Don't Ever Forget - 9/11 Tribute - 15th Anniversary

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  1. cepriano

    cepriano Well-Known Member

    Apr 20, 2012
    I saw the 2nd plane hit in person,thought it was the end of the world.not the type of **** that happens here.i just shake my head thinking about it,the day that changed America forever,never forget
     
  2. DawnPatrol321

    DawnPatrol321 Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2012
    That's terrible bro, can't imagine seeing it in person. That's an image that sticks with you forever I'm sure.
     

  3. ibc

    ibc Well-Known Member

    Aug 3, 2014
    I can't imagine how this must have been for y'all living up there, seeing it in person. Something no person should ever have to deal with.

    I was working in a factory in Atlanta, on the midnight shift, way before I moved here to Galveston. I came home to watch CNN and relax. It was my "Friday." I guess it all started within 30 min of my turning on the TV. First they switched to the fire from the first plane. Then I watched as the second one went into the other tower.

    All I did the rest of that day was watch in disbelief.

    Then I got really, really angry. Angry in a way that I can't describe. A way that probably isn't good for a person, but it happened anyway.

    I will not ever forget.

    Ever
     
  4. DawnPatrol321

    DawnPatrol321 Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2012
    I share your anger dude, obviously.
     
  5. ibc

    ibc Well-Known Member

    Aug 3, 2014
    Dude, don't feel guilty.

    An event like that can make our head short circuit in ways that nobody can ever figure out. Who the f*** knows what to do then? Who can even believe it's real?

    There's a special place in Hell for those 19 people that did this.

    We need to keep sending the rest of their cohorts to join them as quickly as we can.

    And my respect for the responders...

    There ain't the right words.

    I just can't come up with 'em.

    DO

    NOT

    FORGET
     
  6. ibc

    ibc Well-Known Member

    Aug 3, 2014
    Thanks for the song ^^^

    This (SI) is the closest I've come to actually meeting someone that was there on 9/11. I'm kinda nervous about saying anything, because I don't wanna screw up. I'm good at that sometimes.

    Y'all that were there, in person, man oh man. We "out here" say we ain't gonna forget, and I hope we don't. But y'all who were there. It must be in your bones. You maybe CAN'T forget, even if you want to.
     
  7. BassMon2

    BassMon2 Well-Known Member

    Jan 27, 2015
    I couldn't imagine what it was like for the guys in the city. I was young. Middle school. My pops let me play hooky for my sister's birthday. She's not a morning person. So he took me to the beach to surf before spending the day with my sister. I remember seeing the smoke and not understanding what it was from. Went home and heard the news on the tv. At the time, it didn't fully hit me what had happened. I mean I knew what happened. But being younger, I didn't really grasp what it meant. But those images of the smoke I saw always stuck with me. Now that I'm older and understand, those images are more scary to me then they were when I was actually seeing it. Went out to ride my bike as the sun was going down. I remember riding through the neighborhood. Nobody was outside. I could see family's all grouped together in there living rooms as I rode by houses. My cousins husband was a firefighter and was there. Not a first responder, and he's all good. But he dosn't like to talk about that day.

    I heard on the radio something about them having 911 sales. I thought it was some sort of lame joke. If it's not, then I don't even know what to say about that. Just sad
     
  8. whosthat

    whosthat Well-Known Member

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    Apr 8, 2011
    I was at the Giant Bronco Monday night opener in Denver at their new stadium. I had a flight at 9 from DIA to EWR. Still have the ticket. Got stuck in Denver until my bro Danny Thomases got a rental by luck. A mustang. 30 hrs from NJ to Denver. We made it in 22. Averaged 110 mph and all the troopers in every state lets us race home. Getting gas, we ran into everyone....Brooklyn, Jersey, Bronx, LI, name it ....we were all trading info about the latest news as we filled up. Passed military convoys on RT80. Radio stations in the country areas were telling locals not to attack the convenient store employees. When we stopped in the Delaware Water Gap for gas, a crowd was gathering outside a gas stop. The gas attendant had a head wrap, but he was Sikh. So the tension was high due to ignorance.
    My sister was working for Tommy Hilfiger by Bryant Park. She had to run to get a ferry on the westside.
    I heard 2 Quku sisters, friends of mine, went out for coffee, and it saved their lives.
    A friend of mine from childhood, she was on a floor above one impact.
    Another friend of the family who also was on a floor above the impact. I was told he tried to help get people to the roof for helicopter rescue, but the heat was too intense for the helicopter to land.
    I worked in the WTC installing fiber optics. One year before, I left to go to work in Rockland County. I still don't know if any of my former coworkers were in there.
     
  9. ChavezyChavez

    ChavezyChavez Well-Known Member

    Jun 20, 2011
    I remember I had off all week because we were about to start a huge job replacing T1 lines that would last for 4 years. I was stoked heaps because the waves were supposed to be banging all week and it was excellent weather for riding the chopper. I surfed that morning with a buddy who would lose a brother and a friend in the attacks. I was so f@cking pissed when I found out that I wanted to re-enlist and kill every one of the f@ckers. But they didn't want a 38 year old convicted felon.
    I remember the creepy vibe the next day with no planes in the sky.
    I remember the sense of pride when the World Series was held in that great City a little over a month later.
    I remember it was the first time that I realized how hard a fireman's job is.
    I remember looking at my sons that night thinking that I will kill anyone that tries to take away their freedoms.
    I still would.
     
