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***NEVER FORGET***

by GR8HUNTER
posted 09-10-2021 04:37 PM


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controlfreak

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#1 posted 09-10-2021 04:46 PM

I will never forget. I can remember my son in college at the time calling and telling me the tower was hit. I said I know, It was in my pager as “a small plane hit…” and he interrupted no I saw the second tower just get hit too. I knew at that moment it was an attack. I went home to see both towers fall. He called back after class to ask “what is going on” he was breathing heavy as he was hustling to get to a TV. I said both tower are gone, they both fell. I could tell he had stopped in his tracks and fell silent.

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lew

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#2 posted 09-10-2021 04:49 PM

Absolutely.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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Dutchy

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#3 posted 09-10-2021 07:36 PM

For us it was 11-9 (de elfde van de negende, the eleventh of the ninth) and even we call it 9-11, pronounced in english. I know where I was and after the second tower attack we knew something very bad was going on. The day the world changed,

-- https://dutchypatterns.com/

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987Ron

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#4 posted 09-10-2021 09:14 PM

Will fly the flag.

-- Ron

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Knockonit

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#5 posted 09-10-2021 09:20 PM

not sure how anyone could forget who knows of it

-- Living the dream

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bigblockyeti

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#6 posted 09-10-2021 09:24 PM

I was in college, specifically in advanced robotics class watching a video on implementing robots assisting rapid prototyping (think batch manufacturing) and it became news. We had cable on the TV in the room and were able to turn on whatever (any and all) local station that had live coverage, it was still early enough that it wasn’t yet apparent it was a deliberate act, presumably an accident. Then the next plane hit and everyone knew, it was no accident. 20 years later and our white house praised the taliban as being “cooperative” and “professional”. This happened after your tax dollars and my tax dollars provided the tailban with a turn key air force courtesy of those in office. It’s absolutely disgusting

-- "Lack of effort will result in failure with amazing predictability" - Me

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crowie

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#7 posted 09-10-2021 10:28 PM

Yes Tony, I remember watching the awfulness of it on the TV as it was happening.
About 12-13yrs ago we had a 4week holiday in USA of which 3 weeks was based out of New York; I still have vivid memories of seeing all the construction at the site.
Say that, the move moving somber time was visiting the small church adjacent the site with all its memorials to the lost. Seeing photos upon photos, letters, notes & cards just ripped you apart.
YES NEVER FORGOTTEN
and to all the rescue workers who did a magnificent job, only praise!

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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Eric

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#8 posted 09-10-2021 11:34 PM

Prayers for the surving family members, wife’s, husband’s, children and those whom gave there life in recovery. Thanks to all of the first responders, and folks that volunteered to help those in need.

Never Forget.

-- Eric, building the dream

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Dark_Lightning

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#9 posted 09-11-2021 03:02 AM

I was driving the carpool past LAX on the 405 on my way to my defense industry job when the first plane struck. After I was at work the second one struck. At the time I was supporting the Missile Defense Agency, so had no real knowledge of what happened, other than what happened on TV. Then, it was about early missile warning, in the part where I worked. Not missiles, “fortunately”. We did other stuff there too, but that was what I did at that time.

-- Steven.......Random Orbital Nailer

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oldnovice

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#10 posted 09-12-2021 04:43 AM

I will remember that day for the rest of my life just as I cannot forget the day JFK was assassinated.
The assassination killed one man and a dreams of a nation, the attack on the WTC killed many and destroyed our perception of security.

-- "Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored." -- Aldous Huxley

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therealSteveN

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#11 posted 09-12-2021 06:19 AM

History seems to be becoming a bad thing in our country especially if it upsets someone, they get their shorts in a twist, and poof, let’s change history seems to be the answer.

I vote for NEVER FORGET.

-- Think safe, be safe

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BB1

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#12 posted 09-12-2021 01:08 PM

I was in the lab putting away equipment following a 8am class and a student came in with tears in her eyes that she didn’t know the status of her uncle and would miss class. I had no idea what had happened at that point so tried to comfort her and then raced out to try to learn more. Radio was my source of info throughout that day until getting home in the evening to see the horrible devastation on TV.
Never forget.

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Kelly

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#13 posted 09-12-2021 05:53 PM

I and a casual friend joined forces and built this for the opening of our new fire department.

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Eric

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#14 posted 09-12-2021 05:56 PM

That’s a cool little half-track.

-- Eric, building the dream

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TravisH

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#15 posted 09-13-2021 02:26 AM

I remember the day… I was at work in the lab when the news broke. C-SPAN shared half the building so they wheeled out various TV’s into the hallway and we watched off and on throughout the day. On my way home about every gas station had jacked prices up between 7 and 9 bucks a gallon.

My wife was at home on bed rest for the last month of her pregnancy with our first child. We had been in/out the hospital that entire week. I remember us making chit chat one night at the hospital and I told my wife I wasn’t worried about terrorists attacks it was our fellow American’s I was more concerned about (unfortunately that hasn’t changed).

My daughter was born 5 days later and the outside world was of little interest to me. We did keep some news clippings and I do smirk at the thought that the newspaper will likely be more “historical” to her than 9/11.

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crowie

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#16 posted 09-13-2021 03:12 AM

A woodworking mate shared this.

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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Eric

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#17 posted 09-13-2021 10:12 PM

Well said Peter

-- Eric, building the dream

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