communications relay login

[Discussion] - Where were you?

Started By:
aceman67, Tue 11 Sep, 2018 6:42 AM
Views:
928
Replies:
13
  1. Operations Officer

    • To Boldly Go On and On
      Rare (50 Points)

      Reach one-thousand posts on the forums

      Unlocked Wed 10 Oct, 2018 3:02 PM

    • Stepping Forward
      Uncommon (25 Points)

      Going from Clearance Level 3 to Clearance Level 4

      Unlocked Sat 29 Sep, 2018 1:28 PM

    • Poster Child
      Uncommon (25 Points)

      Reach 500 posts on the forums

      Grandfathered

    • Dean’s List
      Uncommon (25 Points)

      Pass all three Academy exams

      Unlocked Sat 06 Aug, 2016 11:03 PM

    • Well Respected
      Uncommon (25 Points)

      Reach reputation tier 6

      Unlocked Sun 29 Jul, 2018 12:01 PM

    • Paragon of Duty
      Uncommon (25 Points)

      Sign three roll calls in a row

      Unlocked Wed 01 Jun, 2016 4:17 AM

    ACHV. Points
    445
    Reputation
    7
    Join Date
    Nov 28 2015
    Posts
    1,079
    Location
    Coalhurst, Alberta
    0
    • Users who disliked
    • None
    2
    • Users who liked
    • Silynn
    • WelshAvenger
    Reply With QuoteQuote
    #1
     –  Last edited by aceman67; Tue 11 Sep, 2018 6:46 AM.
    To be honest, I'm a little surprised that only 17 years have passed since then, to me it feels like only three or four years. I remember exactly where I was on September 11th when the news broke. I was on the 66 Grant bus in Winnipeg on my way to school listening to "Enter Sandman" on Power 97 FM my CD-Player/Radio, when the DJ interrupted the song, something that I've never had happen before or since, and say in a distraught voice, you could picture his face by how he was saying it, that a plane had crashed in New York and that there wasn't much information at the time.

    I spent the rest of the day in absolute shock watching the news on the TVs the school had set up in the library, where only a few students at first were watching, but by Noon, there were at least 40-50 students circled around the TVs, with more students on the computers just trying to get more information. This was around the time the towers fell, and after watching that I was sick to my stomach, so I went outside and sat on the school's field and watched as plane after plane after plane landed at Winnipeg International Airport (One of the primary flight paths passed right over my high school).

    I also had a pit of dread in my gut. My father had just been posted in the Canadian military from working a Radar/Military Air-traffic/Communications station in Nova Scotia to Winnipeg where his unit was attached to the 2nd Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, a combat battalion.

    My worries were only compounded when I got home and my Mom told me that Dad wasn't going to be home for the next few days because he had called earlier that day to get her to put his 'go bag' (his Rapid Deployment Kit) on the back porch. I found out much later that my dad was brought on as extra staff at the flight control centre of Winnipeg International to help land aircraft after the North American Airspace was shut down.

    I knew my Dad was going off to war. I had lived through my Dad being deployed before, but those where Peacekeeping deployments with the UN, dangerous, yes, but not active combat.

    There's an understanding that when you serve in the military that there is always the possibility that you could get hurt or killed. That's the risk you accept when you put on the uniform. But for those of us that don't put that uniform on, the Wives, Husbands, Children, while we also understand this, there's something else that just isn't talked about. When something happens on base, when someone is hurt or killed, either in training or overseas, word spreads pretty quickly. No one knows what's happened and the facts don't get out till next of kin is notified. There is the building dread and worry that comes with thinking that it could be your loved one, and when you find out that your loved one is ok, there's the huge sense of relief that comes with that. But there's also the quiet shame that you feel when you think about the family that was given the life-destroying news.

    I felt that too when a few weeks (December 2001) before my Father's unit was to be deployed in Afganistan, while on a training march 'in full battle rattle', he stepped in a groundhog hole and tore the tendons and ligaments from the shin of his left leg. And that was that, my father would never be 'deployable' again. My father's war was over.

    And I was glad.

