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Hard to believe it's been fifteen already.

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Date: 9/10/16 03:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mywitch.livejournal.com
What a heartbreaking photo.
Time really does just keep marching on.
💔

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Date: 9/10/16 04:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rayvyn2k.livejournal.com
It does, even tho I got the date wrong...heh. I blame insomnia.

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Date: 9/11/16 01:07 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] snapebraille4tu.livejournal.com
That photo! I do something every year with my students, as many of them really don't know about 9/11 (they are 10 and 11 years old) and every year, without fail, I cry. It's true when they say you can ask most folks over a certain age and they can tell you exactly where they were when first hearing about the attacks... I can't believe it's been 15 years.

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Date: 9/11/16 06:40 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] madeleone.livejournal.com
So true, it's one of those defining moments in history, you always remember. I'm dating myself here, but I can think of three for me, 9/11, when the Space Shuttle Challenger blew up, and the assassination of President Kennedy (I was in 3rd grade).

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Date: 9/11/16 05:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rayvyn2k.livejournal.com
I was at work, I was a telephone customer service rep at American Express then. They have (or had--haven't worked there for years) tvs (mostly used for company announcements) all over the department. After the first plane hit, all of them were turned to the news, so we all watched the second plane hit and everything from then. We had to stay at work in case any of our customers needed us.

I still vividly remember one of the last calls I took that day (because, people had other things to do or concentrate on) was from a gentleman. He noticed my voice was emotional and asked why. I told him. He gasped "OMG, I have people in that building!" and hung up.

AmEx had a travel service office on one of the top floors of the south (I think) tower. Nine of our colleagues died that day. The AmEx home office building is the one you can see in all the coverage with the pyramid shaped top. It was where the flag was hung outside.

I still get very emotional every year on this date.

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