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Thursday, September 11, 2003

Remembering 911

Well today marks the second year anniversary of the 911 attacks on D.C. and NYC. Sometimes I can hardly believe that I was actually that close to everything. On the day of September 11, 2001 I was in my last semester of grad school at Columbia University. I think that the sharpest memory in my mind during that whole scenerio was the amount of confussion going on. I can remember everyone thinking it was an accident and then it was a large scale terrorist attack with all of the planes containing chemical gases. I was actually told to go inside and shut my windows and not to turn on the AC for fear of contamination. Communication was also difficult since most cellular lines were full or down. Even the landline phones were filled to capacity. No one could contact me from anywhere and I could not even check on the 5 friends that I know worked in at the WTC. Thank goodness that everyone that I knew personally was OK and escaped. But alot of others didn't or weren't that lucky.

I was sure to have a moment of silence this morning to remember those that were lost as well as their families who are struggling on without them. I recommend that everyone else does the same.

CNN 911 Tribute

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