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Old 09-11-2008, 10:19 AM   #1
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"Where Were You When The World Stop Turning" on 9/11?

This is the forth year now that I've brought this thread back to life. It's time to remember yet again. For our new members be sure to tell us what you were doing September 11, 2001. 09:00 Eastern time when the planes first hit the Twin Towers; went down in Shanksville, PA, and the Pentagon.

Least we forget, Darryl Worley "Have You Forgotten?"

I was in Anaheim, CA, at a computer seminar and trade show at the Convention Center; 3000 miles from home. I got up about 6:00AM Pacific Time (9:00 Eastern Time), turned on the TV to catch the news, and there I stood, frozen in time. I couldn't move. I was stunned and couldn't believe what was happening right in front of me on the television. Of course all flights were grounded, all convention centers were shutdown, all amusement parks were closed and on, and on. From my hotel room I could see Disney Land. It never seemed to stop but, on that day, it fell eerily silent. The silence was deafening. One-by-one I'd see a car pass with an American Flag, then another and another. It wasn't long before almost every car that went by had a flag.

Sadly, we lost three presenters on Flight 11 from Boston.

I can really relate to Alan Jackson's tribute to 9/11, "Where Were You When The World Stop Turning," because I was on a stage in LA that day - or would have been. BTW - this song was read into the National Register; may be the only one to have ever been given this Honor.

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Old 09-11-2008, 10:27 AM   #2
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"Where Were You When The World Stop Turning" on 9/11?

I was working for Verizon up in a bucket truck out in Berne, NY listening to Howard Stern when it all happened.
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Old 09-11-2008, 10:57 AM   #3
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"Where Were You When The World Stop Turning" on 9/11?

Big surprise. I was at the shop building motors.
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"Where Were You When The World Stop Turning" on 9/11?

I was in the shower getting ready for work
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Old 09-11-2008, 11:17 AM   #5
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"Where Were You When The World Stop Turning" on 9/11?

I was a sophomore in high school in English class...can't believe that was seven years ago, now I feel old
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Old 09-11-2008, 11:20 AM   #6
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"Where Were You When The World Stop Turning" on 9/11?

I was sleeping when it happened and didn't even realize it was happening until I went to get my g/f from HS and was trying to find some music on the radio... All I was getting was talking, so I finally started listening.
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"Where Were You When The World Stop Turning" on 9/11?

at a job, north of DFW airport... didnt know why people where crying, running outside to look around, going home, etc... I wasn't listening to a radio, couldn't see a TV anywhere... someone noticed that i was just about the only one still working... he showed me the video on the web. I went to their break room, watched it over and over and over again, on their 13" tv, with my nose almost touching the screen for an hour... I went home shortly afterwords.
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"Where Were You When The World Stop Turning" on 9/11?

Art class at Goodson Middle School when the principal made the announcment.
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"Where Were You When The World Stop Turning" on 9/11?

i was in first period in 8th grade. man i feel old too
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"Where Were You When The World Stop Turning" on 9/11?

I don't exactly know right where I was. But I first heard about it when I was at the gas pumps at Costco in Las Vegas,Nevada.
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