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8:46 AM

First plane struck North Tower

9:03 AM
Second plane struck South Tower

9:37 AM
Flight 77 struck the Pentagon

9:59 AM
Fall of the South Tower

10:03 AM
Flight 93 crashed near Shanksville, PA

10:28 AM
Fall of the North Tower

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Sara Low of Batesville
Flight attendant

Nehamon Lyons, IV of Pine Bluff
Pentagon

Malissa White of Bald Knob
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September 11, 2001, I spent most of my day with the FBI. I was in my office at 2 Financial Centre. I was the building manager at the time. The 3rd floor was partially occupied by the DEA, and the entire 2nd floor housed the FBI. It was a very hectic morning, as the FBI was moving to a new facility that day. Their computers and phones were already transferred to their new building. Our office assistant came to my office telling me that there had been some sort of plane crash in New York City. I tried to pull up cnn or msnbc on my computer but could not access any sites. I thought, well, I'll just catch it on the news later, and I went to check on the progress of the FBI's move. They were frantically moving things from their offices. Everyone was very serious and some seemed very upset. That is when they told me what was happening. They informed me that we had to evacuate the building. At this point we did not know where the next attack would be, and that since the building housed 2 government entities, it was safest to evacuate. I cleared the building. Made sure that the remaining FBI & DEA members had my phone number & I headed home. I turned on the tv as soon as I got home and saw just how bad things were. I was terrified. I didn't have much time to dwell on things though. Not long after I arrived home, I was called back to the building. The elevators had shut down. The FBI was moving things down the stairs by hand. I called the elevator repair company and waited for them to arrive. Our building security officer was there with a tiny black & white tv and a set of rabbit ears. We sat and watched in horror as everything started to sink in. It was several hours before the elevator was repaired and I was able to return home. The rest of the day is a blur. I can remember the cars lined up at every gas station. Everyone was in such a panic that we would run out of gasoline. Other than the gas stations, the roads were empty. It was an eerie feeling, driving through those empty streets. In the days and weeks following the attacks, I became obsessed with watching the news. I would sit, glued to my television, watching the footage play over and over again. I barely slept, and when I did, I would wake up in a panic and turn the news on again. I tortured myself watching like I did. As we sit here today, ten years later, I can't bring myself to attend any of the memorial services taking place today. I can't turn on the television for fear of the obsession returning. God bless everyone, everywhere whose lives were touched my that terrible day. I pray that today is a day of peace. I pray for all of our days to be days of peace
Sun, Sep 11 2011 7:12 AM
I remember my husband and myself were headed into Malvern to load a truck with bread when we heard on the radio a plane had flew into the first tower and we both said not again another student killed him self by flying into another building because just a week or so before one had. But we kept listening and heard nothing until while we loading the truck. The worker in the store came running out to us and said a plane had hit the tower and the pentagon and another was missing and that we were under attack we both looked at each other and said we better head for home and go get our son out of school. But by the time we reached home we realized he was safe where he was. I turned on the TV and thats were I think I stayed for the next few days. Crying and wondering why this happened and praying they would find alot of surviors. It was so unreal. But I do remember this to when you heard nothing moving outside the next day the sky was so clear blue and no planes flying. I think there ought to be aday or two a year that all planes not fly now.
Sat, Sep 10 2011 10:43 PM
I was in first grade attending speech therapy for pronunciation on my 'R's. I remember walking into the class, and the teacher had the television on. Another plane had struck the second tower, and I remember seeing the top floors burst into flames. I was six years old when that happened, and still remember every detail of the news broad-castings that the teachers were showing in classes. I am sixteen, almost seventeen years old, and a Junior in high-school now. It's something I know I will never forget; and I remember watching later that morning when the towers collapsed. I was still a small child at the time, and little did I know that that day would be so significant in history later on. And here I am; still in school learning about it when I witnessed it on TV ten years ago.
Sat, Sep 10 2011 8:34 PM
I was a sophomore in high school sitting in my history class when I heard the news. Little did I know it was history in the making. I remember watching the news all day in disbelief.
Sat, Sep 10 2011 6:08 AM
I stayed home from teaching school 9/11 because of getting a root canal that morning in Batesville, AR. After seeing the planes hit the towers and I started trying to call my sister in VA whose husband is a pilot for American. All circuits were busy and it was several hours before we knew he was grounded in Atlanta. After arriving at the dental office, I learned Sara Low was a patient of Dr. Beller's also. Everyone was very somber and spoke in almost a whisper. We all knew that Sara was on the PA flight. God Bless all victims but especially Sara's family and friends.
