Remembering 9/11

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  1. M.Hatfield

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    I will never forget what happened 18 years ago today.

    The infamous day of terror started here:

    (The below video is the only footage I know of showing the first plane impact)



    Below is a rarely seen photo that captures the horror of that day:

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    18 years ago today, our world was changed forever.

    There are almost too many stories of courage. Too many stories of sacrifice. Too many stories of loved ones lost......

    I was only 10 years old. My memories of that day are still vivid. Most of my day was spent at home. Watching the news, listening to the radio.

    Please share what you are comfortable with sharing. Please avoid politics if possible.
     
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    WE'LL NEVER FORGET!


    Thanks for posting.
     
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    I was still Pastoring and my Secretary had a small T.V. She called me in to see it and we watched the second plane hit. I'll never forget the shock and the anger I felt.
     
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    NEVER FORGET! Such a sad day in our history.
     
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    I was in Tonganoxie Kansas. After the second plane hit I realized we were at war. After the third one hit the Pentagon I walked outside the shop and looked up. Two fighter escorts flew over low and slow. A mile behind them was Airforce one so slow I couldn’t believe it could stay in the air. A mile behind that was another fighter.
    We all felt naked that day.
     
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    Many things we should never forget.
    911
    Pearl Harbor
    Wounded Knee
    The Alamo
    Goliad
    The Boston Massacre
    And many more.
     
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    I was on my way to work, on a bus, in Ballard Washington. I was listening to the radio news. I pulled an ear bud out to tell the other passengers that a plane had crashed into one of the towers.
    Unbelievable.
    I had hoped, and was close, to be called back to Boeing, after a layoff. Airline industry did not come back for years.
     
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    I was working for Lone Star Steel and we were in Golden, Colorado on the campus of the Colorado School of Mines for a recruiting fair. We flew up to Denver from Longview, got a rental car and drove to Golden. When they grounded all flights, we had to drive back to Longview. We were lucky to have a full size sedan. Rental cars were very scarce and two of our Sales people had to drive home from Chicago in a rented box van. Comparisons to Pearl Harbor were discussed everywhere and watching TV coverage left everyone in shock and disbelief. The future seem very uncertain.

    When we got home, everyone was flying their US flags. Flags got extremely scarce and I did not have one. I had a friend in Canada who sent me a US flag and I hung it in our conference room at work. I took it when I left LSS and still have it. I was very touched by his gesture.
     
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    We were in England attending a conference ... all Americans very much wishing we were back home with family. Afterwards, I remember British Firefighters collecting money in boots at the train stations to send to the families of NYFD. I remember the US flag was printed in the paper, and people cut it out and taped it up in cars and windows in support. I remember the impromptu memorial that started outside the US Embassy and the crowds that came and left flowers, candles, notes of sympathy.

    And I remember another 9/11 in 2012. It reminded me that our enemies didn't forget either, even if some of our appointed officials did.
     
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    I will always remember this. It was a very sad day. I know I was glad to be home where it felt safe. What a terrible loss of life.
     
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    i watched, in horror from afar, wondering where my daughter in law was....she made it out, but many friends didn’t....we will never forget.....prayers to all the victims families...

    bob
     
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    I was working on siding for a storage building. My boss called me and asked if I was listening to the radio...and if I wasn't I needed to.

    I remember sitting in the work truck listening to the news of what was unfolding and called my wife.
    I was shocked, angered and saddened all at once.
     
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    I was stilling teaching then,,, history/social studies...

    We didn’t watch the news of the event on TV in my classes, but every other class and teacher did.

    I told the students they would be seeing the event on TV, reading of it in the media, and hearing of it on the radio for decades into their future. The powers that be would make certain “9/11” would be burned into their eyes and ears forever, and we calmly continued on with our regular class.
     
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    We were living in Oregon at the time. I was in 8th grade. My dad was flying internationally.
    I get dropped off at the middle school before my mom goes to work at the elementary school. We were supposed to pick up another classmate but the mom said not today and to turn on the radio. She told me a little bit there wasn’t much detail. Got to school and saw it on the tv. Teacher called it the day America lost its innocence.
     
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    I was sitting at my desk in Duncansville, Pa working on an estimate. I got a call from a supplier telling me. I remember thinking it must have been a fluke; the pilot passed out or died, the controls malfunctioned....
    Then he called to tell me a second plane hit the towers....I knew it was more. One of the ladies in the office went home and got a small TV. The supplier called to tell me a plane went down near Somerset. I only lived a little over an hour from Shanksville at the time. I thought, "now the rumors are starting" only to find out later he was right.

