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At my office at Keystone Crossing on the phone with our brokers in NYC doing normal daily call. Got off the phone as reports started surfacing about hijacked planes. Went down to our conference room and watched as North tower was hit. Stood there in shock hoping it was just a mistake and obviously 15-20 minutes later our worst fears were confirmed. We were under attack. 

Sadly we started getting calls from some wanting to know if they could sell their positions/holdings. 

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I was actually working at Grissom ARB re-fitting a hangar.  A siren went off.  I see Airmen running around all over the place.  We were escorted off the base.  I listened to what had transpired on the drive home.  Once home I sat in horror watching the events on TV.  We didn't get back on the base for a month.

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I was a freshman in high school.  Saw the coverage on the news before school and was watching as the second plane hit.  Pretty much did nothing at school that day and we were focused on any tv we could find.  The coolest thing for me was that I had a golf match that afternoon and while we were playing we saw Air Force One fly overhead.  That was pretty awesome to see.

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At work.  Downtown Louisville.  Someone that was coming in late that morning arrived and said he heard something on the radio about a plane hitting the World Trade Center.  We assumed it was a small private/charter plane.  When we found out it was a jetliner, we started tracking down TVs and we saw the second one hit.  

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It was my day off.  Living across the street from my in-laws at the time, my wife came running in the front door exclaiming we were under attack causing me to stir from sleep.  She turned on the TV, I stood there half naked, in a sleepy stupor, watching through the haze of being over-worked and tired, it all hit me hard awaking me and I wondered how I could serve again having been discharged from the Navy just 4 years before.

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To quote Alan Jackson, "Where were you on that September morning?" I was in the library at Linton Stockton High School, in my 2nd year of teaching social studies. Being on Central time I was watching TV as the planes struck. Students were getting ready for ISTEP. 

Here is a link to a tribute video I would show every year on this day.  Each year we get closer and closer to forgetting. Thank you to all whom have served in military, Paramedics, EMC, First Responders, Firefighters, and police and to all who give back to make this country so great!!

http://attacked911.tripod.com/

 

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22 minutes ago, Billingsley99 said:

To quote Alan Jackson, "Where were you on that September morning?" I was in the library at Linton Stockton High School, in my 2nd year of teaching social studies. Being on Central time I was watching TV as the planes struck. Students were getting ready for ISTEP. 

Here is a link to a tribute video I would show every year on this day.  Each year we get closer and closer to forgetting. Thank you to all whom have served in military, Paramedics, EMC, First Responders, Firefighters, and police and to all who give back to make this country so great!!

http://attacked911.tripod.com/

 

I was embarrassed to say I looked across the street today and saw the flag flying half staff and thought...wonder what happened/who died?? I looked at my calendar and felt ashamed and went out to lower our flag.

I had just started a new job and it was my first day of work....needless to say it was chaotic and not a lot got done that day. I remember customers coming in to tell us did we hear the news and everyone running to the break room where the tv was. It was a terrible day....it got even worse as I had to get gas on my way home (I was commuting about 45 minutes) and all the gas stations had huge lines and shortages. It took me like 3 hours to get gas at two stations because one would only let you have 5 gallons. I remember some jacked up the price to like $6 a gallon.

Its kind of crazy to think but just about every single kid in school today (HS and below) was likely not even born when this occurred (17 years ago). So maybe take the time to share with a young person today and educate them a little. I remember my grand mother doing that on Dec. 7th every year....and I think its our duty to remind our young too.

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I was in german and a sophomore in high school. I remember when they made an announcement that a plane had hit the World Trade Center, but they thought it was a prop plane. Everyone in my small high school (~350 kids) went to the library to see the second plane hit the second World Trade Center. They let us off at noon that day, and it was weird driving home, knowing that nothing was flying overhead.

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31 minutes ago, SMHoosier said:

I was in german and a sophomore in high school. I remember when they made an announcement that a plane had hit the World Trade Center, but they thought it was a prop plane. Everyone in my small high school (~350 kids) went to the library to see the second plane hit the second World Trade Center. They let us off at noon that day, and it was weird driving home, knowing that nothing was flying overhead.

We finished our school day, although we just watched tv the rest of the day.  But everything just seemed more quiet and I remember that same feeling on my way home. The whole day just had this ominous feeling about it.

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I was in construction on my commute when I heard on the radio that a plane had hit the World Trade Center and I remember thinking, my God..how bad of a pilot would you have to be to hit something that obvious.  It wasn't until I arrived at work that I heard a second plane had hit the other tower and I knew we had trouble.  Like Seeking6, I worked as an investment advisor and got nothing done that day but watch TV and talk to panicking clients.  This seems like a good place to resurrect a post I wrote two years ago about 9/11...

15 years later I still get angry. I still refuse to accept a false religion that teaches that it's OK to kill people who don't agree with you. I still get choked up at the images and sounds of policemen and firefighters rushing toward the World Trade Center, at two people holding hands as they jumped to their death, at the screams of terror as the second tower was rammed and later, as the same tower collapsed to the ground, followed shortly after by the first.