Fri, Sep 09 2011 11:42 PM
i was on a job assignment in Naskua, N. H., Couldn't fly home for a couple weeks...
Fri, Sep 09 2011 10:00 PM
Thank You so much for Remembering 911, Where were you? I was in the TCBY building, a contract worker for Entergy. I remember calling LR Air Force Base to assure my husband that I was OK. He was a contract worker for Raytheon at that time, an Air Force Veteran, retiring in 1996. TCBY did not immediately evacuate. I needed to tell him all was well. When the towers were hit, it was unreal. Afterward I was worried. As time went on and things 'returned to normal', it has made me uneasy. We as a United States have once again become complacent, assured in our security as The United States. The threat of terrorism is still there. With that being said, simply because a person is from Pakistan, Afganistan, or any other of the countries does not make them a terrorist. We need to keep that in mind, yet we need to also be cautious. People of any faith or color can be responsible for terrorism.
Fri, Sep 09 2011 8:10 PM
I was a student at ATU, I was at home asleep. My mom called and told me a plane had hit the World Trade Center. I had never heard of the building before, so I went back to sleep! After waking up and actually seeing the news and realizing what was going on, I felt like a terrible person for going back to bed after hearing about it!
Fri, Sep 09 2011 3:32 PM
I was in 7th grade social studies class back in 2001 when my teacher stopped her lessons abruptly and turned on the TV. I didn't know what was going on. All I knew was that one building in New York was struck and then a second one had been struck too. The whole class was silently watching the news on TV. My teacher at that time had family in the New York area. She was worried about if they had been affected by this tragedy. Now that I'm 22, it still seems eerily quiet in classrooms when we talk about 9/11.
Fri, Sep 09 2011 1:14 PM
I was just leaving for work and heard about the one tower being hit on your station. That's all that was on the radio stations in my truck and when I arrived at the Dodge dealership in Hot Springs where I worked it was total silence as everyone was watching the TV in our Managers office. All we wanted to do was go home and hug our families. The next March our son joined the navy and has been in ever since. God Bless Our Military.
Fri, Sep 09 2011 12:35 PM
i was at school that morning i was in the 11th grade and on my way to my second class which was band a kid ran into the room and said the towers just got hit so we didnt do anything but just watch the news that day in class then that friday night we did a special half time show at the game we released red and white ballons.
Fri, Sep 09 2011 10:24 AM
I was at work that morning. I remember the tv was on in our showroom area and I can't even remember who it was of my coworkers informed me of the a plane stricking one of the Twin Towers. So, we all ran to the showroom to see it what had happened. I know at the time reports were that this was a single tragedy which I thought odd, seeing as it wasn't a little Cessna plane crashing into one of the towers. But as we watched the report there came the second plane into the second Tower. It was unbelieveable and you knew, you just knew there was no way this was an accident. This was diliberate and the thought of who could do this.....you just didn't know. The terrorists hadn't been as calculated before in their past hijack attempts of aircraft. Before they'd hijack a plane while it was on the ground, not flying in the air. It was devasting. I was clued to the tv all evening until I could watch no longer. To this day, I still prefer not to watch footage of that horrible day. The sense of loss is too great to relive.
Fri, Sep 09 2011 8:34 AM
I was at work in the morning of September 11, 2001 and I received breaking news on my computer about a plane hitting one of WTC building. It didn't say much so I thought it may be a small plane accident. Then I drove over to a print shop to help out and one of the workers there came up to me, "Another plane hit World Trade Center!" Everybody at the print shop was concerned what was going on and we received further news that we were under terrorist attack. They had to evacuate the TCBY building here in Little Rock for safety. The situation was all over the news all day and all night. I was shocked that it happened. I was sad that people died. But was I afraid? No because I was too angry to be afraid. I was angry at the terrorists. I wanted to go help in NYC but they had more than enough help there and I supported them. I watched TV news rest of the day after work on that day. I read more newspapers since 9/11 to keep up with the news and I keep them for history so I won't forget. Finally, America struck back on my father's birthday of October 7, 2011. God Bless America.
Fri, Sep 09 2011 8:05 AM
