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Remember when..

Posted: September 11th, 2019, 12:10 am
by hoobilly
Hats off on this fateful day now in remembrance of those who perished from acts of terrorism

I bet you all remember
Here is what I wrote down on the 10 year anniversary:You remember? where you were when it all began? Before that fateful day? How we lived unknowingly that such hatred could exist in day like that? Such a beautiful morning. You remember what you were doing? where you were going? What was changed that morning? How your life had been forever etched with a memory of destruction and death unlike anything in our country since Pearl Harbor. Do you remember?
I remember.....flying from Midway airport and not needing to show ID to get my eticket. Being able to carry my old pocket knife with me. Having a layover in Nashville. Calling the office and talking to julie Wilson, and then speaking with Jeremy about a small plane that flew accidently into the WTC.
I remember the flight from Nashville to Birmingham only taking 25 minutes after the Captain announced it would take 45.
I remember getting off the plane and walking down the corridor calling the office and speaking with July and Jeremy again....feeling uneasy about what was going on. Finding a cleaning room for the blankets and pillows and the women watching a black and white tv. Seeing the 2nd WTC tower being hit by a huge plane. Knowing that all Hell was breaking loose.
I remember standing there a wondering how could this be? What is going on? listening to the news reporters talk about the airports being shutdown. Realizing I needed to get my car rental asap. I was first in line. Then hundreds after me they could get one also so that they could go on with their day.
Then I went to my business meeting. Having lunch at logans Steakhouse in Oxford Al. Not being able to talk business, but watching Fox News with the minute by minute reports. Knowing that my heart wasnt in talking business. We both shook hands and parted ways.
I remember going back to try and talk to the rental car company, National Guard had the airport blocked off and was kindly told the airports locked down. I asked him what to do with the car, he had no clue. So, I drove home. And listening t...o the news all the way. Oh yes, I remember.
The sacrifice, the loss of Freedom, the screams and crying. People wondering if it would keep happening, if there would be more attacks. I remember Pres Bush looking uneasy,
but doing what we expected him to do.
I remember talking to God. Praying for the families of those who died, lost and wounded. Praying that we would come together and we did.
I remember...

Remember when..

Posted: September 11th, 2019, 5:18 am
by Dr Juice
I remember that day well having experienced those images live and then going to war for our country from 2009 - 2010.

Thank you to ALL uniformed members and their families who served this great Nation!

Re: Remember when..

Posted: September 11th, 2019, 6:54 am
by Cut N Run
I was on my way to inspect a property not far from the office. When I started the truck, the guys on the radio were talking about a small plane hitting one of the WTC towers. I went back inside and turned on the tv to see what was happening. I couldn't believe it when another jet hit the second tower. Got a call to hold off on doing the inspection, as one of my clients was moving here from New York and worked in the WTC. His wife couldn't reach him... Found out later on that she never did again.

My best friend was on a moose hunt in the Yukon and he got delayed there an extra week because they weren't allowed to fly in or out. There's worse places to be stranded than temporarily in the Yukon, but he had people expecting him to be back at work and it wasn't going to happen. He ended up shooting a record book moose that was only 3 inches shy of the alaska record.

I cuss the terrorists every time I go to check in on a flight or get searched at the arena going to a hockey game or concert. I feel for those who lost family, friends, or relatives, along with those who were injured. I am never as totally relaxed as in the days before 9-11. Rot in Hell Osama bin Laden & all who worked with you.


Re: Remember when..

Posted: September 11th, 2019, 11:50 am
by HunterGKS
I was at work walking down a hall past a conference room. They had the TV tuned to a news channel & this was on. Not a dry eye in the room as well as a lot of anger.