I searched "9/11" and "9-11" but didn't find an existing thread on this topic, surprisingly. Maybe I'm a crappy forum searcher. Or maybe it's because this is kinda generic, but still I think the topic deserves respect; it changed the world. At least it's not a "post pics of your Oaks and your big-ass monkey hands!" thread hahaha... Where were you? I bought my first house in 2000, still in my bachelor days. About a year later I got a black lab pup. When he was six months old, I took him in to get fixed. That was on 9/11/01. The day lived in infamy for him, too... After dropping him off I was getting gas when I heard about the first crash on the radio. As I was driving back to the house they reported the second crash. Nobody knew what was going on yet but by then it was obvious it was more than an accident. Back at the house, the news was showing the first few pics available. The pic of the plane was fuzzy and it didn't look like to me that it was a commercial airliner; that wasn't reported until later. I had trouble wrapping my head around that. I had already planned a nap before going into work, and after some time passed and everything looked like it was settling down, I took it. When I woke up, the towers had collapsed. Shocking. At work, of course everybody was talking about it. By then, it was known that al qaeda was responsible and that bin laden was being sheltered in afghanistan by the taliban, who had already been making the news for their strict conservative regime and penchant for destroying ancient monuments that weren't muslim. On that day I predicted that we would demand the taliban turn over bin laden, they would refuse, and then we would invade afghanistan. That black lab died a couple of years ago of old age. My life has changed a lot in that time. Thinking back, it seems like a different lifetime.