    But I never quite got over the shame, because several men from his unit weren't so lucky, and several more who my family knew personally or were acquaintances with. M.Cpl Gomez who my father went through basic training with and served along side for over twenty years, killed by a suicide bomber. Cpl. Davis, who I went to school with his sister, Killed when his LAVIII rolled over after being struck by a truck by accident, and Capt. Nichola Goddard, who was my Nephew's Cubscout leader, and so many more.
    Aceman67
    Aceman67 Medals
    | Nemo Me Impune Lacessit ~ No One Shall Touch Me With Impunity | My Art | My Fiction |
    • Captain
      Uncommon (25 Points)

      Ascend the ranks to reach the Captains chair

      Unlocked Thu 10 Sep, 2015 3:23 AM

    • Aspiring Author
      Uncommon (25 Points)

      Participate in a Short Story Competition

      Unlocked Thu 12 May, 2016 8:04 PM

    • Well Respected
      Uncommon (25 Points)

      Reach reputation tier 6

      Unlocked Wed 16 Sep, 2015 8:03 PM

    • Tour of Duty
      Uncommon (25 Points)

      RSVP to ten events via the Events System

      Unlocked Thu 28 Jan, 2016 2:04 AM

    • Eternal Servitude!
      Uncommon (25 Points)

      Be a registered user for five years

      Unlocked Tue 16 Feb, 2016 2:07 AM

    • Command Material
      Common (10 Points)

      Sit and pass the Academy Command Exam

      Grandfathered

    ACHV. Points
    725
    Reputation
    8
    Join Date
    Feb 15 2011
    Posts
    4,331
    Location
    Bowman, Georgia
    0
    • Users who disliked
    • None
    2
    • Users who liked
    • WelshAvenger
    • Silynn
    Reply With QuoteQuote
    #2
    I feel I was one of the lucky ones. I was working on a remote ranch in Colorado. I had no TV and only one radio station. Basically, I was insulated from a lot of it. Although I was aware of the events, I did not get constantly bombarded with images as most Americans so the shock factor was much less for me. I had time to process it.

    No one in my immediate family was deployed. I had served in the Navy when I was younger but was not exactly military material then. My brother had served in the Army and the same could be said of him.

    A young man I knew while covering high school sports for a newspaper was deployed shortly after the attacks and lost his life. I still try to do some sort of tribute on Memorial Day in his honor.
    Stormy
    Stormy Medals
    What I really need is a cupholder and a couple of Advil.-Quincy Taggart
  2. Simulation Officer

    • Dean’s List
      Uncommon (25 Points)

      Pass all three Academy exams

      Unlocked Tue 22 May, 2018 4:00 PM

    • Well Respected
      Uncommon (25 Points)

      Reach reputation tier 6

      Unlocked Sat 28 Jul, 2018 1:02 PM

    • Exemplary Officer
      Common (10 Points)

      Sign two roll calls in a row

      Unlocked Sat 01 Sep, 2018 5:02 AM

    • Lieutenant
      Common (10 Points)

      Receive a promotion to the rank of Lieutenant

      Unlocked Sat 29 Sep, 2018 10:05 PM

    • Electorate
      Common (10 Points)

      Vote in a forum poll

      Unlocked Sat 29 Sep, 2018 1:28 PM

    • Affectionate
      Common (10 Points)

      Give positive reputation ten times to other users

      Unlocked Tue 24 Apr, 2018 5:03 PM

    ACHV. Points
    290
    Reputation
    9
    Join Date
    Oct 01 2015
    Posts
    447
    Location
    British Columbia, Canada
    0
    • Users who disliked
    • None
    2
    • Users who liked
    • Silynn
    • Sul-Matuul
    Reply With QuoteQuote
    #3
    Point of view from the other side of the pond. I had recently left the RAF and completed my university degree and was working as a web designer and the internet was painfully slow so we couldn't do much more than graphics. We had the radio on in the background when it was interrupted and we were told that a plane had crashed into one of the towers. We knew then that the internet that we had at the time would be slowed down with people trying to get more news or information. So my boss made the decision to send us all home. We didn't go. We wheeled a tv into the office and spent the next few hours watching the horrific images until the towers fell. For hours, all of us had sat there completely silent, not a single word which was very unusual for us. I think we realised then what an impact it would have on the world stage. War was a certainty, there was no way that an attack like that could be ignored.

    I got in touch with friends who were still in the military, some of whom had been put on alert. They were all unsure of what was going to happen, some were scared for their kids in case anything happened to them. I was still on the reserve forces list and didn't know if I would be called back to duty to fill in for those posted to the middle east. The forces rumour mill worked overtime on what would happen. I didn't end up being called back to the RAF and of my friends still in the military, a few were sent to fight, only one didn't come home.

    What surprised me were the complete difference in reactions. Gander, a tiny town in Canada opened its airport to allow american planes to land and then they opened their homes so that people didn't have to sit in an airport. READ ABOUT IT HERE There were acts of kindness across the USA and Europe with people who were stranded being offered shelter, food and medicine. In stark contrast to all this, I noticed that there was a dark undercurrent creeping in with people I had known for years starting to show their true colours. Comments like, "Well, the yanks funded the IRA so they've had it coming for years." and "We put up with terrorist bombings for decades, why are they any different?" They were quickly cut out of my friends group.

