What’s your 9/11 story? #Remember911 @9_11Movie

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Disclosure: I will receive a gift pack like the one shown here.  Opinions shared are mine.

It’s always fascinated me that people can so distinctly remember a snapshot of a shared public event.  For example, those who were living when JFK was assassinated can usually tell you specific details about where they were, what they were doing, and even what they wore as the news broke.  I remember seeing the explosion of the Challenger space shuttle when I was in school, and can see our little class sitting on the floor crowded around the big TV cart.  

Most of us have a 9/11 story, too.  I was teaching 6th grade math that year, and saw one of my students in the hallway when she returned from a dentist appointment.  She told me that the radio station reported a plane flying into the World Trade Center.  I thought it was surely a mistake, or perhaps a terrible tragedy resulting from engine failure, and switched on the news when I returned to my empty classroom.  The horror of the events taking place shocked me…as I sat in my safe, quiet classroom, I trembled with fear.

At lunch that day, the teachers’ table was quiet.  None of us knew the full scope of the day’s events, but we all knew it meant something had changed in our world.  It felt like a disturbance in the force, if you will. Not all of the stories were hopeless — there were reports of great heroism, selflessness, and sacrifice.   As a young new teacher, it affected my world view.  It impressed upon me the need to protect the children in my care, and restored my pride in the United States for standing up for its freedom.

The quest for supporting 9/11’s victims and families continues.  The Tuesday’s Children organization provides support for those most deeply impacted by the 9/11 events. Recently, Charlie Sheen and Whoopi Goldberg starred in a film titled 9/11; it’s based on the original play, The Elevator.  Visit the official 911 movie website and visit the app for more information.

One lucky Savings in Seconds reader will win a #Remember911 Gift Pack. The giveaway is open to US readers ages 18+. Void where prohibited by law. Each household is only eligible to win via blog reviews and giveaways. Only one entrant per mailing address per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you will not be eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification. Please read the additional terms of the giveaway on the widget below.

The Prize Pack Contains:

1 – 9/11 poster Hand Signed Autographed by star Charlie Sheen

1 – “Hope” Pendant with necklace

1 – Guide to Talking To Your Children About 9/11 thanks to Tuesday’s Children


What’s your 9/11 Story?

Watch the movie trailer:

About the Movie:
9/11 opens in theaters on September 8 and features an all star cast including Luis Guzman (The Taking of Pelham 1,2,3), Gina Gershon (Showgirls), Wood Harris (Justified), Jacqueline Bisset (Dancing on the Edge (BBC), Welcome to New York), Olga Fonda (The Vampire Diaries) and Bruce Davison (X-Men).

In the World Trade Center, a billionaire sits in his attorney’s office awaiting a divorce hearing against his wife. In a west side apartment, a bike messenger kisses his 5-year old daughter and sings her “Happy Birthday” before leaving for work. A maintenance man gets dispatched to help a tenant with his lock. In an upper east side apartment, a young model musters the courage to break up with her sugar daddy. As random as random can be, these individuals step into a crowded World Trade Center elevator.

Wrapped up in their own world, they all ride silently hearing only the sound of the elevator giving notice of each floor. When the elevator stops on the 34th floor, it empties leaving only these five behind. Moments later … their world changes as the collision of a jet into the North Tower incapacitates the elevator.

With no understanding of what has happened and is happening around them, these fives are forced to band together and fight against all odds to escape from the impending horrific collapse. During these critical minutes, a story of courage, faith, and the will to live unfolds.
(Thanks to the 9/11 movie for providing this prize pack.)

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  1. Seems like such a long time ago, may all those souls rest in peace now. I can’t remember where I was when this horrific act of terrorism happened but I remember the devastating aftermath and the power of the human spirit to recover from horrific event in United States history.

  2. I remember where I was at work and how awful everything was for sure

  3. I was in school when my teacher had told the class what had happened. I was so shocked.

  4. I was a freshman in high school when 9/11 happened and I just remember what a difficult, sad day it was. I remember being informed about what had happened over the intercom in our school and later in the day we attended a prayer session.

  5. Joan Kubes says:

    I was eating breakfast with my family when I heard about it.

  6. was at school

  7. Diane Sabatini says:

    I was at work that day and my boss called me into his office. We stood there staring for so long crying that we saw the second plane hit live on tv. I don’t think the world has been the same since.

  8. Scary times, husband worked at Chicago Board of Options Exchange, they didn’t know if they were a target too. Had to evacuate and couldn’t get home for hours due to the entire downtown area being evacuated. No very cell phone back then so I didn’t know where he was at. Horrible watching everything on tv

  9. I still to this day cannot get the images of the planes going into the towers. Such a sad and tragic day that was. Seeing people holding up pictures of their loved ones hoping someone had seen them. Breaks your heart to this day!

  10. Darlene Owen says:

    I remember being at work when the attacks started.

  11. I remember waking up late and seeing the footage on TV over and over again. It was shocking.

  12. I was driving to work that morning when the news first came on the radio that an aircraft had collided with one of the twin towers. Once everyone realized what had happened we were all sent home, for safety’s sake. All I could keep thinking about was one of the last photographs I took in New York, of the sunset between the Twin Towers.

  13. maureen kennedy says:

    I landed in Paris in the morning of 9/11 (Paris time), went to my firend’s apartment and crashed. A few hours later the phone woke me up – it was my buddy from New York telling me to turn on the TV – and I witnessed the second tower falling. I new right away that Osama Bin Laden had something to do with it.

  14. Robin Abrams says:

    We were at home watching it unfold on tv. We were crying for all the innocent victims

  15. I remember waking up that morning to get ready for school. The gravity of the situation didn’t hit me until later.

  16. Jennifer Essad says:

    I was home watching morning tv when I saw…..it’s horrible to see this in my mind and relive the horror. I will never forget 9/11

  17. amber cheras says:

    I was in school at the time but they didnt tell us much, my dad was the one who told me when he picked me up from the bus stop.

  18. Cheryl Chervitz says:

    I was at home when it happened. Was living in Ozark, MO, my children were in school.

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