    So many say, "We will never forget", but many have. Let's remember, for today at least, all those victims of the attack on the US 18 years ago. The innocent lives lost before they knew what was happening, those who perished trying to get out, the firefighters and police and EMTs who rushed in when common sense and fear and adrenaline say to get as far away as possible. Remember those who died from the after effects of dust and chemicals and fumes, the family members who had loved ones ripped away from them without ever having a chance to say "goodbye" or "I love you" one last time. Remember the unborn children, who are teenagers today, that never met their mom or dad because of the hatred that took place 11 September 2001.

    For a while, America was stronger and more unified after that day. But, sadly, time and distance and politics and human nature have clouded the vividness of our memories. Let us this day, and forevermore, never forget.
     
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    I had just started my junior year of college. I remember it being a beautiful, warm and sunny late summer day. Walking by the bookstore shortly after the first plane hit and people were talking. Lot of rumor and misinformation in that very early period. Went to my car and turned on the radio. Not long after, the second plane hit.

    Called my mom. Asked her what was happening. She didn’t know either. I remember the fear and uncertainty in her voice.

    My classes weren’t canceled that day but no learning took place. Instead we sat and talked about what had happened, our thoughts on it and how this would change the world.
     
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    I was at work listening to it all unfold. I remember one of the guys always wore sunglasses because of a eye condition that happened to him when he was in the Navy. He ran into the the room after the third plane hit the Pentagon and ripped his glasses off and yells " We're under attack"! Taking off his glasses stands out to me because he never did that, and the fear and anger in his eyes will never leave me. I'm sure all our eyes said the same thing, and still do, and always will when 9/11 is mentioned.
     
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    I was in art class in high school. The principal came over the intercom and said “all teachers, turn on your TV’s, there’s something happening that every student needs to see.” We all thought it was some small accident. They said a plane hit one of the towers. We thought it was a small Cessna or something. We thought they’d put out the fire and tarp the hole and repair the building later. We had no idea how big it really was until the 2nd plane hit. Reality hit us, this was a terror attack. I still remember hearing gasps in the room when that plane hit. Let us never forget.
     
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    Eighteen years ago I was on a wildland fire assignment in northern California (Star Fire). The events of the 11th resulted in the normal diversity of a wildland fire public information officer job changing to a 100% internal communications job. Not many of us had cell phones in those days. I did not.

    The briefing area for the Incident Command Post was a few hundred yard walk across part of a dry lake bed. At our day-shift briefing there was no word of the news yet--it was still very early. On the walk back to our work stations we received the news from people in a fire vehicle who were listening to the radio.

    Our camp bulletin boards became places for us to post national news. Daily hard-copy newspapers were no longer enough to satisfy the hunger for news. We were printing and posting from the online New York Times and other national papers. The one or two printers in the information office were brought to print pages from personal laptops, and not meant for speed or volume. The ink jet printer only took ONE SHEET of paper at a time...hand fed.

    Tents were set up with televisions in them for people to catch national news on their time off. And when the incident was finished, getting home was a logistical nightmare as planes weren't flying. Negotiations were underway with rental car companies to let those with rental cars drive them all the way to their home unit instead of the airport where they were picked up. It took several days before commercial flights were available again. When they were, I remember there were fewer than 10 people on the bus to Sacramento Airport in late afternoon. Lodging was arranged in the nearly empty airport hotel. The flight terminal was only about a 100 yard walk across the road. Airport security wasn't real skookum yet on searching bags...their eyes got real big when they asked what was in my fireline pack and I said "that's my fire gear." They relaxed when I explained I was a firefighter and put them out.
     
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    I remember standing in my yard looking up at the night sky. Cold and black, punctured from one horizon to the next by stars....but not a single plane blinking across the darkness. A memory that I burned into my mind. In awe of that fact that I had never seen that before; and hopeful that I never would again.
     
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    I was at work standing at the meat department cutting table when a front-end clerk from the grocery I worked at came running into the cutting room. He was yelling something about an attack and a plane hitting the WTC. We were all in shock. My co-workers and I put down our knives and all went running to the break room to watch the news on the TV there.

