Where Were You On 9/11?
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Where were you on 9/11? What were you doing? Who were you with?
The #WhereWereYou hashtag was one of the many ways social media remembered the events of Sept. 11, 2001. The world used this opportunity to connect with each other on the 17th anniversary of the attack on the World Trade Center.
Here are some of the stories shared on social media — from profound to mundane — on a day that brought us all together.
I was running in Central Park. I looked up to see one of the planes flying low and fast – not knowing it would slam into the World Trade Center a minute later.
Was down at Ground Zero hours later. There was no talk, only tears.#September11 #911Day pic.twitter.com/AdAtLR94cu
— (((Joel Leyden))) (@joelleyden) September 11, 2018
I was forced out of school by my dad and brought home to watch the news with my grandma of what was taking place. Two weeks prior, my two cousins left my Gram’s house to work for the World Trade Center. I never saw them again. #wherewereyou
— 🦇 (@ImTheBatmann) September 11, 2018
in 2001, i wasn’t born yet. on that day my parents were both late to work. my dad worked in the towers and my mom worked a few blocks away. i’m here today because they were late to work and that still doesn’t register in my mind sometimes. #wherewereyou
— maggie 49 (@unsolvedpilots) September 11, 2018
I was a few blocks away. I thought a truck hit had hit the loading dock as the whole building shook. Went outside and saw people jumping. Watched both towers fall, and spent 8-10 hours walking to get home.
Took four showers to get clean that night.#wherewereyou
— Eaches – Nerd / Wizard. (No relation to Frobozz) (@Eaches) September 11, 2018
I was an elementary school librarian trying maintain a sense of normalcy to not frighten the students. They had no idea. #wherewereyou
— Beth Bell (@elizabethalbell) September 11, 2018
I was pulling into work at the church I was serving. I remember it like yesterday. The fear, the sense of national unity, and the sorrow for the victims. I was 23. For Americans my age, this is an event in history that shaped us profoundly. #WhereWereYou pic.twitter.com/EEdcBBpxog
— Daniel Darling (@dandarling) September 11, 2018
#wherewereyou putting my shoes on while watching the morning news before leaving for 5th grade. I yelled up the stairs to my mom that someone crashed planes into these towers that I’ve never heard of, and she said it was probably just a movie or something.
— Firehouse Creative (@firehouse_ca) September 11, 2018
17 years ago I was on hometown recruiting in NYC for the Army. I remember turning on the news and seeing the planes hit. I just started to pack my gear. 1 hour later I got the call to return to Fort Drum. 3 weeks later I was in OEF1 in Afghanistan. #WhereWereYou
— Prince UhMuhFuckinUhhhhhh (@Supreeme_____) September 11, 2018
I ran home to check on my pregnant wife before heading to Alexandria for a YEC Planning Meeting. The news was on in the living room. They were reporting the first tower being hit. The second tower was hit while I watched. Surreal. #wherewereyou
— Corey J Olivier (@coreyolivier) September 11, 2018
Sept 11th 2001 – I was a freshman in US History class when the plane hit the 1st Tower.
— Ben Cobley (@BenC00) September 11, 2018
I was on the 39th floor of the second tower that day. I’m Grateful&Thankful to be here. My heart hurts for those we’ve loss. I will never forget❤ #WhereWereYou
— Tina alexis (@Authortalexis) September 11, 2018
I had taken a day off work. Turned on The Today Show just seconds before the end plane hit. 34 years old and the 1st thing I did was to call my mom and dad for reassurance. #WhereWereYou
— Nancy Mitchell (@njmitchell12) September 11, 2018
As a young reporter at a cable station in SC>>Despite personally grappling with what unfolded and sheer numbing of our souls, we pressed forward, put the public’s interests first, and went ON-AIR to deliver as much factual info as possible. #IRemember9.11 #WhereWereYou pic.twitter.com/GhLWSnRgFb
— Monique Williams (@MoniqueWRDW) September 11, 2018
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