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Today has been a painfull day for many people all over the globe.
Memories of this date will stay with everbody for a long time to come, for a variety of reasons, be it they knew someone involved, or were there.
I would like to think that the lack of a forum, here today, was out of respect, and I'm sure that you guys feel the same...

On a personnal note, today would have been my second son's first birthday.
 

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Camus, thinking about you and your family on the anniversary of Alex's passing !! :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart:
 

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Camus, thinking about you and your family on the anniversary of Alex's passing !! :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart:
Ditto!!!! I couldn't have said it better myself.
 

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I will never forget!
I agree. We lost three coworkers from my company (one from here in New Hampshire who was on one of the planes, and 2 in the Pentagon), and one passenger lived in my neighborhood. One of the co-pilots was from Massachusetts town (Dracut) about 10 miles from me. These were all good family men who left wives and children.
 

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I remember where I was when the terrorist attacks occurred. I was working at a nuclear power plant in Michigan. My wife called me and told me about the first plane hitting the Trade Center tower.

The thing that was really wierd was we had a refueling outage scheduled for the end of October and into November, 2001. On 9/11, we had received our new load of nuclear fuel from General Electric. It was sitting in approximately 20 2 foot x 2 foot x 14 foot long containers.

It is not as bad as it seems. Nuclear fuel has very little radioactivity until it gets installed in the reactor and run for 18 months. Then it is really radioactive.

That is where I was when the 9/11 attacks occurred.
 

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I was parked, in my company's pickup truck, by the runway at my local airport when it all happened, listening to the radio.
At first , we thaught that it was a 2 seater plane that had hit the first tower...
.... The resultant activity by the police at the airport proved that I WAS SADLY MISTAKEN.
I remember that for the rest of the day, everybody was glued to the TV screens, it was like time stood still........
 

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At the time I was in the middle of a career change, going to the local college to get a different degree. It was morning for us and I was on the way to school. They were talking about it on the radio. When I got to the school I went into the teacher lounge and looked at the TV newscast. Just in time to see the second plane go into the second tower. Sad, all of it, very sad. :(
 

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I was at school and was standing in the hallway waiting for my students to finish their bathroom break when another teacher came up and told me what happened. The school went into shutdown and we started calling parents to come pick up their children just because we had no idea what would be happening in our city. We were told to not tell the children anything and let their parents tell them. Watching everything on TV seemed so surreal. It was a terrifying and sad day.
 

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I was on my way to work. It was a beautiful cool, crisp morning. I was listening to Howard Stern when Gary came in to tell Howard what was going on. I went into my office and everyone was listening to the radio. We decided to go to my bosses house around the corner to watch the news. We got there just before the second tower was hit. We closed the office after that and went up to a park on the Hudson. We were in a state of disbelief when we got there. The entire southern end of Manhattan was covered in dust and smoke. It was surreal.

I went home and called family members. My brother told me after the second tower was hit, his company went to the roof of his building and watched the towers fall. One of my bosses friends was a Port Authority Officer at the time running in and out of the Towers trying to save people. He was out of the buildings when they collapsed but his partner and many of his fellow officers were not so lucky. The stories he told me were absolutely tragic.

One thing I'll never forget was the eerie silence over the next few days. There are always jets flying around and over my neighborhood. You just get used to it. There was nothing other than the occasional military jet or helicopter.

Below is a photo from September 11th 2007 when they had the Tribute in Light. This was taken from the street in front of my house:



I will always remember...
 

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i find it amazing how much it affects people worldwide. I've been to Manhattan and Ground Zero twice since 01 (tho sadly not before) and even now my stomach goes to mush.
 

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It was a busy, chaotic day for everyone, escpecially those involved in public safety. I was eventually sent to Shanksville after United 93 went down, for a 'rescue' mission. Most of the personel had reached the crater before the state police began to treat it as a crime scene and the feds began to trickle in.

I will never forget that day, and hope I will never have to re-live it.

Although I remember all involved in the tragedies, I always find a way to honor the 37 EMT/Medics who perished.
 
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