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9/14/10 2:06 P

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I had been at WTC the day before, so as my co-worker walked into my office to tell me her husband called to say a plane had flown into a tower, I was astounded! I couldn't imagine how it could get close enough to accidently hit the tower...It was surreal.

We moved into our conference room to watch TV for the whole day...closing the office early.

In the next two days I found out that I lost two friends - one on a plane; one who was unexpectedly in the tower that day.

My true sadness is that we, as Americans, learned very little from that day - instead of acting as the peaceful nation we are/should be, so many seem to have filled their hearts with the hatred that commandeered those planes that day...and all ensuing bombs since.

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9/13/10 8:44 A

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I realized I called this weekly question, my brain is off, it was the weekend question.

I found all the answer's so interesting, heart wrenching, so many were enjoying their regular days when such an awful thing happened to our country. thanks for sharing your accounts of the day with our team.

I happened to be on vacation in the Smoky Mountains in Gatlinburg TN. My husband and I got up to have our breakfast, turned on ABC and I remember seeing the situation unfolding on tv, the towers were hit, and then watching them collapse was so horrific. We hiked that day in the mountains, and the love perfect strangers showed was unbelievable, we saw blood drives, prayers meeting held at the many churches in that area, I will never forget.

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9/12/10 10:28 P

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How terrible to have been right in the middle of the "action". I'm glad you are OK. It's a time none of us who were alive that day, will ever forget.


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9/12/10 8:58 P

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On that day 9yrs ago I had only just arrived at work. The phone rang and my co-worker laughing told us that an airplane had flown into the world Trade Center. I looked at her stunned and told her it was not funny, something like that could only mean that we were being attacked. She did not believe me and ,we all ran to the window. We saw only the smoke rising into the air,and I became aware of the sound of the sirens(I had wondered why they were so continuous)and understood why they were not stopping.
All outpatient services ended immediately, all personnel medical and non-medical were engaged to help. It was surreal. Reality set in when I was told that I could go home and realized that I had no way of getting there. I knew that my family was safe, but I was the only one not home. Even though Brooklny was across the water the smell of ashes was heavy in the air, and those who had walked over the bridge looked like ghosts, covered in ashes with lost and confused looks on their faces. They walked onto the hospital grounds and just sat wherever I remember seeing a cop directing traffic away from the bridge and wondering why he did not have a mask on. Every breath inhaled was ash filled. It was sad then and still sad today and will always be sad for those who lost loved ones, family and friends. I strongly believe that when the dust settles what was meant to destroy us would only make us stronger because we are a God fearing people and He will give beauty for ashes,that which was meant for evil God uses for good.

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9/11/10 10:15 P

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I was working that morning in a doctor's office--we were really just starting but were soon glued to a T.V. intermittently. As uncomprehending as everyother person that day to the things happening and why. As so many have said, it was a day to go home and hug our family and be with ones we have as some could not.
My daughter had an exchange student here from Ukraine. She couldn't believe we were so glued to TV's and that it was all that was on for weeks. She was only 16 yrs old & I don't think war or terrorism was as unusual to her??

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9/11/10 9:15 P

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Listening to the radio on my way to work in Detroit. At first I thought the radio was putting on a science fiction show - then when I listened it got real. I just wanted to go home and be with my family - all of us safe.
What a horrible event to have to remember - I pray today for the families that lost love ones and hope that the persons that are behind it will be caught and pay for it.
In the meantime we all have to live peace to make it happen.

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9/11/10 9:12 P

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Like some of the others, I was also at school, teaching 4th grade. Word was spread quietly among the teachers, but we were instructed to keep the day as normal as possible for the kids. So we continued as if nothing were happening. Parents started coming to school and taking their children home. Those students still in the classroom wondered why everyone was leaving, but it wasn't until lunch time that a distraught parent came into the cafeteria and told everyone.
During lunch, the teachers were able to watch the news in the teacher's lunch room. I had only a few students left in the classroom after lunch, and they were very upset by what they had heard in the cafeteria. Somehow we made it through that day. It helped to have school closed the following day to begin the process of grief and recovery.

