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9/17/11 4:04 A

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Late on this but decided to share anyway. I was working at the local grocery store in the office when I heard some customers talking about it. I talked to one of our vendors and he was telling me about the how the first plane had hit the first WTC building , then I turned on the radio at work and was heard them say that the second building had been hit. I didn't really understand the significance of what had happened at the time. When I got home that evening, my family and I were watching the news and the one thing that stands out in my memory was seeing those poor people jumping out the windows. I cannot image what they were thinking at that moment. I could not help but weep for those people and their families. I was so thankful that I did not have any family or friends that were involved and clinged to my family. In the next few days, we were given t- shirts to wear that said God Bless America and I made some buttons for everyone at work to wear in rememberence of 9/11. I was really caught in the ignorance of political racial side and pretty much decided that I didn't care about middle eastern people and I am ashamed to say that now. The world really needs love and that is love of all peoples. It's ALL these extremist groups that have no tolerance towards other's that are causing such a cultural breakdown. Ok, I'm going off on a tangent here but I really am glad that you posted this. Honoring 9-11 is so important.

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9/13/11 12:24 P

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I was working at a big software company out west (ok, still am), and a bunch of our sales people were on flight 93 heading out for a week of training followed by our yearly big conference. I was standing in the conference center (came in early) and a co-worker pulled me out to see the tv. It seemed the whole world stopped.

Once we learned about flight 93 and emails starting flying about who was on the plane, most folks left work. Indeed, senior leadership told us to leave for fear we would be attacked; such was the panic on that day.

On the anniversary, an email went around reminding us of those our company lost on that day. The list is long and it brings back tears as I think of it. I pray for those who lost loved ones and honor those who when faced with tragedy, rose up to show the majesty that I believe is in all of us.

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9/12/11 1:05 P

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I'd taken my daughter to school and I was at home watching The Early Show. They cut in and started talking about the first plane hitting. They had the camera on the towers and as a nation, we saw the second plane hit. I broke down in tears and called the school so the teachers would know what was going on.

As the morning went on, each new report broke my heart. The pentagon, Pennsylvania, all the heartache and fear. Those people on the planes, thinking it was just another day of coast to coast flying.

Then I watched the towers fall. All I could do was sit here and cry. All the destruction and lives lost. The walls and walls of posters with the faces of the missing. It makes me cry even now, just thinking about it.

Then the anthrax letters. Oh my gosh, that dang anthrax! I was having panic attacks, it was a constant state of fear. We live right outside Fort Riley, one of the largest military posts in the country. And Colorado Springs is one state over, with nuclear weapons stored in a mountain! I was in a constant state of panic. At one point, I called my husband and told him about the anthrax attacks and told him he wasn't allowed to come back in the house with me and the kids, in case it had become airborne and there was a risk of him bringing it in the house with him. I felt like I was going crazy.

My heart breaks for the hundreds of thousands of people who's lives changed that day. Not just here, but around the world.

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9/12/11 10:22 A

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I remember it was my first year of college and I was getting ready for school. when I first saw it on the news I thought it was a scene out of a movie. It was a sad day that I will never forget.

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9/11/11 4:34 P

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9/11/11 11:24 A

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I was at home getting ready for a child psych exam. I couldn't concentrate because of the shock of it all.

God bless America and my thoughts are with all those who lost loved ones on that terrible day!
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9/11/11 10:14 A

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I was at school reading to kindergarten students. Another teacher came into the library to turn on the tv and see the footage. I remember trying to keep the students away from the scenes on TV, but trying not to limit what the adults needed to know.



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9/11/11 10:10 A

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I remeber this day so well! One of the things I remember the most is how the terrorists thought America would crummble! We did no such thing! We pulled together as a nation and supported are fellow Americans who had lost their loved one! I am proud to be an American!!! I will never forget 9/11!! emoticon

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I just posted a blog about it: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_j
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9/11/11 8:33 A

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Sending love and support to all who were involved. ((HUGS))


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I just blogged about where I was on Sept. 11, 2001. I can't believe it's been 10 years. Let us never forget! emoticon

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9/11/11 1:51 A

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I also live in Arkansas, and I'll never let that day go! I was a nursing instructor and I was with students that day. I was in a room where a laboring mom was trying to bring her new baby into the world. Many of my students were devastated by the newscast which was playing in many of the patients rooms, and kept asking to go home. I had to say "listen, if all the nurses went home, who would take care of all the people hurt today in NYC?" they bucked up and made it through. I bet none of them have forgotten that day either.
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I was working and some WWII vets told me that they never thought they'd see something like that ever again. I saw what happened on TV and immediately thought of the people in the building and prayed. I can't understand how anyone could thing something positive could come of such an awful act.

