My story is a bit different. I was living in Germany at the time. My dad was in the Army. Since Germany is 6 hours ahead. What was happening at 8 a.m in NY and D.C. was actually around 3 p.m. for us. We had just gotten out of school and were going to cheerleading practice on post when they locked it down. We were stuck on post until around 9:00 p.m. and we were terrified. I've never seen a solider so angry or sad. They cursed and cried. So did we. I don't think it really sank in until the next day they opened school and MP's had to escort us in with M-16. And then the gates went up. And then it started taking hours to get on post because of the security checks. And then our parents started get the phone calls and left us one by one. Four years later during graduation, only 5 fathers were there to watch their children graduate. The rest were still fighting for us. I will never forget that day or the years that followed. Thank you for sharing your story with us. May we never forget. http://beingreese.blogspot.com/2012/09/september-11th-2001-reflections-and.html-Reese
Great post. I enjoyed reading this. I haven't been able to write about this today, but I've really enjoyed reading peoples thoughts about the day.
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