Memorial stop on 9/11

Stopped by our local Memorial site for 9/11

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tonyturley

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Scott Depot, WV, USA
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Tony
We have a piece of the Pentagon wall displayed in our observation gallery, as part of a traveling exhibit. I didn't even think to walk up there yesterday. I really didn't give 9-11 much more than a passing thought early in the morning. How quickly we go on with our lives.
 
We have a piece of the Pentagon wall displayed in our observation gallery, as part of a traveling exhibit. I didn't even think to walk up there yesterday. I really didn't give 9-11 much more than a passing thought early in the morning. How quickly we go on with our lives.

I often think this way as Pearl Harbor Day becomes less and less memorialized as the generation that experienced it has mostly passed.
 

donlaw

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Location
Texas
Real Name
Don
Yes, I felt that with Texas still recovering from Harvey, and Irma wrecking havoc it took thoughts away from the 9/11 remembrance. But I will never forget since my niece was in the World Trade Center that morning, but lucky to escape when so many other did not.
 
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Petach

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UK, Essex
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Peter Tachauer
I remember the day very well. It was on TV in our detective office in London. I saw the aftermath of hit 1 on BBC News alert. As I watched, the 2nd hit. The whole office crowded around the TV. Not a word was said, we were all in shock. Then we all saw the towers fall. I remember the journey home on the train. Silence, just silence.....trying to fathom out the enormity of it all. I had been there in May with my daughter. We were on the roof of one of the Towers and I remember thinking "It could so easily have been us there"
 
I remember the day very well. It was on TV in our detective office in London. I saw the aftermath of hit 1 on BBC News alert. As I watched, the 2nd hit. The whole office crowded around the TV. Not a word was said, we were all in shock. Then we all saw the towers fall. I remember the journey home on the train. Silence, just silence.....trying to fathom out the enormity of it all. I had been there in May with my daughter. We were on the roof of one of the Towers and I remember thinking "It could so easily have been us there"

Unfortunately this was not the first, not will it be the last
 

Lightmancer

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Sunny Frimley
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Bill Palmer
Todd Beamer - the man who was on United 93, the 'plane that hit the Pentagon and who said "Let's roll" when the passengers stormed the cockpit - was an employee of Oracle Corp. I joined the company not long after.

When the 7/7 bus bombing occurred a couple of dozen of us were offsite at a sales kick-off. All our phones - set to silent, of course - went off within a couple of minutes of each other. None of us knew until then of a protocol enacted by Oracle after 9/11 to immediately locate all employees in the event of a terror attack - office based staff all had a list of mobile staff to call if there was an incident.

Sobering stuff...
 

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