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9/10/11 6:40 P

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i live on long island, NY. i've got a lot of family that works/worked in that area. i was a high school freshman and it was the first few days of school. i remember being very scared and concerned because two of my uncles worked RIGHT next to the towers, as well as my cousin, and one worked IN the tower. they all were OK, all made it home safely. my uncle came home covered in ash. i remember coming home and my mother was in tears, SO scared for our family members. it is a day i will NEVER forget.

i was supossed to go into manhattan today, actually, but i am too terrified... i feel safer here on long island.

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I was a high school Junior and at that time we were having our annual tennis meeting. I remember the meeting was cut short and we got to go back to class. All of the teachers had on either a radio or television and everyone just sat there scared and in awe while watching the news. Slowly I noticed students being called out of class. I was called out at 11am, my mom was afraid to leave me in school, I guess that's why other kids left too. After this happened I was afraid to do anything involving a lot of people (mall, festivals, summerfest) for fear that we'd be attacked for a couple years.

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At the time, my husband and I were moving and living temporarily at my inlaws' house in Wisconsin. My father in law was working overnight in the ER and should have been back a couple hours before. My MIL was worried about him and trying to get ahold of him by phone. When she did, he told us to turn on the TV. She asked what channel and he said it didn't matter.

We turned it on and found the news coverage. I was particularly freaked out because my sister lived in NYC and I had no idea if she was safe. All the phone lines were down and I couldn't reach her. Later she got ahold of my dad and said she was safe. She had been in her ballet studio less than half a mile away from the attack. They had thought the first attack was just an accident, and they were watching when the second plane hit. The ballet instructor got them all into the basement, and later they were allowed to leave and go home, but they spent a lot of hours in their studio before that happened.

I know that sounds like more my sister's story than mine, but I am really close to my siblings and was terrified out in small-town Wisconsin, with none of my own family near me to comfort me. I spent the entire morning glued to the TV while my husband had no choice but to drive to his job 1.5 hours away, and I took care of our 10-month old. It was surreal and terrifying.

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9/10/11 3:51 A

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I was on my way to work, I stopped at Gramas to drop my son off for the day, he had just turned 2 on Sept. 7th. She had the news on watching the coverage, both towers had already been struck (3 hour time difference on the West Coast), I stayed for about 20 minutes watching and crying, then at work I watched as much as I could on the internet, it was a very slow day at work. I remember the fear everyone seemed to feel, where or what would be hit next, was it over or was there more to come? Then the sadness, the overwhelming sadness that stayed for a long time. I am not a person that cries much, but I cried alot over the next few weeks. So many lost their lives cut short so tragically, families forever changed, family and friends that will be forever missed. Every year I remember their loss and it reminds me to make sure that those you love know you love them, never leave a loved one with angry words between you because you never know what each day will bring.

Tonight before logging on to SP I was watching youtube videos / listening to "Where Were You When The World Stopped Turning" and "Have You Forgotten" I was wondering if people not directly involved still feel strongly about 9-11, logged on and found this, it's nice to know we're not alone.

Linda you said what I feel perfectly for me with this
" a few thousand miles away from all of this destruction.... Yet I was right there in my heart holding hands, hugging, praying, hoping, wishing, asking, feeling what I know was only a pinch of the pain that people that lived in those areas were feeling. I still feel for them today.
Some people say, "Let it go already!" But I tell you, I refuse to let it go. I refuse to forget. It is a matter of honor & pride. Not selfishness, greed or plain ole wanting to get even. It is Love, Compassion and everlasting hope for our fellow men & woman!
Many still suffer to this day that we could never imagine"

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I had just arrived at my first class of the day (in Winnipeg, Manitoba) my instructor told us what had happened. I was in shock. No, I wasn't in the US...but as a Canadian, we are connected. I just couldn't believe the horror that was happening.
My sister and cousin were both attending the school with me. They weren't at school yet as I had an earlier class than they did. I was really anxious for them to get there because I needed to hug them and make sure they were ok. As far away as we were from NY, I really needed my loved ones close.
We ended up leaving school early because we couldn't concentrate and needed to find out what was happening. We didn't have tv access and of course the internet was swamped.
A close friend of ours lived in NY...we were very worried about him. We later found out he was on the roof of his apartment building watching the WTC crumble.
My sister and I were glued to the tv crying all day. We felt the terror and fear.
We called everyone we loved that day to tell them we love them. You never know if you will get that chance again.

I will always remember!

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9/9/11 1:39 P

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I was on my way to work when the first plane hit. It was a beautiful day. I was listening to a CD with not a care in the world. (Since I live in Indiana, we were still on "Indiana" time and NY was an hour a head of us at the time.) I got in to work and heard everyone talking about the attacks and logged on to cnn.com. The image that came up was of the 2nd plane hitting the 2nd building of the WTC. I worked in the collections support area. No calls were made that day or the next day, I don't think.

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Thank you for sharing Linda AWESOME song.

