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Postby AZGrizFan » Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:45 am

Where were you? And do you think this country does enough to remember this attack/victims and honor/care fore the first responders?

I was getting ready for work when the first plane hit. My boss called me at home (unusual in those days) and told me to turn on the TV. Sat there watching live coverage as the 2nd plane hit. Being a Naval Reserve Officer there was rumor every reservist was getting activated immediately, so there was lots of angst in our household.

And the answer to the 2nd part is yes & no. I think first responders got **** in this deal.
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Re: 9/11

Postby kalm » Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:48 am

I was at home when the wife said a plane just flew into the WTC. I watched for a half hour and then played golf and continued to follow on the radio.

Agreed on the first responders.
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Re: 9/11

Postby ASUG8 » Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:56 am

I was at work and my wife called me and told me about it (it's also her birthday). She didn't have many details at the time so I assumed it was likely a Cessna or something because we didn't have access to a TV. Eventually an IT guy fixed some rabbit ears to an old TV on a cart and we all crowded into a room and watched.

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Postby Ibanez » Tue Sep 11, 2018 8:13 am

I could swear we have a thread on this.



I was in my dorm room, it was my freshman yr. My suitemate came in and said we were under attack. I turned on the TV just as my phone rang and it was my dad asking if I had heard the news. We talked on the phone as the 2nd plane hit on live TV. I remember it for the same reasons as most but also because it was one of the few times I’ve ever heard my dad drop the F-bomb. He goes, “wow. Who ever did this is ****.”

Like all of you, I was glued to the TV. I watched the towers fall and the hysteria all that day. The next day, me and a group of guy last from my hall went to the Army and USMC recruiting stations to enlist.


To your 2nd Question- I think the 1st Responders get honored enough. I’m not sure about the level of care, but knowing our insurance company I’m positive they all got ****.


As an aside- what are the rates of lung cancer in NYC following 9/11

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Re: 9/11

Postby Gil Dobie » Tue Sep 11, 2018 8:29 am

Another Year, and not forgetting.

In a meeting, and a late arrival mentioned a plane hitting the World Trade Center. We were schedule to have GHW Bush speak to our company. Had everything lined up to have Bush sign a couple baseballs. That of course was cancelled.
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Re: 9/11

Postby GannonFan » Tue Sep 11, 2018 8:34 am

I was sitting in a conference room starting HAZOP training when a guy who was coming in late came in just after 9AM and said a plane had hit the WTC. We took a quick break and I went to my office to check CNN and I'm pretty sure I called my parents at some point in time. I went out with a guy to get an antenna so that we could pick up the TV signal and watch in another conference room (they had a radio broadcasting over the speaker system in the plant up to that point). Saw the Towers fall and then I think everyone was allowed to go home by noon. Watched the rest of the day in my apartment. My wife was an elementary school teacher and they didn't dismiss school early so she didn't get home until regular time. Still went to work the next day (I think everyone but pro athletes did) and it was eerie with no planes in the sky for the next couple of days (I think they grounded everything for 2 or 3 days and we lived in an area with a lot of plane traffic in the air).

As for the second question, I think first responders get plenty of praise and recognition. Heck, I think 9/11 is the event that actually put the phrase "first responders" in everyone's lexicon as it was such a significant part of the WTC part of 9/11. Certainly was a feature point in plenty of the movies made about it. I think we have started to minimize the remembrance of the folks lost throughout the day on 9/11, but that's also a bit natural as the event itself gets further away in time. I'm not sure about health care for folks impacted, especially long term, but if it's like any other health care I'm sure it could be improved.
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Re: 9/11

Postby 89Hen » Tue Sep 11, 2018 9:30 am

Ibanez wrote:I could swear we have a thread on this.

:nod: Might be faster for me to go find that thread and repost. Nutshell, I was stuck on the Washington Mall literally halfway between the Monument and Capitol when the final plane went down. Took me 15 minutes to get there from my office and took me something like 5 hours to get home from that spot. Radio reports that the State Dept building had been hit, Capitol had been hit, etc... was rather disturbing since I was sitting in the middle of it.
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Re: 9/11

Postby 93henfan » Tue Sep 11, 2018 9:42 am

AZGrizFan wrote:Being a Naval Reserve Officer there was rumor every reservist was getting activated immediately, so there was lots of angst in our household.


My EAS was Feb 1, 2000. My IRR status ran through Feb 1, 2002.

I remember during my TAPS briefing asking if I was supposed to resign my commission and when.

This became a hot topic on Sept 11, 2001! Many calls were made among my friends from the same Marine OCS company who honorable discharged after our first commitment. We thought there was a reasonable chance of recall, but luckily that didn’t occur before Feb 2002.

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Re: 9/11

Postby ∞∞∞ » Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:21 am

7th grade chem. I had history next and vividly recall the teacher saying the world will never be the same.

And she was sadly right: seventeen years later and we're almost to the point where Americans not born at the time are dying for the "War on Terror." :ohno:

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Re: 9/11

Postby ALPHAGRIZ1 » Tue Sep 11, 2018 11:10 am

I was driving to work in Boise Idaho listening to the Bob & Tom show...... I actually thought it was a gag bit on their show for about 10 mins.

