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September 11, 2001.. Where were You?? #6613783
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September 11, 2001.. Where were You??

That day started like many a September day in the baldies of Coke County, TEXAS for me. I left the house about daylight and drove to another ranch owned by my youngest brother to plow wheat ground. I serviced the tractor, checked the plow, and headed out.

I was just about through with a 30 acre patch, when I noticed a pickup, up in the water lot. It was my Great Uncle Corky (Carlton). He had never come out to the ranch, unless we were working sheep, so I knew something was up. So, I pulled up the plow and headed his way. He told me that I was needed back at the house, NOW. So, I killed the tractor and headed for the house in a hurry. Now, I didnít have a radio on the tractor, once I got into the pickup and I realized something was going on. No one really knew what yet, but they said a plane had hit one of the World Trade Center Towers in New York City.

My Dad had terminal cancer. He was in the final stages, getting weaker by the day. He had woke up that morning, after I had left, and decided today was the day he was going to the Robert Lee Nursing Center. He had not told me but a few days earlier he had called and told them he would be coming and needed a room in a few days. He did not want to die at the ranch for fear that my Mother might not want to live in the house once he was gone.

Just as I got to the house, the second plane hit the other tower. We still didnít really know what was going on, but my middle brother and I started loading stuff for Dad to take to the Nursing Center. We took his chair, a T.V., a loveseat, clothes, and some other stuff that we thought he might need.

Marc and I helped him to Momís vehicle, and off the town we went. Once getting to the Nursing Center, the people there checked him in. Part of that was to get his weight. Marc and I both helped him on the scales, and he weighted 211 pounds. Now, Dad was a big man, he usually stayed in the 270 range, but the cancer had just about eaten him up. He looked at Mom, with tears in his eyes, and told her she had never seen him so light, he weighted more than that as a Sophomore in high school.

We got him in his room and got all his stuff arranged. Hooked up the T.V. and started watching the news about the crashes. He told my brother and I, that it was just like listening to the Pearl Harbor attack when he was a kid.

We watched it for a while, then Dad asked us to find ESPN or something else, so we tried, but nothing else was on the T.V. It sort of upset him that, there was nothing else on. LOLÖ He was a sports nut, and said, cut it off if that is all they are gonna have on there today. Marc and I left to go work on something, I canít even remember what, but we came back later, and he was watching baseball, and in a good mood again.

Dad lasted until September 24th, 2001. He died around 2 A.M. in the morning, with Mom, and his sonís by his side.

We buried him on September 26th, in a little country cemetery, about 5 miles from the house.

I for one will never forget what I did on September 11th, 2001.


Good Luck and God Bless you and yours,

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Re: September 11, 2001.. Where were You?? [Re: bulletbox] #6613790
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Not much of a story for me, just on my way to some college classes, but I remember it like it was yesterday.

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Re: September 11, 2001.. Where were You?? [Re: bulletbox] #6613792
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Working on an addition to Parker Hydraulic in Benton, AR. Coworker got a page from his wife so he called and she told him the news. Didn't see footage until that evening, only listened to the radio. Had just celebrated my daughter 1st birthday on the 9th.


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Re: September 11, 2001.. Where were You?? [Re: bulletbox] #6613796
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Was in a grocery store meat dept and a butcher came out and told me. I knew then there would be a loooong drawn out war over it.

I'm expecting a show of force from ISIS for the 20 anniversary, like they did for the 10th, just to let the world know their still around.

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I was in the air, heading west for an assignment. Over Denver when it happened and even government aircraft had to clear airspace. What a mess on the ramps around DIA.
I thought I was pretty knowledgeable about the goings on in American airspace until that day. Never imagined all the different craft from all over the world that had to put down there.

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Re: September 11, 2001.. Where were You?? [Re: bulletbox] #6613802
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I was finishing a fireplace build for a customer when my wife called from home in a near panic saying the country was under attack. She thought maybe there was going to be a boots-on-the-ground invasion. I told her to arm herself and wait for me. I went out to my work truck and retrieved my pistol. I figured if the paratroopers came I was taking out as many as I could before they got me.

I put my tools away and went home.

I was working under a flight path for airliners inbound to Lehigh Valley International Airport which was about twenty miles away.

