Sunday, September 11, 2011

9/11

 

 Where were you 10 years ago today?

I think many of of are thinking that it does not seem like (10) years since the US experienced this devastating attack at the hands of terrorists.  

My husband and I were on vacation in Las Vegas with friends on 9-11-2001.  It was to be the last lay of our vacation, but we were not allowed to fly home until (2) days later. When we woke up that morning and turned on the television, we could not believe our eyes.  We immediately called our friends who were staying in a different hotel, as well as my husband's son who lives in NYC (Manhattan) with his family.  We could not get through to NY, but were pretty confident that they were no where near the WTC at that early hour.

Although no one that we knew had lost a loved one in the attack, to us it felt like we new everyone who was lost or missing. While we mourned, so did much of the world around us.  To those who lost a loved one, a friend or a coworker, our hearts, once again, go out to you on this difficult anniversary.

16 comments:

  1. Diane, Like you, we were on vacation when the attacks occurred. I think that as a country we are all still stunned by what happened 10 years ago. Everyone who died was one of us.Here's My 9/11 post

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  2. I was woken at 2 am and told to watch the news. Coming from a country where bombs were so commonplace I could not believe the devastation and destruction in America which I had thought to be one of the safest places in the world.

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  3. It is hard to believe it's been 10 years. We were not directly affected by the tragedy either, but we mourned too. I can't imagine the pain those families went through.

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  4. I feel the same way; it doesn't feel like something so profound and shocking and lifechanging as this happened 10 years ago.

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  5. Although I wasn't around yet, my Dad and Mom were and they told us all about it. We shall always, always remember.

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  6. My son was visiting from Europe...we'd had a nice relaxing morning. Then I drove to the post office and heard the news on the radio.

    It changed everything about the day.

    And it changed everything about traveling, too. We can't go on a plane anywhere without remembering.

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  7. A beautiful post, Diane. It's so surprising to me that it's 10 years later, it doesn't seem possible.

    I'm glad your son-in-law and his family were safe. My family, too. I was at home in Brooklyn that morning watching the Today Show. My husband and is brother where in the city at work, but not near the WTC; I have several cousins who worked in the WTC area then but, as with many people that morning, they were running late or where elsewhere. My heart goes out to all of the families who lost loved ones, particularly the children growing up without a dad or mom.

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  8. We must never forget that fate filled day! My husband was suppose to be the WTC and was stopped on the train in Hoboken. I didn't find out until 3:30 p.m. when he sent me a fax that he was all right! God Bless America!! Flying my flag proudly today!!!

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  9. I remember a very busy day in the office, and i just finished seeing a very bad asthmatic for my first patient. As I went from room to room in between patients, the news from our small television just got worse and worse. I had a full load of patients so it was a very difficult day... but nowhere near what everyone else involved suffered.

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  10. I was in a meeting in my office in midtown Manhattan and was horrified as we watched the first tower fall.

    In some ways, it seems very far away but the pain for those that lost people and the fear I felt that day seem very close.

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  11. I agree so much Diane, that we all mourned for those who lost their lives that tragic day.

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  12. I was in college and was woken up and told to turn on the news and could not believe my eyes. We were told we still had to go to class but we were all numb all day. It was unbelievable. Hard to believe it's been 10 years because I remember it like it was yesterday.

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  13. I was at work and we just couldn't get a grip on what was happening. To this day, I wish our boss had let us go home to be able to be with our families and see what was happening. It was hard to concentrate.

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  14. We were at home in PA. A friend called me about it and as I was turning on the TV my husband ran in - he had heard it on the radio. We remember the silence with no planes in the sky since we live in a flight path for the Binghamton, NY airport. I also remember that everyone flew an American flag for months.

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