Where were you the morning of Sept. 11, 2001?

Posted Aug. 25, 2011, at 9:22 p.m.
The twin towers of the World Trade Center burn behind the Empire State Building in New York on Sept. 11, 2001.
Marty Lederhandler | AP
The twin towers of the World Trade Center burn behind the Empire State Building in New York on Sept. 11, 2001.
United Airlines Flight 175 collides into the south tower of the World Trade Center in New York as smoke billows from the north tower on Sept. 11, 2001.
Chao Soi Cheong | AP
United Airlines Flight 175 collides into the south tower of the World Trade Center in New York as smoke billows from the north tower on Sept. 11, 2001.
A priest prays over a wounded man outside the west entrance of the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001, as emergency workers from all services help the wounded after a terrorist attack on the Department of Defense building in Washington.
Mark Faram, Navy Times | AP
A priest prays over a wounded man outside the west entrance of the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001, as emergency workers from all services help the wounded after a terrorist attack on the Department of Defense building in Washington.
The twin towers of the World Trade Center burn after hijacked planes crashed into them in New York on Sept. 11, 2001. As the post-Sept. 11 decade ends, some foreign families of the victims are eager to move past the tragedy. But though the pain transcended borders, foreign families have battled to cope with their loss from afar.
Diane Bondareff | AP
The twin towers of the World Trade Center burn after hijacked planes crashed into them in New York on Sept. 11, 2001. As the post-Sept. 11 decade ends, some foreign families of the victims are eager to move past the tragedy. But though the pain transcended borders, foreign families have battled to cope with their loss from afar.
The south tower of the World Trade Center begins to collapse after a terrorist attack on the New York landmark on Sept. 11, 2001.
Amy Sancetta | AP
The south tower of the World Trade Center begins to collapse after a terrorist attack on the New York landmark on Sept. 11, 2001.
The south tower starts to collapse as smoke billows from both buildings of the World Trade Center in New York on Sept. 11, 2001.
Jim Collins | AP
The south tower starts to collapse as smoke billows from both buildings of the World Trade Center in New York on Sept. 11, 2001.
With the skeleton of the World Trade Center twin towers in the background, New York City firefighters work amid debris on after the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.
Mark Lennihan | AP
With the skeleton of the World Trade Center twin towers in the background, New York City firefighters work amid debris on after the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.
People covered in dust walk over debris near the World Trade Center in New York on Sept. 11, 2001.
Gulnara Samoilova | AP
People covered in dust walk over debris near the World Trade Center in New York on Sept. 11, 2001.
People in front of New York's St. Patrick's Cathedral react as they look down Fifth Avenue toward the World Trade Center after two airliners crashed into the twin 110-story buildings on Sept. 11, 2001.
Marty Lederhandler | AP
People in front of New York's St. Patrick's Cathedral react as they look down Fifth Avenue toward the World Trade Center after two airliners crashed into the twin 110-story buildings on Sept. 11, 2001.
Julie McDermott (center) is helped by others as they make their way through the debris near the World Trade Center in New York on Sept. 11, 2001.
Gulnara Samoilova | AP
Julie McDermott (center) is helped by others as they make their way through the debris near the World Trade Center in New York on Sept. 11, 2001.
Firefighters and inspectors look over the damage to the Pentagon in Washington one day after a hijacked airliner crashed into the Department of Defense building on Sept. 11, 2001. The dome of the United States Capitol is seen in the background.
Steve Helber | AP
Firefighters and inspectors look over the damage to the Pentagon in Washington one day after a hijacked airliner crashed into the Department of Defense building on Sept. 11, 2001. The dome of the United States Capitol is seen in the background.
Firefighters walk through the rubble of the collapsed World Trade Center buildings after terrorists crashed two airliners into the towers on Sept. 11, 2001.
Shawn Baldwin | AP
Firefighters walk through the rubble of the collapsed World Trade Center buildings after terrorists crashed two airliners into the towers on Sept. 11, 2001.
President George W. Bush embraces firefighter Bob Beckwith while standing in front of the collapsed World Trade Center buildings in New York as rescue efforts continue on Sept. 14, 2001.
Doug Mills | AP
President George W. Bush embraces firefighter Bob Beckwith while standing in front of the collapsed World Trade Center buildings in New York as rescue efforts continue on Sept. 14, 2001.
People flee the falling South Tower of the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001.
Amy Sancetta | AP
People flee the falling South Tower of the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001.
A person falls headfirst from the north tower of New York's World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001.
Richard Drew | AP
A person falls headfirst from the north tower of New York's World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001.
The south tower starts to collapse as smoke billows from both buildings of the World Trade Center in New York on Sept. 11, 2001.
Richard Drew | AP
The south tower starts to collapse as smoke billows from both buildings of the World Trade Center in New York on Sept. 11, 2001.
An American flag flies over the rubble of the collapsed World Trade Center buidlings in New York on Sept. 13, 2001.
Beth A. Keiser | AP
An American flag flies over the rubble of the collapsed World Trade Center buidlings in New York on Sept. 13, 2001.
People touch a steel beam from the World Trade Center, shown during its arrival from New York City in Wauseon, Ohio, in June 2011. The 12-foot beam, salvaged from the Twin Towers’ rubble, was escorted in a procession of emergency vehicles from New York City to Wauseon where it will be on display until a permanent memorial to the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks is erected at the Fulton County Fairgrounds.
Paul Sancya | AP
People touch a steel beam from the World Trade Center, shown during its arrival from New York City in Wauseon, Ohio, in June 2011. The 12-foot beam, salvaged from the Twin Towers’ rubble, was escorted in a procession of emergency vehicles from New York City to Wauseon where it will be on display until a permanent memorial to the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks is erected at the Fulton County Fairgrounds.

9/11: The day that changed America

The terrorist attacks of 10 years ago left lasting scars on America and Maine. For many, the sights and sounds of that day are searing recollections.

Where were you on Sept. 11, 2001? What are your memories of that day and those that followed? Did you feel patriotic, helpless, sad, outraged?

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