Banneduru saidIt's September 4th today, dumbass. I know that moron but i was wanting to know what you felt. #sidenote why the fuck are you even on my thread already trying to start shit? I'm done with you
S/he's a deliberate provocateur, everybody knows that the "9/11/11" title is the "this day" your opening sentence refers to. Next time, block the troll without announcing that you are or saying anything to him/her at all. The worst kind of punishment for this person is to be ignored completely.
My short answer is "Yes" - of course I remember where I was and what I was doing when I got the news on 9/11/01. Knowing full well that not a soul in the entire RJ universe could give two shits about the specifics, I'll leave it at that.
But I will
post that by being on a commuter plane from Roanoke to DC, on September 9th of '01, I was one of the last few hundred civilians to ever fly over the Pentagon.
A cousin of one of my next-door neighbors and the brother of a good friend - both of whom had jobs in the WTC's North Tower - stood no chance. One of my "never forget" moments stemming from that day was seeing my normally ebullient neighbor with reddened eyes, struggling to stay composed while telling me and another neighbor, "She was 28 years old, had just gotten to work..." And it's scary to contemplate what the guy whose family I know may have seen. He was a radio engineer and therefore had a commanding view from his office on the 111th Floor.
On a far happier note, this conversation or something close to it unfolded on that fateful morning at Logan Airport in Boston: "You don't understand. I have no choice but to fly first class. I'm six feet nine inches tall and am physically unable to sit in coach." "The flight is overbooked, sir, I'm sorry. Hold on while I see how soon we can get you to LA." Being a "beanstalk" kept that guy from boarding Flight 11. But all his mother (a co-worker of mine at the time) knew was that Flight 11 had been flown into the WTC, for most of the day. What an emotional wreck the poor woman was - who wouldn't be? But it was a beautiful thing to see her flip to the other extreme (joy and gratitude) when her big n' tall son finally got through to her on the phone.