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What do you remember about where you were when you heard the news of the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001?

September 16, 2009

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Austin Baragary ( in Tonganoxie) says...

“When I first heard about it, I was getting on the bus to come home from school, and an older kid said something along the lines of, ‘New York City was attacked!’ Then I remember coming home to my mom crying in our living room while she watched the coverage of the attacks. Thinking back on it, however, I really didn't feel anything because I wasn't old enough to realize the magnitude of what had happened.”

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Gloria Brimhall ( in Tonganoxie) says...

“I was home. It was my day off from work and I was cleaning house and my son called me. He said we’re under attack. At first it was shock and then I had a horrible sadness and ache for all those people. I had to worry, too, because I had a son in the military at that time.”

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Robin Jones ( in Tonganoxie) says...

“I was attending a company meeting in Olathe when the attacks happened. At first I thought it was just an accident, a deadly mistake on the part of a pilot. Then, when the second plane flew into the other tower and the Pentagon was also hit, a sickening realization came to me. These were deliberate attacks on American soil, and our world had probably changed forever. It was like innocence lost. At that point I simply prayed for the victims of the disaster. I also prayed for the U.S. as a nation, pretty much the same way I am praying for the nation right now.”

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mymonkey 5 years, 1 month ago on What do you remember about where you were when you heard the news of the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001?

My first thoughts were of fear and a massive attack and I did not want the White House or Capital building blown up. I could not believe how stupid the military was in allowing the Pentagon to be hit. So much for the idea that guided missiles would save us. When I was a teenager we thought the apital was surrounded by missiles to protect the government. But in finding a aiport within striking distance and the military without any imagination for defense, I soon discovered that the military is like any large corporation, suck ups run everything. They could of used those teenager ideas. Would of saved a lot of lives.

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