Video: Remembering Sept 11th

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  1. GMO415

    GMO415 Well-Known Member

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    When I was a professor, I would always show this Academy Award winning Doc. I still remember and I'm still pissed.
     
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  2. Furboy

    Furboy Well-Known Member

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    May God bless the USA, the veterans, and those who must mourn the loss of the victims of that horrendous day.
     
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  3. big dog cowboy

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  4. Runwildboys

    Runwildboys Well-Known Member

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    I'm right across the East River from Ground Zero this morning, and to my surprise I didn't see the two towers of light they've been displaying for years now. It may just be the low clouds blocking them, but I was pretty disappointed not to see them today.
     
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  5. IndianaCowboys1994

    IndianaCowboys1994 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for starting this thread, I wanted to do the same thing. I was in 1st grade when this happened. Was in total shock and just confused. Not that it was important, but I remember there being no sports on that whole week. It really showed the magnitude of 9/11.
     
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  6. GMO415

    GMO415 Well-Known Member

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    I think we will never forget that morning and where we were when it happened
     
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  7. DFWJC

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    Two guys that work with in Dallas were in NYC for a meeting that day.

    They were in the 2nd tower on about the 4th floor when the first tower was hit
    We were on a conference call with them at the time.
    The building intercom was telling everyone to stay put even after the 2nd one was hit.
    We were saying get out of there.

    They all hit the stairs--which were filling up fast--and went all the way down.
    On the way down, they kept passing fire fighters on the way UP.

    Both men made it out and ducked into the subway below ground, but were covered in white dust as the building was coming down while they were running on the street toward the subway.

    Obviously the first responders that they saw were buried.

    Surreal and life-changing stuff.
     
  8. paladin

    paladin Well-Known Member

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    Too grim of a story to give you a like
    But thanks for posting this!!!
     
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  9. IndianaCowboys1994

    IndianaCowboys1994 Well-Known Member

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    Glad you said to get out of there. Saved lives.
     
  10. daboyzruleperiod

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    Thank you for sharing. We need to keep the stories going so we may NEVER EVER FORGET!!!!

    :huh: 9/11/2001 was more than grim.
     
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  11. DFWJC

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    near the 40th floor, not 4th.
    Took what seemed like forever to get out...and just in time.

    Started encountering people going up in the final few floors.

    Never forget

    The Wall Street Journal actually had a story that included them and other survivors.
     
  12. Tabascocat

    Tabascocat Dexternjack Zone Supporter

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    I read a story about a female fighter pilot that was going to kamikaze United flight 93 before it went down....amazing story and sacrifice. Not sure why it took 18 years to hear about this.

    I also watched a video of people calling loved ones from the airplanes and the towers. It was heart-wrenching yet made me furious at the same time.
     
  13. sulu1701

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    I was in my office when my wife called me to tell me that a plane had crashed into the WTC, and as we were talking, the 2nd plane hit, and not long after I got off the phone with her, the fire alarm in my building went off and we had to evacuate because I work in a gov't office, it was after we got outside, that the news started filtering in about the Pentagon, when I went to my night job that night which was 20 min. from NYC, I could see the F-16's circling the city as I drove down the Parkway
     
  14. Xelda

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    It will always be an open wound
     
  15. CouchCoach

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    I had felt all of the emotions and feelings before: anger, confusion, dread, fear, sadness but on that day, they were all present and bouncing around so much numbness began to set in and we could not stop watching it. It was the ultimate train wreck to watch as several of us were trying to reach clients that had their businesses in the towers. It would be days before we could find out that they were safe.

    I cannot bear to look at old movies with a New York setting when the towers were such a landmark of the best skyline in the world.

    It was a time of awareness. We had joined the world as a target. But the other side of that was the awareness of the sacrifice those that protect and save us are willing to make and I never looked at a firefighter or police officer the same way and the people at ground zero that exhausted themselves serving their fellow man were an inspiration. They were the ones that fought that feeling of helplessness that most were feeling.
     
  16. Runwildboys

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    I felt more anger than anything, once the second plane hit. I'd just been reading about Bin Laden a few days prior, and the instant the second one came into view, his name jumped into my head, and I wanted him caught and killed. I thought that would happen much faster than it did, but at least they eventually got him. Sadly, the incident grew a whole new crop of terrorists, both foreign and domestic, which is even worse than the incident itself.
     
  17. DFWJC

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    Sad but true

    And yet now, according to some, we don't eve need to have a common sense policy to at least know exactly who is coming into our county, what their background is, how long they play to stay, and what their intentions are while here.
    Open Borders baby....nothing to see here. Just look the other way.
    :facepalm:
     
  18. Runwildboys

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    Well, it's been 18 years. Nobody hates us anymore, right? o_O
     
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  19. Tabascocat

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  20. GMO415

    GMO415 Well-Known Member

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    We heard same during last Sunday's Mass. Apparently, a few fighter jets were dispatched in such a hurry they didn't have time to be armed...period. These pilots knew it would have been a suicide run. One pilot chose to clip the tail, while the other chose to crash into the cockpit. The brave passengers of Flight 93 took matters in their own hands and stop the threat. WOW
     
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