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It is hard to believe that 10 years has passed since that terrible tragic day.  For me, 2001 had already been a pretty rough year.  In July of that year, my dad died and then my brother Virgil was going through a divorce.

I remember driving to work that day and hearing about the first plane hitting a building and I remember thinking, how in the world could that happen?  I thought maybe the plane had clipped the building but not actually went INTO the building.  

When I got to work, everyone was standing around watching TV and watching the horrific events unfold.  Some people were crying.  Shortly after I got to work, we were all sent home.  My work location was VERY close to Dulles Airport.  It didn’t take that long to get home since I didn’t work close to the city.  I was working in Chantilly, VA at the time.

However my husband Jason was working in Washington DC at the time and he says he remembers the smoke coming from the Pentagon.  Three people from my company were at the Pentagon and died that day.  It took my husband many many hours to get home from Washington DC.  

At the time we lived near Washington National Airport and so we were used to seeing and hearing planes in the sky.  I will never forget how eeire it was when there were NO planes in the sky.

My brothers, former sister in law, and aunt all worked in DC and I tried reaching them on their cells and couldn’t get through.  It was unsettling to say the least.

How about you? Where were you when 9/11 occurred?




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      Denise Richardson wrote Sep 11, 2011
    • In all honesty I can’t remember, but I want to say I was here at home during the time of the first hit.



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      Tuliplady wrote Sep 11, 2011
    • It was a bright warm September morning and I had the day off and was working on painting the outside of my house.  I got hot and came in for a drink of water and heard something on the radio about a United  Airlines flight crashing into something.  In a panic, I turned on the television hoping and praying that wasn’t my uncle’s plane.  Luckily for our family it wasn’t.  As I saw the news unfold on tv, the paint dried on my brush.  

      I too remember it being eerie that there were no planes in the sky.  Where I lived at the time, we were directly below a cross country flight path.  To not see any vapor trails or hear the planes was just so odd.



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      Butterflyrose wrote Sep 11, 2011
    • Diane, I remember that day well! I was in class teaching my students when a parent came  to get her child  dismissed early from school.  This parent told me what  terrible tragedy had occurred.

      I was in disbelief and horrified upon hearing the news. My feelings were duplicated knowing that the principal had not informed the faculty.

      An act of kindness is a gift given
      Butterflyrose      

      P.S.  My heart goes out to you regarding the loss of your dad and brother’s divorce.



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      Sonya Yount wrote Sep 11, 2011
    • Oops. I didn’t realize a blog had already been started. I wasgetting ready fir work when I watched on live television as the second tower was hit.  I was confused, and I had to leave for work still uncertain of exactly what had happened. I was emotional at work and my coworkers seemed indifferent. I was upset with them. I don’t work there anymore, but I will never forget the indifferent attitude. Maybe it’s because it didn’t happen here, but there is no exuse. I pray the families find peace and happiness.  

      Sonya



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      Marya1961 wrote Sep 11, 2011
    • On that day our son was in 8th grade at the Philadelphia Charter School, it was being announced that school kids were being sent home and I was in the kitchen making cookies and raced to the television as my friend called me on the phone to check the news..I saw the first plane hit the building on TV and I just burst into tears...so unbelievable.



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