    Business in the store cam to a stand still. The store manager ran a local radio station through the stores PA system. I remember folks just standing around in shock, listening to the news. A slew of emotions running through us all. It was as if we were watching a horrifying movie in slow motion. What a sad day that was.

    The schools system went on "lock down", and each parent had to physically pick up their children. I will never forget the long lines of cars and hours of waiting that afternoon. I waited in a long line of vehicles at the school for close to 2 hours to pick up my children from school. My wife had come home from work early, and we stayed glued to the television most of the evening.

    The memory of trying to explain it all to the children was the hardest part. The best I could tell my 6 year old, was that there are bad people in the world who do bad things out of anger and hate. I had no other explanation I could give her that would make sense to her. She was totally confused as to what had happened and why it happened. She just knew that it was very bad, and very sad.

    Fast forward to November that year, and my family was at the airport to catch a flight to Florida. We planned to surprise visit my grandparents for Thanksgiving. We had come to the security checkpoint. An airport worker asked my 6 year old daughter (our youngest) to put her teddy bear on the belt to the X-ray machine. The poor kid was terrorized. She took that bear everywhere, and now a stranger wanted to take it from her.

    I convinced her that it was OK, so she begrudgingly gave over her teddy bear. The lady ran the bear through, and gave it to my daughter after we passed thru the metal detector. She took her bear and squeezed it the hardest I'd seen her do in a while. As we walked down the corridor, she asked me why that lady wanted her bear. I explain that it was like a check up at the doctors office. The lady wanted to make sure your bear wasn't ill.

    As we continued, our daughter stopped walking. My wife and I took a few steps to realize she wasn't with us. I turned around to see her hugging her bear again, with a mixed look of sadness, shock, and anger on her face. I walked to her and asked her what was wrong. This 6 year old child looked me in the eyes and said, "Daddy, I know why she wanted my bear. She thought my bear had a gun in his belly." I was honest with my little girl, and said, "That's right baby. I'm sorry." In that moment, the memories of 9/11 came flooding back to me. As they have several times since then.

    This is definitely a day that I will never forget. God bless the families and folks affected by the horrific events since that day. God bless us all.
     
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    Let's us not also forget 11 September 2012, another extremist attack on the USA.

    Ambassador Chris Stevens.
    Sean Smith.
    Glen Doherty.
    Tyrone Woods.
     
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    I would like to take this op to honor one of the victims, He was the big man in a dark suit that bailed out of a window close to where the first plane hit. My thoughts were at the time what kind of HELL was up there that he chose to jump out of a window to certain death, I'll never forget you man, never.
     
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    I worked about 45 miles from home back then, just outside the DC beltway. I was sitting at my desk waiting for a meeting to start with the VP and GM of my company. I remember vividly when the GM came into my office and said “a plane just flew in to the world trade center”. Being in Maryland I thought he meant the WTC in Baltimore. I turned on my radio and listened the reports. As I was trying to wrap my thoughts around how a plane could fly into the WTC in NY, the announcement that WTC 2 had been hit.

    Everything changed at that moment.

    I called my (then) wife from the office phone as cell phones were useless due to the overflow of traffic. I told her that she needed to go get the boys from school right now. She asked why. She had not heard anything about the WTC yet. I explained that the USA was under attack and she needed to go get the boys from school, NOW!

    The boys were 3, 7, and 11 at that time. The two older boys attended the ES 5 miles down the road. The school did not want to release the boys stating that they were safer at the school. She gave them a bunch of what-for and got the boys home.

    Then we heard the announcement of the Pentagon.

    I was not able to contact her again until much later in the day. Communication systems in the DC/Baltimore area were overwhelmed. Vehicle traffic came to a stand-still as the masses of commuters attempted to get away from the DC Metro area. We had a dozen techs on the road in MD/DC/VA. Luckily we used a radio system and were able to verify that they were all okay. Told them all to get home, tend to their families and stay there.

    My VP and GM were able to secure rental cars at BWI as all flights were canceled. The VP drove back to FLA and the GM back to TX.

    I sat in my office until about 15:30, waiting for traffic to ease.

    It was a somber drive home, knowing that so many others would not be making it to theirs.

    Got home and hugged my family. Thankful they were okay.

    I went outside and stood in my back yard trying to process the tragedy of the day. Looked up to the sky No planes. I lived under a major flight path. Surreal. I had never before experienced such silence.

    I simultaneous felt emptiness, sorrow, anger, rage, and resolve.
     
