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A Tribute in Lights-9/11/2012

I wrote this post 2 years ago but the sentiments are the same. A day to Remember and a day that we will never forget…..

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Fox News Photo Of American Flags 9/11/2012

Sitting on my stoop in Brooklyn I have a beautiful view of the Tribute in Lights, it’s awe inspiring. It feels like yesterday when we were attacked and so many innocent people were murdered. I saw the Towers in billows of smoke on that day and every September 11th I re-live it. I count myself lucky that I wasn’t in Manhattan working when it happened but it still rips my heart out every time I think about it, for hours that day I didn’t know the whereabouts of my daughter. On that day she had to go to Battery Park City in the shadow of the World Trade Centers. There was no cell phone service that day and for what seemed like centuries I could not reach her. She left for work late that day, we both watched in shock and horror as…

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  1. Suzanne, it’s chilling. I still remember the empty pit in my stomach that morning — and i wasn’t anywhere near any of the locations. I can hardly imagine what it must have been like for you. Here in DC, people still react strongly when the topic is brought up. My office is not at the Pentagon, but it’s not far enough that the area wasn’t effected by the chaos and lack of available phone communication. Thank you for re-posting this. Huge hugs.

    September 11, 2014
    • It has been 13 years but it’s like it was yesterday. The feeling is still so strong and memory of every minute so vivid. I know the world watched in horror, The Pentagon, NYC and the plane that went down in PA will never be forgotten.

      September 11, 2014
  2. I had just gotten to work at Columbia that morning. The first plane hit while I was on the bus and in the office, we all crowded around a computer and watched the first building fall. It was unbelievably shocking. That night, as I headed back (mostly on foot because of all the mess and fear and security) to the Upper East Side and home, the smell in the air was so strong. And the smoke looked as if it were coming north. So ominous and awful.

    September 11, 2014
    • To have actually lived in NYC and experienced it first hand is almost surreal. Still 13 yrs later it is like it just happened. Yes here in Brooklyn the smell of smoke was strong, I could see the smoke from the site from the front of my house. I still can’t believe it happened and thinking about those poor Americans that were just beheaded in Iraq makes it clear that terrorism will always rear it’s ugly head.

      September 11, 2014
  3. Maria DeBrango Stickel #

    With you in remembrance.
    Love,
    Maria

    September 11, 2014
    • Thank you. I watched most of the reading of the names, do that every year.

      September 11, 2014
  4. Fig & Quince #

    I was just talking about 9/11 with a friend the other day, both of us reliving our experience and it felt like it was yesterday but today, I’d totally forgotten and then the significance of the date dawned upon me! And right away I knew I was headed towards your blog because you’d be sure to memoralize the day. (And wow, I can’t get those images of the recent terrors out of my head either .. haunted … haunted.)

    September 11, 2014
    • I know I can’t either, I watched part of the video of Sotloff and it was chilling and disturbing

      September 11, 2014
  5. Liz #

    thank you for re-posting–it’s beautifully written

    September 11, 2014
  6. Thanx for reposting this Suzanne. .. beautiful narration, adore it. .. 🙂

    September 11, 2014
  7. I missed your earlier post:-) beautifully written thanks for reposting

    September 11, 2014
  8. shashi @ http://runninsrilankan.com #

    Ah Suzanne – such a wonderful tribute….even though I am in Atl, I heard so many stories yesterday – and yours puts things into more perspective….being in the midst of things…gosh…thanks for this …

    September 12, 2014
    • Thanks so much Shashi, it’s such a sad day and difficult to deal with even after 13 years.

      September 12, 2014
  9. I remember this post, you expressed your sentiments perfectly. So poignant.

    September 12, 2014
  10. A heartfelt post. 9/11 is always going to be a difficult day. I was living in Jersey at the time and I remember all those cars that simply went unclaimed at the train station. Haunting.

    September 12, 2014
  11. Sending hugs from a few streets over. 🙂

    September 14, 2014
  12. Thank you for keeping it fresh Suzanne.

    September 15, 2014
  13. ❤ ❤ ❤

    September 21, 2014

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