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Post #792154 11th Sep 2019 5:04pm
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Joe the Plumber



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Funny isn't it. I can't remember what I was doing last weekend, but I know EXACTLY where I'd been and what I was doing on September 11th 2001.

The only other date in my lifetime like that is December 9th 1980 (when John Lennon was murdered, for the youngsters amongst us).

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I should add I know he was shot on the 8th but the news came out in the morning of the 9th.

Post #792157 11th Sep 2019 5:09pm
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Definitely our generations JFK or Moon Landing moment........

Everyone just stood around watching the telly in a local cafe - not sure anyone returned to work yet!!

Post #792206 11th Sep 2019 7:40pm
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I Don't remember 9/11 so much but i remember my parents staring at TV in disbelief as the second hit.

Might be just myself or younger people but i remember the 2004 indian ocean tsunami quite well, i also remember 7/7 vivdly as we were asked which of our parents worked in london which was practically all of us, and we weren't allowed to leave school unless collected by a parent.

What really stuck out was lee rigby murder.

We were in the common room when it came on TV, everyone stood up in anticipation, one of the guys even went to school with one of the perpetrators (i also had friends that went to the same school and college as it wasn't too far.)

I remember the briefing the day after, we were briefed on our persec, how we were to enter and leave barracks in plain clothes, in car, or in pairs if dismounted. I remember helping my sergeant remove the Army depot signs from street poles and removing the recruitment banner to sterilise the depot. We also had a police car stationed round the corner too.

A rather young Trooper also nearly slotted OCs wife when she refused to slow or stop at the checkpoint entrance to the depot the week that happened.

that was a scary fortnight. I'm on IG: https://www.instagram.com/osloblue42/
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Post #792277 11th Sep 2019 10:05pm
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Some very terrible events, could never understand how the Lee Rigby thing unfolded and without causing offence it all became a little Keystone cops...........

Suprised no-one on duty simply popped them before plod turned up

Post #792282 11th Sep 2019 10:11pm
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Spiritbeth



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It seems like yesterday. I was visiting an aerospace factory for a meeting. As I walked across the production floor where people were producing high tech parts for aircraft TV screens off to one side were showing the horrific scenes unfold. The link between civilian aircraft and terrorism had been long established but this took it to new extremes that nobody could have imagined. So many people that day set off for work and never returned, office workers, fireman, policemen and paramedics. Rest in Peace

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Not forgetting the ongoing ramifications:

"9/11 Still Claiming Victims: 10,000 With Cancers, Thousands More With Other Illnesses
First responders on Sept. 11, 2001 and others who worked and lived in the area of the World Trade Center site were exposed to toxic fumes and dust"

https://people.com/human-interest/9-11-sti...illnesses/

Post #792333 12th Sep 2019 7:24am
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