  25. M.Hatfield

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    Thank you for sharing your stories. I hope we get to read more as the day unfolds.

    @Nightflyer Thank you for bringing up other dark days in history. Remembering helps ensure we learn from the past.

    @Winterhorse We did indeed all feel naked that day. Thank you for the poignant insight.

    @backlasher Shock and anger were at the forefront of my mind then and for years after.

    @LogCabin Some might say the airline industry has never recovered. I'm glad you were safe that day.

    @CSM1970 Patriotism brought the world together without doubt. The out-pouring of support for the USA was astounding and heartfelt from around the world.

    @heldfast I did not know about the British firefighters collecting funds. Thanks for sharing that..... highlights how much support from around the world the USA had that day.

    @Haggis I'm glad you were able to control that classroom. I watched live footage that day which seared into my memory forever. At the age of 10, I was emotionally scared for years after seeing that live coverage.

    @chndlr04 Innocence was definitely lost that day. I call it the day that the 21st century truly began.

    @Outdoor Dauber I agree wholeheartedly. My Aunt was working 5 blocks from the WTC and knew a couple of the paramedics who went up the tower and never returned.

    @HeadyBrew My parents also tried to be as supportive as possible. Hiding your emotions that day was nearly impossible.
     
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    America will never forget this tragic day. This is the day our great country fell to it’s knees, but we got back up, carried on through the pain, and stomped out the evil against us.

    America, we will never forget...

    -Snake Doc 415
     
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    I had the news on while getting ready for work. I saw the second plane strike the tower and it took me a second to realize what just happened. My job was directly across the street from a Red Cross blood center. By afternoon the cars were lined up on HWY-27 with donors.

    Unfortunately the memory and significance of what happened is fading in this country. For many who are just becoming eligible to vote it's ancient history. In today's news it's just a blurb. :(

    :42:

    -John
     
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    A little video about an artifact from the WTC being transported to Oconee Veterans Park here in Watkinsville, GA.



    The man who spoke (Tom Popps) was my boss at the time. He worked for quite a while to get this done.
    The man holding the little girl at the end of the video is me and my granddaughter.
     
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    Thank you for the post. I was up before 0500. Took care of the dogs, made life giving coffee, then put up my flags. We will never forget.
     
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    I’ll never forget where I was when I heard.

    I was driving a delivery truck for a contracting company at the time. I was just out of Martin on KY 80 heading toward Hazard. The office manager called me and told me after the second plane had hit and it was obvious that it was intentional. I pulled off the road and turned on the radio. I wasn’t the only one to do so.

    So much anger.

    I was fortunate. I knew that my family was safe. My wife was home with the kids. My mother, father and brother were at work. No one I knew was flying.

    I was transferring in-between National Guard units at the time. I called them both, asking which I should report to. Too early, they said. When I finally got through all of the busy signals, anyway.

    Over 70% of both units called in that morning, asking the same question. Some guys just reported in without being told to and were told to go back home.

    I briefly considered volunteering to go back on active duty.

    I would later do a short stint in uniform as airport security, walking terminals with a loaded weapon and my head on a swivel. With some of the most serious 18-19 year olds you’ve ever met. I’ve never seen a Guard unit sharper and more focused. Guard activations prior to that in my experience? Let’s just say that they left me rather unimpressed—hillbillies and rednecks playing army, mostly. Vacations from wives and kids, an opportunity to drink and cheat and get out of their real jobs for a while. Not that one. That one was serious.

    I’ll never forget.
     
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    I remember it well. I was working in the woods with 5 other men and we all gathered for a prayer. We were all in somewhat of a state of disbelief that it could happen. It was a true wakeup call for America. joe
     
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    I was doing electrical modifications on Blackhawk helicopters on Ft. Campbell, KY. I almost went back into the Army....if my ex wasn't such a...……..person I've met before.

    I'm not one of those conspiracy theorists, but the video I saw of what hit the pentagon looked like a Tomahawk cruise missile.
     
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    I was home sick from high school that day because I was still getting over mono. I remember my mom woke me up around 6am pacific time to check if I was going to school, I said I don't think so, and she told me by the way a plane just crashed into the World Trade Center in NYC. I was picturing like a cessna or small comuter plane or who knows what. Everyone left the house for the day and I woke up a couple of hours later, turned on the TV, and saw that the world had changed.
     
