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"We're the only plane in the sky"

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by donner, Sep 10, 2016.

  1. Shadowrider

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    It is long, but very interesting.
     
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    personally, i think it was one of the few articles i've read that came close to capturing the uncertainly and fear we all (or least I) had that day.
     
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    "Nearly every American above a certain age remembers precisely where they were on September 11, 2001."

    I was watching one of the morning news shows when they broke in with live coverage after the first plane hit one tower.

    Actually saw the second plane hit in real time, people jumping from the burning floors, and then when the towers collapsed.

    Terrible and terrifying imagery, still very vivid in my memory. :/
     
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    I didn't see the people jumping, but watched an interview that was going on when the building was burning. In the background you could hear thumping. At the end of the interview, the Fire Chief told the reporter that sound was people hitting the ground. It got real then.
     
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    i mentioned this in another thread, but i find it interesting (in sort of that 'wow i'm starting to get old' sense) that for many college freshmen, 9/11 wasn't a significant event in their lives. It clearly changed their world, but they'd never know it because there were too young to remember things before or the moment those planes hit the towers.

    That is one reason i liked this story so much, i think. It really shared the event a unique and powerful way.
     
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    Great read!!
     
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    I was still in flight school; it was positively surreal to be at the airport with nothing moving. Very quiet, and not a contrail to be seen.
     
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    This should be required reading in every U.S. High School History Class, at the very least. Things got real, and for a whole lot of people. I'll never forget where I was and what I was doing when it happened. When I saw plane #2 hit, I knew we had a real problem. Reading this makes me think how unimportant the day-to-day political trivia we talk about is just that; trivia.
     

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