I remember noticing the quiet, the lack of air traffic. I didn't find out until later about all flights being grounded.


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Re: September 11, 2001.. Where were You?? [Re: ~ADC~] #6613809
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My wife Patrice and I were on a company fishing trip and that morning we needed batteries or some such thing so we drove into
the little village of Mercer, Wisconsin. Stopped at the hardware store and the door was open but nobody was inside. We could hear noise in the back
and when we went there the lady who ran the store looked at us and said O My God, they have sent an airplane into the Trade Center!
We went on into town and were in the bait shop when the first tower went down.
Now Mercer is a little town of about 200 folks way up north and every one of them were fixin to grab their deer rifles and commence hunting rag heads.
Never under estimate small town rural folks when push comes to shove.

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I was standing on the back of a water well rig, drilling a residential/house replacement well just east of Liberal kansas. The lady of the house came out and told us what happened. I was nearly done with the hole, so we finished drilling, tripped the string, then ran casing and gravel packed. We listened to the news in the work truck on the way home that night.

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Every kid needs a Dog and a Curmudgeon.

Remember Bowe Bergdahl, the traitor.

Beware! Jill Pudlewski, Ron Oates and Keven Begesse are liars and thiefs!
Re: September 11, 2001.. Where were You?? [Re: bulletbox] #6613824
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It happened on my Birthday, I was prepping to go do yard work, then have family over for a BBQ dinner, we all sat around talking about it, was a very somber Birthday that year, and most since because of it !!


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Re: September 11, 2001.. Where were You?? [Re: bulletbox] #6613828
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I remember clearly.

I lived in N Idaho at the time, and was preparing to go to a client's home to deliver a painting she wanted done on an antique stool top.

I turned on the news just in time to see the footage . I stared dumbfounded , speechless. Finally, in a daze, I drove to her home to deliver the art. She opened the door in tears. We watched it on her tv for a while. I remember bits and pieces of our conversation , in shocked whispers.

I thought of my father , my WW2 decorated hero ...a master fighter pilot .....long gone for some years .....what his expressions would have been like ....seeing that.

The idea of such destruction in those places all at once just stunned the mind for a long time.....still does.

Re: September 11, 2001.. Where were You?? [Re: BigBob] #6613829
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The first plane hit just as I was leaving for work. As I got to work the 2nd plane hit and we knew we were in a different era. I had sessions to attend and the first building collapsed while travelling to that session.

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In front of my biology students all day, trying my darndest to hold things together. A day none of us will ever forget.


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Re: September 11, 2001.. Where were You?? [Re: bulletbox] #6613834
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He told my brother and I, that it was just like listening to the Pearl Harbor attack when he was a kid.


I was at a university building their rec center. Had a work buddy say something to the effect above. Thought he was being dramatic. I was wrong.

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I don't normally participate in discussions of that act against this Country. It only makes me bitter. You won't like me when I am bitter...

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Listening to Tom Bernard and the KQ morning show when it unfolded while driving to Greybar in St Paul to get parts

Watched the tv in their break room for about 15 minutes, drove up to St Croix Falls WI to my jobsite, sat in the truck and listened to the radio for 2 hours then went home.

I remember the lines at gas pumps being blocks long in some areas of the south metro, got home fill up my truck and 5 or so gas cans then watched TV for the night and I'm sure like many, I did a firearm and ammo inventory

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At work in morning, the plant manager told me an others, gas prices went crazy that nite for 1 nite , I believe only. For panic of war or? Ppl fill up all over, $4, $5 gallon

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Sitting home watch Reggis and Cathy Lee, seen the second plane hit the tower.


