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Re: Never Forget.

Post by Chronos » Fri Sep 11, 2015 10:22 am

I will never forget.

We drove by the Pentagon this weekend while running errands. My wife and I repeated the story of the attack to our kids.

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Re: Never Forget.

Post by Grahamcombat » Fri Sep 11, 2015 10:25 am

Please remember that the U.S. has had two significant 9/11's.
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Post by stumpy1972 » Fri Sep 11, 2015 10:55 am

hoppyjr wrote:They should show the events in real time each year.
Agreed! :salute: 14 years later, the thought of it still deeply saddens me and pisses me off at the same time!

Pretty tired of human beings doing nasty shit to other human beings in general.....
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Re: Never Forget.

Post by CGSshorty » Fri Sep 11, 2015 11:02 am

My wife asked me today about the things I had to do and see that day. I didn't have it in me to tell her how awful it was.
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Post by Sidheguitarist » Fri Sep 11, 2015 11:06 am

^^^Thanks for your work that day, Chris.

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Post by zepp21 » Fri Sep 11, 2015 11:06 am

CGSshorty wrote:My wife asked me today about the things I had to do and see that day. I didn't have it in me to tell her how awful it was.
The events of that day were horrendous. Despite how awful it may have been, I would encourage you to talk to here about it. I would also read anything you or anyone else had to say about it. There is pure evil in the world and people need to hear and see it to protect themselves. IMO of course.

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Re: Never Forget.

Post by hoppyjr » Fri Sep 11, 2015 11:27 am

CGSshorty wrote:My wife asked me today about the things I had to do and see that day. I didn't have it in me to tell her how awful it was.
I had a few retired NYPD guys that worked for me and a couple said they went to work on September 11th and came home around Christmas time.

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Post by 1954Selmer » Fri Sep 11, 2015 11:32 am

Never. I just left work, because I'm performing a special 9-11 gig. Start with the "National Anthem"-my stuff- "When the Saints Go Marching In"-my stuff- and end it with " Amazing Grace".......
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Post by CGSshorty » Fri Sep 11, 2015 12:17 pm

hoppyjr wrote:
CGSshorty wrote:My wife asked me today about the things I had to do and see that day. I didn't have it in me to tell her how awful it was.
I had a few retired NYPD guys that worked for me and a couple said they went to work on September 11th and came home around Christmas time.
Sounds about right. I vividly remember sleeping on the sidewalk the night of the 12 or 13th, using a duffel bag as a pillow.
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Post by Axelay2003 » Fri Sep 11, 2015 12:30 pm

It was unbelievable at the time. I was in Pharmacology class with the rest of my colleagues when that happened. We didn't know the real impact and initially the professor told us to stay in the classroom. It wasn't too long when we all started to evacuate the school.

It was just surreal. Never forget.
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Post by craniotes » Fri Sep 11, 2015 12:33 pm

Taken this morning:
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After 9/11, it was hard to imagine that we'd get our neighborhood back, and yet we did -- better than before. Anything short of that wouldn't have been fair to the memory of all those we lost.

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Re: Never Forget.

Post by HapaHapa » Fri Sep 11, 2015 12:57 pm

Well said
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Post by Steve O. » Fri Sep 11, 2015 1:31 pm

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Post by Dedalus » Fri Sep 11, 2015 1:38 pm

Well said, Ed.
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Post by marchone » Fri Sep 11, 2015 1:44 pm

CGSshorty wrote:
hoppyjr wrote:
CGSshorty wrote:My wife asked me today about the things I had to do and see that day. I didn't have it in me to tell her how awful it was.
I had a few retired NYPD guys that worked for me and a couple said they went to work on September 11th and came home around Christmas time.
Sounds about right. I vividly remember sleeping on the sidewalk the night of the 12 or 13th, using a duffel bag as a pillow.
Good for you Chris. Were you near the Marina?
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Re: Never Forget.

Post by CGSshorty » Fri Sep 11, 2015 2:04 pm

Yes, I spent a lot of time down in that area. I'm sure you prepared me a few meals.
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Post by AntonioPD » Fri Sep 11, 2015 2:08 pm

Grahamcombat wrote:Please remember that the U.S. has had two significant 9/11's.
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+1. RIP Chief Woods and Petty Officer Doherty. :salute:

Thanks for the post Hop.
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Post by sierra11b » Fri Sep 11, 2015 2:51 pm

CGSshorty wrote:Yes, I spent a lot of time down in that area. I'm sure you prepared me a few meals.
Chris, I cannot fathom what you saw but thank you for all you did. :salute: It's crazy... 14yrs later and it still makes me well-up a little... I don't think that will ever change. I'm typing this with 3 POW/MIA bracelets of lost brothers and know of many more who were connected through service to me in some form.

On a lighter note, for some reason on this day I recall when Steve Buscemi suited up with his old engine company to help out. Was refreshing to know selfless men like him exist in a industry riddled with tinseltown scum.

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Post by falcon4311 » Fri Sep 11, 2015 3:08 pm

That was a horrible day in history. It seems like yesterday, it was a huge rush of emotion when I saw it on the news.

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Re: Never Forget.

Post by marchone » Fri Sep 11, 2015 4:48 pm

CGSshorty wrote:Yes, I spent a lot of time down in that area. I'm sure you prepared me a few meals.
I was only there the second week. On the Spirit of New York. I got the Midnight to 8 AM shift. 5000 guys every night.

It was an honor to serve you guys. Maybe the high point of my life.
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Re: Never Forget.

Post by CGSshorty » Fri Sep 11, 2015 5:02 pm

Then I was definitely there. I worked midnights at the time
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Re: Never Forget.

Post by 59yukon01 » Fri Sep 11, 2015 5:04 pm

marchone wrote:
CGSshorty wrote:Yes, I spent a lot of time down in that area. I'm sure you prepared me a few meals.
I was only there the second week. On the Spirit of New York. I got the Midnight to 8 AM shift. 5000 guys every night.

It was an honor to serve you guys. Maybe the high point of my life.
Personally I've never known or met anyone that was there at the time, during or after. So a big SALUTE to you, and any other member of DWC, for serving in any capacity!

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Re: Never Forget.

Post by sierra11b » Fri Sep 11, 2015 5:22 pm

marchone wrote:
CGSshorty wrote:Yes, I spent a lot of time down in that area. I'm sure you prepared me a few meals.
I was only there the second week. On the Spirit of New York. I got the Midnight to 8 AM shift. 5000 guys every night.

It was an honor to serve you guys. Maybe the high point of my life.
CGSshorty wrote:Then I was definitely there. I worked midnights at the time
Very cool. :cheers:

Wayne, did you notice any notable Timex in the chow hall line then? :grin:

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Post by falcon4311 » Sat Sep 12, 2015 8:02 am

I was watching a program last night, they were talking about the number of people that have died as a result of the toxic fumes given off by the crumbling buildings causing cancer in both the victims and first responders. The effect of this attack will go on for years unfortunately.

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