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September 11, 2011, 08:24 AM
I remember my day almost minute by minute that beautiful September morning. The sky was a pallet of blue with barely a cloud in the free sky. The little TV in my bosses office caught my eye, as good morning America began televising live from NYC. I soon realized that the day was tragically being altered and there was nothing I could do standing in the bosses office....I left.
I had several appointments with clients that morning so I headed out for my first meeting but I was quickly compelled to get off the road and find a TV. I stopped at nearby hotel and rushed into the lobby where a large group of folks had gathered to blindly stare at the large TV on the lobby wall. AT that moment another plane crashed into the second tower, everyone in the room was devistated with emotion. I could see fear, disbelief, astonishment, some were breaking down right there in the lobby. I was still...planning my next move, perhaps go back to my home and protect it from what ever may be coming next. I left the hotel for home. I loaded my 380, prepared an emergency pack of drinking water, bullets, and dry food. I figured I could hold out for a couple of days if I needed to do so. I remember feeling like I would have to protect my home and community. I still fell that way to this day!

May Gods light shine on every good American today!
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September 11, 2011  09:04 AM ET

I remember driving to a jobsite, it was a long way`s off, and I was getting pissed that the news kept interrupting the show I was listening to, and had no idea as to what was going on at the time.

I worked all day not knowing what took place that morning, as soon as I got in the truck to go home that night I knew it was bad, but still had no idea of just how bad it was, even after getting home and watching the news it was hard to fathom just how much that morning events sucked.

It changed the world we live in, and to anyone that was touched personally by that, I feel extra sorrow for you, it was a bad day.

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September 11, 2011  09:35 AM ET

I remember I was at home by myself with my son who was 2 at the time and my phone rang and my sister asked me if I had the TV on and I said no, and she said turn it on all H@ll is breaking loose. I turned the TV and just watched in horror because they did not know where that third missing plane was then there was reports that it was located right over where I live . I cradled my son and prayed for the best and called my husband and told him what was going on and that I loved him. They finally reported that the third plane had crashed in PA but I still didnt feel any relief. I never watched much news because of the bad news and things but that day I watched and cried for the families that lost loved ones , and sit and wondered if it was over.

My son was to young to remember that day, my daughter was not born, but me and my husband tell our son every year we know exactly and will never forget where we were that day.

Prayers to the families of the lost loved one on that day. May god cradle them in his hands and give them comfort.

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September 11, 2011  09:48 AM ET

That was beautiful BBT.... I was hoping to hear stories like these today. I think it is a common bond we will all have together forever.

It is sadly Dawnie a common bond we as Americans do share. Even if we didnt lose loved ones that day we still felt the pain of that day and still do. I can't even watch about it to this day without getting teared up.

But that is what today is for to reflect and share and I like you hope more do the same.

Bless all my friends I have made along the way. :)

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September 11, 2011  10:29 AM ET

that was a great Jack, I`m drunk enough that my ADD didn`t stop me from reading all of it, and I`m glad, that was a good read !

September 11, 2011  10:29 AM ET

For those we lost in 9/11;

For those whose Angels are now in heaven, My heart goes out to you at this time,as if you were a close friend of mine.

May the peace of God rule your heart, Remember in spirit you are not apart, continue keeping their memory alive, and living will not be a strife.

May we never see such a day again, may we never go through so much pain, may we all learn to live together in love, for we all serve above.

So my friend, wipe away that tear, think of the good memories and share, even though they are in heaven above, they look down on you everyday with much love.

September 11, 2011  10:34 AM ET

Jack that was beautiful!!!! THANKS FOR SHARING THAT!!!!

September 11, 2011  10:35 AM ET


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