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Re: September 11, 2001.. Where were You?? [Re: bulletbox] #6613879
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Hey Osky...I was on a plane at 8:00AM central, lincoln to Denver, right when it was all going down. They put us down in Denver and DIA closed after I got there. Small world! It was crazy scene. Airport is a long way from the city but there were folks walking along the road back to the city because not much was moving.
I got the last rental car at Hertz and hung onto that baby all week while i worked in Denver. Wife was 8 months pregnant and was back here while I was out there, i didnt have a cell phone. She bought me one right after that.
I drove that rental back to lincoln at end of the week because planes weren't flying yet.
Got real sick of Lee Greenwood's god bless the USA because it was on every radio station and that's all I had to listen to for the 7 hour drive back... news, or Lee Greenwood.
Waited a couple weeks then when flights resumed flew back out and wowee was the security nuts that first half year or so after that.
Jim

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Got home from working graveyard for some odd reason I turned on the TV instead of going to bed. Within a few minutes I watched plane 2 hit. I sat there shocked in disbelief realizing what I just saw not even the anchor knew what just happened. I stayed up watching the TV and the aftermath. Still engrained in my mind. 18 years ago I watched the country in shock, come together, were United. As a country that was a new chapter for America.

I am curious what the squad will say tomorrow.

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we literally heard the Pentagon get hit...didn't know what it was or what was going on. (we were pulling into DC to Washington Hospital Center for my dad's impending by-pass surgery.)

my sister was working in Somerset County, and my brother-in-law was working in NYC.


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On my morning break at work. Service writer popped his head in and asked what was taking so long and got to see the 2nd plane hit. Didn't get many cars fixed that day.

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Had just gotten home, very early that morning, from a successful bear hunt. Got it all in the freezer and went to bed as September 11 is our wedding anniversary and we had planned on going out that evening. Got up for work and as I was getting dressed the first plane hit. Came out and watched the news and saw the 2nd plane hit. I looked at my wife and said "We're under fricking attack!" Quickly put together as much ammo as I could before I had to go to work. After I got home we canned our dinner plans and packed survival gear, camping gear, guns, etc. just in case. Made sure both vehicles were gassed up and we had a wad of cash available.

It certainly was a terrible time and thing to watch. What was most disconcerting to me was the uncertainty of what might come next and whether I would be ready to deal with it.

Moosetrot

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I was showering, getting ready for an afternoon shift at the Chrysler plant. Listening to the morning comedy radio show when they started to talk about this. I remember thinking (briefly) "This is NOT funny, in fact it is quite inappropriate"... then I quickly realized it was no joke.
I watched the news in a daze for about an hour before calling in to confirm that our shift was not cancelled (it was not)
When we got there, several American employees from the day shift had simply chosen to stay and not attempt to cross the border and go home. We built one minivan and then the assembly line stopped. Everybody was in shock I think. They kept us there for 4 hours before cancelling the shift and sending us home.
I had a long drive home (50 minutes) and it was a strange, lonely ride home. I remember being so relieved when the Via Rail train went by, reminding me that the entire world had not stopped turning.
I also remember going outside specifically to look in the sky and see it with no airplanes or contrails, something I'll (hopefully) never witness again.


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Originally Posted by jabNE
Hey Osky...I was on a plane at 8:00AM central, lincoln to Denver, right when it was all going down. They put us down in Denver and DIA closed after I got there. Small world! It was crazy scene. Airport is a long way from the city but there were folks walking along the road back to the city because not much was moving.
I got the last rental car at Hertz and hung onto that baby all week while i worked in Denver. Wife was 8 months pregnant and was back here while I was out there, i didnt have a cell phone. She bought me one right after that.
I drove that rental back to lincoln at end of the week because planes weren't flying yet.
Got real sick of Lee Greenwood's god bless the USA because it was on every radio station and that's all I had to listen to for the 7 hour drive back... news, or Lee Greenwood.
Waited a couple weeks then when flights resumed flew back out and wowee was the security nuts that first half year or so after that.
Jim



lee greenwood had to be part of the CIA. That is the ONLY thing they played during my basic training at benning. The drill sgts kept it on repeat during in processing and in most of buidlings. That song has to be part of some dark CIA mind control stuff, that or breaking someone mentally. I LOATHE that song and would kick ol lee right in the sack if i ever meet him.

I was in high school social studies class when the first plane hit. All the football team went to the coaches office and watched the second plane hit. School was pretty much shut down for that day. I knew that day i would join the army and volunteer for the next smoking train to wherever that attack came from. The US army obliged...and kept sending us back, over and over.


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I was putting a new roof on a house and heard the first plane on the radio. Like everyone else, I assumed it was just an accident.

