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9/11 by Heather
Thursday, Oct 6th, 2011 11:40 AM 

9/11 by Heather The US Army recruiter came to my work with my papers because the office had been shut down due to the attacks. I watched from the golf course clubhouse as the towers fell. On September 12, I watched the dust-strewn images on the television in the MEPS office, and swore in to the US Army less than 36 hours after the attacks... I'll never forget the seriousness and intensity of my fellow Soldiers and Marines as we watched those horrific images that day....


In Chicago by Carolyn   Delete
Wednesday, Aug 24th, 2011 2:44 PM 

Walked past the INS building and the Polish newsstand guy was blasting his radio, something about the Pentagon (another wacko in a Cessna, I thought). Went the post office in the federal plaza, and all these people were out in the plaza with cellphones glued to their ears, looking up at the tall buildings...ran into a colleague on the sidewalk by the federal reserve bank who said the executive director was closing the office and sending everyone home. He didn't know why, something bad, worry about the Sears Tower. Turned around and went back to the station. About the time I called home (on a payphone!), an announcement came on that Metra was adding outbound trains, be patient (on a Tuesday morning? still couldn't quite tell what had happened). Got home--a beautiful, clear day for a walk. The housemates were all there, glued to the TV. The first tower fell.

Last photo of the twin towers by Sandy   Delete
Tuesday, Aug 30th, 2011 9:48 AM 

Played a gig with my band on Sunday night 9/9/01 in Brooklyn. At one point we had a good view of the twin towers from our car window & snapped a sunset pic. It was unimaginable that the towers would be gone Tuesday morning...

My mother's 89th birthday by Pat Banach   Delete
Sunday, Sep 11th, 2011 4:39 PM 

It was my mother's 89th birthday and I took the day off so I could take her to lunch. I was unaware of what was happening in NYC until she called me around 9:30 a.m. and said turn on the TV. As I was watching the TV, the men from the oil company came to quote on a new furnace. We all watched in horror as the towers fell. My mother, daughter and I decided to go to lunch anyway. We felt that we wanted to be together in that frightening time when we did not know whether more attacks were coming.


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