So where were you 18 years ago this morning?

So where were you 18 years ago this morning?

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    So where were you 18 years ago this morning?

    Another sad anniversary that changed this nation and the world forever.
    Lost a fraternity brother in tower 2 that day.

    I was at work with the TV on in the customers waiting room when the reports started coming in.
    So much confusion, so much fear, so much anger.

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    At home, getting ready to paint the living room, never got done that week.
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    We were still living in Santa Barbara, California, unaware of what was really going on in the world. My mother in law called because my wife's brother who was up early had woken her to alert her to what was happening. We immediately switched on the TV.

    I was scheduled to go to Toronto two days later to speak at a conference and decided to cancel the trip until things were a bit more sorted out.
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    I saw it on TV getting ready for work, it was so inconceivable to me that it didn't seem real
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    Currently sitting about 50 yards from where I was 18 years ago, in the bowels of the Pentagon labyrinth. There's a 9/11 ceremony going on outside; I'll quietly reflect here while overseeing the staff engine of a team of dedicated professionals working hard to keep worse things from happening. Could not think of a better place to be at the moment.
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    I was driving north on the NJ Turnpike and stuck in the traffic jam cause by the closing of the bridges and tunnels into NTC. I was at the point where you could see the Twin Towers from the roadway. I watched the black smoke pour out of them knowing many were dying. the I had the misfortune of sitting there and watching as each Tower collapsed. It is among the things I have witnessed that I can never forget. I comes back to my mind every year at this time. It was the only time in my life that I wished to be able to return to duty in the Corps.
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    I was sleeping in that morning but when I woke up there was plenty to see on TV about it.

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    18 years later and we have America hating muslims in the congress.
    What the heck is wrong with us. Short attention spans
    If we are not careful it will happen again

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    Working in downtown Atlanta

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    I was in Salt Lake City for a 1 week school when I walked into the hotels breakfast room and saw one tower on fire and then saw the second plane slam into the other tower. Unbelievable that people would do such things.
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    I had just gotten home from a mid shift. Roommate called me into the living room after 1st plane. We watched second plane fly into tower. Couple mins later our phones ring and we were called into work to gen up jets to get in the air. Roughest 40ish hrs of my life. Was living on Rockstar energy drinks and adrenaline.
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    Flying from Baltimore to San Diego via Philly. Learned of the first tower being struck in the boarding area of my connecting flight. Watched live as the second tower was struck. Never made that trip to San Diego. Colleague of mine from Jacksonville, FL was supposed to be on the same flight to San Diego. He got stranded for 5 days in Philly as he couldn't get a flight, rental car, or train. I had a 3 hour wait while my wife drove from MD to Philly to pick me up. The freeways were eerily mostly vacant on the trip home.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NECCdude View Post
    I was in Salt Lake City for a 1 week school when I walked into the hotels breakfast room and saw one tower on fire and then saw the second plane slam into the other tower. Unbelievable that people would do such things.
    The barbarity, cruelty and evil in some people has no bounds.
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    Living in Southern Az. Just arrived at a friends house to go golfing, the day was like something out of a movie.

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    Ok those of you with computer skills I think we need to hear a few songs.
    Darryl Worley- Have you Forgotten
    Toby Keith- Courtesy of the Red White and Blue. ( The Angry American)
    Lee Greenwood- God Bless the USA.
    Those songs bring a tear to my eye and get my dander up.

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