Over 5 years ago on September 11th, 2001, Al Qudia terrorists led by Osama Bin Laden hijacked 4 commerical airliners and crashed them into the South and North Towers of the World Trade Center in New York City. Another one hit the Pentagon in Washington, DC. The 4th jet crashed in a field in Pennslavaina, after the passengers supposdably decided to save lives elsewhere by sacrificing their own to crash the jet.
Here is my familys story of the events, feel free to post your own (Don't turn this into some conspircy forum, keep it respectfull. I will notify admins if you disobey):
On the morning of the 11th, I was in my 5th grade class at Langley Air Force Base in Virginia. It was a pretty normal day untill about 8, when my teacher was called out of the room and came back crying, certain her husband was among the dead (He flying that day). The teacher next door had to do double duty because she was inconsulable. We didn't get to go outside for recess, and soon we had MPs guarding our school. Then the part I will never forget is when the kids started leaving. By the end of day I was the only one left in class (My mom insisted things be as normal as possible). As I walked home, a young solider on the back of a hummer pointed his machine gun at me (At which point I freaked and ran home).
At the same time, in a diffrant area of the base, my dad got word of the attack from his boss and went into a bomb shelter as F-15s scrambled to intercept the aircraft. My dad knew the second it hit it was no accident. No one could enter or leave the base.
Back at home my mom watched it unfold live on CNN because it was the only channel we got (The cable man had to come to fix it that day and it was the only channel that worked).
2 weeks later my dad was deployed to Saudi Arabia as part of Operation Enduring Freedom, the US response to the attacks. He cordanated most of the air traffic and set up the networks in the base.
you know i am going to skip school like i did that day, i ditched the bus and then snuck home and cralled back in to bed and i got a call from the school asking ware i was (750am est) i sed i ant coming in. 2 hours latter a cop knocked at my door i envited him in and showed him the news he told me to stay home after he saw the tower fall. and thats how i saw them fall.
well, I was in my freshman year and was still pretty nervous(had just started like a week ago), and I was, I believe, in my biology class fucking around with my friend. After about 5 minutes, we finally realized that our teacher wasn't in the classroom. Another 5 minutes of wondering what he was up to went by. Then he comes dashing into the room and tells us everything that he knew at the time. Apparalently(spelling?) planes had been hijacked and crashed into the two world trade centers in New York, and one had been downed elsewhere. Our entire school rushed over to the church(private school) and had a small prayer service. Afterwards, My mom drove me home hurriedly and we watched what really went down live on the local news station. Pretty scary... Your elementary school was an air-force base? Wow dude thats commendable. Has your dad come back safely?
It was my freshman year in high school, we ended up watching the news for the rest of the day. At first I couldn't believe it, nor could anyone. The events of that day solidified my ideal career choice, a path that I am continuing to this day.
A few weeks later, my uncle recieved his first deployment notice (Army National Guard, he is now on his third overseas tour, and has since switched to the Regular Army). Every week he would call home with stories from Afghanistan, and once in a while he'd send back pictures.
Now I'm the one going through cadet training, preparing to be an officer (as are two of my cousins, one in Army ROTC, the other in USMC OCS). I honestly can't wait for the day I get deployed.
Good for you man, that's really great! Good luck with the Army!(or wherever you're in).
I was in 6th grade in my 2nd period class. Everything was going good until our principle came on the loudspeaker. He said that 2 planes have hit the trade centers in new york. He didnt say much more after that, because they werent giving out much details on the news yet. We thought it was nothing at first, but by the time we got home and watched more of the news, we realized it was much more serious than we originally thought.
Inner DemonYour elementary school was an air-force base? Wow dude thats commendable. Has your dad come back safely?
Well it was ON an air force base, my dad is active duty USAF. He came back safely from Saudi about a year after deploymet (Was to be 6 months but the guy who was suposed to fill in got reassigned).
Langley Air Force base was where my dad was stationed at the time, and it was also where the F-15 intercept flights took off that day. It is the closet base to DC (Where I now live), the headquarters of the USAF, and one of only 15 sites that lauch intercepts (And the home to the 1st squadron of F-22)!
Now my dad is stationed at the Pentagon, and I went their once to see where it hit (And watched it be rebulit). It came in very low. The side it hit was the only side without large bulidings, and thank god it didn't hit the nearby offices or apartments because hundreds would have died (And thank god the side it hit was recently nuke proofed).
Another odd piece of information about this is that my dad, his former boss, and many other officers and civillans he works with belive that the flight that crashed into PA (Flight 93) had a debris field to big to be caused by a crash and seems that an explosion midair brought it down (F-15s were launched to link up with the plane, thought offical channels claim they had machine gun ammon only and were flying uner mach speed). I personaly belive they kept the Air Force personell at Langley along with us kids indoors to insure that no one saw anything suspicous (I'm not in on the conspircys, but federal aircraft were in the location of 93 when it crashed, and I don't know how civallan planes could be dangerous to a facility like Langley when it has the best fighter sqauds in the world).
I remember that day because I had a flight on my calendar, I was suppost to fly a Boeing 767-300 on a direct flight from Alberta to Ontario. Departure time was 2:15 PM that afternoon, I was watching the news that morning and later got a call from my boss telling me that all flights are to be grounded and I did not have to attend work that day.
I renember this, I was in third grade. I had no idea. :(