JackKash saidGod i feel old hearing someone say "i was in 5th grade during these attacks.: .. I can only imagine how a now-50 something feels..
The Towers? We remember where we were when Pres. Kennedy was killed.
TallguyNLA saidIs there anyone who was in NY , just miles from the attack?
There's a few guys on the forum from Bergen County, my home town area, so they probably saw the thing smoking from across the river.
I was in Florida but I've a bunch of family and friends in the metro area still. One of my cousins lost her brother-in-law. My uncle in accounting lost a few financial friends, other cousins lost friends and acquaintances as well. The friend mom & I took to dinner weeks later who lives in Brooklyn and works in the city was absolutely affected by it. It showed up in her voice, speech and mannerisms.
We hardly said a thing. We just let her talk. She hadn't visited the site by then. If I remember right she didn't even go down there within the first year or two. In fact, I don't recall her ever mentioning visiting the site and I don't bring it up to discuss unless she brings up the topic first.
The last she mentioned it was when they felt that last earthquake. She's up about 20something stories in a Times Square office tower and she said for all her colleagues the building shaking brought up flashbacks of 9/11. So while most of us remember it pretty much just annually, those who lived there still live it.