I left the worksite to borrow a tool from my dad. The worksite just happened to be down the road from his place. My parent's had the TV on watching the news reports. As I walked into the living room, the second plane hit and we all knew at that moment that it was not an accident.

A very close friend of ours worked in one of the buildings at world trade. I think it was building 6 but I'm not sure. For no reason at all, she was running late for work. Her husband heard news of the first plane on the radio on his way to work. He called his wife and told her to just stay home because traffic was going to be terrible in lower Manhattan because a plane just hit one of the towers. She called out that day. Her building had all of the glass blown out on the side facing the towers and all of the debris and dust made it impossible to even walk through the building.

A friend of my wife had a fruit and vegetable stand at the weekly farmers market at the base of the towers with her boyfriend. He farms down here in south jersey but went up to NYC once a week with his truck for the farmer's market. When the first plane hit, they left the area on foot and planned to come back for their truck later in the day when things were less crazy. They either saw the second plane or heard about it. He thought more planes might be coming so they started toward the Brooklyn Bridge and walked to Brooklyn to get out of Manhattan.

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We were camping in the back country, and didnt even know anything had happened until the 14th. No phone's or radio till we got to the pickup.


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Finishing a garage floor in Paola KS. I seen the plains doing u turns in the sky, but didn't have a clue what was going on until the concrete truck driver told me on a footing pour a little later. We dumped out the footing and called it a day, went home and watched the news for the rest of the day.

Re: September 11, 2001.. Where were You?? [Re: bulletbox] #6613937
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Working at cement plant boss came told me and coworker.Will ever forget sad day.

Re: September 11, 2001.. Where were You?? [Re: jabNE] #6613939
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Hey Osky...I was on a plane at 8:00AM central, lincoln to Denver, right when it was all going down. They put us down in Denver and DIA closed after I got there. Small world! It was crazy scene. Airport is a long way from the city but there were folks walking along the road back to the city because not much was moving.
I got the last rental car at Hertz and hung onto that baby all week while i worked in Denver. Wife was 8 months pregnant and was back here while I was out there, i didnt have a cell phone. She bought me one right after that.
I drove that rental back to lincoln at end of the week because planes weren't flying yet.
Got real sick of Lee Greenwood's god bless the USA because it was on every radio station and that's all I had to listen to for the 7 hour drive back... news, or Lee Greenwood.
Waited a couple weeks then when flights resumed flew back out and wowee was the security nuts that first half year or so after that.
Jim


We helped out on the tarmack for a bit because not all planes had a gate, some people walked from plane to drop stairs. Once the tarmack was cleared ( our area ) we went up and I was at the very end of one of the terminal wings. There was a line of maybe 20 of denvers finest and a mix of others, FBI, ATF etc who made a solid line and cleared absolutely every living thing and package out as they went towards the main terminal. Checked all stores, bathrooms, stairways as they went then sealed it off.
I stood then in the main terminal where there were giant televisions showing the coverage. I will never forget all the tears as the crowds watched. They were still showing unedited coverage of all the innocent people jumping rather than burn in the buildings. With every person who leaped you could hear and feel people's hearts fall around you.
For some of us more hardening of the heart.

Osky


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Re: September 11, 2001.. Where were You?? [Re: bulletbox] #6613949
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Northern Manitoba on a caribou hunt. Outfitter's wife called on a satellite phone to let us know. Stayed in camp a few extra days since planes weren't allowed to fly.

Re: September 11, 2001.. Where were You?? [Re: bulletbox] #6613959
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Re: September 11, 2001.. Where were You?? [Re: bulletbox] #6613991
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I had just finished packing the truck and trailer to head for the Missouri convention.
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Re: September 11, 2001.. Where were You?? [Re: bulletbox] #6613995
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I was in bed with a migraine headache and doing whatever it took to not get sick to my stomach with a damp wash cloth over my eyes when the first plane hit I got up and put my flag out on the front of the house I flew a flag every day since and like so many others I was on the fight I shed more than a few tears for those who didn't make it out of those buildings or airplanes.
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Re: September 11, 2001.. Where were You?? [Re: bulletbox] #6614025
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Re: September 11, 2001.. Where were You?? [Re: bulletbox] #6614028
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I was at work ,they broadcast it on all the screen tv, computers,we just stood an watch ,I will never forget

Re: September 11, 2001.. Where were You?? [Re: bulletbox] #6614029
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I was at an auction in Garnett KS. Tuesday is sale day at the sale barn there.
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Re: September 11, 2001.. Where were You?? [Re: bulletbox] #6614030
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Was on a job site (cant remember where) doing the plumbing. Another guy who was there, heard it on the radio in his truck as he was leaving and said something to me. I thought it was a small plane like a cessna or something and didn't give it much thought.

