Never Forget 9/11, Now 18 Years Ago

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Real Estate Agent with Solutions Real Estate CA DRE #01490977

Never Forget 9/11

September 11, 2001

 

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I know exactly where I was when I first heard about what happened on 9/11. Do you? The emotions well up every time I think about that horrific time, now 18 years ago!

 

When I first heard the news about a plane hitting the Twin Towers, I was working at a small Internet marketing company, HookMedia, in downtown Boston. The company had gone Chapter 11 due to the dot com melt-down, and was sold to an international media conglomerate.

 

As VP of Human Resources I was the last official employee, with the responsibility for closing out the company by retrieving and reviewing all creditors’ records. It was painful and emotional, given I was hired in 1999 as the 6th employee, and had hired about 125 people in a little over a year and opened 2 additional offices in Atlanta and New York City.

 

The initial information was sketchy and I did not learn much more until I got home and planted myself in front of the TV with my college-age daughter for hours. What an awful day for America!!

 

The vivid memory of watching the live coverage of the one tower collapsing on TV will always remain, as will all the heroic stories, and the sheer horror of the thousands of lives lost, including first responders, firefighters and so many more. And many of them are still suffering health-wise, and some have died.

 

How will you be remembering?!

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Barbara Todaro
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Good morning, Jeff Dowler, CRS I was at the office and received a phone call from my daughter....she and her husband, Ryan, and their three children were staying at my house....they moved from Long Island and Ryan was at his new job with the Sheriff of Norfolk County... he came home that morning and picked up all the children at school....we spent the rest of the day glued to the tv and calling the family on L.I.... no one was in the city that day except one and she was not at work yet....we were all thankful for that.

Sep 11, 2019 01:33 AM #1
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James Dray
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Morning Jeff.

I remember exactly what I was doing when I heard the news.  Pity, it changed America forever

Sep 11, 2019 02:00 AM #2
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Beth Atalay
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Good morning Jeff Dowler, CRS, I remember exactly where I was on this horrible day. It changed our lives forever. Eighteen years ago,   many lost their lives, I will never..ever forget. 

Sep 11, 2019 03:50 AM #3
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Michael Jacobs
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Hello Jeff - like others have commented, I remember many things about that day in 2001...

 

Sep 11, 2019 04:58 AM #4
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Wayne Martin
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Good morning Jeff. For me the past is the past, but 9-11 will never be forgotten. 

Sep 11, 2019 06:13 AM #5
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
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Hi Barbara Todaro 

Seems like most of the people I talked to spent time with family that day, in front of the news.

Jeff

Sep 11, 2019 07:07 AM #6
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
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Hi James Dray 

Ironically we were supposed to be in NYC the following weekend - needless to say we did not go.

Things really have changed in our world since then.

Jeff

Sep 11, 2019 07:08 AM #7
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Beth Atalay 

It still is a vivid time for us all, isn't it?

Jeff

Sep 11, 2019 07:09 AM #8
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Nina Hollander
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Hi Jeff... as with other cataclysmic events of our lifetime, 9/11 is seared into my brain. I remember that day as if it all happened just yesterday.

Sep 11, 2019 10:43 AM #9
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Jeff I remember watching the second plan flying into the tower.  I felt like I was in a fog and that could not possibly be happening.

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