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  1. #25

    Re: Where were you on 9/11/01



    When I got back to my cube, I watched events unfold on the internet and I also joined in on the ongoing discussion on the RN2 board that existed at the time. I wonder if that thread is still around somewhere in cyberspace?
    She had me at "Hell, NO!"




  2. #26

    Re: Where were you on 9/11/01

    If you have a flag, please consider flying it for 24hrs in remembrance
    I was at work that day, but left early. I went home, took my flag out of the closet, put it up in the front yard, and have flown one every day since then. I've replaced it a couple of times, but there has been an American flag flying at my house since 9/11/2001.
    Oderint dum metuant




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    Re: Where were you on 9/11/01

    I was working as a homecare nurse arranging my day. They kids were all in school and I was doing my paper work. I was watching the Today show and saw the first tower on fire and actually saw the second plane hit. My husband was getting his oil changed I remember saying the first one could be an accident the second one was not.
    I left to see my patients and all the radios were just news, cell phones did not work. I heard on the radio that there was unconfirmed report that a plane went down around Camp David, as the crow flies I'm 25 miles from there, as it turns out it was wrong. I could not work after that and turned around and went home. I was driving past my kids school and they were armed SWAT guys on the roof and went home and lost it. My husband could ont get to his office in Balto so he came home. We picked up 2 of the kids and watched the rest on tv. I remember how strange it was not to have planes in the air and how strange it was when planes started flying again
    I could not turn it off, could not sleep and was a mess for a while afterwards. One of the nurses in my company lost a brother in the towers.




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    Re: Where were you on 9/11/01

    I was at work in Annapolis Junction which is right across from NSA on I-295. We watched the news in our command center. We got notice that our business park needed to evacuate since NSA would be a prime target for terrorism. It was gridlock getting out and back home. I was glued to the TV the rest of the day and night as events unfolded. However to this day I can't bring myself to watch these 9/11 movies or watch the planes hitting the towers again. I'm just not ready for it.

    Today I listened to Howard Sterns replay from his 9/11/01 show. It gave me goosebumps as he covered what was going on that day and hearing him and others on the show be shcoked and dismayed by what they were seeing on tv. I know alot of people dislike Stern and all but for that day his covering of 9/11 was serious and heart-felt.
    M&T Bank Stadium - Section 513
    Proud Season Ticket Holder since 1998




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    Re: Where were you on 9/11/01

    I was sitting as a poll-watcher at the Annapolis Library all day. We couldn't have a TV there so I had to run out and get snippets on the radio.

    My Mom was running for City Council for the second time. She won but we were too devastated to do much celebrating.




  6. #30

    Re: Where were you on 9/11/01

    I was at home, on the PC listening to music, not the news, so I had no idea what was happening. After the second plane hit, my wife called me from work to tell me about it. Like everyone else, I was stunned -- my first comment was, "TWO planes hit the World Trade Center? So, that can't be an accident, right?" As ignorant as that sounds now, that was my first reaction, because I wanted to think it was an accident, but knowing it happened twice made that an impossibililty.

    I went downstairs to watch CNN and MSNBC, and heard a breaking report that "something" happened at the Pentagon. It was a surprisingly long time before that "something" was explained. Then I saw, live, the first tower come down. I had to turn the TV off after that.

    I retreated back to the Internet and logged on to a usenet newsgroup about Bob Dylan, and was greeted with a series of e-mail messages from shocked Dylan fans from other countries, expressing their sympathy and offering their condolences and support. It was touching but reminded me that this was an event from which you really couldn't escape.




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    Re: Where were you on 9/11/01

    I was in the 10th grade at the time and actually didnt hear about it untill after my first period had ended because my homeroom teacher (where we got attendance taken) was a History teacher. He was the first one to have the TV on in the school. When i went to my second period class, our teacher had turned the TV's off in order to try and get us to concentrate on something other then what was going on in NY. Shortly after a student was called up to the office and informed that the first tower had fallen. This prompted our teacher to turn on the TV as we watched in disbelief as the second tower came down. A member of the freshmen class that year lost her sister on flight 93. Something that nobody will ever forget, that is for sure.




  8. #32

    Re: Where were you on 9/11/01

    At the time I worked for a large NY based bank (Chase Manhattan) out of one of their Wilmington, DE datacenters. I was in a early morning meeting (I remember being very tired from staying up to watch MNF the night before) that started at 8:30am and was originally scheduled to run until 9:15~9:20 to get us out of there before the markets opened. We were on a conference call in the meeting with a few of our NY counterparts, a few of which were at a Chase office at 380 madison ave and the others were at a different office at 60 wall st. No one I knew that worked at Chase was really in danger since they were all at least a few blocks away, but it was just very memorable to me how we all reacted and how that meeting which was originally very heated in discussion had totally changed to everyone being generally worried for each other and each others families well being.




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    Re: Where were you on 9/11/01

    I remember initially on television people saying it was probably a small plane hitting the tower by accident. When the second plane hit, the tone and demeanor of the coverage changed quickly. Things haven't been the same since.




  10. #34

    Re: Where were you on 9/11/01

    I was on my way to a work client that morning. I'll never forget it. The company I was seeing was Logotel, a T-Shirt making company off I-70. On my way over there I had heard that a plane had hit the first tower, and at the time everyone thought it was some sort of accident. When I got to the client, they had a big TV in their conference room and people were glued to it. By the time I got inside the second plane had hit. We just watched the TV for the next few hours in utter disbelief. The feeling in my gut when I watched the towers go down was something I'll never forget.

    As soon as people started to figure out this was al-Qu’eda, all I could think was "It's on."

    I'll never forget that day.




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    Re: Where were you on 9/11/01

    I'll never forget that day also, although I'd like to. I'm man enough to admit being glued to the tv, and crying, 'til I just couldn't watch anymore.




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    Re: Where were you on 9/11/01

    on my Honeymoon down at Disney....remember well, we were going to go to 1 of the parks on the shuttle bus when the driver told us that all the parks were closed and that we needed to go back to our rooms, we asked why, and she simply stated turn on the TV and your see....been married now 5yrs....but the 11th is something your never forget, even more so cause I'll always be celebrating my marriage just a few days before it happened




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