9-11 (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Sep 12, 2023 12:03 AM|
9-11 (by MC [PA]) Sep 12, 2023 5:27 AM
9-11 (by Scott [IN]) Sep 12, 2023 6:54 AM
9-11 (by zero [IN]) Sep 12, 2023 7:09 AM
9-11 (by RB [TN]) Sep 12, 2023 8:16 AM
9-11 (by Ken [NY]) Sep 12, 2023 8:25 AM
9-11 (by S i d [MO]) Sep 12, 2023 9:14 AM
9-11 (by Robert,OntarioCanada [ON]) Sep 12, 2023 10:04 AM
9-11 (by Allym [NJ]) Sep 12, 2023 12:49 PM
9-11 (by MikeA [TX]) Sep 12, 2023 7:13 PM
9-11 (by 6x6 [TN]) Sep 12, 2023 8:13 PM
9-11 (by GKARL [PA]) Sep 15, 2023 5:39 PM
9-11 (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Sep 17, 2023 9:20 PM
9-11 (by Pmh [TX]) Sep 21, 2023 2:25 PM
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9-11 (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Posted on: Sep 12, 2023 12:03 AM
I will never forget.
Where were you?
We must tell our children
that evil does exist.
Much of our current world is adapted due to this day.
Many people enlisted in the military because of those events.
My brother who was piloting American Airlines 737s (the model the terrorists had trained on and used) was out on a trip. He was still on the ground but he could have been on one of those planes.
9-11 (by MC [PA]) Posted on: Sep 12, 2023 5:27 AM
It seems many have forgotten. --73.230.xxx.xx
9-11 (by Scott [IN]) Posted on: Sep 12, 2023 6:54 AM
I remember. Brother-in-law called me and said "Turn on your TV". Horrifying to watch those buildings come down. --107.141.xx.xxx
9-11 (by zero [IN]) Posted on: Sep 12, 2023 7:09 AM
I was at my last W2. Got a call from a colleague in TN who said to turn on the TV. We got it on and saw the second plane hit.
Took minutes before it sank in that the first wasn't just a freak accident. --107.147.xx.xxx
9-11 (by RB [TN]) Posted on: Sep 12, 2023 8:16 AM
Kellogg's Cereal Plant,
Battle Creek, MI.
Traveling Skilled Trades, Journeyman Sprinkler Fitter.
The skies were deafening silent as ground word spread
and U.S. flags appeared to be everywhere !
9-11 (by Ken [NY]) Posted on: Sep 12, 2023 8:25 AM
I was in my office and we just watched the news all day.My mom was in Guatemala volunteering as a nurse,she was stranded for a few extra days but everyone there was very nice to the Americans volunteering --74.77.xx.xx
9-11 (by S i d [MO]) Posted on: Sep 12, 2023 9:14 AM
Remember the Alamo.
That place where about 200 texas volunteers held off Mexican general Santa Anna's force of almost 1,500 regulars in a pitch battle that was a pivotal role in Texas becoming a state in the USA.
I'm a history major, so perhaps I can be forgiven for having a little chide in this. We always forget our history. One reason is there's simply too much to remember. Ask any US citizen on the street who the two main belligerents were in the American Civil war, and you'll be lucky to find 3 out of 5 who can tell you "The Union (North) and the Confederacy (South)."
So, don't be surprised when people forget 9-11. An entire generation of kids have been born and graduated high school since that happened, and then some. I think a couple years have already graduated college.
So yes... those of us who are older will remember where we were, how we felt, and what we saw, and the aftermath. The younger will read about it in history textbooks, or more likely online in an article. To them, it's just a story, just as to us are the journey of the Mayflower, the Revolutionary War, the Mexican American War, WW1, WW2, and for many of us the Korean War and even the Vietnam War. Over 70% of Americans alive today weren't born when Vietnam ENDED....just to give some perspective. They don't know Ho Chi Mihn. They don't know the Cold War. They don't know McCarthyism.
They do know who the latest TikTok influencers are.
