I’ll Never Forget

Date Submitted: 09/06/2002
Author Info: Daniel (Rifle, CO - USA) 
Occupation: Administrative
Lived in NY on 9.11.01?: No
Knew someone who perished?: No

I live in the Mountains of Colorado, near Aspen. Sept 11 was my day off. I was sleeping in when the phone rang. My roommate was at work and called. “Dan, you better turn on the TV”, he said. I grabbed the remote and flipped the TV on. It was already on Fox News as that is what I was watching when I went to bed. I was still on the phone as the second plane hit. I told my roommate that another plane had hit. He told me to call his mother in North Carolina (Ft. Bragg) and mine in Oklahoma to see if everyone was alright. I hung up and stood there stunned. I had spent 3 years in Germany in the 80’s guarding Nuclear Missles. I didnt know what was coming next. After the initial fear calmed down, I was mad. So very mad. I went and took the flag that was from my Uncle’s Funeral and hung it up on my house. I sure hope that sometime, someone is going to pay for this. And dearly.


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