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Old 09-10-2019, 07:54 PM   #1
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We will never forget...

I also want to remember how we came together as a country the following day. We weren't Democrats or Republicans, Liberals or Conservatives. We were simply human beings coming together, united as one. We were Americans.

This thread is not intended for political rhetoric. If you feel the need to make it controversial, take it to the controversial section. In this thread, we will remember those we lost.
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911 was my generation's Pearl Harbor, albeit Hiroshima was much more catastrophic. But they were the enemy, right?


I was driving in to work just after six on a cool and clear California morning. Traffic was good and the stars were visible against a dark Navy blue sky. As I sipped coffee, my usual radio station's juvenile banter was suddenly interrupted with the serious tones of reporters indicating that a small aircraft had crashed into a building in downtown New York. I imagined what that must have looked like and thought about a similar incident that had occurred somewhere else in recent days. I think the pilot had a heart attack, or something.


By the time I got to work, I was fully aware that a jetliner had crashed into one of the World Trade Center buildings. I stood in the lunchroom in front of a large Sony television, about the size of a small clothes drier, with other coworkers. All of us staring in silence and disbelief. As the morning unfolded and the catastrophes mounted, I sensed the world as I knew it would never be the same.


To this day, I can't watch any of the 911 memorials without crying at the loss of life, the heroism, and the end of an era.
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Went to New York City last year about this time and visited the 911 Memorial and museum. Incredibly moving.
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Worked in office building one block from White House - the plane that went down in Pennsylvania probably was meant for White House . Streets were empty , only police with dogs around . Me being a good soldier finished working after 8 hours listen to radio , car locked up in garage , took subway home . Never forget that day . May all victims RIP .
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