It's the doom of Mankind that we forget, except for a few curmudgeon History buffs... *wink
9-11 (by Robert,OntarioCanada [ON]) Posted on: Sep 12, 2023 10:04 AM
I remember all the planes were grounded in New Found Land where then all the air traffic shut down. The tragic event exposed the weakness of intelligence where countries started to work together. The terrorists stormed the Parliament buildings then killed a solder at the war memorial in Ottawa along with ran over solders and killed other solders. The war in Ukraine was tragic event where Putin wanted to completely wipe out Ukraine where more nations joined NATO along with those countries that were neutral where now on one side or another. Just recently a Canadian aid worker was killed in Ukraine where there are volunteers fighting with Ukraine army. This country is helping Ukraine with Ukrainian are being trained by the Canadian army. The military training made a significant difference in results. Putin hates NATO and western nations where has to stopped as this madman is depleting Russia. I never thought in my time that there was madman who wanted to take over Europe one country at a time. Where if went into a NATO country that would end. This country is one tenth in population of the US where there is military here which has losses in every major conflict. More than ever we need NATO which is important as there are still madman around. --74.220.xxx.xxx
9-11 (by Allym [NJ]) Posted on: Sep 12, 2023 12:49 PM
I have been informed of events long before by unseen people. The first with national impact was in 1958 when I was told a president would be assassinated and a bad man named Johnson would start a war that would kill many young men my age. Before 1993, when I was downsized, I was sitting at my desk and wrote the date 9/11 and the year and experienced a panic attack when told that some people were going to do something very bad to us on that date since it was similar to our 911 phone number. I told coworkers and a few understood. Our numbers are Arabic and those folks love to play with numbers. By and by Bill Clinton lobbed a huge Cruise missile into a tiny mountain town hoping to kill Usama bin Laden who had turned on our country in Afghanistan since we did not give him enough support against Russia. Bin Laden determined to avenge his elders and old friends by annihilating one of our villages in a surprise attack full of fire and noise. And he did. Somewhere in the area of year 1998 to 2000, while I was doing free psychic readings online to help people, I was told that we would be bombed and the WTC would not stay up. I told people who worked there to change jobs and even lost a sale on my house when an interested buyer told me he just got a job there. I told him to quit, change jobs. The pressure grew and I called the FBI and told them and they said the DEW line, Distant Early Warning line across our borders would prevent that. I still told people to get out of there. I got a college student tenant whose father was an in house engineer at the WTC. I told him what I knew. I asked him if they could put antiaircraft guns on the roof of the building. By then the WTC had already been hit by a truck bomb and the engineer said that everything there was fixed. There are other weird occurances such as the lead hijacker calling me for an apartment the same one rented by the wtc engineer. The night before the attack, I saw a neighbor outside who had moved away and wanted to talk to him but he was too busy. He died the next day on Flight 93 in Shanksville. I dreamed of being in a tall building and people were jumping out windows and surprisingly calm about it. Next morning I stepped out the front door of my home and saw a plane flying poorly, pitching and yawing. I called the police and asked the despatcher to please warn Newark airport for which my neighborhood was on the flight path. I have no idea if he did. I went down the street to my mother's house to meet an electrician to fix her attic fan. While he was in the attic his wife called and told him to get to a tv because the WTC had been hit by a plane. We watched the rest on mom's tv. So I got a chance later to get some revenge through one of the three letter organizations to whom I gave some information and I can't say more on that. Two wrongs don't make a right but it was Bill Clinton that brought that horror to us by killing a village full of simple country folk with the fire and brimstone of a Cruise missile. --173.61.xxx.xxx
9-11 (by MikeA [TX]) Posted on: Sep 12, 2023 7:13 PM
I was working at a at a nuclear facility. Watching the plane hit was the beginning of some very long months working out of the emergency operations center making substantial changes to the security posture as many organizations across the US were. Thousands upon thousands of excess concrete road barriers (Jersey bouncers) stacked up on road construction sites across America got a new life and sent to every major government facility in the US. Just getting employees who were spread across the US on company travel home was a huge feat that took 3 weeks. We had some in foreign countries that took nearly 3 months to repatriate and then only thanks to help from the Air Force.
9-11 (by 6x6 [TN]) Posted on: Sep 12, 2023 8:13 PM
I had just gotten in my truck and turned on the radio when I herd of the first one. I knew something wasn't right about that. The taliban song - Toby Kieth --73.190.xxx.xxx
9-11 (by GKARL [PA]) Posted on: Sep 15, 2023 5:39 PM
I was commuting to work in Northern NJ the time which was about 25 miles or so from Manhattan. I was listening to my radio show when the news broke in saying that a plane had hit one of the towers. Then shortly thereafter, the news broke again about the other tower being hit. It was at that moment I knew something was up. When I got to my office, my next door neighbor had the TV on and we all watched. It occurred to me that I should maybe drive back out to PA considering how close we were to Manhattan just in case there were more attacks on the way. Heading back west to PA with my radio on, the announcement came on that there was a plane down in western PA--my immediate thought was that I'm heading the wrong way.
Wall to wall coverage on the TV. Ironically, it was shortly after that when I gave up TV. I've not watched TV regularly since 2003. Time and distance does lend additional perspectives on events and their aftermath. --209.122.xx.xxx
9-11 (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Posted on: Sep 17, 2023 9:20 PM
I was on active duty.
Lots of confusion that day. Much of our battle plans were built on the cold war and stopping a mass invasion from an invading Russian Bear.
When word was out we were under attack, many folks reacted in a programmed way. Other made a different response plans and they were in various rates and phases of execution.
I made it a career tracking down billion dollar submarines. That day, I went out to the piers and help toss moor lines off to get the fleet out to sea. No one told me to do this, I was at the top2% of the rating structure so it had been 16 years since I last handled a mooring line. The strip on your uniform didn't mean much. I wished I was on that ship or any ship that day. Instead I was a ship riding instructor and this was an emergency sortie. If it floated, it was to go out to sea.
Air traffic stopped for about three days after that first day. On the second day it resumed, I was flying up to a VLS Cruiser in the PacNorWest as a Combat System Leader. VLS Platforms were not my specialty and the area that was was my specialty was not the reason why this ship was headed overseas. The Captain that sent the dozen or so of us across the globe gave us specific guidance about every other day on what to get the ship ready for. Knock on wood, the ships I trained - had nearly everyone return.
I often think about the one that didn't come back.
I still have mixed emotions about 9-11. Anger, resentment, rage, and lots of what ifs. Some of the corners that were cut in the immediate aftermath 9-11 in my opinion resulted in various Naval mishaps especially over in 7th fleet. That hit home to me as I was retired by then. I did what I could with the tools that I had with the info that we had. It still doesn't make this cranky old senior chief, master trainer with a BS in Workforce Education and Training happy about the training mishaps back in his old back yard.
The lesson to pass on for landlords? You get only what you inspect, you get what you expect. The immediate response may not have been pretty, but it does match American Culture. --24.101.xxx.xxx
9-11 (by Pmh [TX]) Posted on: Sep 21, 2023 2:25 PM
many here donít know how ukranians were fellow nazis killing Jews. go Putin. --166.198.xxx.xxx
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