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Well said Matt, and watching football players not standing for the National Anthem on 9/11 makes me think people just don't care about the contry anymore. :(
 

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Agreed. I could say more but this isn't the thread for that.
 

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Was on my way to work and had news on,
Got to work and it was on TV there too,
Walked in as 2nd plane hit.
We all just sat in the shop for the rest of the day..
I lived in N.J. at the time..
A friend and I spent the next 2 weeks helping dig out people with cadaver dogs.
For the 1st week.
My buddy owns a vent cleaning business and we cleaned all the surrounding buildings hvac ..
I believe the buildings were demolished because jet fuel can not melt steel beams and it looked like thermite was used to cut the beams with sparks coming out of the buildings and explosions could be heard thru out the buildings..
I got red, white and blue paint,
And painted the 2 rear back seat windows
and the whole rear window of my sc with a American flags
I just about think the usa attacked it's self to start a war..
It wouldn't be the 1st time for something like that to happen...
I have peices of the granite of tower 2 in a shoe box,
I'm going to put them in a Mason jar with a label and picture of smoking building..
It was a very depressing time.
But felt great to help out
We brought a pallet of bottled water to hand out as we were digging out
The rubble...
 

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Here's also something....this blanket was signed by all the service members at Eskan Village, Saudi Arabia after 9/11 and given to Mayor Can'tspellhisname and the City of New York. It's almost wierd when deployed soldiers send a "care package" type thing back to the US.

<img src="http://members.tccoa.com/seabass55/blanket.jpg">
I think it was mayor Giovani
 

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Yes. Still seems like yesterday. Those images and feelings are so ingrained into my memory.

Never Forget! :usa:
 

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I remember my wife calling me telling me about it, the internet just locked up, couldn't get any info...had to bring in a TV.

Sad day....
 

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I was at the FDNY NYPD hockey game at the Garden last week. The opening ceremony listed all first-responders who pass on from 911 cancer the last year. It's terrible to have losses this far out from 2001, but keeping them in memory was one of the more powerful parts of the evening.
 

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Never forget! :usa:
 

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Never forget.

I had received a call from my GF at the time that a plane had hit the power; as I turned on the TV, and started listening to the news on CNN, the second tower was hit, and I knew we had been attacked.


Thank you to all the First Responders that gave their all saving as many people as possible, even though it took their lives, through cancer or other illness if not then.

Thank you to all our Veterans, that met the terrorists and their vassals on the fields of battle, and made them feel our pain.


And finally, a big **** You to Osama bin Laden and his minions, in whatever Hell you ended up in; my you burn forever, you pieces of ****.
 

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Never forget! :usa:

It was my senior year of high school and I was getting ready for school. I had the habit of turning on the TV and watching the news as I got ready for school, and the first thing I saw was the first tower already in flames.

It was on the bus ride to school that we heard the radio announcement that the second tower had been hit.

Once at school, every single one of our classrooms had a TV turned on watching the news seeing the events unfold. We tried to go about our daily tasks and lectures, but it was not really happening as all our attention was focused on the classroom TVs in each classroom. At the start of second period, the TVs were still on and we learned that the first tower had fallen during passing period. Several minutes later, we saw the second of the two towers fall.
 

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Never forget, never forgotten!

First year at College - between classes watching on the TV in the atrium. I know exactly where i was sitting and the feeling I felt. I hope those too young to remember, or born after never have to feel that feeling.

I will say if you are in the Dallas area ever, the G.W. Bush presidential library is worth a visit. The 9/11 exhibit is touching to say the least. They have his impromptu speech running every so often and it really brings back seeing him at Ground Zero. If that doesn't get to you, i don't know what could...
 

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Never forget, never forgotten!

First year at College - between classes watching on the TV in the atrium. I know exactly where i was sitting and the feeling I felt. I hope those too young to remember, or born after never have to feel that feeling.

I will say if you are in the Dallas area ever, the G.W. Bush presidential library is worth a visit. The 9/11 exhibit is touching to say the least. They have his impromptu speech running every so often and it really brings back seeing him at Ground Zero. If that doesn't get to you, i don't know what could...
I had a similar experience on 9/11. I was also in college at the time. I'm planning a trip to NYC next year to take the family. I've been by myself many times over the years with work and have learned my way around the city pretty well.

As luck would have it, I flew through JFK last night on my way back from the Dominican Republic. As we were flying out I snapped these pictures of Manhattan with my phone. You can see the Tower of Light memorial is on for the anniversary. It was very moving for me flying over the city last night on the eve of the anniversary.

Never forget, never forgotten. The losses and the sacrifices of all involved. May they rest in peace.
 

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