Do you recall where you were when you learned of the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001

September 6, 2011

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Denise LaRosh ( in Tonganoxie) says...

“I was at Tonganoxie Junior High, now the THS west campus, where I was teaching 9th grade English at the time. As my second hour students entered the room, several of them had news of a terrible event that had just occurred in New York. I asked whether anyone knew any of the details, and Levi Huseman told me that two planes crashed into the Twin Towers within minutes of each other. It was then that I realized this was no accident and something very serious was happening in our country.”

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Amanda Altenhofen ( in Tonganoxie) says...

“I was asleep when my phone started ringing. My family wanted to know if we made it home from Brazil. We had been traveling, and were late getting back.”

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Wesley Williams ( in Tonganoxie) says...

“I don't fully remember it. I was in Mrs. Baska's second grade class, and I remember being pulled out of school and hearing it on the radio in the car, but my mom claims I was in school all day.”


1Willy_Wonka9 6 years, 8 months ago on Do you recall where you were when you learned of the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001

 I was @ the fire station the day the world stopped turning.  I remember that I was training with the fire trucks.  Making sure that I could perform my duties as a firefighter.  Making sure that our equipment was @ an operating level.  I remember the training officer/full time firefighter coming out to the truck bay and telling those of us that was @ the station to come look @ the t.v.  There it was, the TWIN TOWERS struck by terrorist @ 8:46 a.m.  It happened to be my day off from my job as a corrections officer @ LCF.  I watched in horrifing suspense as our fellow brothers & sisters lost their lives due to the terrorist attacks.  I called my wife who happened to be working @ Little Angels Daycare that day.  I was young and scared that the terrorist was going to attack the daycare.  I rushed to the daycare to make sure that everyone was okay because my survival instincts kicked into overdrive.  All of the teachers had seen the t.v. and what took place 10 years ago.  I remember the 343 people that died that day and still hold them close to my heart.  I remember the first 24 hrs. after the attacks on AMERICA.  I told my wife, my boss, and my fellow firefighters it was time for us to suit up and go to New York to help with recovery efforts.  Our little town pulled together and donated money, clothes, etc. to help the victims and their families recover.  Our freedom isn't always free, but I thank god, my country & my wife for the everyday joy that we have.  AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHH S-A-L-U-T-E!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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