I was 9 and in the 4th grade. I remember we were doing our "Problem of the Day" since the school day had just started. The intercom came on with an announcement telling the teachers to please turn on their televisions, there was something everyone needed to see. My teacher said to my class, "Well let's finish this problem first. It can wait." So we finished the problem (usually a math or logic problem) and she was reaching up to turn on the tv when the intercom came back on asking the teachers to please turn OFF their televisions and to not turn them on again. direct quote "The Kindergarteners are crying." So my teacher obeyed the principal and refused to turn on the tv for us. Despite us crying out (I will NEVER forget this) "Ah come on! Whatever it is, we can handle it! We're 4th graders, they're just Kindergarteners!" (edit: I THINK my school as a whole tuned in just as the South Tower was hit? but I'm not sure of what time it was...) The day went on as "normal" but at lunch, my entire class knew something was up. We (and our teacher) were still not aware of what had happened. EVERYONE was dead-silent. And I remember our lunch tables were divided by classroom. My entire table (being my entire class) looked around the cafeteria with confusion. And then we all stared at the teacher's table at the other end. They were huddled together, whispering to our teacher what was going on. We returned to our classroom as recess was canceled. She announced to us what had happened. None of us fully understood it. I got home at the same time as usual (we didn't get out early either...at least, not to my recollection) and remember running in the door yelling "Hey Dad! Something happened in NYC today!" and he shushed me and that's when I saw my first glimpses of footage from what happened because like the rest of America, he was watching tv. I watched for a few minutes and then got bored. I decided to bike to a friend's house not far away. Her mother came to the door and when I asked if "Pete" (we called her Pete) could play, she said "No, she's with her family. And you should be with your family too." So I went home again and that is definitely something I will ALWAYS remember. I looked around. Still outside. No one was outside but me. I sat down on my driveway like "Well, what do I do now?" and that's when my ears opened up and I realized that the planes (from the Little Rock Air Force Base) that flew overhead EVERY afternoon, were not flying. There were no dogs barking. The sky was clear-blue in Arkansas that day too. No wind. It was eerily silent. I soaked that in for a few minutes. It took me a few years to fully grasp the severity of the situation but being 19 now, I know all about it.
Thu, Sep 08 2011 9:39 PM
10 years ago I was a 20 yr Shift Manager for McDonald's of El Dorado. I was working back drive thru that morning when our regional supervisor came in and said a plane just hit the Pentagon. And I didn't believe him. I then turned on the radio and found it to be true, my heart was broken. For the rest of the day, it was all my customers could talk about. We would trade updates as to what we had heard. And when I went home that day, I watched news until early the next morning with a box of Kleenex close by. I hadn't cried that much or that hard since my grandmother died in 1995. My thoughts and prayers are with the survivors, first responders, and all the family members who lost loved ones that day. God Bless!
Thu, Sep 08 2011 7:10 PM
My husband and I were at home and I was getting ready for work. I had the TV on in the living so my husband could get a bit more sleep when I saw the newsbreak come through on Good Morning America. At first, I thought it was a tape delay because here in Houston, TX, GMA is tape delayed by one hour. So I switched it to CNN. I immediately woke up my husband we watched the TV in our bedroom. We watched and to our horror, another explosion. He said it was another plane, but all I saw the second building on fire. He was right, it was another plane. My thoughts were with my best friend and her family who lived on Long Island. Her husband was NYC Fireman. He was there in the 93 attacks and now this. We didn't know his wearabouts until later than evening. He had to use a pay phone to call my friend. He had to retire because of the illness he received from 9/11. Thank God, they are doing well. Driving into work that day was eerie because I would always see at least 2 - 3 Southwest Airline Planes fly over. It was so quiet. I left work early and took my 9 year old daughter out of school. We spent the rest of the day in the comfort of home and family. My God, what an awful day.
Thu, Sep 08 2011 3:59 PM
I literally walked around like a zombie for the rest of the day!
Thu, Sep 08 2011 3:42 PM
I was in a bus with fellow high school students in Ft. Smith, AR on a choir trip when all of a sudden one of the seniors stood up and started telling us what was going on. By the time we had heard the second tower had been hit. She kept giving us updates from her mom. When we finally got back to the school no one was doing anything but watching the news. Remember our Troops! May GOD continue to Bless America!
Thu, Sep 08 2011 3:35 PM
My husband and I were at home and I was getting ready for work. I had the TV on in the living so my husband could get a bit more sleep when I saw the newsbreak come through on Good Morning America. At first, I thought it was a tape delay because here in Houston, TX, GMA is tape delayed by one hour. So I switched it to CNN. I immediately woke up my husband we watched the TV in our bedroom. We watched and to our horror, another explosion. He said it was another plane, but all I saw the second building on fire. He was right, it was another plane. My thoughts were with my best friend and her family who lived on Long Island. Her husband was NYC Fireman. He was there in the 93 attacks and now this. We didn't know his wearabouts until later than evening. He had to use a pay phone to call my friend. He had to retire because of the illness he received from 9/11. Thank God, they are doing well. Driving into work that day was eerie because I would always see at least 2 - 3 Southwest Airline Planes fly over. It was so quiet. I left work early and took my 9 year old daughter out of school. We spent the rest of the day in the comfort of home and family. My God, what an awful day.
