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SEPTEMBER 11TH - Take Time Today
Hey folks. Just wanted to start this thread in remembrance of that fateful day in 2001. The country was forever changed - I was 13 at the time, sitting in class in the 8th grade. Hope everyone takes time to speak with the Good Lord and thank Him for all that He has done for us as well as love on our family and friends. Tomorrow isn't promised so don't take your loved ones for granted as this day is a reminder that life can change in an instant. Shout out to all the good people who make this forum enjoyable like @JeffSentell , @MikeGriffith @SoFL_Dawg , @texdawg , @AnotherDawg , @Canedawg2140 , @Copedawg16 , & @Kasey , just to name a few. God bless and Go Dawgs! (P.S. - this is not meant to drum up political discussion of any kind but rather reflection & unity as Dawg Fans and Americans.)
Thank you @BrotatoChip88. Great post.
Honored to even be mentioned. I love this forum.
Thankful for a lot of things today. Go Dawgs!
Appreciate you too Bro!
Great post, @BrotatoChip88. I was a senior in college. I’ll never forget that day. One of the most surreal things about it was that it was so beautiful out that day, not a cloud in the sky.
Thank you for the post.
IMHO the most significant historical event of my lifetime. I was getting ready for work, turned on the TV as the second plane hit the towers. I enjoy and appreciate this forum.
I was in my dorm room in NYC, only a couple of miles away. It's a tough day for me; I always dread this day, as do my friends who were there. The anecdotes and memories are well-intentioned, but they sometimes can ring performative.... people feel obligated to post to show they care, which is a nice gesture. But, as someone who was there, it's hard... it sometimes rings hollow. This is not to knock anyone above or who has posted on social... I understand wanting to remember and process in your own way. However, there's a reason you won't see many folks who lived in NYC during that time posting reflective memories of that day... we won't forget, because we can't forget. It was horrifying, terrifying, and blank; there's a portion of time that I do not remember from sheer shock of what was going on outside my window on the crisp, insanely beautiful fall day. As the world eventually moved on, we were all grieving, trying to make it through the days/weeks/months with the armed guards, the lingering WTC smell, the military planes, the bomb threats, all the faces plastered everywhere... The pictures are still triggering 19years later, and I think they will always be. I avoid Facebook, news channels, and social media as a whole on this day. I have never watched a 9/11 movie. I can't. I lived it.
What I will say... NYC after 9/11 was kind. I will always remember the kindness of strangers, the unity of the city. It goes hand-in-hand with the grief. If you want to honor those who died in the attack or in the act of serving the community, do an act of kindness today without wanting recognition... honor those who rushed in instead of rushing out. The firemen; the heroes. Volunteer. Give back. Do something selfless in their memory that makes your community better, stronger. Be a good person, and life a full life. I've traveled, I've followed lofty dreams that brought me across the US, and I've done it because that day changed everything. Life big for those who cannot. The world may not know, but you'll know.
Right there with you. I wasn’t there then so I doubt anyone much cares about what happened during my day. I’ve lived in nyc 15 years this month and it hits different. I can’t watch any of those movies either. Rather not relive on of the worst days of our lives.
It is kind of weird, I remember my history teacher talking about when JFK was shot how the reaction was the same. Basically everyone who was alive at that time remembers exactly what they were doing in crystal clear detail when they first heard the news.
I was standing watch in engine room forward aboard our submarine. We were due to leave that day on patrol for two weeks and when the officers made the announcement many of my shipmates and I thought that it was pretense for a mock combat mission. We still ended up leaving that day and we were undersea for the two weeks with zero news and it wasn't until we were on our way back to port that we were able to get any information on it but that moment of it coming over the loud speaker will forever stay with me.
I was in 1st grade. Never forget it, not just today but the other 364 days also let's remember that we live in the best country on earth!
I was a freshman in high school. I remember another teacher rushing in to class (SS) as we were switching periods. We overheard her saying something about a plane crash into a building in NYC. I rushed to my next class (science). We had a sub that day and told him to turn on the TV. We watched both buildings fall during that class. I knew immediately that something crazy had happened. There was basically no school the rest of the day. Every class was just tv on and kids conversing about the events.
It’s crazy how much I specifically remember about that day.
My mom’s bday is the 12th. I remember feeling sorry that she had to have a bday after that. She turns 66 tomorrow!!
Took 30 minutes in my senior Life Skills class today to watch a mash-up of news reporting of the events unfolding that morning. You wanna see 14 seniors stop everything they are doing and just watch something? Show them history - especially this day. Several kids crying. I try to do this every year.
I was in my first year of pharmacy school at UGA. We all found out by having our extremely dry anatomy professor come in and announced in monotone "2 planes have flown into the World Trade Towers, and one into the Pentagon... now the heart has 4 chambers, the left and right atrium, the left & right ventricle...." We we're floored and paying very little attention after that. My buddy was a coast guard reserve and got up and ran out of the room. And I remember it like yesterday.
I saved the cartoon clips out of The Red And Black student newspaper that week. I've still got them.
Sophomore at UGA when this happened. I still remember wondering why everyone was hovering around a single 25 inch screen TV.
The confusion and panic of that day I will never forget. Time flies. Love yours.
I was a young lawyer at the time, at the office. We all gathered in a conference room to watch events unfold on TV. I remember how many different reactions there were from my co-workers, lawyers and staff. Some were crying. Some were angry. Some went right back to work. Others pulled up a chair and just watched the news come in.
I had an overwhelming desire to go home and be with my wife and son. So that's what I did.
in class when they called everyone to the gym. It was a eerie feeling watching the news. I remember wondering if this was the beginning of the end. Even though it was for a brief moment... it was cool seeing the unity American's had for each other after that day. The kindness and compassion was everywhere.
Appreciate this place and appreciate that even in today's climate we can still step back and remember this moment.
I was working on a landscape TV show for HGTV in Peachtree City. We walked in the house and watched the news for about 39 minutes. Then they made us go back to work. They had a deadline. Blew my mind. Will never forget driving home and the uneasy feeling of not having planes taking off and landing as I passed. No planes in the air anywhere. Crazy insane. Wish we could all keep that moment close to our hearts at all times instead of one day a year.
I was in the office when a random guy walked and said a plane hit 1 of the twin towers, we thought it would be a small private plane. We turned the TV on in time to see the 2nd plane. What stuck out to me later that day, a co-worker and I walked outside and stared at the sky, there were no planes anywhere, you don't realize how many planes are flying until there not. That feeling will always stick by me.
Lost two fraternity brothers that worked in those buildings. Hurts my heart every 9/11. Wish we could all just get along. USA. If that's political ban me for life.
Was in Australia asleep when it happened(around 11pm in Melbourne). Found out about it early(3 am) when a friend called to let me know what happened. Watched the coverage until 8 when I had to leave to attend my former father in laws funeral. Never will forget how everyone treated me at work the next day. Had every one of those Aussies coming up asking if I was ok and if I knew anyone in the buildings and was the same as I was out on my route that day. As @JRT812 said, it was great seeing the unity of not just the USA but Australia as well.