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9/11 - sad day

holly100 Avatar
7y, 4m agoPosted 7 years, 4 months ago
cant believe its 8 years ago
sad day
RIP to all those brave people
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7y, 4m agoPosted 7 years, 4 months ago
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#1
My thoughts are with the families xx
#2
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banned#3
bitseylango
My thoughts are with the families xx



Ditto. The sight of those poor souls throwing themselves out of the buildings to avoid an inferno still haunts.
#4
I was working for Citibank at the time. My wife at the same bank was on the phone to someone in the North tower when then plane went in, horrible.
#5
guv
Ditto. The sight of those poor souls throwing themselves out of the buildings to avoid an inferno still haunts.


me too, I watched it live on sky news, will never forget
#6
I was in France en route to America and we turned back
banned#7
chester123
I was working for Citibank at the time. My wife at the same bank was on the phone to someone in the North tower when then plane went in, horrible.


Did they survive?

If they did, I'd imagine it's something they are unable to talk about. I don't think I would be able to. The thoughts of the whole event fills me with sadness.
#8
RIP to all
#9
RIP to all.
banned#10
it brings it all home when someone talks about it i was standing on a roof of a new build on a lovely still day having a laugh with mates while we worked when my muim rang me to tell me the news .... its one of those "you know where you where when it happened" moments
#11
RIP to all.

I was on holiday in Slovenia when it happened. Watched most of it on CNN. It was horrible!
banned#12
fragaliciousbob
it brings it all home when someone talks about it i was standing on a roof of a new build on a lovely still day having a laugh with mates while we worked when my muim rang me to tell me the news .... its one of those "you know where you where when it happened" moments


Oh so true. I was at work. Someone mentioned a plane had hit a US building and everyone carried on as normal not knowing the full extent. BBC website was unnaccesible (overloaded), but when it was revealed it was a jet, that sinking feeling of what it was probably all about, hit home.

My Sister was in Florida, due to fly back that same evening. She got stranded for 4 extra days in the US not knowing when she'd get back home.

On a side note, anyone know whan the new replacement build on the site of the towers is completed?
banned#13
Freedom Tower Update: As the eighth anniversary of 9/11 approaches, construction of the Freedom Tower continues to move forward. Parts of the National September 11 Memorial, which will be located elsewhere on a 16-acre site, should be finished by 2011.

Both structures have been the subject of some debate, but public perception of them is improving, and developers remain confident that their work will act as a fitting tribute to the victims of 9/11.

The Freedom Tower is due to be completed in 2013.

The New York City Freedom Tower, which will stand 1,776 feet tall on the site of the former World Trade Center, is the work of the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation. It will serve as a beacon of freedom, and demonstrate the resolve of the United States, and the people of New York City.

Construction on the tower, which will have a cubic base, began in early 2006. Steel became visible aboveground in 2007, and by 2013 the building will be ready for occupancy - twelve years after the World Trade Center was destroyed by terrorist attacks.

The site will also feature the Reflecting Absence memorial, which will honor the 2,986 men and women who died as a result of the terrorist attacks which thrust America, and the world, into war. Over 2,500 people died after the World Trade Center came crashing down to earth, and leaders vow they will never be forgotten.

Smoke clogged the air for many weeks after September 11th, and the rubble burned for months. New Yorkers, and America, will never be the same.
#14
I watched it on BBC 1 and the images still come back to me often. Although I had no ties with anyone in the tragedy it still effected me deeply.

R.I.P to all and continued support to those left to mourn the loved ones who were taken in a senseless waste of life.
#15
fragaliciousbob
its one of those "you know where you where when it happened" moments


+1 everyone knew where they where and what they were doing on that day.
banned#16
It seems a folly to recount my own experience of such a momentous moment, but I was in New York a month after 9/11 and was amazed at the way that city bounced back and the determination to get the people responsible.
#17
fragaliciousbob
it brings it all home when someone talks about it i was standing on a roof of a new build on a lovely still day having a laugh with mates while we worked when my muim rang me to tell me the news .... its one of those "you know where you where when it happened" moments


Yep it sure is.
I was in a studio on a photo shoot with my fiancee and i received a text from my mum saying about a plane hitting the world trade centre. I thought it was a joke and text her back asking for the punchline. IT was then that she rang me and told me what had just happened. Everybody stopped work on the photo shoot and we turned on the tv. We all sat there not believing what was happening in front of our eyes for the next couple of hours!

RIP to all that lost their lives on that sad day.
#18
I was working at a BMW dealer, and as soon as it was announced, all 45 employees found cars with a TV set in it and we just stayed in all the cars watching in disbelief.
RIP to all concerned, lest we forget.

