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Discussion in 'Street and Documentary' started by davect01, Sep 12, 2017.
Stopped by our local Memorial site for 9/11
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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.
I often think this way as Pearl Harbor Day becomes less and less memorialized as the generation that experienced it has mostly passed.
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.
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 :-(
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"
Unfortunately this was not the first, not will it be the last
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!
It is scary sometimes
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.