Square. Crossed the street from the subway just in time to see the first plane come over the city. Got to 34th floor and stood in colleagues corner office looking at the burning tower with others as 2nd plane hit. Walked home. In hindsight we know what happened. At the time we had no clue what was going on. Walking thru Central Park heard rumors of pentagon, state dept and White House being destroyed. Heard rumor of a tower falling and did not believe it. Got to my upper east side apt just in time to watch 2nd tower come down

    It was also my wife’s first day as a teacher at a school on the upper west side. I got a message to her that I was ok and went to get lunch. Bars were packed

    Walked across Central Park to pick up my wife when school got out. They had put the school on information lock down and nobody knew much of wha,t had happened. Walked back home across Central Park and it was eerily quiet except the sound of F16s circling manhattan

    Felt pretty trapped. I never like New York to begin with and on 9/11 and for a couple days after we were effectively held hostage on the island. Next day went to try to give blood and lines were wrapped around the block. And little did we know they did not need the blood

    Next few days were trying. You’d walk around and try to be normal but I remember walking down the sidewalk and seeing a foreign dude jump out of a Ryder truck and jog away. Couldn’t get around the corner fast enough. Stuff like that

    Anyway I could go on forever. Wish time didn’t soften things. America on 9/12 would be ashamed of what we are now

  13. #33
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Location
    Jasper
    Posts
    4,842

    Default

    I was working at Datastream in Greenville. The internet ground to a halt. No pages would load. I rushed home to watch the news on TV.

  14. #34
    Join Date
    Nov 2015
    Posts
    1,159

    Default

    11th grade auto shop. We were in the shop when the teachers came out and told us about the first plane. Walked in the classroom and watched the second. I recall thinking the first one was a freak accident. That thought disappeared fast.

  15. #35
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Posts
    213

    Default

    I was working in DC at 17th and Penn (overlooking the White House) when I got a call from my grandmother (she never called me at work). Heard all the rumors starting from her (bombs on the Mall, Capital Bldg hit, White House was next, etc). Got in my car, in the garage below the building and took off. Quickest way home was thru Georgetown. As I was almost in Georgetown, with a view across the Potomac towards Virginia, I could see the mushroom looking cloud from the Pentagon. I will never forget.

    My sister was waking from her drunken slumber in midtown Manhattan. Needless to say, our mom in Montana was freaking out about her kids. Cell and internet services were worthless due to the traffic.

  16. #36
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Banks of the Wateree
    Posts
    32,757

    Default

    My sister and new BIL were just getting off of some planes on their honeymoon in another country. It took them a bit to get back.

  17. #37
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Fair Play
    Posts
    1,148

    Default

    Working for Fruit of the Loom in Rabun Gap, Ga. Just wrapped up a meeting and my Admin told us a plane had just hit one of the towers. We were thinking it was a general aviation plane and were trying to get online to check it out but was having trouble due to the traffic. We finally got connected about the time the 2nd plane hit. I'll never forget that feeling.

  18. #38
    Join Date
    Nov 2014
    Posts
    7,258

    Default

    I was in freshman keyboarding class. Nearly swallowed my Skoal
    "They are who we thought they were"

    You can dress a fat chick up, but you cant fix stupid

  19. #39
    Join Date
    Sep 2001
    Location
    Wateree, South Carolina
    Posts
    34,762

    Default

    I have a cousin who was the only American not on Earth that day. He was stuck on the ISS wondering how the hell he was going to get home...


  20. #40
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Posts
    207

    Default

    I was living just over an hour away from it. Know a lot of people who were involved with the the clean up/ recovery. To say it had a major effect on them would be an understatement. My wife was in college at the time just across the river in NJ and could clearly see the smoke from her apartment. Scary and uncertain times for sure. I know a retired NYPD officer who was on scene from the time of the first plane until they came down. His account of that day and what he and others involved went through is truly amazing. Never Forget!

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •