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Old 09-11-2019, 05:36 AM
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Default I'll never forget this day...

I Remember….

That morning I was sitting in my new office with a view looking South. Due to a promotion, I'd been relocated here. What a great view, wall to wall panoramic window! I could see the upper floors of the WTC in the distance from my window. The old office, at 90 Church, was directly across the street from the Trade Center. There my view was blocked by the towers, only giving me a view of the Center's plaza. Just four days ago, I met and had dinner at the WTC with a colleague.

I was feeling good, could hardly wait for my day to end. Thanks to my credit card incentive program, I had tickets to see Yankees vs. Chicago at the Stadium that evening.
The sunlight was very bright that morning, I shut my blinds. A co-worker came in and asked me to open them. He heard that the WTC was hit by a plane. I immediately thought terror attack.

We looked and saw a cloud of smoke from one of the towers, we turned on the radio and tried to call our colleagues located at 90 Church street, across from the Towers....couldn't get through. Our staff gathered to watch from my window, and then the second tower got hit. All we could see was smoke as we listened to the radio. We were in shock…some started crying…some began praying. Then the first building collapsed..... we saw a mushroom cloud....we evacuated. I caught a cab, but after a few blocks he refused to continue. The city was locked down. I walked home….everyone was afraid. When I reached home, my answering machine was blinking with messages from friends and loved ones, wanting to know if I was safe. I couldn’t help it… I began to cry.

The game was cancelled, I kept my tickets.

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Old 09-11-2019, 09:52 AM
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Old 09-11-2019, 10:16 AM
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Wow, I don't know what to say, except hang in there. This must be a terrible day for you.

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Old 09-11-2019, 10:42 AM
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Thank you for sharing. Sharing memories like this help us Never Forget.
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1st grade. Mrs. Murphy's class. We had around 20 +/- kids in the class to start the day. One by one, the kids started to be picked up by their parents as the day went on. Us kids that remained had no idea what was going on. I eventually left school early for a doctor's appointment. My mom had Mike Trivisonno on the radio, and he spoke in a rare somber tone, talking about the events that unfolded that morning. Lee Greenwood's God Bless the USA was played in and out of every commercial break. After my doctor's appointment, we were at home watching the news. The same x-amount of videos kept playing, showing the Towers being hit and eventually collapsing.
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This year is a bit different for me. I'm 25 and in school for EMS/Fire. My EMT class tonight is practicing carrying patients down stairs - the very definition of irony.
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Old 09-11-2019, 01:15 PM
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Old 09-11-2019, 10:22 PM
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Originally Posted by vintagetoppsguy View Post
"Some people did something"

- Ilhan Omar
Not to get all political, but what a complete, inconsiderate, nitwitted thing for her to say!
Imo, the left idiotic candidates trying to oust Trump are pretty much guaranteeing him another 4 yrs.
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Old 09-13-2019, 03:28 PM
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Dave and Dale both got infractions for political talk. Anymore in this thread and the member will be suspended.

That said, it was an awful day and those extremist Muslims at least got what they deserved. But no political talk, please.
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