(Topic ID: 251232)

In solemn remembrance of 9/11

By Thermionic

6 days ago

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  • Latest reply 6 days ago by ForceFlow
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#1 6 days ago

Many people were directly touched and today will be difficult for them, but we will not forget. God bless NYC, PA, and DC, and may we eschew the divisiveness that seems to define us lately in favor of a renewed sense of unity and shared vision as we grieve those lost and feel pride in the many heroes walking among us who revealed themselves so clearly that day and in the days that followed.

If you find yourself standing in front of a machine in one of NYC's pinball venues today, take a moment to ponder and appreciate the resilience and triumphant spirit which kept the city moving forward and allowed it to thrive to the extent that the ability to enjoy frivolous luxuries such as pinball remains a way of life.

#2 6 days ago

I'll always remember that day.

Wife called me and told me to turn the TV on, something terrible had happened. I did that just in time for the second plane hit.

I had a friend's Grandfather working a news stand there, took days to find out he was safe. Another friend whose Sister was in the area, fortunately she wasn't near there, but this friend's Niece worked in tower one. She was on vacation and wasn't there when the company she worked for was vaporized. And I later learned another friend working in tower one had decided to go down to the main level and get a bagel, or he would have been vaporized.

I was fortunate not to lose people I knew that day.

Many families weren't. My heart goes out to them this day.

#3 6 days ago

Two of my co-workers (sisters) worked in the towers- One was in a lower level when the plane hit, the other called out of work that day.

They both cleared out of NYC after that and work here in eastern CT.

#4 6 days ago

It's hard to believe that 18 years have passed. Everyone's lives changed that day. I certainly won't forget it, and it still seems pretty fresh in my memory. I can't imagine what it was like for everyone who was right there in Manhattan and all the emergency responders. The events of that day are still directly affecting people today, and probably will for years to come.






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