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9/11/10 8:37 P

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I was at work. I thought the first plane hitting was an accident, but my husband knew better. We didn't get any work done, and I remember running down to master control (I work at a cable network) yanking the commercials for airlines off the air. We have an office in New York, and it was such a relief to know our folks were safe.

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9/11/10 6:00 P

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I shall never forget that Sad day. it was a beautiful Sept. morning. i was enjoying the perfect weather on my way to work, simply gorgeous. Was at my desk , I always listened to the radio, and heard a plane had crashed into the twin towers, thought as someone else stated that it was a small plane. Although i wondered what went wrong because the sky was so blue, not cloudy. A few minutes later, the annoucer stated- what frightened me crazy - because I knew that was not an accident. i started crying and saying 'we are being attacked'. We spent the morning in the lounge because a TV was in there. Today, I still get emotionally just thinking about it. I pray that it never happen to us again.
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9/11/10 3:26 P

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I was in fourth grade in the only class of my grade to watch the attack happen; Mrs. Walker's room. I remember watching the attack live as it happened. I was the first person in the classroom to notice the second plane.
One of my mom's long time friends was on that plane and I recognized him because he had watched me grow for several years. I was soooooooooooo mad that I was fuming and my face was red.
Our school ended early that day to honor the fallen hero's of that horrible day. I can still see the images from the TV set clearly today.

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9/11/10 3:24 P

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I was at a fair, setting up for a flower show. It is usually very noisy, with tractors, animals, people hollering as they set up, etc. About 9, a guy stopped in and told us a plane had hit one of the Twin Towers. We all figured small airplane, off course, motor problems, etc. Wasn't long before he was back with the horror information. The fair grounds were silent, and eerie. All anyone could hear were radios and/or tvs as people stood and watched. There was talk of canceling the fair, due to the crowds, and fear, and in honor of all the people who were killed, but the powers that be said we'd go on. Keep things normal for our little corner of the world. Ribbons, white, I think, were handed out for everyone to wear in honor,and most people wore them all week, candles were passed out at dusk, and at a certain time, all the candles were lit, the lights on the grounds were shut off, and a min. of silence was held, followed by some of the local ministers who each offered prayer. Some of our local vets passed out flag pins to everyone. I still have and wear mine.We really all felt like one huge community. It was a sad day for all Americans.

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9/11/10 1:08 P

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I was at school teaching...we watched in horror at the attacks on the World Trade Center...my sister-in-law always took the PATH but had to mail a letter that day so she was safe but another friend lost a cousin on the top floor of the WT Center - he called to say goodbye to his family - it was the saddest day that I can remember!!

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9/11/10 12:57 P

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I was living in NJ at the time. I could actually see and smell the plumes of smoke for days after the tragedy. I can recall sitting in front of my television in disbelief as I watched the same clip over an over people running away from the smoke and falling debris. I felt like I was watching a horror movie.

I pray for the families of those that were lost in this senseless act and I pray for justice against those that perpetrated the act. Hopefully, the US has learned some valuable lessons in terms of security.

As for moving forward in a peaceful world? I think we need to stop the hating. Prejudices of all sorts can easily lead to senseless acts of violence (be it small or large scale). Live and let live. Know that people are different and believe differently and be okay with that. We may not have to believe as others believe or like what others like ~ but if we are all more accepting ~ it would be a much more peacefull world we live in.

Thanks for asking Inga! :)
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9/11/10 10:44 A

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As all of us know today is the 9th anniversary of the worst act of terrorism in U.S. history. What are your feelings on this subject,and where were you when you heard about it? What can people do to move forward with a peaceful world? How can we do our parts individually?

Share your answer's with the team!

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