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    9/11

    GMA just observed a moment of silence for the victims of the 9/11 attack. I found myself tearing up and recalling the other catastrophic events in my lifetime. I think I will use this day to finish my QOV.

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    I am remembering as well. I spent that day stunned and relieved as all the air traffic made it down safely in Canadian airports.

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    It was such a horrible day!

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    maybe this is why my friend in England has been so very down recently. she never gets the blues but couldn't shake this.

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    Our mega news radio station had a moment of silence today. I had a hard time on that day thinking such evil people could do such a thing. After all the radio and TV coverage I did believe such evil people did exist. I think now there are lots more of them out there.
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    I remember that day. I was getting ready for work and GMA went to break explaining an airplane flew into one of the towers and a they were filming it showed another fly into the other. I called my husband right away and told him to turn to MSNBC. I was trying to get ready through so many tears and starting all over again now. Clients were very patient that day and hugging. Those next few weeks we gave many haircuts away to the many young men and women who had enlisted in the service shortly after. One young man had just finished his tour of duty (6 years) and decided to re-enlist. He brought his 3 year old son in with him and he got a haircut just like Dad's. So many men and women have gone and returned and many have not. God Bless them all.

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    There was a lot of praying going on in that salon that day and no one was offended. One of the clients got out her rosary while sitting under the hairdryer and a couple other ladies joined in. NO ONE WAS OFFENDED. Those who knew some of the prayers but were of other faiths joined in.

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    I wonder when humans will figure out that bombing someone else never fixes anything?

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    I was teaching middle school at the time. I went to lunch and someone mentioned about planes crashing into the WTC. I thought maybe 7 passenger planes, then he said it was an attack. I turned the TV on in my classroom and followed the news and had my students watch it. We were all in shock. I had to hold it together at school. When I got home I just cried and cried. We watched it daily for about two weeks. We did activities to help the kids deal with this. Everyday for two weeks I cried when I got home from school.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bearisgray View Post
    I wonder when humans will figure out that bombing someone else never fixes anything?
    Very true!!

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    Went to a small ceremony this morning where another piece of steel from the WTC was being transported to one of the local hospitals. Some last minute arrangements were made and the firetrucks transporting the steel were able to make a stop at our local private school for the students to see. There was also a giant 3-section posterboard for them to write their thoughts/memories.

    Was talking with one of the faculty there as well as another employee and we all commented on remembering exactly where we were that day/time. Just like when Kennedy was shot. I remember a friend calling me that AM to say a plane had hit the first tower. I assumed she meant a small plane. Turned on the TV to the horror of the second building being hit. Continued to watch TV that day until NY broadcasting went 'dark' as most of the broadcast towers were damaged in those attacks. Even here in central NJ we could see and smell the smoke from the burning buildings.

    DH is a volunteer firefighter and became an EMT shortly thereafter. Our local ambulance squad was called to one of the outlying triage centers. Our fire company was on standby. Most schools in the area on lockdown that day. An unfortunate number of students were picked up by folks not their parents as their parents had killed or injured. A horrible, horrible day that bears remembering forever. And constant work towards peace.

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    i was supposed to be there that day.. thank goodnes i wasn't. i heard alan jackson's 'where were you when the world stopped turning' while driving to quilting... i cry every time i hear it
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    Nancy, I also heard Alan Jackson's song this morning as I drove to lunch. It sent me right back to that week in Williamsburg VA on the most military peninsula anywhere around- all services represented there except Marines.

    Jets scrambled, many posts closed to the public, Commanders were unreachable, an aura of solemnity prevailed for a long time. On the 11th, not one of the residents of that part of Virginia felt safe; we all wondered if maybe the next attack would be on the peninsula, near our own homes. I cried and prayed for days. Finally had to force myself to stop watching the news because I couldn't eat, sleep or function.

    Horrible, horrific day.

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    What a truly sad day that was in our world history. This not only affected the U.S. but the world. Unfortunately the U.S. took the brunt of this hatred but know that the world cried with you & if this didn't touch your heart, nothing will.
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    I was at my children's clinic in Texas where we took care of mostly illegal immigrant children. When the news got out, many of our neighbors in the area came to the clinic to watch the ongoing catastrophe, to commiserate and to get information as well as relate information (Telemundo was on the scene and their news was accurate and to the minute, many times much more informative than our network or cable news.) It was all day and went on for days.
    Sorrowfully, sadly, tearfully, these women came and voiced their condolences and worried about the future of their chosen land of refuge. It was as if we were all mourning the death of a beloved family member. I will never forget the hugs, the tears, the words of comfort from these women, many of whom were in sad situations of their own.
    All I can say at this time is Hold Strong America!

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    Did ya hear Alan Jackson song yesterday? Called "where were u when?"
    take plenty of pic of family & friends, keep tabs on loved ones but make time for yourself !

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    We watched several shows last night about 9/11, from the viewpoint of the first responders, and also about the construction and engineering of both the WTC and the Pentagon. It was very interesting seeing the information. Engineers are pretty fascinating to me because of their knowledge. I had read before that the hijackers were engineering students and knew where to hit the buildings. The show I watched last night confirmed this according to the engineers.

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    I was in Chicago that day we were waiting to get our truck unloaded it was such a horrible feeling not knowing what was going to happen where I was people were saying Chicago will probably hit before midnight to me it was scarry we kept the radio and tv on all the time watched it everytime we stopped. Going back to the area was like relieving it seeing all the dump trucks filled with debri About 2 months later we got sent to NYC I was so scared with all going on we stopped and bought bottled water and food to eat in truck because there was the Rican scare I was so scared I broke out in hives while driving through the tunnel. I still have trouble watching the specials I get sick to my stomach everytime

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    I was traveling yesterday on 9/11 . It was unavoidable , but I had to fly .. I will admit I was apprehensive to fly. I can still remember seeing live as the second plane when into the WTC.

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    The memory is still so fresh, even though it has been so many years. I was in Lansing at the annual fire inspectors educational conference with 250 fire prevention specialists from all over the state when we learned of the first plane during the morning's daily announcements. The Kellogg Center on MSU's campus were our conferences are held immediately set up televisions in the lobby for us to watch. Our training day turned into watching the second plane, the towers falling and all the other horrible events. Many of my colleges were called home from fear of more attacks. Many of us cried, many of us were just staring in disbelief. When I returned home on Friday afternoon, my husband was watching the news, they were showing extinguishment still in progress and still the disbelief of the country that something could happen like this in America. My husband and I fell into each others arms and we both cried openly for a long time. As a firefighter, I will never forget and can imagine how the firefighters felt during their pending doom. God bless them all.

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    That night like many other nights we were outside in the hot tub relaxing. We would watch the airplanes coming down to the Indy airport. How strange that night with no planes in the air. The silents spoke volumns. Then we saw and heard the air force jets fly by. I felt a since of peace come over me. Knowing I could sleep and someone was watching over us. I thanked my Heavenly Father for the angels that walk the earth.
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