Thu, Sep 08 2011 3:18 PM
Waking up in my dorm room excited to celebrate my 18th birthday, I witnessed on live television the second plane crashing into the second tower. I was in shock at what had just happened! Knowing that this horrible event would be recalled every birthday from then on was something unimaginable. Not getting a "happy birthday" and sitting in line 2 hours to get gas does not compare to those who has had to live without loved ones. May God continue to comfort and bless each family affected by this great tragedy!
Thu, Sep 08 2011 3:10 PM
I was at work in Cabot AR,, boss had the TV when it first started to be reported. I began to pray and cried most of the day. I can't even to began to put in to words the pain I felt for the USA. I did not know anyone in the terror that was going on but from that day forward I prayed that Peace would come for the people who lost someone that day. GOD BLESS AMERICA
Thu, Sep 08 2011 9:43 AM
10 years ago I was 25 years old and I was stocking the shelves at a local Walmart, just getting in for the day, when my store manager came over to me and said that a plane had hit the World Trade Center. That was the only information he had at that moment. We rushed back to the office and turned the TV on and watched in horror as the events unfolded. Being the newshound that I am, i told him that I was leaving for the day so that I could find out what was going on. I went straight home and turned CNN on to see the second plane hit the tower. At that time no one knew about the third or fourth planes that were to be involved. I immediately popped in a blank VHS tape on the VCR and hit record. I watched CNN the entire day and recorded 3 tapes throughout the day and as more heartache and just unbelievable tragic events unfolded, I remember thinking, " What is happening? Am I safe? What's next?" Then the images of people jumping from the towers and the first responders rushing in really solidified what was going on. I was upset and pretty much amazed and relieved that i didn't know anyone in NYC, DC, or Penn. All I could think about was the conversations that the perished had with their family and loved ones leading up to their deaths. It really struck a cord with me and I will never forget that day. God Bless America and may all the perished, their families, and the heroes be remembered on this special anniversary and every day. Trese Martin, LR
Thu, Sep 08 2011 9:37 AM
I had moved back to Little Rock from Fort Smith, working weekends at two local radio stations as the "tech bubble" had burst and I could no longer find work in high tech. I was asleep that Tuesday morning, then around 7:30, my friend Larry called me. I answered the phone as my mother had gone to work. He told me the WTC had been hit. I was glued to CNN and knew history was being made, using an entire tape to catch the reports before any censoring could happen. Not often will one hear various curses aired, but this was so tense that allowing it was quite appropriate. I also sensed a serious response of some sort would happen in the days to follow. To this day, I remember the cloudless blue sky, just as NYC had. Not a plane roaring in the air made it surreal and spooky. There was also the scare about gasoline so I took advantage of filling up my truck, which I still have. I waited almost a half-hour on Geyer Springs Road itself just to get in the fueling spot and fill up. If memory serves me, some stations around the city ran out. Price gouging was not a serious factor, although there may have been a warning from the Attorney General given to them.
Thu, Sep 08 2011 1:41 AM
I was at work at JRMC and was in the lounge when I saw the second plane fly into the second tower. i thought that it was an accident. Little did I know that all that happened was going to follow. We were allowed to have prayer in the break room. It brought everyone closer together and closer to God.
Wed, Sep 07 2011 10:44 PM
I was at home. I remeber missing school that day because I was sick. I was very little but the images of the towers on the news was playing over and over. My mother was crying, calling frantically to all her friends who may have been in the vicinity of ground zero.
Wed, Sep 07 2011 5:59 PM
 
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Arkansas Remembers 9/11

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9-11-11 Events in Arkansas

All day: More than 300 American flags will line the Beebe Capps Expressway in Searcy.

1PM: 7th & Chester streets in Little Rock. Parade of firefighters, emergency medical technicians and law enforcement officers proceeds to the State Capitol.

2PM: Remembrance ceremony at State Capitol in Little Rock.

2:30PM: Interfaith remembrance ceremony at Clinton Presidential Center in Little Rock. The event, "E Pluribus Unum -- From Many One," will include Christian, Muslim, Jewish, Buddhist and Hindu leaders. Gov. Mike Beebe and Little Rock Mayor Mark Stodola are to participate and UALR Chancellor Joel Anderson will preside. The crowd will sing "America the Beautiful" and the event will be followed by a performance of "The Long Goodbye" by the students of Parkview Arts and Science Magnet High School. Both events are free.

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