Just got back from the movies, we saw the movie "World Trade Center". Actually brought me back to that day when I was watching it. Worked the night before on graveyard and was sleeping quite soundly. Phone rang and it was my girlfriend, who worked at the airport at that time. Turned on the news and knew almost immediatly that we were at war. Wasn't sure who but we were attacked in a most tragic way, civillians were targeted. I also realized at that time that, like my father and mother when Kennedy was shot, I would never forget. I'm sure most of you also remember exactly what you were doing.
Tomarrow will be 5 years since the senseless death of thousands of people, I will mourn them all tomarrow. After the events of that day We as American came together under one force. An unstoppable force careing for our fellow countymen, Made me proud to be American and to have been raised with patriatism and honor in the face of danger. We must never forget the tragety of sept. 11, 2001.
Well Enough of my soapbox I just needed to say that as the date approaches.
I can sure remember that day, like it was yesterday. I still remember finishing my morning run, and walking into the aerobics room at the YMCA, and everyone was starring at the TV screens in front of the stationary bikes. No one was saying a word, and everyone had shock on their faces. It did not take long to look at what they were looking at, and seeing the smoke pouring out of the first trade center. As we all stood their, with mouths open, the second tower was hit. To all the fallen victims of that day, and to all the families they left behind.......WE WILL NEVER FORGET!!!!!!!!!! And it truly was a day, when all Americans came together, and stood as one.
As I prepare for school this morning, I'm watching the TV morning shows which are focusing on 9/11.
Five years ago, I was at work and stood with my co-workers in shock, watching the news coverage of that morning.
The towers are in my back yard, living in north Jersey. I didn't know anyone personally that perished, but it's common to know someone who did: in your circle friends, business accociates or aqaintances. I remember the out pouring patriotism and what it means to be an American, how we rally in adversity and what a tough breed we are...
The families are in my prayers....
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I was at Edwards AFB when it all happened and recall being locked down to the point that we couldn't even leave the base for quite some time. I made my avatar while waiting to be released to go home that day.
Never had anger, fear, uncertainty, shock, dismay, disgust, contempt, sadness, sorrow, and loathing ever been in my body more prevalently than it was that day. Regardless of religious or political beliefs, this kind of action has no place in a sane, modern world.
Our losses as fathers, mothers, brothers, sisters, uncles, aunts, cousins and friends shall never be forgotten. To forget their sacrifice is to let the terrorists win. To give in to their demands is to let them win. To find a peaceful coexistence is a win for everybody, however unlikely that may be.
Woke up and turned on the news and I thought that they were replaying a movie the TV was just errie quite and then i realized it was WTC and watched, Then on the way to drop my 6year old at School i had to explain that that was on the other side of the country and that we would be O.K. in Cali. all the time waiting for the Attack on our coast, or our Base here in Fresno.
And if that wasn't enough...anthrax. I worked for the post office. When the anthrax scare started right after, you would think we needed bio-suites to sort mail in. One thing I remember most, as an airplane enthusiast, was the silence in the sky. Who could ever imagine an american sky without planes overhead?? At least for us not born before the Wright brothers flew. Well, we did have military traffic around Moody AFB, but not much.
I was in my BDUs (ROTC Cadet) on my way back to the dorms when the first hit. I knew that a plane had done this before and believed it to be an accident. Then I watched live as the second one hit the building. The uniform I was wearing took on a new meaning in a matter of minutes.
I was working at D/FW airport. Seeing hundreds of planes grounded was astounding. No one working, just walking around aimlessly, listening to the radio or watching the TV. It was like the world stood still. No one knew whether to go home or stay where they were. We didn't know anywhere that was safe. The nation was in shock. I hope something like that never happens to us again, but if it ever does, I have faith in Americans to pull together and take care of one another as they did that day.
I was in my office, trying to ship some barns. Called the recruiter and found I was too old to re-up. Picky bastard, I could STILL whip his butt, and work him into the ground! Thanks to the men and women who keep us FREE!
After reading these posts, I ready to go kick some terrorist arse!!!!
It's high time Osama was pulled out of a hole to pay for what he has done..... there will never be any closure on 9/11 until that happens!!!
Terrorists are such cowards.......
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asleep in my apartment away at college, one of my roommates ran into my room and our other roommate's room, threw the doors open and yelled, "we're being attacked." of course that was our mentality at the moment because we as a nation were in the dark and did not know any better. my roommate's dad had called him and woke him up. we ran to the living room and turned the TV on. the first tower had just been hit. we watched the second tower being hit, and soon after, both of them falling, and everything else that occured that morning. later that morning during the 5 minutes it took to get to campus away from the TV, the news was on the radio in the car. on campus, in the student lounge, you could barely squeeze through the door from all the students crowding the halls/doorways/room watching the few TVs. some professors cancelled classes, most dismissed students only after arriving to class.....for those that actually went to class that day.
while after what we had just seen that morning, as if it wasn't enough, it was almost as if we were sitting there just waiting for the next thing to happen. you quickly run an inventory of the friends and family you have the area, and i was lucky to have none there. then while waiting for the next "attack" you begin to consider the worst. you consider major cities being targeted. with family in houston, there was a major concern. it was a completely helpless feeling .
never in my life had i experienced a complete confusion of emotion like i did that morning.
Last night I decided to watch the movie World Trade Center, and similar to what has been already posted here, that movie made me recall everything from that day.
I can remember that day having the thought of "What the Hell do I do??"
My wife was at work and my 3 month old daughter and 2.5 year old son were at daycare. I at the time had just been layed off from my job and was working as a server to help make ends meet. I sat up at the resturant where I was working and watched the little TV they had up at the bar.
I went to the resturant because I relized while I was at home watching the news...that I was not going to be able to handle all of this by myself and needed other folks around to talk this thru with.
Well here it is 6 years later and after watching that movie I am still wondering "What the hell do I do?" My son who is now 8 watched the movie with me and told me he remembers that day and how every one was very sad. My daughter who is now 6 watched the movie with me as well and understands what happened.
I think I have answered the question that has been bothering me now for 6 years, What the hell do I do? I beleive the answer...is that we have to educate the younger generations about the worst and best day in American history. The worst day because of the events and the lives lost, the best day because it was the day that millions of americans, black, white, hispanic, asian, or what ever ethinic makeup..pulled together for one common reason.
Never forget, always remember, and educate younger generations of 9/11
Thank you to all the men and women that are serving our country.
03 TJ with a bunch of upgrades...