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Where Were You? {A #Remember911 Movie Prize Pack Giveaway} #giveawayhop

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Where were you September 11, 2001?

I was in the 8th grade. I remember very clearly sitting in the school library. It was ISTEP week (standardized testing) and we were all set to get started when an announcement came over the intercom. A plane had crashed into the World Trade Center and all testing had been cancelled for the day. Looking back, it was kind of a strange emotion at that time. In a way there was a sense of relief... no testing? Awesome. We didn't fully understand the gravity of the situation and what was really going on. It wasn't long before it sank in. Not only was our testing cancelled that day, but essentially all of our other classes were too. We'd go to our classes of course, but there was no learning being done. Every classroom had the news on the TV, watching the events unfold. There was so much uncertainty and fear in the air. Being in a small town in southern Indiana, we were far from the events, but we still felt it. All too well.

For anyone old enough to remember, 9/11 is like that for everyone. It is one of those moments in history that is locked in our memories forever. It was a tragic day, but a day that lead to a sense of unity in the country too. We learned just how strong this country is and found pride in our country, our rescue workers and the people of New York. That is something that now more than ever we truly need to remember. The new movie 9/11 helps us to do just that.

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.

This is certainly not going to be an EASY movie to watch--- especially for anyone that lived it. Still it is a very important one I think. 9/11 opens in theaters on September 8.

And they are giving one lucky reader a chance to win a 9/11 movie prize pack. 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

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  1. On 9/11 I was at home watching my 3 kids but I didn't know what had happened because my t.v.was on Sesame Street but my mom called and I turned to the news and it was terrible,while we were talking the other plane crashed into the other tower. I will never forget it,so devastating.

  2. I was driving to work in Colorado Springs when the first report came over the radio.

  3. I was home. I had just worked the night before and was in bed sleeping when my mom called me

  4. We were at home sleeping when it happened .

  5. I was driving to work and heard on the radio. When I got to work everyone was watching on TV and in shock.
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  6. I was with my parents at home; I was only 2.


  7. I was 61 years old when the planes crashed into the 2 twin towers, pentagon, and the field in PA. I was at working from home and on the phone with a customer in New York when the line suddenly went dead. Shortly after I heard the news

  8. I was at home getting ready to go grocery shopping when my mom called me to tell me the news.

  9. I was at home watching on television as this happened.


  10. I was in 8th grade science class.

  11. I was home watching the morning news

  12. On 9/11, I was in biology class taking a quiz.
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