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I was getting ready to leave for work, watching Good Morning America. I had thought that a Cessna had taken a wrong turn and got lost in the middle of the city, and at most the dead were limited to a few on a small plane, and some minor injuries to people in the building and on the ground from flying glass and falling airplane parts. I saw the second plane hit live, the way that the flash of the explosion lit up the whole area was very surreal! I was over 30 minutes late, the manager looked like he thought about making a smart comment until he saw my complexion and expression, he only asked if I was OK, and if I had any updates.

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 Charles,

            Thank you for reminding us of those that perished.

 A little side story. I was in Daytona Beach a few years ago for Bike week. We were on Main Street at the west end by the bridge. And OCC had a big area set up with a display

 set up of most of their Custom bikes. and a trailer full of their t-shirts and other things. In front of the bikes Sr. and Jr. were shaking hands and signing autographs.

When I got i9n front of them I said to both of them. "You know if you never build another bike. I want to thank you for building those two ( POW MIA and the Fire bike "

Senior just kinda looked at me dumbfounded. Junior got it . He nodded and said " Thank you".

As I was leaving I heard Senior ask Junior what that was about ???  I did not hear the reply.

 

  In Memory of all that perished  May they rest in peace and never be forgotten !

 

 

   Be Well

   Gator

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I was at home watching 1700 news (we have 8 hours difference) I had no internet that years but saw this tragedy almost in live by our news channels Terrible, we had almost same few attacks on slleping people in Russia that time.

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6e6de5406a92b63f0e6cfe7c6f062d86.jpg.0e7c06223b2f4069011c438fe7c8b0ed.jpgI find it shameful, that so many have forgotten the events of 18 years ago. I will never, NEVER forget where I was that day. I will never forget what I was doing that day. 

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I was in Baltimore this past week, it was strange to me to be working with a guy who was 19 and one who was 29. The 29 year old at least had some memory of the events, but he was in grade school. The 19 year old had no memory as he was 1 at the time. 

When it happened I was Active Duty Air Force, at about the 7-8 year mark. Things got real, real fast. I will never forget, that day is forever in my memory. The images of those that died, those first responders that died, the images of the planes. No, I will never forget. 

That 19 year old I was working with, he was working at the NSA, he was my escort as I was working. Our future is in the hands of this 19 yo and he does not have any memory of the event that changed the world and the agency he works for. 

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