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September 11, Never Forget!

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Posted: September 11, 2012, 9:07 am - IP Logged

Very eerie. The weather today in New England is nearly identical to that day 11 years ago.

Not a cloud in the sky, bright blue skies, temp's approaching 50 degrees.

Hard to believe it's been 11 years already.

 

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    Posted: September 11, 2012, 9:53 am - IP Logged

    Saw the Freedom tower last week at night. Very bright and stands out, but kinda sad to look at.

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      Posted: September 11, 2012, 10:55 am - IP Logged

      Good thread, mcginnin56.

      RedStang,

      Movie scenes where the twin towers are in the background are so sad, too.

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        Posted: September 11, 2012, 11:03 am - IP Logged

        When 911 happened,my sister wrote a tribute song. This took her a year to complete,and that long to get in contact with real 911 survivors and ask them to send a recording of them talking about what happened to them that day.About 15 people sent tapes or CD's of their voices,some very emotional. Then she pieced them all together along exactly as they had sent them to her with her music and Freddy Curci (from 80's band Sheriff) doing vocals in the background. About 5 years ago a photographer contacted my sister and loved the song so much he asked if he could put it together with a slideshow of photos he'd taken during 911. Here it is for those of you who may have missed it when I posted it on LP. "WE ARE ONE"

        www.chrismacke.com/911.htm
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          Posted: September 11, 2012, 11:36 am - IP Logged

          I remember being at home and watching it on TV.  I put a video tape in and recorded about 4 hours of coverage.  I can't believe its been 11 years.  Sad

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              Posted: September 11, 2012, 12:13 pm - IP Logged

              May the victims of this horrible tradegy R.I.P, You will never be forgtten.

                   


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                Posted: September 11, 2012, 2:08 pm - IP Logged

                Exact same day too Mccginnis....a tuesday...11 days before my 29th birthday...I just can't believe I'm going to be 40 in 11 days LOL....So I definately will never forget the day 3,000 plus Americans lost their lives...


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                  Exact same day too Mccginnis....a tuesday...11 days before my 29th birthday...I just can't believe I'm going to be 40 in 11 days LOL....So I definately will never forget the day 3,000 plus Americans lost their lives...

                  I had forgotton that it was on a Tuesday. Congrat's on your big "40".   Cheers

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                      Posted: September 11, 2012, 5:39 pm - IP Logged

                      Very eerie. The weather today in New England is nearly identical to that day 11 years ago.

                      Not a cloud in the sky, bright blue skies, temp's approaching 50 degrees.

                      Hard to believe it's been 11 years already.

                       

                      McGinnin:

                      I agree. The sky that morning 11 years ago in the DC area was an unusual blue (almost a cobalt blue) and it was such a pretty day I considered playing hooky from work (which I never ever do). I have never seen that exact shade since then...but close. Commuting into DC from the Pentagon, I am glad I am an early riser and went through there hours before that happened. Like those in NY, we were under  the impression DC was falling "to some unknown enemy." Tens of thousands of people were in the streets looking like they did not know what to do next.  I caught what had to be the last taxi out of DC (right after the Pentagon was hit) and with what looked like 3 recent college grads, one of whom was in hysterics. Ironically, our taxi driver was a muslim.  They closed all exits out of DC for the first hour and we eventually ended up about 20 miles out towards Maryland before we were able to circle back into northern VA...three and a half hours later. We had the radio on and there were reports of bombs exploding at the State dept., etc (turned out to be false) and I yelled at one of the girls at one point to put her non-working cell phone away and to pay attention in case we had to get out of the taxi quickly.

                      I skipped work the next day and for almost the next 4 months, the pentagon bus and metro stop was moved across the road from the Pentagon (Pentagon City) across from the the Ritz Carleton. It began to be called "the Ritz Carleton bus stop" much to the dismay of the Ritz Carleton. :)  If you can imagine hundreds of buses lined up on a busy road and trying to find out where you go twice a day... but overall metro did a good job.  Interestingly, it did not rain once during my commute for the next 4 months where we all had to stand outside. We were allowed to commute back through the Pentagon by mid December and my bus of people cheered when we returned to the Pentagon.

                      Living close to the Pentagon, we saw that black smoke for days.  At some point in the early evening, the phone lines started working and I started getting calls from friends and family all over the country but could not say more than "I am fine" since there were loud fighter jets constantly zooming over. Hearing those fighter jets patrolling high up for 4 months or more every 20 minutes used to lull me to sleep. I can still identify a plane vs a fighter jet, even if it very high up, from the sound of its engine.

                      Never forget.

                      J'aime La France.


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                        Posted: September 11, 2012, 6:02 pm - IP Logged

                        McGinnin:

                        I agree. The sky that morning 11 years ago in the DC area was an unusual blue (almost a cobalt blue) and it was such a pretty day I considered playing hooky from work (which I never ever do). I have never seen that exact shade since then...but close. Commuting into DC from the Pentagon, I am glad I am an early riser and went through there hours before that happened. Like those in NY, we were under  the impression DC was falling "to some unknown enemy." Tens of thousands of people were in the streets looking like they did not know what to do next.  I caught what had to be the last taxi out of DC (right after the Pentagon was hit) and with what looked like 3 recent college grads, one of whom was in hysterics. Ironically, our taxi driver was a muslim.  They closed all exits out of DC for the first hour and we eventually ended up about 20 miles out towards Maryland before we were able to circle back into northern VA...three and a half hours later. We had the radio on and there were reports of bombs exploding at the State dept., etc (turned out to be false) and I yelled at one of the girls at one point to put her non-working cell phone away and to pay attention in case we had to get out of the taxi quickly.