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    Don't worry, those like minded assholes are being killed daily, with precision and no remorse. You just don't hear about it.

    A group requested a meeting with an armed group basically extorting people and negotiated a halt to their nonsense, 30 days later no changes. The group requested a second meeting and all showed up dressed the part, shook hands, and then gunned them down.

    A group went into a town and and told the waring faction to vacate all gov't spaces by 3 pm " Thats only 2 hours?" The group went back at 3pm and dealt with whoever was still there.

    Rest assured.
     
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    I had just helped my my mother from her bed to her chair and was starting a load of laundry when she yelled at me come come here. I got to the living room and she told me to look at the TV. I turned just in time to see the second plane hit. I was stunned for a second, then realized it was the news and not a movie. I felt sick, scared, angry, dizzy, and saddened for the loss of lives. I sat down to get my bearings when the thought hit me by brother drove truck over the road to NYC and NJ all the time. I called his cell and he was stuck on a bridge in NJ, and didn't really know what was going on until he turned on the radio. I was glad he was OK and even happier when I knew he was out of the area.
    I got ready for work still feeling a lot of emotions. Everyone at work was feeling the same emotions.

    That was the day I became more of a people watcher then ever before.

    Bless the victims and their families for all of the senseless violence committed by cowards.

    NEVER FORGET!
     
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    hello,
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    I was in the office and co-workers heard on the radio. We all gathered in the conference room and watched it on TV.

    One co-worker (former Navy pilot) was on a business trip to PA. His wife was a Navy officer at the Pentagon. Luckily, she wasn't hurt. But he came hauling ass back and passed very close to the other crash site in PA.

    My son Karl sent this to me from school. Note the exact date and time stamp.

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    From: karl@linn.net
    Sent: Tuesday, September 11, 2001 11:11 AM
    Subject: Terrorism

    Dad -

    I'm typing this at school during lunch. I went through the webmail backdoor, because the school isp blocks most communication sites. If you don't already know, a bunch of planes, passengers and all, were hijacked and made kamikaze runs. First one plowed into the World Trade Center, causing one tower to collapse. A second plane, looked like a 737 or something slammed into the second one shortly thereafter. A little after 1030 we got to a classroom that was picking up the news, and right after that we saw the second tower go. Titus pulled the cable, doesn't want the school panicking, but word is moving faaaaast. Also, a commuter plane hit teh pentagon, all key government officials are being evacuated, bush is on his way home. Unconfirmed reports state that a car bomb went off outside the state department. FAA has grounded everything and fighters can be seen scrambling. A few hijacked planes are still missing, another jet crashed earlier in the day a short distance from the airport, but no one is sure whether or not its related. 1 palestinian group has so far claimed responsibility, but they all try to be proud and stupid. The real perpetrators would know that once the US finds out, they would be incinerated into the stone age. This is an amazingly well coordinated attack, focusing on the major symbols of the free world, all within 1 hour. All the history teachers have studied and have known that there is gap in recent years that should be filled by a war, not just a little gulf war. Even I knew it was coming, but I never expected such a violent and unprecedented attack. This could easily erupt into a holy war if there are enough zealots in palestine and elsewhere, and could cause a huge conflict that could spell the end of the muslim faith. I hope it doesn't get that global, but you can be sure the world will not let this one go unpunished. This is without a doubt the biggest, most vicious act of terrorism (if not an act of war) in modern times, if not the history of mankind. Looks like Bush and the military will be getting those funds to finish research on all those new weapons and fighters scheduled for the next 8 years. Well, I'll see what's going on when i get home, most of the news sites here are normally blocked anyway by the school isp. Just let you know that we heard it too. Now that I'm done, there could have been another attempt at something, although national security forces probably would've intercepted. Nonetheless, the nation has been really jarred, and while I fear what's going to come, most of it is channeled into anger in knowing that something will happen. Take care, and buy more ammo.

    -Karl

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    He joined the Marine Corps 9 months later and was off to Iraq around Sept. of 2014. He died there 1/26/2005.
     
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    I recall 9/11 very clearly.

    I also recall what our country was like before.
     
