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DrJays.com Asks, “How Do You Remember 9/11/01?”

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September 11, 2001 seems like it was just yesterday. I was a junior at Rufus King IB HIgh School in Milwaukee, WI, in Spanish class when  we heard the devastating news. The entire lesson stopped and Mrs. Badillo immediately turned on the TV. Our faces were stuck in disbelief. Most of us were shocked… and the rest of us didn’t know what the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center meant to the country. We were confused, but knew it was bad news. 

After the Pentagon, then the plane that crashed in Pennsylvania, I didn’t know what to think. The news flashed continuous messages of predicted death counts throughout the country, displayed images of buildings in flames, fearful people in anarchy and  showed anxious faces looking for loved ones who were lost… and couldn’t be found.

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We weren’t let out of school early, but when I arrived home, the coverage did not stop.

9/11 is by far one of those moments in life in which I consider surreal. I will never forget the undeniable fear, confusion, pain and disappointment — the results that led to discrimination, a bloody war, families displaced, lingering hatred and a nation moved in emotion. 

Its sad that thousands of people will never see their family members, co-workers or friends again. 

Today, we take the time at DrJays.com to remember the lives of all people effected by the tragic event that happened on 9/11/01 and thereafter. 

Let us know how you remember September 11, 2001. Paz.

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  • Being a very spiritual person, I remember a certain quickening to immediately begin to pray. I was in junior high at the time and we were outside for a fire drill. I began to pray, not knowing what I was praying for or why. The first building was struck about an hour later. Many of my friends in other classes were able to watch the news because the teachers found out and turned on their televisions. My science teacher was stubborn, so she didn’t. I didn’t find out what had happened until lunch. I remember feeling extremely uncertain about my future, about what would happen next and about my safety and the safety of my family and loved ones. I had another teacher who made matters worse by posting on the chalkboard a list of possible sites to be targeted next. Within the top 5 was a government facility located right in our town. Cars moved so slow on the road that day, as if people were scared to drive because they didn’t know what would happen next. Having watched the news consistently since my elementary days, I watched that night. Of course, for the entire day the news was inescapable and was broadcast all night long on many television stations that don’t even normally broadcast news. Faith in God was the key ingredient to my family’s ability to cope with such a tragic situation.

  • datguy says:

    Trying to help people remember that there have been 8 years of mayhem in the Middle East and that plenty of other innocent people have died because we let the U.S. government pull the wool over our eyes with all of this “never forget” shit.

  • Rose says:

    Well I remember September 11 by; being in 3rd grade and it was my 9th birthday but anyway I was in recess and people were getting picked up early. I didn’t know what was going on and when I got home my parents were watching tv and I saw the plane crashing into the twin towers and I didn’t really understand it. I just feel so bad for the 3000 people who were killed and the thousands who were injured and we should never forget this tragic event.

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