Remembering 9/11

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   Posted 9/11/2008 10:56 AM (GMT -7)   
OK, I realize that this isn't necessarily fibro related, but I feel like we as a family should take time out from our fibro filled lives to remember those who were lost on that fateful day, 7 years ago.  I can't say if I have a little bit of PTSD from this, but there is something about that day that I will never (and can never) forget.
I remember that I was driving to work because I had to be in at 6AM that day.  I was in CA, so obviously, I was 3 hours behind.  Just as I pulled into work, I heard on the radio that a plane hit the World Trade Center.  Without any further info, I just assumed that it was a small, cessna.  As people kept coming into work, they kept describing and telling me what was really happening.  I can remember that day vividly, because it was always so loud where I worked, and that day it was completely silent-except for the radio.  When I finally finished my shift, I drove home and tried to talk to my brother, who had just gotten out of the Navy.  He never shows any emotion.  When I finally saw what had happened on TV, I can't even describe the feeling I was having.  The first thing I did (without even thinking) was to call my mom in SC.  I still find it strange that I was a then, 29 year old woman, and in a time of terror, I needed my mother.  I remember waiting for her to pick up the phone and the first thing I said was, "We're OK."  Then, I cried like a baby, saying over and over again, "I don't understand!"  For the next few weeks, I was numb with grief.  I didn't know anyone who lost a loved one in this disaster, but I still felt this enormous emptiness in my heart.  To this day, I still feel like a part of my heart is missing.  I can't really explain it.
Anyway, I'm sorry that I babbled on about this, but this really is one thing that I needed to talk about.  My thoughts and prayers go out to eveyone who lost a loved one on that horrible day.
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   Posted 9/11/2008 11:12 AM (GMT -7)   
Kelly, we can NEVER forget what happened.  I know I never will.
I was helping my brother furnish his new apartment that day.  We were furniture shopping and needed someone to help us.  When we went looking, all the employees of the store were standing around a television watching it.  It didn't make sense to us so I went over and saw pictures of smoke pouring out of a building. I then asked what was going on and they told us.  I couldn't believe it!  By the time we got back to my home, we found out about the plane going into the Pentagon and the one going directly into a field in Pennsylvania.  I had to pick my jaw up off the floor.
I will never forget that day or the people who lost their lives.  I pray for their families.  I also will never forget how we Americans all came together as one big family.  I'll never forget the police and fire fighters and all those that had such a horrific job to face.  Yes, we should never forget this day.  It makes me proud to be an American.
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   Posted 9/11/2008 11:24 AM (GMT -7)   
I can remember that morning because my neighbor called us and told us what happened. As my hb was watching it on the news he saw that second plane hit.

This was such a horrible day. I will never forget that feeling that I had running through me all day long, watching as the buildings collapsed.

My thoughts and prayers are too with anybody who lost a loved one there.

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   Posted 9/11/2008 11:47 AM (GMT -7)   
I was getting ready to leave the house and had the TV on....
The Today Show was on and I just sat and watched. I had no idea what was going on. I didn't suspect terrorism at all.
When the 2nd plane hit I remember thinking that whoever was in the airport control tower and in charge of the planes in the area had to be smoking crack or something?? How could they let not one but TWO planes fly into buildings....and then it kept happening.
I left the house and turned on the radio in my car....
SILENCE. No broadcasting whatsoever. It was eery.
Tried to call DH....
No cell service all circuits busy.
I made my way to a phone to call him and he tried to make me understand that the US was under attack.
I was in shock not wanting to believe.
I stayed glued to the TV crying for days on end.
I tried getting info about people I knew in NY (all were ok).
In the days following I remember thinking that the skies were so quiet. I live within a few miles of an airport and planes fly over my house daily. It will be a sad day when any of us forget this. I know I never will.

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   Posted 9/11/2008 11:53 AM (GMT -7)   
I was driving to the gym (back when I could still go), and I heard it first on the radio.  I can still remember the shock in the voices of the announcers as they talked  about the first and then the second plane.  When I got to the gym, the t.v.'s were on, and it was just horrifying.
I don't think I stayed there very long, and I remember going home and watching it on t.v.  I still get chills when I see the planes hit.
It was such a  sad, sad day for our country, and I think it changed our "way of life" forever.  May God bless the families who lost loved ones.
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   Posted 9/11/2008 1:06 PM (GMT -7)   
I was at work and we had the Tv on all day watching over and over throughout the day what had happened I was trieng to call all my family in New York to see if they were Ok but all circuits were Busy, I was Numb, Emotional, Sad, Scared and worried about my Family in new York are they OK it was just a horrible time for everyone especially people that lost loved ones that day what I remember the most is that even though I didn't want to keep watching the horrondous pictures over and over on the TV I couldn't stop watching it I'd watch it in the morning at home before I went to work at work I'd watch the tv or listen to the radio and when I got home in the evening I watched it on tv tooo I seriously watched nothing else but CNN for about 1 month it was part of my Life Every Day. I always pray for the families who lost loved ones every day before I go to bed I include any one who lost a loved one that day and I still pray for them even though its been 7 years now. I Pray May God give them the Fortitude and Strength they need every day./PR Glo    

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   Posted 9/11/2008 2:08 PM (GMT -7)   

I was in the Kindergarten class when another teacher came in to tell us what she saw on the tv, we were shocked. She came back in a few min later to say the 2nd tower was hit and telling us about the Pentagon. We were told not to tell the children anything, as some of their parents worked up in that area. I also have a friend that was assigned to the Pentagon, so it was very stressful. Thankfully, he was ok, but we weren't able to reach him for awhile to get an answer.