                        I skipped work the next day and for almost the next 4 months, the pentagon bus and metro stop was moved across the road from the Pentagon (Pentagon City) across from the the Ritz Carleton. It began to be called "the Ritz Carleton bus stop" much to the dismay of the Ritz Carleton. :)  If you can imagine hundreds of buses lined up on a busy road and trying to find out where you go twice a day... but overall metro did a good job.  Interestingly, it did not rain once during my commute for the next 4 months where we all had to stand outside. We were allowed to commute back through the Pentagon by mid December and my bus of people cheered when we returned to the Pentagon.

                        Living close to the Pentagon, we saw that black smoke for days.  At some point in the early evening, the phone lines started working and I started getting calls from friends and family all over the country but could not say more than "I am fine" since there were loud fighter jets constantly zooming over. Hearing those fighter jets patrolling high up for 4 months or more every 20 minutes used to lull me to sleep. I can still identify a plane vs a fighter jet, even if it very high up, from the sound of its engine.

                        Never forget.

                        Wow, that must have been quite an ordeal for you. Being so close to the Pentagon, you were literally at ground zero.

                         

                        I remember thinking early on, that the east coast was under attack from some foreign enemy, and was fully expecting to see some exploding

                        planes in my neck of the woods. The FAA Air Traffic Control center which routed all aircraft heading to and from the New England area, was located

                        just 5 minutes from where I lived at the time in Nashua, NH. One thing I will always remember, is how eerily quite it seemed after all air traffic

                        was banned, except fighter jets and Air Force 1. As another poster also pointed out this all happened on a Tuesday, just like today.

                         

                        Like Pearl Harbor, or the assassination of Kennedy, this will be one of those days where everyone should remember exactly where they were,

                        and what they were doing without even thinking. I also had a cousin who was working that day, in the first tower that went down. He made it

                        out OK, and counts his blessings to this day.

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                          Wow, that must have been quite an ordeal for you. Being so close to the Pentagon, you were literally at ground zero.

                           

                          I remember thinking early on, that the east coast was under attack from some foreign enemy, and was fully expecting to see some exploding

                          planes in my neck of the woods. The FAA Air Traffic Control center which routed all aircraft heading to and from the New England area, was located

                          just 5 minutes from where I lived at the time in Nashua, NH. One thing I will always remember, is how eerily quite it seemed after all air traffic

                          was banned, except fighter jets and Air Force 1. As another poster also pointed out this all happened on a Tuesday, just like today.

                           

                          Like Pearl Harbor, or the assassination of Kennedy, this will be one of those days where everyone should remember exactly where they were,

                          and what they were doing without even thinking. I also had a cousin who was working that day, in the first tower that went down. He made it

                          out OK, and counts his blessings to this day.

                          yea I used to love the movie "Red Dawn" (which is being remade) but have not watched it since.

                          I am glad for your cousin. Never hesitate to get out of a building, etc. Keep moving. You can always telll the people who were in DC or NY on 9-11 when a fire alarm goes off...we are the first out the door....ha ha

                          I remember being back on the subway/metro two days later. It was so eerily silent you could literally feel all the hearts breaking.

                          J'aime La France.

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                            Wow, that must have been quite an ordeal for you. Being so close to the Pentagon, you were literally at ground zero.

                             

                            I remember thinking early on, that the east coast was under attack from some foreign enemy, and was fully expecting to see some exploding

                            planes in my neck of the woods. The FAA Air Traffic Control center which routed all aircraft heading to and from the New England area, was located

                            just 5 minutes from where I lived at the time in Nashua, NH. One thing I will always remember, is how eerily quite it seemed after all air traffic

                            was banned, except fighter jets and Air Force 1. As another poster also pointed out this all happened on a Tuesday, just like today.

                             

                            Like Pearl Harbor, or the assassination of Kennedy, this will be one of those days where everyone should remember exactly where they were,

                            and what they were doing without even thinking. I also had a cousin who was working that day, in the first tower that went down. He made it

                            out OK, and counts his blessings to this day.

                            Yea, I remember I was at home recovering from a back operation,

                            I was so sick from the drugs that when i woke up and moved to the sofa,

                            i did'nt even turn on the tv as was my routine. my daughter came in the house and said turn on theTv something bad happened in NY.

                            I put the TV on just in time to see the 2nd tower hit.

                             

                            I remember where I was when:

                            the space shuttle exploaded, at work and did'nt have the radio on a customer told me minutes after it happened

                            RFK assasinated

                            MLK assasinated

                            JFK assasinated

                             

                            My daughter had a freind that worked at the towers, he missed work that day cause he had a hangover.

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                              Yea, I remember I was at home recovering from a back operation,

                              I was so sick from the drugs that when i woke up and moved to the sofa,

                              i did'nt even turn on the tv as was my routine. my daughter came in the house and said turn on theTv something bad happened in NY.

                              I put the TV on just in time to see the 2nd tower hit.

                               

                              I remember where I was when:

                              the space shuttle exploaded, at work and did'nt have the radio on a customer told me minutes after it happened

                              RFK assasinated

                              MLK assasinated

                              JFK assasinated

                               

                              My daughter had a freind that worked at the towers, he missed work that day cause he had a hangover.

                              "My daughter had a freind that worked at the towers, he missed work that day cause he had a hangover."

                              Ridge is due to say any minute "see what drinking can do for you!."

                               

                              I didn't know it was on TV live when the 2nd tower was hit.  I still don't know what was on TV duirng the time I was trying to get home.

                              J'aime La France.