We will never forget...
By FAR the day that stands out to most of us in history is 9/11/01. Today, 20 years later, we will never forget... where we were that day... what we were doing when we heard...
Mom and Dad had just returned from a cruise to Alaska. Dad's brother and a friend were here because they took care of us while Mom and Dad were away. The TV was on and someone said a plane crashed into the World Trade Center. Mom immediately called Auntie El who still lived in New Jersey to tell her. Together they all watched the second plane crash into the second tower. For days after that, Mom says she just remembers silence and numbness. Everyone seemed to whisper, everyone was polite... it was strange. No airplanes in the sky. Constant reminders that life would never be the same again... Even though life eventually got back to normal, even though it was a new normal, America had been changed. We will never forget.
Where were you when you heard?
Where were you when you heard?
Our prayers are with the families who lost loved ones in the Towers, at the Pentagon and in the field in Pennsylvania.
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We'll never forget either.
I was getting ready to take the then kitties to their vet appointment. I heard it on the news as I was driving there. And so I told them at the office, so they all went to the break room there and saw it on their TV.
When I got home my mother called me from Canada, she had seen heard about it too...
What a horror it was. And still it burns in my mind when I think about it.
At the time our city had an active ANG base here with 'A-10's and we did not hear any of them. For days.
A bit later when I made a trip to Canada and back the border was open, but there were many armed guards in attendance.
Yes, the world was shocked and forever changed.
I saw it on GMA and as it affected my work, I will never forget it both for the Country and my own shock and fears.
Never ever to forget here.
I was at my desk in the Physics Department at NCSU. On September 7 we returned from a trip to Budapest where I had been working at a conference for Diamond and Related Materials Journal, a European science journal. Normally after those conferences, we spent about 4 extra days touring the country. 2001 we toured 4 days before so that we could get back to attend a wedding that weekend. Many of my friends who had been a the conference were still in Budapest where they remained for nearly 2 weeks.
Our thoughts are with ur American brothers and sister on this anniversary. Our hearts reach out for all who were lost, and all those left behind, the carers, rescuers and those trying to build new lives.
My Mom and Dad were on vacation in Paris....had been out for the day and turned on the TV in their room and saw footage of a plane going into a tall building....thought it was a movie. Turned up the sound and found out the truth - the sad and horrifying truth. Paris was silent. They had to go to the airport for four days and spend the day there with their suitcases praying and hoping that there would be some flights allowed back into the USA. People were fighting, arguing, you couldn't move there were so many people inside and outside the airport. It was awful. Finally on the fourth day it was announced they COULD fly back into Dulles Airport and they prayed they could get on the plane....the line was very long....but they made it on board. They had Sammy at the time and he had been boarded extra long time. They were so happy to be home....the whole plane full of people cheered and cried when they landed and the security people hugged everyone as they got off the plane and said "welcome home".
We will always remember, always, always, always.
Such a sad day that will never be forgotten. XO
Mom was home with the boys (she was homeschooling them) and she was giving them a spelling test when a friend called with the news. Us furries weren't even born yet.
Before my time but Mum says she saw the breaking news on TV (it was after 2pm here in the UK when it happened). At first, when she saw the first plane crashing into the tower, she thought it was an accident but then she saw the second plane and realised it was a terrorist attack.
Our thoughts and purrs are with all those affected on that horrible day xx
Well, I wasn’t born yet but the mom was driving to work when the first plane hit. She says it was a very sad day. ~Ernie
We, too, remember exactly where we were. Never, ever forget.
Great post about a sad day. Never forget.
This was before We Kitties were born, but Mummy remembers exactly where She was and what She was doing. She had just got back to her office from a long day in court, and someone asked her if She had heard the news. She went into the Law Library and found all the staff gathered round the TV, just kind of STUNNED.
Mummy will neffur forget.
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