I grew up watching the Towers being built, we traveled to NYC every few wks. We always stopped to ck the progress, or riding in the car looking out the window gawking at the site. Many ppl from my county and the one above us died that day. One lady was from my parish. One of the 1st responders died awhile back and his family had such a hard time trying to get help. They live a few miles from me.

I didn't get to see anything about it for hrs. after it happened. They put a tv in the teacher's rm, and covered the windows so the students couldn't see in. I watched in horror at the scene playing over and over there and for the next few days. I couldn't believe someone could do this to us. We had to stay at school for awhile until someone came to p/u all the students. We had parents up north and bridges were closed to control movement.

As a little girl I watched the news of JFK being shot, and then thru the yrs. As w/ 9/11, time doesn't make the pain or shock less real. I'm still stunned by the violence. I haven't watched anything today, but the news on the radio still had me in tears. It is still too fresh to me.  My thoughts and prayers are w/ all the families who have lost loved ones on 9/11 and since. So many hearts have been broken.

God bless.  Alice.

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   Posted 9/11/2008 3:43 PM (GMT -7)   
Ok, I to have to say this day has a lot of meaning to me I was home with my family in NJ. I was at my sister house in south Jersey, she has 2 homes one up in north Jersey and one in south Jersey. I was devistated. My husband  who had just left that aria that day on a US aircraft carrier had to go back in. They did not wait for the order to turn around they just did it. It took us 4 days to hear from him. He thought I was in New York that day he was scared himself but he had a job to do and they did it. His plains were the first one up and over  Afghanistan. As for me where I was located I could see some of the smoke later that night it was so quiet. Peaceful. Later in the week the family headed to up state New York for a wedding How things had changed. 1 week later I had to fly home to Florida. Very strange driving by a cemetery and see all  the people think that is  when it hit me. So may green tents that is a image I  will never forget and seeing the trucks with the debri going to the land fill. One year later my husband wanted to go see what he was fighting for . We made the trip back. I have some great   photos of him there and it was very emotional  for both of us. I stopped and picked up some small pieces of concrete.  I held them in my hands today.  My sister called me today me and her were together that day and we do talk on the phone the same time every year. My brother said he could not belive how calm I was that day knowing my husband was going into war. I told him my life had changed I am a navy wife and we have to stand up to a higher platform and be just as brave as he is . I think for the first time my older brother saw me in a different light. I cryed but it was in private. I still cry about it today................   
                   never forget those who gave there all that day

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   Posted 9/11/2008 4:32 PM (GMT -7)   
It hurts me in my heart to think that some people hate the U.S. so very much. Hate us enough to senselessly kill over 3000 people... for what? For why? It still doesn't make sense to me. Commentators on the TV can babble on about what today means, people have ceremonies to commemorate and remember...

Does anyone feel as I do, like I did as a small child when someone just ran up to me and pushed me down on the playground, scraped my hands and knees all up, for no reason at all? The pain in my heart was so much worse than the pain in my body. That's how I feel. Senseless and useless pain for no reason at all. Did the terrorists prove anything to anyone? What was their point? Did they make it? I pity their poor twisted minds and pray that they found mercy from the Almighty.
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   Posted 9/11/2008 5:37 PM (GMT -7)   
I had just got everyone out the door for school that morning. Tv was still on as I began the clean-up after the twins 16th birthday. A neighbor had come by with a Tim Horton's coffee and we sat down to talk. I happened to have Good Morning America still on...always was my fav morning show. Then it happened.. cry    We sat there with our jaws on the was just after 8:45 am...we were in shock that a plane had crashed into the first tower..thinking it was a small aircraft.  Not long into the breaking news events started unfolding as we witnessed another plane hit the second tower seeing very clearly that it was a jet...!!!!  It was almost impossible to wrap our heads around everything that was happening in front of us...Kelly I am so glad you posted this. It changed us all...even up here in changed our world. I couldnt sleep for days and days and days after seeing the horrors of that awful awful day. 
May God bless all who died, and all who survived, and everyone involved with the rescue and recovery
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   Posted 9/15/2008 3:50 PM (GMT -7)   
Worked for a maritime insurance carrier.... 31st floor, Number 1 WTC (north tower). I positively hated working in those buildings. You could feel them move in the wind, they would creak and make noise. But, they were beautiful in many ways. When the sun would set, the buildings would glow orange.
The man I'm dating now, his company occupied the 42 to the 44th floors of Number 1. He was late in going to work, his friend called him as he was getting out of the shower, "Donald, you're not going to work today." He was.. huh? Sure, just getting showered now... "PUT ON THE TV!" Donald said he sat, wrapped in his towel and watched the TV for the next few hours.

I was living in the Capital District of NY State but, they were attacking my HOME.... my people.... my friends.....

I'm on my way to NYC tomorrow, and my son wants to go to Ground Zero and the bronze monument at the fire station. Prayers will be said.
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