Went on a smoke break outside and saw a stealth bomber flying overhead and thought "Oh that's cool!" never seen one of those flying before and didn't give it much thought after that.

When I was done for the day, I got in my truck and listened to the radio and that's when I heard it was more than a little cessna that hit.

Re: September 11, 2001.. Where were You?? [Re: bulletbox] #6614041
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Dentist office... same place I was November 22, 1963... very strange.

Re: September 11, 2001.. Where were You?? [Re: bulletbox] #6614046
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Was my first year out of school. I was watching Fox and friends. The whole thing felt confusing. Went by my best friends house. He was half asleep and thought it was some movie.


My sweetheart was still in school so we went up there at lunch. We layed on the side of the hill talking about how weird quiet the skies were. All the teachers had the news on in the classrooms that day.

That Friday like many places our city was all out the streets. It was the only time I saw everyone being united. Was a crazy sight to see. We all wanted vengeance.

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I was on a peak of a steep roof flashing a chimney.
The owner of the house came out and told me.


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You have to remember that 1 out of 3 Democratic Voters is just as dumb as the other two.
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You have to remember that 1 out of 3 Democratic Voters is just as dumb as the other two.
Re: September 11, 2001.. Where were You?? [Re: bulletbox] #6614051
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I was driving up to the Carthusian Monks on top of the Equinox Mountain to repair a walk-in cooler. I remember the feeling of I needed to get home to my wife and horrified about the innocence loss of life. Then the rage and wanting someone to pay for this crime and wondering what will happen next. Is this another Pearl Harbor.


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Re: September 11, 2001.. Where were You?? [Re: bulletbox] #6614056
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I was on my way to a beaver job and told the home owner that one tower had been hit, he went in the house and watched and when I got back to my truck, he said the second tower was also hit. That was a yterrable day for America and we are forgetting.

Re: September 11, 2001.. Where were You?? [Re: bulletbox] #6614115
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At work in the office. I went home right after the south tower fell. I didn't know anyone that died that day, but I'm friends with folks that did.

Re: September 11, 2001.. Where were You?? [Re: bulletbox] #6614121
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I was hauling fish for our state conservation department and parked in Higginsville, Missouri waiting for private landowners to arrive and pick up their fish.

Our country was warned that day of our future as we turn away from God even more so now. The days following 9/11 - everyone was in church because they once again realized we are not in control. We now have elected Muslims in our government and others that want to destroy Israel - Gods chosen people. I pray everyone reading this get right with the Lord because it is even more evident now - our country is spiritually lost.

Re: September 11, 2001.. Where were You?? [Re: bulletbox] #6614124
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Swedesboro coco butter plant. I watched both hits on the bosses tv. The way I saw this world changed forever. I was 18.

Re: September 11, 2001.. Where were You?? [Re: bulletbox] #6614128
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I was in the fifth grade and had just walked into the classroom after leaving art class, our teacher had it on on the tv. At the age nine of us were really able to grasp that it was a terrorist attack. It just seemed to be a random plane crash to us kids. Got home that night and I remember the folks telling us boys to go out and play while they were glued to the tv.

Re: September 11, 2001.. Where were You?? [Re: bulletbox] #6614153
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I was in front of a class of 16-18 year old students when an announcement came over the PA. Our principal said we could turn the TVs in our rooms if we wished.
Just a minute or so after I turned the one on at the front of my room, the second tower was struck. Except for a few gasps when the plane hit, you could have heard a pin drop. I was concerned that the scene may have been too much for some students(I was stunned by what we had witnessed). But I felt that what was going on on the screen in real time was too important for them to miss.