When I realized it was real I turned around bought 30 cases of water and 2k rounds of ammo and went home. I didn't go to work that week just made sure I was in the best defensive posture if anything else happened.

I think people get honored enough but as a country the majority have forgot and still want to let out country be invaded by people that want to actively crush our culture.

Those people need to be dealt with harshly

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Re: 9/11

Postby CAA Flagship » Tue Sep 11, 2018 11:18 am

Chizzang:
"I was ironing my jeans and watching the Today Show when the first plane hit the WTC."

JSO:
"I was pissed to learn they hit the WTC twice and not the Trump Tower."

Gil Dobie:
"I was getting ready to tackle the first round of leaves for the season."

houndawg:
"I couldn't figure out why there wasn't any planes flying over the Heartland. Went to the General Store and heard the news.'

SCBH:
"I was fishing. It was a beautiful morning."

bandl:
"I was working on a business plan for a landscaping business and learning how to speak Spanish."

HI54UNI:
"I was building a flux capacitor when I heard the news."

CID:
"I was smoking a cigar and drinking scotch somewhere in the third world."

Col Hogan:
"I was watching the whole thing unfold from the radar screens at work."

andy:
"I was watching Cappy's porn collection and heard the news in between VCR tape changes."

GATW:
"Was waking up from a long weekend hangover on the couch at grizzaholic's house. I tripped over SE while trying to find the remote to turn up the volume on the TV."

kalm:
"I just got the smoker going for the day-long cooking of a bucket of geodicks that I gathered over the weekend."

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Re: 9/11

Postby AZGrizFan » Tue Sep 11, 2018 11:48 am

CAA Flagship wrote:Chizzang:
"I was ironing my jeans and watching the Today Show when the first plane hit the WTC."

JSO:
"I was pissed to learn they hit the WTC twice and not the Trump Tower."

Gil Dobie:
"I was getting ready to tackle the first round of leaves for the season."

houndawg:
"I couldn't figure out why there wasn't any planes flying over the Heartland. Went to the General Store and heard the news.'

SCBH:
"I was fishing. It was a beautiful morning."

bandl:
"I was working on a business plan for a landscaping business and learning how to speak Spanish."

HI54UNI:
"I was building a flux capacitor when I heard the news."

CID:
"I was smoking a cigar and drinking scotch somewhere in the third world."

Col Hogan:
"I was watching the whole thing unfold from the radar screens at work."

andy:
"I was watching Cappy's porn collection and heard the news in between VCR tape changes."

GATW:
"Was waking up from a long weekend hangover on the couch at grizzaholic's house. I tripped over SE while trying to find the remote to turn up the volume on the TV."

kalm:
"I just got the smoker going for the day-long cooking of a bucket of geodicks that I gathered over the weekend."


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Re: 9/11

Postby AZGrizFan » Tue Sep 11, 2018 11:49 am

∞∞∞ wrote:7th grade chem. I had history next and vividly recall the teacher saying the world will never be the same.

And she was sadly right: seventeen years later and we're almost to the point where Americans not born at the time are dying for the "War on Terror." :ohno:


So, 17 years ago you were 12. :rofl: :rofl:

The way you post I'd have guessed you weren't much older than 17 NOW.
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Re: 9/11

Postby ∞∞∞ » Tue Sep 11, 2018 11:58 am

AZGrizFan wrote:
∞∞∞ wrote:7th grade chem. I had history next and vividly recall the teacher saying the world will never be the same.

And she was sadly right: seventeen years later and we're almost to the point where Americans not born at the time are dying for the "War on Terror." :ohno:


So, 17 years ago you were 12. :rofl: :rofl:

The way you post I'd have guessed you weren't much older than 17 NOW.

Oh yeah, and the Patriot Act.

We've essentially honored victims with an endless war and cracking down on civil liberties.

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Postby ALPHAGRIZ1 » Tue Sep 11, 2018 12:05 pm

CAA Flagship wrote:Chizzang:
"I was ironing my jeans and watching the Today Show when the first plane hit the WTC."

JSO:
"I was pissed to learn they hit the WTC twice and not the Trump Tower."

Gil Dobie:
"I was getting ready to tackle the first round of leaves for the season."

houndawg:
"I couldn't figure out why there wasn't any planes flying over the Heartland. Went to the General Store and heard the news.'

SCBH:
"I was fishing. It was a beautiful morning."

bandl:
"I was working on a business plan for a landscaping business and learning how to speak Spanish."

HI54UNI:
"I was building a flux capacitor when I heard the news."

CID:
"I was smoking a cigar and drinking scotch somewhere in the third world."

Col Hogan:
"I was watching the whole thing unfold from the radar screens at work."

andy:
"I was watching Cappy's porn collection and heard the news in between VCR tape changes."

