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        09-11-2008, 01:51 PM
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    Remebering 911

    Not sure if anything has been started for this today....

    Even though this horrible day happened 7 years ago it will never be forgotten. I didnít personally have anyone that I know involved but thousands did. Today I had to write the date out and got chillsÖ the morning 7 years ago I was in my high school office and they had the news coverage on when the second plane hit. Not until later did I know it was terrorism that was causing this. I had qualified for the state 4-H show that year and it was to be held that weekend. The state 4-h contemplated on even holding the show, they did hold it and we all made ribbons and sold them to help with raising money of the affected families. So where were you?

    The trucker's name is John Holmgren from Shafer, MN .
    He has been 'pulled over' numerous times just so the troopers can get their picture taken with the truck. I havenít seen this truck personally but it looks really awesome. A friend forwarded these pictures to me







         
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        09-11-2008, 02:15 PM
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    Trained
    Wow... amazing truck! I was just walking into work and turning all the lights on and flipped the radio on too...it took me a couple minutes to realize that something was wrong. The announcer's voice was very somber and had a sad cadence to his usually up beat morning show. I had to just stand in the middle of the shop and let everything he was saying process through my head. My brother (whom I worked with) Walked in and he hadn't heard the news yet. We walked across the street to a small diner that had a TV. Everyone was shocked. We watched the 2Nd tower get hit. *sigh* It was indeed a very humbling day that I won't forget. My brother and I had not 1 customer that day. It was very erie. We live hundreds and hundreds of miles away yet we were all effected.

    Bless the familys and loved ones that suffered that aweful day.
         
        09-11-2008, 02:26 PM
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    Green Broke
    I remember I was a freshman in highschool - - I rember what I was wearing that day and that I didn't feel good. By 3rd period, we had just received the news of the attacks. I went through the whole day without seeing a television - I had to go off of what people were saying. I remember that my English teacher told us that this would be one of those days we would remember forever - She was right.

    I also remember that TV stations quit broadcasting; the only thing on was news reel of the attacks for several days.

    I hope I never have to experience anything like that ever again!



    USS New York



    It was built with 24 tons of scrap steel from the World Trade Center.

    It is the fifth in a new class of warship - designed for missions that include special operations against terrorists. It will carry a crew of 360 sailors and 700 combat-ready Marines to be delivered ashore by helicopers and assault craft.

    Steel from the World Trade Center was melted down in a foundry and Amite, LA, to cast the ship's bow section. When it was poured in the molds on Sept. 9, 2003, "those big rough steelworkers treated it with total reverence," recalled Navy Capt. Kevin Wensing, who was there. "It was a spiritual moment for everybody there."

    Junior Chavers, foundry operations manager, said that when the trade center steel first arrived, he touched it with his hand and the "hair on my neck stood up." It had a big meaning to it for all of us," he said. "They knocked us down. They can't keep us down. We're going to be back."

    The ship's motto? "Never Forget"
         
        09-11-2008, 03:05 PM
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    I worked at the Navy Yard then. We were working on the Fleet Support Brief (It was a 300 page power point presentation that we did every year)... Anyway, someone said a plane hit the twin towers and I remember we were thinking... That was dumb... how do you hit a building? (picturing a tiny 2 seater plane). Then someone got online and saw that a second plane had hit and that's when we found out what was going on.

    My dad boarded a plane at Reagan National at like 8:30 am to go out of town. Then the building shook and there was a big bang. We ran to the windows and there was a white light and then this really, really black smoke coming from the Pentagon. We thought it was a bomb. We didn't see the plane. My mom works across the street and they watched the plane fly over Macy's and the way it came, they thought it was coming for them. She actually watched it hit.

    Then they evacuated DC. It was crazy. It wasn't like on TV in the movies where people are crashing and racing around. It was really slow and very organized. It was really crazy. You would see people jogging or tourists looking at stuff and then they'd look up and see all the cars and realize something was wrong. And then you'd see them look up at the sky....

    I remember how excited we got when the F-14's flew over from Langley (We didnt' know they were out of fuel and had no weapons. Didnt' matter, we felt safer). And then there was this little plane that got stuck over crystal city. Flying in circles because he didn't know where to go when they grounded all planes. My dad landed in SC and had to get a rental car. They had jacked the prices sky high but he was homeland security so they got him a car and he rode back w/ a COL from the pentagon who's wife was in the building. It took them several hours to get her on the phone so the guy new she was ok...

    My husband had to run a command post to PA, so he actually went to that site. He said it was a really sobering experience....
         
        09-11-2008, 03:30 PM
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    Wow everyones stories gives me goosebumps

    Before I got to the high school office I remember riding the bus and hearing on the radio that a plane had crashed into one of the towers. We as well were like "how do you crash into a building that big?"

    Glad to hear so far that everyones family was safe that day.

    Farmpony84- Im guessing that your mother will forever have that image in her head...wow, what a scary thing to watch. Im also guessing that your father also was grateful to be on the ground after that, I bet that was an intense ride back with the guy waiting to her from his wife. How terrifying...I can't even imagine.
         
        09-11-2008, 03:34 PM
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    My dad said that the pilot announced that there had been a National Emergency and all flights were directed to land immediately and he would let them know the minute he was told where to land.
         
        09-11-2008, 03:46 PM
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    Green Broke
    Yeah I remmeber that day I was in 4th grade and we heard some people screaming and yelliing turn on your tv and we sat there at watched the 2nd plane hit the second tower
         
        09-11-2008, 03:51 PM
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    I remember it very clearly.. I had just gotten home from school and turned on the TV and saw it ! I thought it was a movie and just turned off the TV and went to do something else !
    Then my mom called and practically screamed " are you watching the TV ?" Then I found out what had happened !
         
        09-11-2008, 03:53 PM
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    Originally Posted by buckaroo2010
    yeah I remmeber that day I was in 4th grade and we heard some people screaming and yelliing turn on your tv and we sat there at watched the 2nd plane hit the second tower
    I think I was in 7th grade when the space shuddle blew up...we watched it on these huge screens at school... funny how you remember things....
         
        09-11-2008, 04:01 PM
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    Green Broke
    Yeah I know I think everyone remember everything you just to to really think about it
         

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