Posted September 11, 2012 - 02:23 PM
i had just woke up and turned on the tv to watch some news.
they had a shot of the first tower with smoke coming from it and then the 2nd plane hit the 2nd tower.
i thought it was a movie and was wondering why the news wasnt on.
i started surfing the channels only to see that it wasnt a movie or a bad dream but real life.
when i got to work it was so strange not to see or hear the planes coming and going to the dayton airport but was seeing fighter planes from Wright Patterson Air Force Base.
this is a day i will never forget. i hang my flag every year on this date and always have a tear in my eye.
- backwoods said thank you
Posted September 11, 2012 - 02:54 PM
Posted September 11, 2012 - 03:48 PM
Posted September 11, 2012 - 06:33 PM
I retired from the Army about 12 years earlier and thought for sure I would be getting a phone call saying to report to Ft Sheridan, IL to return to active duty. I called my branch manager and asked to go back but they were only accepting those who were retired less than three years.
Edited by GTTinkerer, September 11, 2012 - 06:42 PM.
Posted September 11, 2012 - 06:35 PM
I have a CD nearly full of images and other pics that pertains to this day. It is a slide show. I really don't want to put it onto Photobucket or a similar site. If I could figure out a way to share with you guys, I'd be more than happy to do that.
I believe on youtube you can make it private and just post the link here.
- KennyP said thank you
Posted September 11, 2012 - 07:00 PM
I was almost unable to speak.
Posted September 11, 2012 - 07:08 PM
Posted September 11, 2012 - 07:10 PM
One of my cousins is a firefighter and was on scene shortly after the 2nd plane hit. Luckily he is still with us, although like so many others, he lost long-time friends when the towers came down. Another cousin is a paramedic in WNY, and volunteered for the recovery effort; where he was for several weeks.
I've thanked them both for their service, but I know there's no way I (or anyone that wasn't involved) can fully appreciate the things those brave men & women did that day. God Bless them all
Posted September 11, 2012 - 07:16 PM
I might get a warning for this ,but i will take my chances. all i can say is ........Bastards!!
No warning from me...I totally understand....and agree!
- AcreFarm and tractorman604 have said thanks
Posted September 11, 2012 - 07:20 PM
Even though I am Canadian,I agree with you 100%.
Thank you Maynard.
Posted September 11, 2012 - 07:37 PM
What I remember the most is the driving back from GA to NC two days later. There wasnt a plane in the sky, anywhere for the entire 8+ hour drive. The sky was the most brilliant blue I had ever seen it and Clear also.
I had to rent a car from the airport to make the drive down to GA, I didnt trust my car to make the trip. I had to return the car and get my car out of the airport parking lot. AT least I thought I would. Very long story shortened, dont try to walk back from the airport parking lot to the rental place (2 miles) in the dark when the airport is under full security. Yes i had to assume the position!
Posted September 12, 2012 - 12:11 AM
When we were attacked at Pearl Harbor we had a clear and distinct enemy to confront and defeat with our nation's lives and resources all in total commitment to defeat that brazen enemy. On 9-11 I watched a nation reel and suffer... then to wander around in a daze for 11 years hence. Our country has no direction in this world any longer. We've lost our respect in the world, we have no unity of people or purpose, and sadly, we have no leaders to try and bring us back again. We are failing from the inside out.
September 11th has become my personal "National Anger Day" and it has not subsided. Instead it increases as I watch the years pass by and we continue to take it on the chin without seeming to care. Not even The Great Depression tore such a big hole in the Stars and Stripes. Who will ever sew us a new one?
Edited by HydroHarold, September 12, 2012 - 12:12 AM.
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