Those kids were at the point in life where some would be making the choice to join the service and maybe fight in the war the attacks brought about. Now, some of them have kids of their own that may be making that same decision.

Re: September 11, 2001.. Where were You?? [Re: bulletbox] #6614163
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Was at work, and watched the second plane hit the towers. We then was called out on an ambulance run. We loaded the patient, and on the way back, the driver told us the Pentagon had been hit. I called my wife as soon as we were back, and told her to go stock up on groceries. I filled the vehicles with gas, and went home.


"Education, transportation, and communication, that's what ruined the world."
Re: September 11, 2001.. Where were You?? [Re: bulletbox] #6614167
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At home watching T V. Self employed had taken the day off for some odd reason.


"Skin that smokewagon and see what happens"
Re: September 11, 2001.. Where were You?? [Re: bulletbox] #6614173
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I was fixing a glass door at a store in Green Valley IL. It was a sunny fall day - really quiet. I got done and drove a ways for lunch. really quiet and NO ONE on the roads. Got to Casey's to get lunch and gas was $5.00 a gallon. I went in and asked what happened then found a TV on the way back.

I finished the job like I was supposed to and after work I paid over $7.50 for gas. I could only get 10 gallons because it was all cask only. Everything was creepy quiet and people were very polite. The line was about 30 cars long at the gas station. most stations ran out of gas by that night and then people panicked about not getting gas ever again... Then George W came on TV and we all started figuring out what happened. It united the whole country for a while. Even the liberals got mad at the ones behind it. I saw one plane that afternoon after work. I always though it was President Bush but not sure. It was way higher than any other plane I ever saw. All planes were grounded for I think 3 days. My wife and I were going to give blood but after that first building went down we were told - thanks but don't bother right now.

Came pretty close to enlisting right there- should have done it.

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Re: September 11, 2001.. Where were You?? [Re: bulletbox] #6614189
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I had just gotten off night shift. Was due back in at 1900. My wife came into the bedroom and said a plane had hit the WTC. I was already kinda out of it and figured she meant a small plane. After the second tower was hit, she came back in and told me about number two. I got up, I knew we'd be called back in early. We had 3 train stations on the Summit line that leads to Penn Station.

That night was surreal. I worked in the metro area and plane traffic is a constant. Those nights there wasnt a plane in the sky. I still remember parking overnights and the silence was deafening. After the first night. the train stations were still full. No one could make it out of the city that first night. By day two the cars started to disappear from the lots. most were gone on day 3. Beyond that night, you knew the cars that remained belonged to the ones who were never coming home. I can still recall the spots those cars were parked in. That day forever changed the was we did things in law enforcement. Hard to believe its been 18 years. I retired July 1 and just signed an offer of employment for a sheriffs office here on the eastern shore. Not sure Ill ever be finished totally...that day changed so many.


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Re: September 11, 2001.. Where were You?? [Re: bulletbox] #6614190
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Was driving down Centre Street in Portage Michigan. I had just left my first appointment of the morning when my wife called and told me to turn on the radio

Rest of the appointments for the day got cancelled. As I drove home I seen long lines of cars from every gas station. Gas was $6.00-$7.00. I thought to myself. ďIf this is so big you think you need to fill your tank, then itís too big for that tank of gas to matter. My youngest was 10mos. old, I went home to be with my kids and wife in the event it was going to lead to something bigger


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Re: September 11, 2001.. Where were You?? [Re: bulletbox] #6614225
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I was in Lithuania on a diving exercise. 40 FSW, wearing a hot-water suit. The exercise got cancelled. The dive team was escorted back to the barracks and then to the airfield. The guards were carrying AK-47's. That still seems strange to me. We flew back to the unit in Sigonella, and from there we were "fragged" out to protect US Forces throughout the Med. 9/11 was a change in dynamic for Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal. The term "asymmetric" warfare became the new reality. Glad to have served. Prayers to the lost and those still serving.


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Re: September 11, 2001.. Where were You?? [Re: bulletbox] #6614234
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I was getting ready for school. 8th grade. Heard my dad tell my mom to come look at what was happening on the TV. I remember the craziness that followed with that black eye our country had.


