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Old 09-17-2023, 08:10 AM
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Nothing unusual that day for me. I owned my own insurance agency and was at the office as usual. We had just moved into new office space and didn't have a TV or a radio in the building at the time.

My wife called to tell me what was happening. We went and grabbed a radio and listened to it. What a surreal day.

On a related note my son and his best buddy volunteered with the Red Cross to go to Ground Zero over their Thanksgiving break to help serve the rescue folks coffee, lunch and dinner, etc.

One of the rescue crew cut 2 crosses out of the steel and gave them to the boys. It's one of my son's most prized possessions.
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Old 09-17-2023, 08:41 AM
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Nothing personally extraordinary logistic wise for me, other than the shock of it happening

I was in Jackson Hole Wyoming working as a carpenter foreman on a high end custom home and there was a radio on, needless to say the work was constantly interrupted as more reporting came in

I remember a line in the TV series BlueBloods (about a NYC police commissioner and family) "Everybody remembers where they were on 9/11" - not only true for NewYorkers but I would assume most here in the US remember vividly ...
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I was asleep at home in California when I received a call from a friend in New York who told me to turn on my TV.

In those days i did a lot of engineering business in NYC and the surrounding area. I almost always flew back to San Francisco on United Flight 93 out of Newark because it was the first plane out in the morning and always left on time.

Sure glad I wasn't on it that fateful day.
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Old 09-17-2023, 09:20 AM
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I remember a line in the TV series BlueBloods (about a NYC police commissioner and family) "Everybody remembers where they were on 9/11" - not only true for NewYorkers but I would assume most here in the US remember vividly ...
I recall reading something similar in the papers that week. To the effect of:

" Before 9/11, three dates were known to all Americans:
- July 4th, 1776
- December 7th, 1941
- November 22, 1963

And now there will be four..."
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Old 09-17-2023, 09:28 AM
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Nothing unusual that day for me. I owned my own insurance agency and was at the office as usual. We had just moved into new office space and didn't have a TV or a radio in the building at the time.

My wife called to tell me what was happening. We went and grabbed a radio and listened to it. What a surreal day.

On a related note my son and his best buddy volunteered with the Red Cross to go to Ground Zero over their Thanksgiving break to help serve the rescue folks coffee, lunch and dinner, etc.

One of the rescue crew cut 2 crosses out of the steel and gave them to the boys. It's one of my son's most prized possessions.
Ask your son to start taking Anti-oxidants, to preserve his life and wellness. Being at ground zero and inhaling all of those toxins was brave and dangerous. Good Wishes to your son.
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Old 09-17-2023, 04:43 PM
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9/11, I remember it like yesterday. I was home and living the most difficult time in my whole life. So, I had no bandwidth nor sympathy for the events of 9/11; I must have felt it very different than most people. I've changed a lot since.
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I was just getting home from work and my room mate shouted at us to come look at the TV. It made a big impact on me. I was in the Army the next February.
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I'm going to make a long story short… I was on the FDR drive driving north from 14th street to a Job interview in Queens. It was strange because I was the only vehicle (motorcycle) on the FDR drive, which is unheard of. in my rearview mirror I did see smoke but didn’t think much of it at the time. When I got to the job interview I walked into the restaurant (job was for a chef position) and everybody was at the bar watching the TV, I walked in just as the second plane hit…..
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Iím embarrassed to admit my dad was driving me home from school and as a young teenager I was having an argument with him about some really trivial matter. He had the radio on and news was just beginning to break - I remember him telling me to be quiet and I replied ďno, this is more important!Ē. Then I began to listen and the enormity of the news struck us both.
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I was in San Antonio early that morning, printing out scripts for radio spots that I would be producing across town in a matter of an hour, when my boss's secretary Lindsay came into the xerox room and said that the radio announced that a plane had hit one of the trade center towers in NYC. We had no details beyond that, so I just figured it was some small private plane and I'd get details later. Didn't even put on the radio as I drove to the production studio, but when I walked in, the staff there was gathered around a monitor looking at the live news footage...just as the second plane hit. We all stood there mesmerized, just watching the screen. Eventually, the client and the voice talent showed up, we tore ourselves away from the monitor to go produce the spots, we edited, made dubs and I got back in my car to go back to the ad agency. All these details are still crystal clear, but what happened from noon on...and for the next several days? Total blur.

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I was living in Japan at the time. We were glued to the TV all day. Horrendous.
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