9-11 NEVER Forget!

9-11 NEVER Forget!




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Never shall. Many in our hometown lost their lives.

As a country we are stronger together.


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Thanks Tim, thank you for remembering.




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Thanks Tim, thank you for remembering.




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The event of our lives that we will always remember exactly where we were when the planes hit. We were leaving for the Outer Banks the following Saturday. I told my husband that I would not watch anymore TV over vacation unless something else happened. I spent from Tuesday to Friday glued to the TV crying!


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I was in high school in Trigonometry class when the first plane hit. Next period was AP history and we spent it watching the news.


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I was golfing in NJ. Heard about it as I was driving to the course. Only first plane had hit. Went into the clubhouse and asked if they could turn on the TV in the restaurant bar.

Fighter pilot out of McGuire AFB in NJ was golfing with his dad. The base sent a helicopter to pick him up. Landed on what was the polo field years ago.


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Yes, got real quiet in NYC that day. No honking horns, no yelling in the street, empty restaurants, stunned wait staff milling around, not much traffic, empty cabs. Real quiet real fast. Engine company 54 took off and headed downtown, some of whom never returned.

Our neighbor across the hall was in the 2nd tower when it got hit. He made it out just before it collapsed. Hid under a parked car when the tower came down. Walked the 2 miles or so home. Covered with at least a 1/4 inch of soot/ash when he got here. Sat down on our couch and tried to compose himself. Did not want to be alone in his apartment.

Awful, awful day.


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Always a very sad day. I hate this anniversary, but we have to remember and NEVER forget.


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I was engaged to an airline pilot and we met because of 9/11/01. He always said if his life was in danger at work then he wanted to be happy at home. His brother also a pilot was on the runway in Baltimore when the planes hit. He helped get guns into the cockpit and is an air Marshall. My granddaughter was born on 9/11. I will never forget.


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Ironically, I was waiting for a team of Sales reps from a Vendor to arrive at my facility in northern Maryland to look at some defective product. They were driving down from NYC, and had left before anything had happened.

By the time they had arrived, I had fielded several calls from their home office in Manhattan, from their spouses, wanting to talk with them. They spoke of leaving the NYC-NJ area and seeing the towers in their rear view mirror that morning.

We allowed them as much time as they needed to take everything in and speak to their families before the work could begin.

So sad that we have become so fractured and at odds with our own countrymen since then.


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I was taking my aunt to the doctor's office (she had early Alzheimer's) when it came over the radio. She asked if everything was OK. I told her everything would be fine. I was sick to my stomach.


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I was a middle school teacher in a NYC suburb, where most of the kids’ parents worked in the city. I remember the fear of so many children, who didn’t know exactly where in the city mom or dad worked. We teachers were so concerned that many parents would not come home.

I also vividly remember the morale boost we all got when members of Congress, Democrats & Republicans, stood shoulder to shoulder on the steps of the Capitol and sang “God Bless America.”


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My daughter was born 8 weeks early on 08/30/01. She was in the NICU at CHKD in Norfolk, Va. I remember looking out the hospital windows at all the Navy Ships just a few hundred yards away and wondering....what if.....


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I'd just arrived to work at MDW airport and walked to one of our gates where they were getting ready to board a flight to LGA. We had TV sets at all of our gates and people were watching it live. I got there just as the second plane hit. I can never forget that.


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I was with my best friend on a trip to Italy. Many in our tour group were from NYC. Some worked in WTC and some were firefighters. They were desperate to hear from family and friends. I will never forget the support and compassion of the Italian people.
On the 1 year anniversary, my husband and I climbed to the top of Jockey’s Ridge at sunset and remembered how the world changed on that day.


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I was driving to work in Lubbock, TX. It was my last week there before transferring to VA. Our employees were paid weekly and the company CEO in Florida was concerned that there would be flight restrictions preventing a delivery of the payroll checks. He wired the total amount to another mgr's personal bank acc't and we called each person in one by one and paid them in cash. The awful events on 9/11 plus the worry over being responsible for that huge amount of money completely overshadowed any thoughts of the upcoming sad goodbyes. The next week we drove across the country to our new home in VA. I'll never forget all the flags everywhere. Hanging from overpasses, flying over almost every business and many homes. Almost impossible to believe it's been 18 years.


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We were in Virginia Beach. I always watched the fighter jets each morning but that morning was different they turned and flew up the coast very fast . I knew something was wrong. We will never forget that fateful day!


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I was at work when it happened. At first it was just a news story that a small plane hit one of the towers. Thought it was tragic, but continued working. Then it turned into an airliner hitting the tower. Starting to think that something is not right here. Continued working. Then the second tower was hit. I knew at that point what was happening. Didn't continue to work. Someone had brought in a TV an we were all gathered around it.

My wife's cousin (one of my best friends) was in Texas at an airport waiting to board when it happened. That night, his group rented a van and drove straight through from Texas to Philly.

My clearest memory of it was the next day. I was working on my Mother-in law's front garden bed laying pavers. I remember stopping for a minute and just laying back and looking at the pretty blue sky. No planes flying by, no noise at all, no con trails, nothing but a cloud free beautiful sky. It was one of the most beautiful sights I've ever seen. Then I remembered why. I buried myself in projects after that because I felt guilty enjoying that blue sky.

Picture of the towers a couple years before. I'm on the right.




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We were staying at the Cabana East, woke up and turned on the news. Shocked, we stayed glued to the tube. Heard the sorties flying the coast. It was eerie. Went to Mulligans when it was still on the beach road. Watched in awe with everyone else. Never forget how the country was united at that time!


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my aunt and uncle were visiting NYC to sightsee. they were in a taxi when the first plane hit. when the taxi driver saw this happen he immediately said it looks bad and we need to get out of manhattan before the traffic stops and everything is blocked. He turned around and saved them from a long walk.



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