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Re: September 11, 2001.. Where were You?? [Re: bulletbox] #6614240
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I was on a fire near Heber, Utah and couldn't figure out why I couldn't get the aircraft that I had on order and desperately needed.


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Re: September 11, 2001.. Where were You?? [Re: bulletbox] #6614243
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Re: September 11, 2001.. Where were You?? [Re: bulletbox] #6614251
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My wife was working in the Chrysler Bldg... I was in NJ....

If you haven't seen this its worth watching... I work with some of these guys...





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Re: September 11, 2001.. Where were You?? [Re: bulletbox] #6614254
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I was moose hunting over in Jackson hole. I never heard about it till I went into Jackson on the 20th to do some shopping.
When I checked out at the grocery store the cashier asked if I wanted to donate money to the folks in NY city. I said no way! Then as I was walking out of the door I saw something at the news paper stand that mentioned the attack


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Re: September 11, 2001.. Where were You?? [Re: bulletbox] #6614263
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I was at the local health club pumping iron. They have a number of TVs in there when they showed live the first tower get hit. The guy who was spotting me said, "Look at that! Some idiot pilot ran into the WTC!" He thought it was an accident; pilot error.

I told him I didn't think it was accidental with all the middle east people they've been letting into the country. I said I thought it was intentional terrorism. My opinion was confirmed when the second tower got hit.

I even remember when JFK got shot in Dallas. My buddy and I were shooting carp with bow and arrow in the Mississippi river at a local park.


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Re: September 11, 2001.. Where were You?? [Re: bulletbox] #6614283
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I was up before dawn that day and in the deer woods clearing shooting lanes.

I remember thinking how blue, clear,and cloudless the sky was that morning.

Left the woods at 11:00AM to go vote in the NYS. Republican Primary

at the Oswego County courthouse in Pulaski, N.Y.

Arriving there, I found a sign on the door announcing that the

primary had been cancelled.

I asked a poll worker what was going on and she said

That NYS Governor George Pataki had cancelled the Primary.

"Why would he do that", I asked.

"You haven't heard" ? "You really don't know" ? She asked.

There's been a Terrorist attack.....The World Trade Center Twin Towers are Gone !!

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Re: September 11, 2001.. Where were You?? [Re: bulletbox] #6614293
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Was patrolling track at M56 on the Island Falls Subdivision when it came on the am radio.
Headed back in to the bunkhouse to clear the train and watched it on the TV.

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So many interesting life memories of this day.....isnt it still so clear in our minds.

The image that bucksnbears posted above makes me so angry I cant even put it in a quote with this respectful video....it is something I find stunning every time I think of the unimaginable concept of someone like her being allowed to hold ANY kind of position in this country .....Ive often wondered what the families of today's anniversary and all veterans think of that....

This Bud commercial I have always loved....




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Sitting in a grove 635 picker at Troy Energy (peaker plant) in Ohio. Watched the skies clear of contrails, couldn't wait to get home to see the news and find out what was going on!

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Just started a new job that week, heard it on the radio when the first plane hit, and knew my brother was working for HUD in one of the World Trade Centers.
It was almost 11 PM that day before my family found out he had been delayed by fifteen minutes on the subway, and never entered the first World Trade Center that day.

Words cannot express my feelings for the people who committed these acts of terrorism!

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i was laying on the floor assembling a Magnetic Encoding Machine we designed when the boss called the guys to his office and we watched the second plane hit, then took an hour break to get it back together...after our shock.
Dad was 80 then and a 3 war Vet and called his brother Jack (81 then) who was also a 3 war Vet and said "Jack, we may have to dust off our uniforms."


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Re: September 11, 2001.. Where were You?? [Re: GritGuy] #6614373
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It happened on my Birthday, I was prepping to go do yard work, then have family over for a BBQ dinner, we all sat around talking about it, was a very somber Birthday that year, and most since because of it !!


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Re: September 11, 2001.. Where were You?? [Re: bulletbox] #6614378
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I was at work when a girl sitting at a machine with a radio told me about the first plane. It went on from there till somebody told me about the plane in shanksville. My place is close enough that it shook some knik knaks off the shelves. I thought the attacks might keep coming so i went and took my 10 year old daughter out of school then went and got my wife from work. One of my friends has a razor wired place in the boonies that would have been my next step after getting anti biotics and more ammo. Will never forget.

