Today is 9/11

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    Today is 9/11

    Prayers for everyone we lost on 9/11/01
    Prayers for the families of everyone we lost on 9/11/01
    Prayers for the men & women in our military who we lost since 9/11/01
    Prayers for the families of the men & women in our military who we lost since 9/11/01
    Prayers for everyone we lost on 9/11/12
    Prayers for the families of everyone we lost on 9/11/12
    Prayers for everyone we lost since 9/11/01
    Prayers for the families of everyone we lost since 9/11/01
    Prayers for us all
    Prayers for These United States of America
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    Thanks for your post as I lost a family member on 9/11. I wrote a blog post on what I experienced that day watching it happen. It made me sad to remember it again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Old_Dog View Post
    Thanks for your post as I lost a family member on 9/11. I wrote a blog post on what I experienced that day watching it happen. It made me sad to remember it again.
    I am sorry for your loss.

    My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.
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    It's one of those days that people of our generation will never forget where they were or what they were doing when it all went down, much like Pearl Harbor, JFK assassination or the moon landing.

    In our neck of the woods it was terrifying. After the Pentagon was hit DC closed the Metro, people were stranded with no way to get home, streets were clogged with people trying to get the hell out of dodge and wondering where Flight 93 was going to strike.

    Yes, indeed I will never forget....


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    Earlier while in the car with my girlfriend, I was telling her how it seems like it happened just yesterday. I remember exactly what I was doing, where I was, and what I was wearing.

    I was in the middle of a Speech (giving) class and my school had TV's in every room. Before the start of every class, our speech teacher would play the news for about 10 minutes and always stressed the importance of keeping up with current events, all over the world. Out of nowhere, the terrifying message and video was shown and we all watched, most of us in tears, with horror and complete disbelief. It seriously felt like we were being attacked from all angles and we all thought more and more was to come. Very shortly afterwards, we were all on our way home. My dad was shipped out shortly afterwards. I'll never forget that day, ever.

    Just a side note.. while watching my niece and girlfriend's daughter playing together yesterday in the yard, I had the news on the porch TV to see if there was any updates on Syria. Being the day before 9/11 and the current mess we have going on, really drove home just how innocent children are. There they are in the yard, getting dirty as all get out, laughing, smiling, and having a blast with no clue about what's going on in the world and what has gone on. I pray that when they grow up, they never have to experience anything similar but I'm positive that's just wishful thinking.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Old_Dog View Post
    Thanks for your post as I lost a family member on 9/11. I wrote a blog post on what I experienced that day watching it happen. It made me sad to remember it again.
    Great blog Old_Dog I remember 9/11 - a first hand account of the horror on that day | The Old Gunhand
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    I do remember what I was doing. This was before I retired and I traveled constantly. September 10 I flew in from Cleveland and got home and in bed at about 2:30 AM on the 11th. My sister called and woke me up -- she knew a little about my travel schedule, was scared, and wanted to know if I was home. She asked if I knew what was happening. She told me to turn on the TV.

    I was so mad, hurt, confused, hateful, revengeful, and a lot of other emotions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Old_Dog View Post
    Thanks for your post as I lost a family member on 9/11. I wrote a blog post on what I experienced that day watching it happen. It made me sad to remember it again.
    Thank you for writting it down, i read every word and felt the emotion from the words . Bless you Old Dog
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    Old Dog, I'm sorry for your loss.

    I too remember what I was doing as I was in midtown Manhattan, about 3 miles from the WTC, for a business meeting. Just as I was closing my hotel room door to go down to the meeting room, the TV broadcast that a small plane had crashed into one of the towers. I went on down to the meeting and told everyone about it. One person was late to the meeting but we went ahead and started without him. He eventually showed up and told us he had seen a second plane (definitely an airliner) fly into the other tower. Some time later, another person found out by phone that the Pentagon had been hit. At that point, it really sank in that the country was under attack and we decided our meeting wasn't at all important. (Ironically, it was a meeting of a risk management committee). We tried to reach our families but, by then, it was almost impossible to get a call out. We soon found out that all transportation in and out of Manhattan had been shut down. To make a long story short, I was eventually able to get out the evening of 9/12 by taking a train out of Penn Station.

    I've been very lucky compared to a lot of people -- I didn't lose any family members or friends during the attacks or the subsequent wars. However, the sight of all of the ash-covered emergency vehicles, people running uptown, the local TV coverage of people jumping to their deaths and the towers collapsing, and the smoke cloud still engulfing lower Manhattan as the train left the city, are things I'll never forget.

    God bless those who lost friends and family in the attacks, and all of those service members who have subsequently paid such a high price.
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    Thank you for posting.

    I believe we should be reminded every day so we will remain focused on the type of enemy we are dealing with until their eradication from earth.
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