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#19
Got back from school and watched it live on tv as the second plane hit the towers. Crazy stuff, the scale of it is still hard to imagine, we went to ground zero in 2005 and it was much much bigger than i expected.
#20
I remeber it all too well unfortunately. My then-girlfriend-now-wife was right there. She watched it all from the roof of her building about 10 blocks away. All the various office paper from the buildings were swarming everywhere around her. Really hits home.

@akme... Not sure how that picture is meant to be taken? To me it looks like it's making a joke of the situation, and not very appropriate.
#21
Titchimp
Got back from school and watched it live on tv as the second plane hit the towers. Crazy stuff, the scale of it is still hard to imagine, we went to ground zero in 2005 and it was much much bigger than i expected.


Strange feeling isnt it? we went jan last year and even though it was a construction site its surreal knowing what used to be there and how many people died.
#22
Such a sad day RIP to everyone who lost their lives :(
#23
Thanks to whoever remove the pic (akme or mod), and also to the mods for remove F&F's usually trolling.

Just once, it would be nice to have a serious thread without the usual rubbish from certain people.
banned#24
hassony
RIP to the millions of innocent people in Iraq and Afghanistan who have died as a direct result of what happened that day


Interestingly, Obama at the time made of point of the importance of 'understanding the sources of such madness'.

One can only hope that he still thinks the same.
[mod]#25
My eldest's birthday today so no sad day here. :)

But RIP to those who died.
#26
why was my picture removed?
#27
R.I.P. all them that passed away and much love to the friends & family.

I still can't believe it happened. i remember being in New York after it happened and it was so unreal seeing how big the area really is.
#28
that day in 2001 i was only working part time, so i was sat at the pc in my dads house, having just gotten Telewest broadband a few months earlier.
i was talking to my GF at the time (now an ex) who was at college using MSN when she shouldnt have been.
my tv was on and I saw the whole thing unfold on the BBC news.
i refused to leave the house for the rest of the day while i kept watching.

my first thought was that it had to have been terrorists from the middle east, before it was even mentioned on the news as a possibility.
when i saw the towers fall, both my dad and me said it looked like they'd been demolished by choice.
having watched a LOT of the conspiracy films and doco's in the past few years, my mind has been opened to what may have happened. am sure someone out there does know the truth, whether it fits in with anyone's actual theory is up for debate.

either way, thousands of people were murdered that day and it shouldnt ever happen again.

please pay your respects to not only the civilians who died that day, but to the emergency services who responded.

How many FDNY were lost that day?
How many Police and Ambulance workers?

How many of those people knew the horror of what was going on when the alarm sounded in their stations that morning?

How many of them were scared beyond belief when they came face to face with it at the towers and the Pentagon?

How many of them did their job, to rescue as many people as they could while trying to keep themselves alive too?

All of them.

how many came back?

How many mothers and fathers never saw their sons and daughters again cos they died saving others?

How many partners never saw their loved ones return to them?

how many kids are without parents cos they died saving someone else's kids or parents?

BUT, how many people DID get to see their loved ones again cos of the brave servicemen and women of the Fire Dept, the Ambulance services and Police?

Heroes.
#29
I wonder how many of the rescue services personnel went into those buildings knowing it was the wrong thing to do but just couldnt bring themselves to be the ones who said no, Also the telephone operators who gave out the wrong information telling people to stay where they are and wait for rescue,I wonder how they feel ,That must be really hard to live with,
banned#30
slackrat77
that day in 2001 i was only working part time, so i was sat at the pc in my dads house, having just gotten Telewest broadband a few months earlier.
i was talking to my GF at the time (now an ex) who was at college using MSN when she shouldnt have been.
my tv was on and I saw the whole thing unfold on the BBC news.
i refused to leave the house for the rest of the day while i kept watching.

my first thought was that it had to have been terrorists from the middle east, before it was even mentioned on the news as a possibility.
when i saw the towers fall, both my dad and me said it looked like they'd been demolished by choice.
having watched a LOT of the conspiracy films and doco's in the past few years, my mind has been opened to what may have happened. am sure someone out there does know the truth, whether it fits in with anyone's actual theory is up for debate.

either way, thousands of people were murdered that day and it shouldnt ever happen again.

please pay your respects to not only the civilians who died that day, but to the emergency services who responded.

How many FDNY were lost that day?
How many Police and Ambulance workers?

How many of those people knew the horror of what was going on when the alarm sounded in their stations that morning?

How many of them were scared beyond belief when they came face to face with it at the towers and the Pentagon?

How many of them did their job, to rescue as many people as they could while trying to keep themselves alive too?

All of them.

how many came back?

How many mothers and fathers never saw their sons and daughters again cos they died saving others?

How many partners never saw their loved ones return to them?

how many kids are without parents cos they died saving someone else's kids or parents?

BUT, how many people DID get to see their loved ones again cos of the brave servicemen and women of the Fire Dept, the Ambulance services and Police?

Heroes.


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#31
think i'll have to spend my day off watching old episodes of Rescue me!!

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