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19 Years Ago Today? Can You Believe It???

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I remember where I was when the towers came down in New York back in September 2001. Do you?

I remember many colleagues and friends who were killed or affected by this tragedy. Service men and women who fell in rescuing others. Families who lost loved ones.

Please, if you can, spare a minute of silence at 11am (BST) to remember those who have fallen.

Ceebers
9 months ago
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sarahgreen15
sarahgreen159 months ago

I was only 6 at the time, so I don’t remember what I was doing, but I remember our primary school doing a minutes silence and all the teachers being really sad..

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Ceebers
Ceebers
Original Poster
9 months ago

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SilverSurfer
SilverSurfer9 months ago

Have you seen the site? i went a few years ago? Its very sombre and the church with firefighters clothing 😥

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Ceebers
Ceebers
Original Poster
9 months ago

I have not been back to New York since. Too emotional. I was in the tower on a few months before the attack. Still raw to think about it.

Xx

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Ceebers
Ceebers
Original Poster
9 months ago

I was 27 and working in the West End in London. I remember watching the images playback from the CNN news channel. Horrendous. My partner worked for Cantor Fitzgerald at the time and he lost a lot of his colleagues in the tower. 658 employees out of 960 were killed.

Xx

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G0501
G05019 months ago

I was just back from holidays with friends and was starting uni that week, so I was alone in my flat crying 😭

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gerrykelly25
gerrykelly259 months ago

It’s hard to believe it was nineteen years ago. I remember being glued to the tv watching it all unfold. I am sorry you and your partner lost colleagues. Today must be hard for you both.

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blacklabrador
blacklabrador9 months ago

I visited the site, and the memorial museum last year, very emotional and thought provoking.

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TheChimp
TheChimp9 months ago

I was on a train to Cardiff and was listening to the radio when the news came through.

There were a couple of NY Americans on the same train close to me so I relayed it to them and they got a bit stressed.

I don't know whether I should have shut my face to be honest because they didn't have a news source available to them and didn't know what was going on.

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Ceebers
Ceebers
Original Poster
9 months ago

It was a horrible time and news was coming in thick and fast. I remember the tower getting hit and then a little later the tower coming down. Just typing this brings back incredibly sad memories and thoughts. It had an impact on so many people around the world. Xx

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Nadiaparveen
Nadiaparveen9 months ago

I was in school I'm assuming I was playing at the time.. I don't have any memories of it. But it's chilling to watch the footages on TV 💔

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BonzoBanana
BonzoBanana9 months ago

I'd done a 12 hour nightshift and cycled home about 7 miles getting to bed about 7.30am. I think I got up maybe 3-4pm approx and it was all over the news, I think the first tower had just been hit and I was watching it all unfold live. I think it was a week where I was doing 5 shifts, I normally did 4 shifts so had to be ready for work again to cycle to work by 6.15pm but it was hard to leave the TV. The biggest news event that I have lived through. Every conversation at work pretty much was 9-11 related unless it was about the work itself of course. I think on the long ride in to work, my mind was focused on the two towers and the other attacks. The world seemed a little less safe and sane.

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RegularComper90
RegularComper909 months ago

I was 9 at the time. Just got back from school when I first heard about it on the news. So sad and may all the victims rest in eternal peace. x

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neo1
neo19 months ago

I had a phone call from a friend as i was off work at the time telling me a plane had gone into the tower. I switched the tv on to see the tower burning then saw a plane go in, im relying this to my friend on the phone then we both realise id just seen the second plane crash into the second tower. Was a strange day and the world hasn't been the same since

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sunny101
sunny1019 months ago

I remember the footage. For me It was a training day and, for some unrelated incident, it was cancelled so I was at home. I watched the horror as it happened with disbelief. It was a JFK moment that can't be erased.

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Glitterandgold
Glitterandgold9 months ago

I was 18, home alone with my son who was just a baby. I watched the whole thing unfold in total disbelief. I always remember watching the second plane hit & knowing with absolute certainty then it was no accident.

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