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10th ANNIVERSARY OF 911

Did anyone out there experience 911 in NY? Did anyone lose anyone? Our newspaper wants articles about how 911 affected us and I am thinking about writing one. I will have to get someone to edit for me and I didn't lose anyone--but it changed our lives. I knew that day that life as I had known it would never be the same and I had a son in the National Guard. He went to Irag as a private driving a fuel truck across that desert in a long convoy. I didn't sleep and hardly ate for all that time he was gone. When he got home I begged him to get out of the guard, Instead, he went to officers school and is now a Captain and soon to be a Major. He wouldn't get out because He said that he couldn't face his children and wife if they came over here and he hadn't done his part. Well he is headed to Afganistan right after Christmas and I will have another period of not sleeping, praying continously, and not eating. My DH is a Vietnam vet and I always knew how bad war was and had prayed that my boys would never go to war. Ironically the Army called me at work to find Nathan who was in a Masters program at college. I had to call my baby and tell him that he was to report to the armory in a few days. If I could have directed this war, I would have marched my troops across Irag and when I got to Greece I would have turned the country over to whoever was left or I would have made glass out of that desert. Actually I still would if it were up to me but of course it is not. What are your stories?
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I think almost everyone in my area was affected in some way. At the time we owned a gym, and many of our members were police or firemen. It was very hard when these people didn't show up at the gym for weeks and you didn't know if they made it out. A couple didn't. And if you didn't know the people who perished, you probably knew someone who did. The town next to me was one of the hardest hit.

My DD worked just 10 blocks away and I was on the phone with her when the 2nd plane hit. I will never forget the feeling I had at that moment.


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Did anyone out there experience 911 in NY? Did anyone lose anyone? Our newspaper wants articles about how 911 affected us and I am thinking about writing one. I will have to get someone to edit for me and I didn't lose anyone--but it changed our lives. I knew that day that life as I had known it would never be the same and I had a son in the National Guard. He went to Irag as a private driving a fuel truck across that desert in a long convoy. I didn't sleep and hardly ate for all that time he was gone. When he got home I begged him to get out of the guard, Instead, he went to officers school and is now a Captain and soon to be a Major. He wouldn't get out because He said that he couldn't face his children and wife if they came over here and he hadn't done his part. Well he is headed to Afganistan right after Christmas and I will have another period of not sleeping, praying continously, and not eating. My DH is a Vietnam vet and I always knew how bad war was and had prayed that my boys would never go to war. Ironically the Army called me at work to find Nathan who was in a Masters program at college. I had to call my baby and tell him that he was to report to the armory in a few days. If I could have directed this war, I would have marched my troops across Irag and when I got to Greece I would have turned the country over to whoever was left or I would have made glass out of that desert. Actually I still would if it were up to me but of course it is not. What are your stories?
Great post Lucile. Do write your article...you have a story to tell. Would love to read it.

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