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I was on the roof of a house in Long Valley, NJ doing a squirrel job. Lady inside the house starts screaming, I thought a squirrel came out somewhere in the house. Then she runs out to tell me a plane just hit the tower where her husband was working. She thought it hit his floor but he was several floors below and survived. My wife's cousin was not so lucky, he was trapped above the flames and called his wife and family to tell them goodbye. My oldest daughter was teaching school (2nd grade) and some of her students lost parents (none of them lost both parents).

Re: September 11, 2001.. Where were You?? [Re: bulletbox] #6614407
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"Some people did something" - Ilhan Abdullahi Omar

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will never forget on the way to work that day I noticed how blue and cloud free the sky was just looked different. Got to work and headed towards Gettysburg that day that where I was working that day. Heard the radio station say a plane hit the world trade center thought to myself how did that happen. A few miles down the road they said a second plane hit the world trade center a that moment I knew we where under attack. didn't get a whole lot done that day.I will never forget how quiet it was for days with no planes in the sky


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Re: September 11, 2001.. Where were You?? [Re: bulletbox] #6614416
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I was in 5th grade. I recall our class going to the library and seeing it unfold on a tv on one of those rolling carts. I actually remember telling a classmate that it was probably over in another country (I had been seeing such things on Meet The Press on Sunday's before football). I distinctly remember our teacher (fresh out of college) crying and trying to explain things to us. Most kid's parents picked them up from school early.

The things I remember most is all of the patriotism that was shown in the time following. That made a big impression on me. It would be nice to have some of that unity back today.

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Every American remembers where they were that day. Iíd been applying for work in previous weeks so was at país watching tv an u know what was on. Well 45 min after the 2nd went down I got a call from one an they wanted to hire me. Liked it enough I was there 17 yrs until they shut the doors.


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Re: September 11, 2001.. Where were You?? [Re: Rat_Pack] #6614553
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Originally Posted by Rat_Pack
"Some people did something" - Ilhan Abdullahi Omar

She shouldnt even be here let alone in office. mad

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I have too much to say about any unpatriotic freedom hateing people voting democrat

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I was on a flight from Tenerife ( Canary Islands ) via Bilbao ( southern Spain ) to Hamburg on my way to a funeral. The wife of a friend got killed in a car crash. She was 28 when she died. At that point there were only landings and no starts on any german air port. It was a sad and crazy week


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The mistake we made the days after the attack was we didn't go over to those countries and destroyed them beyond rebuild. We needed to make a statement that would last for every. Don't think about messing with the USA. What those diaper heads did to us meant total destruction of their country.

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I was watching the morning news when it all happened and throughout the day.
I'm one who won't forget it or forgive it .


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Originally Posted by snowy
The mistake we made the days after the attack was we didn't go over to those countries and destroyed them beyond rebuild. We needed to make a statement that would last for every. Don't think about messing with the USA. What those diaper heads did to us meant total destruction of their country.


Thats really ironic isnt it?

We did blow up their gear, now we are moving em all here.

That 9/11 was just the start.

crazy

I been watching.


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Laying on the floor, assembling a High Speed Magnetic Encoder we designed, when the boss called us all into his office where we saw the second plane hit.
Took us awhile to get back to work,,,,,,and really didn't have it in us from shock, I guess
Was sposd to fly to Chicago on the 13th for a machinery show, but had to drive, and rented the last they had at "Rent-a-wreck" since the airport was slam out of rentals.

My military friends were "scrambled" to the skies and land posts.

Dad (a WW2, Korea & 'Nam Vet & 81 yrs old) called his brother in FL and said "Jack, we may have to dust off our uniforms!"



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I was in home room in High School, the school had a media black out policy, there was an announcement that there was an attack in New York and that all tvs were to be turned off during first hour, when we got into home room, a history and social sciences teacher, he had the TV on. The assistant principal came in and told him to turn it off. I specifically remember the teacher telling the AP "Get out of my classroom, this is this generations Pearl Harbor, they will remember where they were this day for the rest of their lives" I had no idea how right he was. We watched coverage for the next hour before returning to classes, not much else was done that day.

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