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Posted 11 years ago on Sept. 11, 2012, 10:51 a.m. EST by ericweiss (575)
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[-] 2 points by VQkag2 (16478) 11 years ago

I remember, I won't ever forget.

I was stuck on the subway on the Manhattan Bridge, (trains had been stopped cause the 1st tower was hit). train was crowded but I could see the wtc burning. Everyone was on there cell phones.

Then the 2nd plane hit. I couldn't see 'cause of the crowded train but I heard it. And it was like a movie sound effect. I'll never forget that sound.

The train eventually went on to the next stop. I got out went to work, and watched as the wtc towersfell.

I left to get home to my 8 yr old. Had to walk. No trains. Took three hours. As I got down town the city was eery. Traffic stopped. ash covering streets. the air tasted like burnt plastic. And we had to keep our windows closed for weeks.

The people I met as I got close to downtown were covered in white ash.

Haunting. But we all pulled together. People out giving water. So many coming down to the "pile".

"It was the best of times, It was the worst of times."

I got to my daughter about 1pm. exhausted, shellshocked, and I sobbed when I held her. I'm almost sobbing now.

I can't believe what has come as a result, in the next decade. I wish it would all end. I hope it CAN all end. For the sake of my daughter (who is now in her 2nd year of college) and all the children.

This state of the world since, is even worse than that one horrible day.

I remember. I won't forget what happened that day, and since! It is why I fight now!


[-] 1 points by VQkag2 (16478) 11 years ago

I remember that too. And for a month the smoke was blowing right over brooklyn. until finally the wind shifted and sent it over Jersey.

The city below canal was on lock down. Chinatown never fully recovered and the gentrification became that much easier. The Chinese down there had held on better than most but the loss of business sent them packing to the new chinatown in Sunset Park brooklyn.

We also got a new film festival created by Robert Deniro the Tribeca film festival.

So much has come from that day.





[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (33802) from Coon Rapids, MN 11 years ago

I remember - I can never forget. I was driving in to work that morning listening to an unbelievable radio news report. I got on to work and found everyone gathered around a TV set - and to my disbelief - I saw the 2nd plane strike the 2nd tower. The blood ran out of my face and to my feet.

No - I will never forget that morning.

[-] 0 points by Rickyrab (8) 11 years ago

I wonder whether the 9/11 attacks affected Occupy... after all, I can't help but notice where it set up camp (near the WTC site) and when (shortly after the 10th anniversary of the attacks).