I imagine the fear and chaos on each plane as they screamed toward their final impacts. I get emotional thinking of the bravery of the folks on United 93 as they sacrificed their lives for countless others by forcing their plane down in a rural Pennsylvania field, far short of it's heavily populated seat of power destination. I imagine the sadness and despair that was experienced in each last phone call between a victim and a loved one.

I am proud of the unity and strength shown by this country in the face of adversity. I am proud of the single-mindedness of our leaders and of the resolution for justice. I am proud of the spirit of cooperation and generosity I witnessed in the aftermath of this American tragedy.

Much like those old enough to remember the assassination of President Kennedy, I can tell you exactly where I was when the news first broke shortly after 8:45 a.m. on Tuesday morning, September 11th, 2001. I can also describe in detail the shock I felt roughly 18 minutes later when the second impact was known. The dread I felt while wondering where the next impact would be was unlike any I've felt before or since. One of the clearest thoughts I had that day...

This changes everything.

Indeed, much has changed in the intervening 15 years. Everywhere I look, there are the signs of increased security implemented in reaction to the 9/11 tragedy. Even so, I doubt Americans will ever feel as safe and secure as they did prior to September 11, 2001. I will always believe that America has the capacity to respond to any threat but I will never again underestimate the capacity for evil in this world. Saluting all the heroes and victims of 9/11...

Never...ever...forget.

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1 hour ago, FKIM01 said:

I was in construction on my commute when I heard on the radio that a plane had hit the World Trade Center and I remember thinking, my God..how bad of a pilot would you have to be to hit something that obvious.  It wasn't until I arrived at work that I heard a second plane had hit the other tower and I knew we had trouble.  Like Seeking6, I worked as an investment advisor and got nothing done that day but watch TV and talk to panicking clients.  This seems like a good place to resurrect a post I wrote two years ago about 9/11...

15 years later I still get angry. I still refuse to accept a false religion that teaches that it's OK to kill people who don't agree with you. I still get choked up at the images and sounds of policemen and firefighters rushing toward the World Trade Center, at two people holding hands as they jumped to their death, at the screams of terror as the second tower was rammed and later, as the same tower collapsed to the ground, followed shortly after by the first.

I imagine the fear and chaos on each plane as they screamed toward their final impacts. I get emotional thinking of the bravery of the folks on United 93 as they sacrificed their lives for countless others by forcing their plane down in a rural Pennsylvania field, far short of it's heavily populated seat of power destination. I imagine the sadness and despair that was experienced in each last phone call between a victim and a loved one.

I am proud of the unity and strength shown by this country in the face of adversity. I am proud of the single-mindedness of our leaders and of the resolution for justice. I am proud of the spirit of cooperation and generosity I witnessed in the aftermath of this American tragedy.

Much like those old enough to remember the assassination of President Kennedy, I can tell you exactly where I was when the news first broke shortly after 8:45 a.m. on Tuesday morning, September 11th, 2001. I can also describe in detail the shock I felt roughly 18 minutes later when the second impact was known. The dread I felt while wondering where the next impact would be was unlike any I've felt before or since. One of the clearest thoughts I had that day...

This changes everything.

Indeed, much has changed in the intervening 15 years. Everywhere I look, there are the signs of increased security implemented in reaction to the 9/11 tragedy. Even so, I doubt Americans will ever feel as safe and secure as they did prior to September 11, 2001. I will always believe that America has the capacity to respond to any threat but I will never again underestimate the capacity for evil in this world. Saluting all the heroes and victims of 9/11...

Never...ever...forget.

Very well could be the greatest post I have ever read.  God Bless.

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I know there are many cities around the country that remember by having a climb in skyscrapers to honor the day.  In fact Denver has one in a downtown skyscraper. That's at 5,280 feet !

However every year, people and firefighters from all over the nation, turn out at Red Rocks Ampitheater, West of Denver to remember the day.  Not an easy thing to do at 6,400 feet.  Let alone in full fire gear.

Be sure to click on the video.  It's not that long :

Firefighters killed on 9/11 honored at annual Red Rocks stair climb 

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I was at home. Able to watch the entire events happen before my eyes on tv.

However what remains in my mind about that day.  Is this.  I live within miles of Centennial Airport , which is next to the Denver Broncos training facility, and is the second busiest general aviation airport in the nation. So there is a lot of traffic, daily, and more on weekends.  Airplanes do not fly over my house, but... I can see their path to the East of my house.  In or out... it is fun to watch them from my back patio.  But... on this day, the government imposed a no fly rule over the entire nation. And it was unique not seeing airplanes following their normal path out of Centennial Airport.  However, I happened to be on my patio.... late that night, when one plane flew out of Centennial, escorted by two fighter jets.  And I thought to myself.... what the.... ?   Only to find out next day, watching our local news that one airplane was allowed to fly out with medical personnel, to help those in NYC. 

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