09-06-2011, 08:01 AM #1
9/11/11 Ten years since the attacks
Thoughts on the attacks, and what you then. Also what you think today?
09-06-2011, 08:14 AM #2
I thought it was a horrible, spinless attack back then and still do. It's one of the worst tragedies our country has been through in modern history, with many people still suffering from it to this day.2010 335i Coupe Le Mans Blue
09-06-2011, 10:21 AM #3
i was there when it happened, albeit, 80+ blocks north on the upper east, in school. there was a school wide announcement, we were on 'roof' which is Manhattan's version of recess, and we all came to the auditorium and got wind of the horrible news. we honestly heard nothing at impact, that far away. we were all excused, they called all of our parents to pick us up, they didn't want us taking public transportation. when i got home i turned on the tv to watch it, it was truly horrible, seeing bodies jumping rather than burn is an awful thought, and worse, sight. anyway we got them back in my mind, but the souls lost in the center, and the heroes lost trying to save them will never be forgotten.
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09-06-2011, 10:31 AM #4
I was actually on a plane on the way back to the US from visiting my family in South Korea. They wouldn't tell us what was going on, they told us that LAX received a bomb threat and so we had to circle a bit, and after an hour they said they didn't have the fuel to wait so we were diverted. We land after another 3 hours, then I look out the window and I see Canadian flags..."wtf?" When we landed we waited for another hour then heavily armed Canadian soldiers walked through the plane with dogs and full body armor. We were escorted off the plane and told nothing. When we landed though, a guy called his wife and she explained the situation to him but he didn't believe it and told us but thought it was a joke. Then in the airport the TVs were all on the news, and they shuttled us all to the same hotel and we ended up watching TV together. It was crazy. Every generation has that one event where they remember where they were exactly when it happened (JFK assassination, etc.) and I think this was my generations. I feel like it was a cowardly thing to do to go after people who had no way to protect themselves and had no involvement in the actions that they paid for. This actually motivated me to do some kind of public service so I volunteered as an EMT for a few years and I'm thankful for our public service members everyday. People hate on the cops for writing us tickets and being dicks, but all in all, when $#@! hits the fan, they are the ones that are fighting and dying for our wellness. So I'll end with a thank you to everyone who serves, whether is an EMT, or a marine, for the sacrifices you make so that we can live our lives oblivious to the outrages and wrongs in the world.BimmerBoost's Resident n00b...
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09-06-2011, 11:23 AM #5
I was stationed at Fort Bragg when this happen. I remember the day... I was in charge of my team and we had completed our Preventive Maintenance checks on all our vehicles. I told my people to take care of whatever personal business they had, and to meet back in the motor pool at 1300 (1pm for you civilians). I went back to the barracks and started playing a computer game (military pay at it's finest). I was playing Red Alert 2, and the russians had just attacked the Statue of Liberty... Ironic, at that very moment, my roommate came in and told me a plane crashed into the Towers.. I switch the TV on and watched it, I couldn't believe it...
Funny thing is, when I was leaving the motor pool to go back to the barracks, I saw a convoy of vehicles (Delta Force) pass by our motor pool... Didn't think anything of it...
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09-06-2011, 11:36 PM #6
I was at my first year of classes in college, and some other student comes out and says a plane hit the trade center. Everyone goes into watch it, and then the other plane hits. Jumped in my car headed home(Yonkers at the time), and I was getting off my exit where I could see the smoke of the Towers(used to be able to see them on a clear day).
09-06-2011, 11:40 PM #7
$#@! I was in 6th grade when that happened... damn lol. I'm young..Burger Motorsports
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09-07-2011, 08:11 PM #9
I was in 9th grade, geometry maybe? I remember my history teacher coming in...*whisper whisper* ... and then my geometry teacher "T_T errm, excuse me."
Next I remember, half the school is empty.
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I think it demonstrates we need to stay the hell out of everyone's business aside from our own. I would have to believe that if we had never entered the gulf war in the early 90's it wouldn't have happened, although that's obviously entirely speculative.Modded TT 300zx now for sale, PM me.
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I was at home..my teacher had canceled the early morning college lab class at 7AM, so I slept in.
It was a blessing in disguise, as I would have been stuck at my school until late in the evening, perhaps even overnight.....all the highways were shut down, as were the bridges and tunnels...Emergency vehicles only. I attended College of Aeronautics at the time right across the GCP from LaGuardia Airport..we actually had our own 6 story mini-tower to overlook the airport so we could see what was going on, and we had a radio wired in that was tuned to LGAs Air Traffic Control.
My friend was there that morning, and he was up in the tower, heard the ATCs at LGA screaming over the intercom trying to get a response from the first flight as it was flying wayy too low and out of the traffic pattern, when it impacted the first building. There were 10 people in the tower at the time, and everyone was silent after hearing the ATC going 'oh god, oh god, oh god what happened??'
when the second plane impacted, about 3 minutes after that he said the ATCs started diverting aircraft like crazy out of the area or back to landing at Newark, Kennedy or LGA...that lasted about another 3 minutes when another message was broadcast that all local airports were closed and no longer accepting incoming flights, and that they were signing off....it was complete radio silence after that.
I remember going down to the McDs near my house, and people were wondering why every single local fire department was screaming down Sunrise highway heading west towards the city. I told them to turn on the TV they had in the eating area and watch, as 2 planes just struck the WTC...literally the whole restaurant stopped and became glued to the TV, watching the events unfold.
My uncle was capt of Engine 343 at the time, and his whole group drove out and was stationed by Long Island City incase they had to drive in to assist the others. He said it was quite terrible to watch...
I was listening to 710AM this morning and they were interviewing one of the pilots of Air Force 1, while he was in the air, the President had given the order for all ATCs to maintain radio silence except for the ones guiding AF1 across the US, in order to cut the frenzy of all the ATCs across the country talking on the frequencies.
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