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Forum Post: remember

Posted 1 year ago on Sept. 11, 2012, 10:51 a.m. EST by ericweiss (575)
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[-] 2 points by VQkag2 (16478) 1 year 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 ZenDog (13324) from South Burlington, VT 1 year ago

For a week following the event, the skies over the nation were mostly silent. The only planes to be heard were F-16s on patrol.

[-] 1 points by VQkag2 (16478) 1 year 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.

[-] 2 points by ZenDog (13324) from South Burlington, VT 1 year ago

"So much has come from that day."

so much I'm left speechless.


[-] 1 points by ZenDog (13324) from South Burlington, VT 1 year ago

If the political establishment had known it was coming then Rummy wouldn't have been at the Pentagon, and Bush would not have spent the day flying around the country looking like a chicken with his head cut off.

Anything else is speculation, and really doesn't belong on this thread. Nor on this day.

[-] 1 points by ZenDog (13324) from South Burlington, VT 1 year ago
  • Two thousand, nine hundred and seventy-seven people from all over the world died that day, at the hands of nineteen hijackers. Wiki

It is important, I think, to keep in mind that people are, as a result of this act of terror, still suffering, still dying, right here in the U.S. . . . CBS 2008 . . . Burlington Free Press, September 10, 2012

I think it is also appropriate to remind ourselves that a man we call Mark Owen, and Seal Team Six, are in fact national heroes, several times over.

Such men - and the families of such men - should not be subject to harassment, intimidation, or retribution - not at the hands of Somali pirates, not at the hands of al Qaeda or the Taliban, not at the hands of an enraged Pakistani ISI,

  • and most certainly not at the hands of Pentagon brass who have lied to the public.

I remember September Eleventh.

I remember much, much more.

I won't be waving the flag any time soon.

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (34914) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year 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) 1 year 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).