I kew, but only because I had an art fair on the 11th and 12th and because "SEPTEMBER 11th" and "9/11" were drilled into our heads when it all happened. I don't think I'll ever be able to disassociate it from "the attacks". It was tragic, but.... I have other thoughts as well...
I think that's how it works with many, as soon as I see that date or numbers I think of it...it slipped by me since that day I didn't look at the date at all, I had no idea it was even the 11th if I did, I would have remembered, but yes - no point getting all depressed each year - there are other issues that need to be adhered to
I was raised military and knew people that worked in both, thankfully they were either late to work, or called in sick that day, so they were ok. But I have friends who lost family and friends. I never forget that kinda stuff =\
Some others have also mentioned that they knew people that would have been there at the time if they weren't late...man that's lucky! I'm sorry to hear about your friends though. Still, if everyone was there when they were supposed to be - a lot more would have died
For more interesting comments you should have asked people commenting to say where they live and how old they are. I'm sure if I were 16 and living somewhere in Europe I'd be like, "Huh?" I'm 24 and live in Boston, so I was 15 when 9/11 happened and it was a day of total chaos and panic because we didn't know if they were going to try to hit us next. My parents took me out of school and we left the city.
I noticed 9/11 was approaching 3 days prior because in work we can put items on hold for people for up to 3 days, so when people were asking us to hold stuff on the 8th the register would print out a tag with the expiration date of 9/11/09 on it.
I think it should be treated like Pearl Harbor Day. But with a little more sensitivity because more people who are still alive now were affected by it. And I think more people were affected, period.
That's a good point, but a little late for me to ask now true it would affect those more depending on how close they are at the time. I'ts interesting to hear from someone with an experience like that - amazingly your'e not the only one that's shared a similar story here
Yeah, In knew when it was coming up, but forgot on the actual day since I never onced noticed the date
Age, too, plays a role I think. When I realized it was 9/11 I also realized it's already been 8 years, and that blew my mind a bit. This guy that I've been after (and now have a tentative date with the week after next! ) is from New York, so of course he crossed my mind when I remembered it was 9/11 and I started to wonder what it must have been like for him. And then I realized...holy shit, he was like in middle school. I know he's a few years younger than me, but I'm not sure if he's 21 or 22, but if he's 21 then he was only 13 then. And I was in high school so in my memory I was pretty much an adult (just, you know, an adult without make-up, bad hair, and stuck in high school).
And then I felt a little bit like a pedophile.
But anyway, point is, because it's been 8 years, even though at 24 I feel like that wasn't too long ago because I was already 16, you could have people answering your poll who are 16 now and would have only been children when that happened.
...which is totally weird for me and makes me feel old!