Twitter Is Remembering Where They Were When The 9/11 Terror Attacks Happened


People are reliving the moment they realized a plane had flown into the North Tower on September 11, 2001.

Many are sharing their experiences on Twitter alongside the hashtag "where were you."

The most chilling accounts come from those who were too young to understand the harrowing events unfolding in New York City — and the teachers who had the impossible task of keeping themselves and their classes calm.

Some were working when the news broke.

Others were ready to go to war.

There were those who lived a frighteningly close distance to the World Trade Center.

And those who weren't even in America, but felt the shockwaves all the same.

And me, I was in school. I don't remember much, only the American teaching assistant breaking down in uncontrollable sobs. I was too young to grasp the reality of it.

Services were held across the world to mark the 15th anniversary of 9/11.

President Obama led a moment of silence at the White House at 8:46 am. The day before, he said,

In New York, Hillary Clinton had to leave a memorial service early after she became unwell.

A statement by her campaign read,