9/11 ten year anniversary

By permanent_marker   follow   Mon, 12 Sep 2011, 7:29am PDT   ↑ Like   ↓ Dislike   881 views   4 comments   Watch (0)   Share   Quote  

starting a thread to share stories.

my personal story on Sept 11, 2001:
When I drove to work, I remember how the freeways (101 / 280) were so empty. Very few cars on the road.

I could see planes landing and taking off from SFO airport from my work. That day, there were no take-offs. Planes landed one after another. But not a single one took off. The FAA grounded all flight traffic. And an occasional F16 fighter jet circling the Bay.

At work, people were stunned and walked around in a daze.

What a day!

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elliemae   befriend (25)   ignore (4)   Mon, 12 Sep 2011, 5:06pm PDT   Like   Dislike     Share   Quote   Comment 1

I was watching 28 days starring Sandra Bullock, blissfully unaware about the shit going down until a couple of hours later.

thunderlips11   befriend (12)   ignore (3)   Mon, 12 Sep 2011, 7:32pm PDT   Like   Dislike     Share   Quote   Comment 2

I hear you, I spent the last few days watching Game of Thrones.

Coverage is becoming an annual, never ending "Princess Diana" story.

What I really fear is the Woodstock 50th Anniversary, I'll try to get out of the country for the whole year then.

Vicente   befriend (7)   ignore (0)   Tue, 13 Sep 2011, 6:42am PDT   Like   Dislike     Share   Quote   Comment 3

9 years is long enough to be "terrified" and remind ourselves of it so we can renew our fears. 9 years is enough repeats of condition orange alerts for an anniversary attack.

I'm particularly revolted with the fact it's the one day of the last year that some people have taken a break from villifying police and firefighters.

If I could I would have memorialized the day by flying without worries to NYC and seeing a show or something. Living without fear that would be an appropriate memorial, a resolve to build a better world to replace the one that was spawned that day.

Vicente   befriend (7)   ignore (0)   Tue, 13 Sep 2011, 4:22pm PDT   Like   Dislike     Share   Quote   Comment 4


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