  10. DawnPatrol321

    DawnPatrol321 Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2012
    Impactful stuff guys, wow.
     
  11. Koki Barrels

    Koki Barrels Well-Known Member

    Aug 14, 2008
    I will never forget. Not sure if I can watch all the footage again, watched it last year and it just bummed me out.
    Fvk Terrorists.

    God Bless 'Merica!
     
  12. ukelelesurf

    ukelelesurf Well-Known Member

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    Apr 25, 2007
    Surfed that morning in some waist hi clean fun waves. Went to the corner store for post surf eats and saw the first tower on fire.....WTef? I thought it was a movie but the guy behind the counter says thats live...NYC. By the time I got home the second tower was down and all the chaos came with it. I'm not a rah rah America guy and I am not dumb enough to believe America is "the greatest country in the world" (that country does not exist) but this is a day for respect to be paid by all people who were affected . A sad day indeed. A lot of powerful stories of heroes and just plain good hearted people came out of it. Hope everyone gets some waves this weekend cheers
     
  13. Tlokein

    Tlokein Well-Known Member

    Oct 12, 2012
    We were at Atlantic Beach vacationing with two other couples. One of the couples was up early and went out for coffee. They were listening to NPR when the first plane hit. They turned around immediately and came back. Just by coincidence I had woken up and was walking down the stairs when they came in. The scene is burned into my mind...they said a plane had just hit the WTC. I ran upstairs and woke everyone else up. We were watching it on the news. I remember I just got this weird, eerie feeling, and for no concrete reason I can explain said "that was no accident". We were all watching when the second plane hit.

    The hair on my arms is standing up as I write this. We were just watching it on TV and the horror...I can't imagine what it must have been like for those close to the scene. For those of you that were, or lost people, or otherwise were affected by this 1000x more than I, you have my deepest sympathies.

    That night we built a fire on the beach and drank, but naturally everyone was in a somber mood. Military bases are nearby and there were helis, jets, etc. everywhere. But no commercial planes. As Chavez mentioned, it was just eerie. You don't realize what things you get used to and don't notice until its gone.

    A year or so later we moved and as we were unpacking my wife found a box of photos. Some of the pics were when I had been in NYC a couple years back. One pic was from the restaurant at the top of the WTC. She turned it over, and the date was Sep 11, 2000. I thought about if I had been there taking pics and seeing a plane coming at the towers. My hands started to shake, and I felt a weird combination of terror and fury.

    I only mention this out of respect for the people that were there. If it had that kind of impact on me, as disconnected as I was, I just can't imagine how it affected and still affects people who were there and who were personally and directly affected by this tragedy.

    There are just no words to describe it, or the heroism of those that charged into the buildings to help, and no earthly punishment fitting enough for any and all of the vermin that were involved.

    Never, ever, forget.
     
  14. Barry Cuda

    Barry Cuda Guest

    Amen, brother.
    Obama has forgotten. Hillary has forgotten. Most of America has forgotten.
    They still want muslim immigrants to come here, unvetted. That is the definition of "forgotten".
    Period.
     
  15. Kanman

    Kanman Well-Known Member

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    May 5, 2014
    Thanks for sharing DP. That give me the chills. God bless all those who lost their lives to that tragic day in American history. That's a day I'll always remember. I was in fifth grade and just remember getting out of school and being scared to go outside. That, the DC snipers and anthrax epidemic are all very vivid from my youth.
     
  16. superbust

    superbust Well-Known Member

    659
    Nov 2, 2008
    I'm a youngster. I was in 5th grade and out to recess when we were all called in and sent home. Funny thing is I was stoked to go home, until I found out why. Crazy place this world is.

    To all of you who were surfing, don't feel guilty. Surfing is what keeps us sane.
     
  17. MFitz73

    MFitz73 Well-Known Member

    Aug 21, 2010
    the first 38 seconds of that video is enough to turn my stomach. Many of my friends from high school and neighbors were lost that day. I remember after turning around on my way to work and driving home that morning... I walked to the beach and saw what was one of the best swells at the perfect tide breaking here in rockaway.... and not one person in the lineup.
     
  18. JohnnyCornstarch

    JohnnyCornstarch Well-Known Member

    571
    Feb 24, 2015
    Same, was in elementary school in Maryland. We got called out as soon as the pentagon was hit. Never really understood the sheer terror until years later and watching the footage. It's incredible to think of the evil that caused such a disaster- it's almost unreal.

    I remember in school the next week, they pulled us out of class one by one, they were asking us how scared we were and all this other crap. Meanwhile we didn't even know why we should be afraid in the first place. They put more fear into me after counseling vs. if I had just been left alone.
     
  19. Zippy

    Zippy Well-Known Member

    Nov 16, 2007
    I was at home playing with legos on the floor with my 2 year old son when they broke in and it came on tv. I wasnt shocked or scared because i had been emersed in reading intelligence reports on the internet for years and was expecting it. It would be more accurate to say I was expecting much worse so although tragic it didnt hit me the same as it did everyone else including my wife. This was the one time in my life that my interest in conspiracy theories worked to my advantage. I had already scared the crap out of myself and had gotten passed it so was hardened already. Still a tragic day that i remember like yesterday, i can remember going on a class trip to the world trade center and walking around those giant buildings, standing at the foot of them, looking up and thinking how is it possible to build something so huge.
     
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