Memorial stop on 9/11

Discussion in 'Street and Documentary' started by davect01, Sep 12, 2017.

  1. Stopped by our local Memorial site for 9/11

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  2. tonyturley

    tonyturley SC Top Veteran

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

    donlaw SC All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Sep 14, 2012
    Texas
    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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  5. I'll just add that 9/10/01 has a special place in our families life. That was the day my wife and I got engaged :)

    And then the day after as we were still on a high the towers got attacked :-(
     
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  6. Petach

    Petach SC All-Pro

    Oct 22, 2011
    UK, Essex
    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"
     
  7. Unfortunately this was not the first, not will it be the last
     
  8. Petach

    Petach SC All-Pro

    Oct 22, 2011
    UK, Essex
    Peter Tachauer
    Prophetic ........witness todays bomb attack on the train in London today. Thankfully bomb failed partially and only caused burns from a fireball....rather than killing all from a full blown explosion!
     
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  9. It is scary sometimes
     
  10. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Aug 13, 2011
    Sunny Frimley
    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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