GATW:
"Was waking up from a long weekend hangover on the couch at grizzaholic's house. I tripped over SE while trying to find the remote to turn up the volume on the TV."

kalm:
"I just got the smoker going for the day-long cooking of a bucket of geodicks that I gathered over the weekend."
Kalm loves geodicks........so does Dback

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Re: 9/11

Postby Silenoz » Tue Sep 11, 2018 12:08 pm

Walked into my Pre-Calculus class and they had a TV up front and center

When we got to second period we found out the towers had fallen

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Postby Gil Dobie » Tue Sep 11, 2018 12:09 pm

CAA Flagship wrote:Chizzang:
"I was ironing my jeans and watching the Today Show when the first plane hit the WTC."

JSO:
"I was pissed to learn they hit the WTC twice and not the Trump Tower."

Gil Dobie:
"I was getting ready to tackle the first round of leaves for the season."

houndawg:
"I couldn't figure out why there wasn't any planes flying over the Heartland. Went to the General Store and heard the news.'

SCBH:
"I was fishing. It was a beautiful morning."

bandl:
"I was working on a business plan for a landscaping business and learning how to speak Spanish."

HI54UNI:
"I was building a flux capacitor when I heard the news."

CID:
"I was smoking a cigar and drinking scotch somewhere in the third world."

Col Hogan:
"I was watching the whole thing unfold from the radar screens at work."

andy:
"I was watching Cappy's porn collection and heard the news in between VCR tape changes."

GATW:
"Was waking up from a long weekend hangover on the couch at grizzaholic's house. I tripped over SE while trying to find the remote to turn up the volume on the TV."

kalm:
"I just got the smoker going for the day-long cooking of a bucket of geodicks that I gathered over the weekend."


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Re: 9/11

Postby AZGrizFan » Tue Sep 11, 2018 12:09 pm

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AZGrizFan wrote:
So, 17 years ago you were 12. :rofl: :rofl:

The way you post I'd have guessed you weren't much older than 17 NOW.

Oh yeah, and the Patriot Act.

We've essentially honored victims with an endless war and cracking down on civil liberties.


Not a fan of the Patriot Act? Ain't common ground great?? :nod: :nod: :nod:
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Re: 9/11

Postby 89Hen » Tue Sep 11, 2018 12:54 pm

ALPHAGRIZ1 wrote:When I realized it was real I turned around bought 30 cases of water and 2k rounds of ammo and went home. I didn't go to work that week just made sure I was in the best defensive posture if anything else happened.

You live in Montana. You've watched Red Dawn too many times. :roll:
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Postby 89Hen » Tue Sep 11, 2018 12:56 pm

∞∞∞ wrote:
AZGrizFan wrote:
So, 17 years ago you were 12. :rofl: :rofl:

The way you post I'd have guessed you weren't much older than 17 NOW.

Oh yeah, and the Patriot Act.

We've essentially honored victims with an endless war and cracking down on civil liberties.

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Postby Silenoz » Tue Sep 11, 2018 1:02 pm

89Hen wrote:
ALPHAGRIZ1 wrote:When I realized it was real I turned around bought 30 cases of water and 2k rounds of ammo and went home. I didn't go to work that week just made sure I was in the best defensive posture if anything else happened.

You live in Montana. You've watched Red Dawn too many times. :roll:

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Re: 9/11

Postby JohnStOnge » Tue Sep 11, 2018 1:37 pm

AZGrizFan wrote:Where were you? .


I was on a water quality sampling run with a State crew. I first heard about the incident as we were going through the Ostrica lock to go from the Mississippi River into Quarantine Bay and the marshes. As we went through the lock some guys working it told us that a plane had hit one of the World Trade Center buildings. After we got back to the launch after the run we found out another plane did it.

One of the two State guys was a Vietnam Vet. He kept saying that the jet fuel would burn really hot and it'd melt the building infrastructure. We were on the radio with their supervisor and the supervisor described the collapses while were were driving.

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Postby 89Hen » Tue Sep 11, 2018 1:40 pm

JohnStOnge wrote:One of the two State guys was a Vietnam Vet. He kept saying that the jet fuel would burn really hot and it'd melt the building infrastructure.

Have you met Spandos? He begs to differ.
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Re: 9/11

Postby GannonFan » Tue Sep 11, 2018 1:46 pm

89Hen wrote:
JohnStOnge wrote:One of the two State guys was a Vietnam Vet. He kept saying that the jet fuel would burn really hot and it'd melt the building infrastructure.

Have you met Spandos? He begs to differ.


Heck, spandos would probably like to talk to the guy who was with JSO - seems like that guy knew a lot of what was going to happen, probably was in on it. :coffee:
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Re: 9/11

Postby JohnStOnge » Tue Sep 11, 2018 1:49 pm

89Hen wrote:
JohnStOnge wrote:One of the two State guys was a Vietnam Vet. He kept saying that the jet fuel would burn really hot and it'd melt the building infrastructure.

Have you met Spandos? He begs to differ.


Nah. But it's always struck me that I was riding in a State vehicle listening to this guy saying the buildings were going to collapse and talking about jet fuel then hearing them talking to the program Administrator as the program Administrator told them the buildings collapsed.
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