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9/11, We Remember – Open Thread

All of us have memories of 9/11 and the years since.  Please feel free to share them with us here at Unified Patriots.

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  1. Just shock is the way to describe that day, it is much easier to remember the days after when MY President George W Bush said that I would never have to choose which child to pickup up first ever again and that they would hear from US and in that moment US was all Americans. It is the moment in my life when I knew that the pacifist, American HATING Democrats would never again be my Party and that I would do whatever I could to ensure they could not destroy this great Nation with their fecklessness!

  2. It was the one day I didn’t have the morning news on and headed to the gym. That’s when I found out, as everyone was glued to the TVs in the cardio room.

    Flight 93 at the time was in Ohio air space and I feared it was heading toward Wright Patterson air base in Dayton where one daughter lived at the time.

    Then came a panicked cell phone call from my other daughter at her university. All the tvs on campus were off-line and she thought we were under a nuclear attack and the U didn’t want any news going out to the kids.

    The next day it was found out that the cable company had contracted previously to work on campus and shut off the tv service. Coincidence yes, but why weren’t the kids notified? Great question. It would have saved a lot of angst all around.

    In any event, as for everyone, an absolutely unbelievable day, and it still is.

    Even for the terrorists & UBL it worked better than they *expected and hoped.* They never dreamed those towers would actually fall. And they didn’t even care that a lot of their own, Muslims, were killed as well.

  3. One of the things I remember most concerned all the medical and nursing personnel who assembled to help the wounded, but the wounded survivors never came, not really. Just an initial few cases, and then silence…

    • You just reminded me of my son-in-law’s brother, Erick. An army brat who volunteered for the Gulf War, he went back into the Marines after 9/11 to kick the terrorists’ butts. He was one of many, many others who left family behind to answer the call. He is still a staff sergeant who has been on multiple “floats.” I heard he was in Iraq last year and said it was boring. That made me smile, really, really big. As an artillary trainer, he isn’t as exposed as some of our other “boys” when he is over there, but he does have a wife and 2 wee ones who miss him terribly between his home station time.

  1. Just shock is the way to describe that day, it is much easier to remember the days after when MY President George W Bush said that I would never have to choose which child to pickup up first ever again and that they would hear from US and in that moment US was all Americans. It is the moment in my life when I knew that the pacifist, American HATING Democrats would never again be my Party and that I would do whatever I could to ensure they could not destroy this great Nation with their fecklessness!

  2. It was the one day I didn’t have the morning news on and headed to the gym. That’s when I found out, as everyone was glued to the TVs in the cardio room.

    Flight 93 at the time was in Ohio air space and I feared it was heading toward Wright Patterson air base in Dayton where one daughter lived at the time.

    Then came a panicked cell phone call from my other daughter at her university. All the tvs on campus were off-line and she thought we were under a nuclear attack and the U didn’t want any news going out to the kids.

    The next day it was found out that the cable company had contracted previously to work on campus and shut off the tv service. Coincidence yes, but why weren’t the kids notified? Great question. It would have saved a lot of angst all around.

    In any event, as for everyone, an absolutely unbelievable day, and it still is.

    Even for the terrorists & UBL it worked better than they *expected and hoped.* They never dreamed those towers would actually fall. And they didn’t even care that a lot of their own, Muslims, were killed as well.

  3. One of the things I remember most concerned all the medical and nursing personnel who assembled to help the wounded, but the wounded survivors never came, not really. Just an initial few cases, and then silence…

    • You just reminded me of my son-in-law’s brother, Erick. An army brat who volunteered for the Gulf War, he went back into the Marines after 9/11 to kick the terrorists’ butts. He was one of many, many others who left family behind to answer the call. He is still a staff sergeant who has been on multiple “floats.” I heard he was in Iraq last year and said it was boring. That made me smile, really, really big. As an artillary trainer, he isn’t as exposed as some of our other “boys” when he is over there, but he does have a wife and 2 wee ones who miss him terribly between his home station time.

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