12 Years ago Today... Never Forget

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    At work in my little town a hour NE of ottawa. And we has a tire store on fire at the same time so the sky was black and people were wondering if a plane missed ottawa and hit outside of town., before the realize what was going on.
     
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    I was at home, getting ready for school, turned it on, and screamed for family to "get the **** in here!!" I went to school, and that was all we watched all day. I've been in shock before, mostly from an injury or whatever, but this.....it lasted for a day or two. I'll never forget, also, this girl, who after a few hours of this being on t.v. openly said "Why is this STILL on?" I became unglued and yelled something to the effect of "This is the single most important event in your ***** little life, show some respect, you ****** idiot." Lots of anger, confusion, nervousness, especially when there was talk of a bomb at the Washington Mall, and the possibility that the next plane was headed to either the Capital or the White House.

    Not to infuse anything political into this, but seeing the look on President Bush's face when he was informed really hit hard. I'm glad he handled it like a professional, and finished talking to the class of children, and respectfully excused himself, rather than immediately run out of the room like some people would have preferred.
     
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    I was a couple feet from where I'm sitting right now, but I was facing the other way.

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    I was online playing game, asking where one guy was. Another guy said he wasn't connected b/c of what happened in NY, so I turned on the TV. I had to go into work later that day and they had TV's on everywhere. I worked in a cell phone company, and we had to keep telling our customers that the Towers in our area weren't down or effected but they were not going to be able to contact loved ones in NY b/c of all the clogged traffic.

    Right before my roomate and I left, our boss pulled us off to the side and asked us to keep an eye on a young muslim couple that worked for us b/c she had heard thre were people at work that were angry at what had happened and might take it out on them.

    The next day a bomb threat was called into the company, they sent us all to lunch early but we had to come back after the police had inspected the building; everyone was freaked and only about a 3rd of the workers came back.
     
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    hope your sisters kids were okay.
     
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    They were. The class was meant to arrived somewhere around 9:30m -10am that day from what I remember. Dont think I can remember feeling so nauseous waiting a full day to hear if folk were ok.
     
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    luckily none of my family lived in NY, not even distant cousins, I cannot even imagine how much worse that day would have been, or the days that followed.
     
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    There are many stories about people surviving due to running late that day.

    Glad your sisters did not go through that... but damn must have been terrifying for them being there
     
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    The people that I knew who worked in lower Manhattan at the time were at a funeral that morning. Kind of weird to think that Gia may have saved a couple lives by killing herself.
     
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    That's what I'm talkin bout. Those odd twists of fate that saved so many lives
     
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