What Do YOU Remember?

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It started out as an ordinary work day. Sitting in the small corner office I rented from the local bank, I overheard several people talking about a plane crashing into a building in New York City. I ran down the street to inform my two employees at a second office. Before the day was over, almost 3,000 people had died and life had changed in America.

I will always remember I wanted to know my children and grandchildren were safe. I will always remember the fear I had until I could actually talk to each one of my family.  And the sadness of watching the thousands who were grieving over their lost loved ones, as we sat glued to the news for days on end, fearing the worst but hoping for the best. And the awe I felt watching the amazing heroes who selflessly worked rescue after rescue, many of them giving of their own lives as they sought to save another's life.

Here are some quotes which capture the spirit of those days:

"Time is passing. Yet, for the United States of America, there will be no forgetting September the 11th. We will remember every rescuer who died in honor. We will remember every family that lives in grief. We will remember the fire and ash, the last phone calls, the funerals of the children." -President George W. Bush, November 11, 2001

"The attacks of September 11th were intended to break our spirit. Instead we have emerged stronger and more unified. We feel renewed devotion to the principles of political, economic, and religious freedom, the rule of law and respect for human life. We are more determined than ever to live our lives in freedom." -Rudolph Giuliani, former mayor of NYC

"For me and my family personally, September 11 was a reminder that life is fleeting, impermanent, and uncertain. Therefore, we must make use of every moment and nurture it with affection, tenderness, beauty, creativity, and laughter." -Deepak Chopra, M.D.

What about you? What do YOU remember?



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John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

I remember like it was today .... I remember the things I heard, the things I saw, the pain I felt with the rest of America.  I remember and I will never forget. 

Sep 10, 2012 02:02 PM #1
Rose King
David Tracy Real Estate - Friendswood, TX
Friendswood / Pearland / Houston Bay Area

I was teaching at the time. It was second period, and another teacher came in my classroom to give me the news. We turned on the television right away, and couldn't believe what we were seeing. By the time the third plane hit the Pentagon, everyone was in a panic. I will never forget how I felt. 

Sep 10, 2012 02:17 PM #2
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Thanks Louise, it was a day that nobody will ever forget, its a day with many details that are forever with us.

Sep 10, 2012 02:17 PM #3
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


A lot of tears for many days.  We lived in Napa, which is not far from Travis Air Force Base.  I remember how quiet it was with no flights allowed...It was an eerie time.  A

Sep 10, 2012 02:29 PM #4
MichelleCherie Carr Crowe Just Call...408-252-8900
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I remember I was up early doing my job as an editor at Inman News. Just shock.
Sep 10, 2012 02:33 PM #5
Winston Heverly
Winston Realty, Inc. - Atlantis, FL

I was doing some home improvement that day, when the clients parent said we were being attacked.

Sep 10, 2012 02:34 PM #6
Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl
Samsel & Associates - Clark, NJ
The Last Names You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

The thing I remember most was that it started out as a beautiful day and I was having a great morning. Eleven years later, and I still do a double take when I see the skyline without the twin towers. 

Sep 10, 2012 08:51 PM #7
Jennifer Prestwich
Henderson, Thornton, Broomfield and Westminster - Henderson, CO
Madison & Co Properties

I was sitting in my living room and my baby was still asleep.  My husband called and said "turn on the TV".  I remember watching in shock as the second tower was hit.  The rest of the day was just emotionally confusing as everyone was glued to the reports.  I found out after a couple of days that my brother's best friend was at the 100th floor of one of the towers.  about 2 years ago, they identified some of his remains.

Sep 10, 2012 11:59 PM #8
Andrea Bedard
Thompson Company, REALTORS® - Silver Spring, MD
M.A.; REALTOR® Silver Spring, MD and beyond

Hi Louise, I remember that morning like it was yesterday. I watched things unfold on TV but it didn't hit me until the 2nd plane hit that this was no Hollywood disaster production but reality. I interned at a TV station in New Hampshire at that time and we all were called in and ended up staying for 48 hours. I wasn't able to get through to my family for a couple days ..

9/11 won't ever be forgotten. So much pain, death and suffering .. it changed the world as we knew it forever and would shape my whole life (although I didn't know it then).

Sep 11, 2012 01:36 AM #9
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives


I remember going to work that morning, unaware of the event until I stepped into the office. The mood was somber. Someone told me what happened. I walked into our fitness center because they had a television. That's when I saw the second plane hit and I was terrified. I was numb. I couldn't believe my eyes. Nobody was speaking. Everyone was gasping for breath. Then the domino effect of the other planes and I thought surely, this was WWIII. I wanted to be with my son and daughter. They were both in other states. I prayed. I cried. I wanted to know why?

That night I went to school. I was in my MBA program at the University of Dallas. The professor couldn't even function. He let us out early. I stayed up all night talking to students from other countries in the parking lot. We were all afraid to drive home.

When I got home, I turned on the television. I was immobilized and shocked. I couldn't believe the photos. The memories are etched forever in my brain. It's a tragedy that can never be repeated.

Sep 11, 2012 12:26 PM #10
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

I remembe my life flashing in my mind and being greatful for all that I'd been blessed with. It made me pause like never before.


Love and light,


Sep 12, 2012 01:57 PM #11
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Blessings to those affected by the Embassy attack as well. Sending love and peace to all!

Sep 12, 2012 01:58 PM #12
Louise Thaxton NMLS 69996
Fairway Independent Mortgage Corp Louisiana NMLS#2289 Equal Housing Lender - Leesville, LA
Military Mtg Specialist - 866-960-9115 VA FHA USDA

Thanks to all of you who shared your memories of 9/11.  I think most of Americans WILL remember this day, where they were and what they were doing.  And how they felt - the uncertainty, fear, and sorrow. 

Sep 13, 2012 01:28 AM #13
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