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9/9/11 11:04 A

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New song by Randy Travis honoring 9-11.
"America Will Always Stand"

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The thing that sticks out most to me was what a beautiful day it was. It was a particularly warm morning in Portland, OR and I was getting coffee at Starbucks, on my way to work. I remember getting to work and watching t.v. and just feeling horrified and gutted by what I saw. I tried calling my friends in New York but the lines were jammed and I couldn't get through. Three months later I was in NY for work and I could see the spotlights lighting up the area, from where I was staying. I WILL NEVER FORGET either, the day will never lose it's poignancy.

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At the time, I lived in NY. I was at home, just having dropped my eldest daughter off at kindergarten. Once it was obvious that we were under attack (I say "we" because even if you weren't at ground zero, the whole nation was attacked that day. And EVERYONE felt it) I raced to the school to pick her up. The school was put on lock down. No one in, no one out.

Heartbreaking day all around. My husband commuted from NJ to NY at the time and the usual one hour drive took him more than 6 hours. He could see the NY skyline and thought, "It'll never look the same again". The smoke could be seen from miles and miles around.

A day none of us will ever forget. It doesn't matter if you live in Arkansas or Alaska, your patriotic side came out in full blast.

We will NEVER forget.

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What a beautiful message... I am with you, Linda. I remember where I was, what I was wearing, what I was doing... everything. I saved a newspaper for each day for a month after it happened also, a keepsake for my son. I will never forget and I want my son to understand it also. This is an important part of our history as Americans. I wont "let it go" that my family, friends, and fellow Americans were attacked viciously. I will forgive those that started it and pray for their souls, but I will never forget it.

My father worked at the Pentagon. He was not there that day because he was in Afghanistan. I never thought I would have been happy for him to be there! Seeing the place he worked in the state it was in... took my breath away.

I saw this today on MSN news about memories and things being found at the sites of the crashes. It is totally worth reading. To see things that survived and how families are coping with their losses is just amazing to me.
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I hope everyone takes a moment to reflect on what they are proud of, those that they love, and things they have lost in life. We are Americans. We are tough and can withstand many things. I hope and pray that we never have to survive something like that again, but if we do... I know we will all be standing together.

I am honored to be an American. And proud of my country for their strength and love through anything.

From 9-11, my biggest lessons were:
~LIVE each day, not just exist
~don't put things off (especially words to someone you love) because you never know what will happen 10 minutes from now
~being scared is a part of life, but that cannot stop you
~life is beautiful and worth the effort

I love you all, Donies. And I am proud of you all and of America for being strong, rebuilding, and never giving up!
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I was at home that morning, getting ready for work, when the phone rang. I picked up to hear my mother on the other end tell me to turn on the news, turn it on now. I turned on the TV and heard them say that a plane had just hit the WTC. As I watched, the second plane hit the other WTC. I sank down on the couch crying. My mom was on the other end of the phone, also crying. We just couldn't believe it. When I got to work I heard of the other planes, the one at the Pentagon and the one that went down in PA. I worked at a neighborhood thrift store at the time, and everyone, customers and employees alike seemed to be in shock. There was a lot of crying, a lot of hugging. We turned all the TVs and radios in the store to the news so we could keep track of what was happening. One of our regular customers came in and said his daughter worked at the Pentagon. I remember how worried he was, he hadn't heard from her yet, but he said he couldn't just sit at home alone, so he came down to the store. She ended up not having gone to work that day, and was alright, but so many weren't. Just typing this out has brought it all back to me so strongly. I'm sitting here crying. I will never forget that day.

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I believe this is a day none of us will ever forget. Share with everyone what you were doing when you found out what had happen that day 10 years ago to America on her soil, to her people...

I was at work, I had gone thru our break room to get a cup of ice, when the CNN broadcast caught my attention. The first plane had hit the WTC building. I was watching the footage of them reporting what had just happened and I saw the second plane hit the other WTC building. I stood there with tears rolling down my face as reality began to sink in. Our Country was under attack. People, innocent people were being killed so that the terrorist could make a point. Innocent people were killed, hurt, scared more than many of us could ever imagine. I kept making myself go back into the break room to see the news hoping that there was a different explanation for what was going on and I hear of the plane at the Pentagon and the plane that went down in the PA field. I cried all day, several days, as I watched what people were going thru and felt a deep pain and love for those people.
I live in Arkansas. That is a few thousand miles away from all of this destruction.... Yet I was right there in my heart holding hands, hugging, praying, hoping, wishing, asking, feeling what I know was only a pinch of the pain that people that lived in those areas were feeling. I still feel for them today.
Some people say, "Let it go already!" But I tell you, I refuse to let it go. I refuse to forget. It is a matter of honor & pride. Not selfishness, greed or plain ole wanting to get even. It is Love, Compassion and everlasting hope for our fellow men & woman!
Many still suffer to this day that we could never imagine.
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