About Remember September 11th 2001
|September 11th, 2007||#4|
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I got back from Greece at 6am that day; went to bed, was wakened mid-mornig by the tragedy on televison. Unbelievable. I first thought i was watching a film clip, in very bad taste.
When it became obvious, I guessed who was responsible and my first words were to the effect that militant Islam had just made the biggest mistake they possibly could have imagined.
In Geo Bush's day, I spent time on Governers Island, New York, and made a video on the top floor of the Trade Centre. It was a magical time for me. One day I will face looking at the video again.
|September 11th, 2007||#5|
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There is emotion in your words Del Boy,.......
I was sitting in a 4th grade class room when I saw on CNN the smoke coming out of wound to the first tower. I was only 9, and did not have a good grasp on militant Islam. It's strange, earlier that month we wrote some U.S. Army soldiers in Europe, maybe had something to do with the violence in Kosovo....
The letters were supposed to come back that week, but after the attacks, they came back the next month instead. I don't what clicked in my mind, I had no idea on who or why this was happening, or even asked me what a Terrorists was, I probably respond with the same question.
I watched on TV when plane 2 hit the other tower. Looking back at tower one, ignoring all the frantic screaming by the News staff, I thought the inevitable about the tower, and it happened....
|September 11th, 2007||#6|
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I was sitting in Astronomy lab class in college... Washington DC. The Chinese professor's assistant comes in and says "Is anyone here from New York?" A few hands go up. "Because a plane just ran into the World Trade Center. Class is cancelled."
At that point I thought some kind of Cessna lost control and smashed into the WTC. I went outside and saw crowds of people gathered around TV screens and there it was, one of the towers smoking. Then an airplane hit.
What I didn't know at that moment was that the Pentagon had been hit too. But I found out soon enough.
And I knew I couldn't go fight because I had the wrong citizenship.
What was funny was I was almost deported but got away with a verbal warning when I attempted to join the USMC in March of 2001. Had I been a US citizen or permanent resident 9/11 may have rolled by sometime during Boot Camp.
Plus I think that Pentagon shaped image above would be an outstanding sticker.
|September 12th, 2007||#9|
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I had just arrived home after an overnight job on the Port Pirie tug boat.
My wife and son were sitting on the lounge in the living room and didn't even look up as I walked in, I was just in time to see the first tower collapse. Even though my mind was telling me that this was a poorly made movie, the stifled sobbing of my wife told me that this was a tragedy of the very worst kind.
It's not something I like to remember, but how can anyone ever forget.
|September 12th, 2007||#10|
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Of course there are people who claim this event never took place... usually people a whole ocean away who have no clue and are blinded by hatred towards America.
I never got to see the NYC ground zero until a year afterwards I think but I did see the section of the Pentagon demolished.
I remember then the press were talking about which part had been hit and said that the vital parts of the Pentagon were on the other side of the building and claimed that was "common knowledge." Such BS.
Conspiracy theories started popping up about why the area running up to the crash site in the Pentagon was covered up but the answer to anyone who's been there is obvious: that place where the airplane debris was, was all grass. Any work in that area would have turned it into a unmanageable mud slick. But conspiracy theorists on the net were going on about how they were literally covering up evidence.
9/11 was the second time I was there for a major event.
The first was the 1998 overthrow of Suharto in Indonesia. I was right there when the city was on fire and you could hear gunfire every now and then.
I actually have newspapers of 9/11 saved. It's not going to be treated as an incident that never happened no matter what the story changes to in future. Not in my house.