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How about we have a 9/11 Memories Thread
11 Sept 2018 | US Navy Vet

Posted on 09/11/2018 6:46:01 AM PDT by US Navy Vet

PLEASE just memories NO "editorializing"!


TOPICS: US: District of Columbia; US: New Jersey; US: New York; US: Pennsylvania; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 911; 911anniversary
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I will start-I was on Offutt AFB, NE working as a Defense Contractor(Logicon) at Air Force Weather Agency in the Communication Center and the Tech Control Facility next door People said come here something wired is happening in New York City and the the second Plane hit. I was STUNNED. SURREAL!
1 posted on 09/11/2018 6:46:01 AM PDT by US Navy Vet
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I’ll never forget 9/11. I lost two close friends, and many neighbors and acquaintances. I worked downtown, and went to the WTC every morning - I was off that day to have a tooth extracted (knocked me out cold) and when I came back to reality I saw the carnage on TV.

My friend who drove me to the appointment kept telling me, “It’s NOT a movie!”

Partly from the drugs, and partly because of sheer disbelief, I was asking her, “Why is this movie on every channel?”

The phones were all out of service, so I didn’t speak to my sister (three blocks from ground zero) for weeks! It is something I will never forget, and I hope one day I have the opportunity to kill a jihadi pig.

May God continue to Bless America, MAGA.


2 posted on 09/11/2018 6:49:11 AM PDT by heterosupremacist (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God.)
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President Trump And First Lady Melania in Shanksville, PA this morning - live on C-SPAN.


3 posted on 09/11/2018 6:54:38 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: US Navy Vet

the skies were vacant for seven days in my city. no planes for seven days.


4 posted on 09/11/2018 6:54:46 AM PDT by conservativeimage.com (Lock and Load, Ready to Roll.)
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Gut punched. KSC was shut down for nearly a week after. We had a trip scheduled for 9/21 out of Orlando and we decided, screw it, we’re going. Orlando (OIA/MCO) was nearly deserted when we got there. Yes, surreal. Still PO’d.


5 posted on 09/11/2018 6:55:09 AM PDT by rktman (Enlisted in the Navy in '67 to protect folks rights to strip my rights. WTH?)
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We were vacationing on the Florida Gulf Coast. Our cottage had an 18” TV. I logged on to Free Republic via a very shaky telephone connection that I feared would collapse at any moment. Later I began to worry if I was going to have to pay by the minute for the connection that was several hours in duration.

I knew it was war from the from the first instant. Then there was this confirmation.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/520333/posts


6 posted on 09/11/2018 6:55:17 AM PDT by bert ((KE. N.P. N.C. +12) Muller..... conspiracy to over throw the government)
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To: conservativeimage.com

Rev Paul Britton delivered the dedication.


7 posted on 09/11/2018 6:57:24 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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When the first plane hit, I thought of the B-25 that hit the Empire State Building. When the second hit, I knew we were at war.


8 posted on 09/11/2018 6:57:39 AM PDT by Bryanw92
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I was working for the FAA then. We had a new guy ask where he could get a cup of coffee so I took him up to the cafeteria and saw breaking news of fire in tower one. Shortly a plane hit the second tower. Talk about a memorable first day at work.
An Air Traffic controller walked by talking to himself in disbelief saying “How could he not see the tower with 15 mile clear visibility?”

Things were real crazy for weeks.


9 posted on 09/11/2018 6:57:40 AM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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Reading of the names of the victims of Flight 93.


10 posted on 09/11/2018 6:58:33 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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it was a beautiful day, I was out walking my dogs. I came home and my husband had called to say “ Don’t worry, I’m not at the Pentagon today” which i found odd.
I did not turn on the tv for awhile, but when i did, it all clicked. Thank God he was safe, and had called me! Our phones lines were down all day.


11 posted on 09/11/2018 7:00:28 AM PDT by ronniesgal ( and i hope it lasts and lasts.........)
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It tears you up hearing the names... those families will never be made whole.


12 posted on 09/11/2018 7:00:58 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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I was in McAllen, TX eating breakfast at the hotel when GMA changed to the first tower burning. When the second plane came in I assumed it was NYPD coming to check what was happening when it hit the second tower. Since I was working for the US Marshals Service and had been going to NYC on detail for a number of years to work in the command post for the 1993 bombing I knew immediately what had happened. After I finally pulled myself together, I got on the phone and called my office in Houston and told the secretary to tell the Marshal to turn his TV on because “we’re at war”. Will never forget a minute of that awful, heartbreaking day.


13 posted on 09/11/2018 7:01:55 AM PDT by BamaDi ("The definition of a racist today is anyone who is winning an argument with a liberal.")
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It was so quiet that day. No planes, nobody outside. Like the nation took a collective time to mourn.


14 posted on 09/11/2018 7:02:19 AM PDT by Yorlik803
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RIP - John Coughlin FDNY - 1958 -2001


15 posted on 09/11/2018 7:02:27 AM PDT by Stardust558
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You were fortunate, thank God.

As I‘m listening , a lot of people are no longer with us.


16 posted on 09/11/2018 7:03:33 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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I lost two close friends and my county, Richmond County New York City - Staten Island was among the hardest hit. One of every 11 who died in the WTC came from Staten Island.

On the South Shore where I live, after a few days there were three and four funeral masses a day in three Catholic Churches whose areas spanned about ten miles. Six days a week for three weeks church bells could be heard on the South shore from 9 AM to 4 PM.

I also recall seeing the cars in the park and ride that just sat there because their owners were never coming back.

As a retired cop I volunteered to do what I could and formed a group of retired cops who gave aid and advice to widows in our community.

Let us resolve to remember our dead and those whose lives were destroyed by never letting our guard down again.


17 posted on 09/11/2018 7:04:34 AM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberal is lies.)
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18 posted on 09/11/2018 7:05:22 AM PDT by patriot08 (5th generation Texan-(girl type) SEE MY TEXAS BIO PAGE FOR A BIG SURPRISE!)
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19 posted on 09/11/2018 7:06:03 AM PDT by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" (Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius (170 BC - 86 BC))
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Right now, Fox News carrying 9/11 remembrance speeches by President Trump and VP Pence. CNN and MSNBC ignoring the speeches, while they blab on about how bad Trump is. These people truly hate America.


20 posted on 09/11/2018 7:07:24 AM PDT by NKP_Vet ("Man without God descends into madness")
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