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    We all will remember where we were what we were doing on that day, The biggest thing I always remember is that night looking out from our front porch during the sun set on that day and not seeing one plane in the sky. Where we live you always see something flying over small planes, jets flying over , helicopters. But , this one evening just nothing, not even car traffic the sound of the absolute still silence of that one particular sun set. I was a freshman in high school the year it happened, Now married and living on my own I find it strange to think that after 18 years the kids graduating this year were born after what happened so for them it truly was an event in history for them. Seems like yesterday but time has a fond way of ticking by. The other thought I am going to wrap this up with is I miss the days after the event how we all united as AMERICANS not hyphenated Americans but people of one great and truly free nation, but sadly, in 18 years we been all divided by classes, by race and everything else that they can divide us by. Its truly sad in my eyes we have forgotten, we let too many outside forces dictate how we should think, act, vote, and believe. We need to all stand together again as ONE NATION and realize we are all in this together, we either all sink or we all swim, its that easy. Finally to all the men and women who defended this nation in terror thank you for everything you done for the ones who never made it home your sacrifices will never be forgotten.

    Any who guess I rambled on long enough sorry about that ill step off my soap box for now.
     
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    I was working construction in Nashville art that time. In January i had ets'd from the army, a veteran of desert storm. I was also at the beginning of the end of a relationship, and decided it was time to return to my first love. The U.S.army.

    I contacted a recruiter who came to the house and within minutes of signing, the girlfriend showed up and begged me not to go, at which point there was no unsigning, and i was ok with that. It was conditional on getting my medical records which i knew were acceptable so it was just a waiting game.

    Much to my dismay,while waiting for the records, i was involved in a motorcycle wreck which broke my back. That put an end to my ability to go back to active duty.

    To this day, i carry enormous guilt for not being able to put the uniform back on and return to do one of the few things i was ever good at that paid enough to live on, and let me be around fellow patriots who thought, felt, and loved like i do.

    To those brothers in arms that have lost their lives in Iraq and Afghanistan, I'm sorry i wasn't/am not there with you. God only knows if i could of made a difference, but i know i couldn't from here.
    To those that are serving now, or have served a and are here to tell about it if they choose. Thank you. I wish it were a road i could of traveled with you.
     
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    Damn, @USMCPOP , I can't imagine. I'm so sorry.
     
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    I had just come back from a solo trip to Yellowstone. I arrived at JFK airport the evening before the terror attacks. My mother woke me on that morning telling me a plane had hit one of the WTC towers. After that it was a rollercoaster of sadness and anger, yet trying to understand why. I will never forget, and am forever grateful for the service and sacrifice of our men and women in/out of uniform who helped so many on that day.
     
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    9/11 was a terrible day for America and the world. But as bad as it was I really remember 9/12 even more. I wish it didn't take a loss as horrific as we faced on the 11th to feel the solidarity and camaraderie that we all felt on the 12th. Eighteen years later we're so far from that feeling that maybe only during the Civil War could we say it was worse.
     
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    I had the day off and was getting ready to mow the lawn when the first plane hit the World Trade Center. About two months later I found myself in Diego Garcia training Navy security personnel and then off to Okinawa.
     
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    I won't " like " this, because you lost your son.
    I am so sorry, for your loss.
    My daughter joined the army, as soon as she graduated, in 2002. Fortunately, she came home, after 2 deployments to Iraq, and a LOT of sleepless nights, for me, and the missus.
     
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    I enlisted in the military
     
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    I was at work, and my co-workers took turns going to break room watching it on TV. I saw the second tower fall. It looked so impossible, like special effects.

    My first thought was "whoever this is, my country is going to kick your country's ass". Then as it became known that it was a terrorist act, it was very frustrating, because there was no official army, of any official country, whose ass that we could kick.
     
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    My son only made it a couple -three months. It was a shock.

    I used to send him a flat-rate box of stuff through the Post Office every week, sometimes more often. I would put candy, a can of beans, spoons, shampoo, toothpaste, a screwdriver, wrench, high-test fishing line or whatever in there. No weight limit. Then after I'd packed it as only I can, I'd pour stuff in the nooks and crannies, like thumb tacks and paper clips and tooth picks. I used to include a couple printed pages of a newsletter I made with stupid crook news, oddball pictures and crap like that. Stuff that might make them happy that they were not here to see it, LOL.

    .. The last three or so boxes were returned to me ...
     
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    sorry to hear about your loss
     
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    I was in Fort Polk Louisiana training for a upcoming deployment to Kosovo. The following years until my retirement in 2016 I was deployed multiple times defending our Great Country, no I will never forget nor those that paid the ultimate sacrifice

    I Am The Infantry Follow Me.
     

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