    The thing I always remember on this day is that for those four horrific acts of blind hatred, there were millions of acts of kindness and compassion.
    WelshAvenger
    WelshAvenger Medals
  3. Simulation Officer

    • To Boldly Go On and On
      Rare (50 Points)

      Reach one-thousand posts on the forums

      Grandfathered

    • Captain
      Uncommon (25 Points)

      Ascend the ranks to reach the Captains chair

      Unlocked Tue 31 Jan, 2012 5:44 PM

    • Commander
      Uncommon (25 Points)

      Receive a promotion to the rank of Commander

      Grandfathered

    • Eternal Servitude!
      Uncommon (25 Points)

      Be a registered user for five years

      Grandfathered

    • Paragon of Duty
      Uncommon (25 Points)

      Sign three roll calls in a row

      Unlocked Mon 28 Sep, 2015 8:01 PM

    • Stepping Forward
      Uncommon (25 Points)

      Going from Clearance Level 3 to Clearance Level 4

      Unlocked Sat 29 Sep, 2018 1:28 PM

    ACHV. Points
    445
    Reputation
    5
    Join Date
    Aug 26 2009
    Posts
    1,478
    Location
    Crystal Tokyo, Earth
    0
    • Users who disliked
    • None
    0
    • Users who liked
    • None
    Reply With QuoteQuote
    #4
    Where was I?

    Just starting my senior year at Sydney Academy. I was in the library at lunch when the VP cam in & asked to use the comp. I gave it up, wondering WTF was up. Then, we discussed it in my next class, as at that point, news had spread like wildfire.
    JoshuaABroughm
    JoshuaABroughm Medals
  4. Quartermaster

    • Eternal Servitude!
      Uncommon (25 Points)

      Be a registered user for five years

      Unlocked Thu 04 Oct, 2018 4:05 AM

    • Stepping Forward
      Uncommon (25 Points)

      Going from Clearance Level 3 to Clearance Level 4

      Unlocked Sat 29 Sep, 2018 1:28 PM

    • Poster Child
      Uncommon (25 Points)

      Reach 500 posts on the forums

      Unlocked Wed 26 Sep, 2018 8:02 PM

    • Dean’s List
      Uncommon (25 Points)

      Pass all three Academy exams

      Unlocked Sun 01 Oct, 2017 6:01 PM

    • Live Long and Prosper
      Common (10 Points)

      Be a registered user for one year

      Grandfathered

    • Affectionate
      Common (10 Points)

      Give positive reputation ten times to other users

      Unlocked Mon 04 Dec, 2017 6:02 PM

    ACHV. Points
    370
    Reputation
    6
    Join Date
    Oct 03 2013
    Posts
    654
    Location
    Gamma Quadrant, Sector 4
    0
    • Users who disliked
    • None
    0
    • Users who liked
    • None
    Reply With QuoteQuote
    #5
    I was on my PC, i can recall the exact game and location in said game i was at. I got told by my mum to come and see what "they" had done and remember watching it all unfold live on the TV.
    I knew we were thousands of miles away in another continent and safe right there from the horror going on but this just gave me that sinking feeling that the world was changing right there and now. I knew people were going to loose their way of life because of this one act. Honestly i was terrified that a world war was going to start right there and then, it was a so disturbing to be there seeing something so world-changing happening in real time.
    It was a pretty sickening feeling actually because i was going to university that weekend to start my degree, somehow the future didn't feel quite so safe anymore.

    That was the day when the whole world changed.
    SulMatuul
    SulMatuul Medals
  5. Community Graphics Team Member

    • Highly Decorated
      Very Rare (100 Points)

      Receive every medal the UFP has to offer

      Unlocked Sat 25 Mar, 2017 10:41 PM

    • ...and On and On
      Very Rare (100 Points)

      Reach five-thousand posts on the forums

      Grandfathered

    • Dedicated
      Rare (50 Points)

      Volunteer for 1+ year

      Unlocked Fri 05 Oct, 2018 12:14 AM

    • Academy Dean
      Rare (50 Points)

      Be Head of Starfleet Academy

      Unlocked Sat 11 Apr, 2015 10:01 PM

    • Vice Admiral
      Rare (50 Points)

      Receive a promotion to the rank of Vice Admiral

      Unlocked Sun 24 Jun, 2018 8:47 AM

    • To Boldly Go On and On
      Rare (50 Points)

      Reach one-thousand posts on the forums

      Grandfathered

    ACHV. Points
    1080
    Reputation
    10
    Join Date
    Feb 18 2011
    Posts
    7,743
    Location
    California, USA
    0
    • Users who disliked
    • None
    0
    • Users who liked
    • None
    Reply With QuoteQuote
    #6
    I just hobbled down stairs, as I was on my very first day of three week medical leave (after work sports injury), got situated on the couch. Turn on the TV and was like, "What... an airplane hit the World Trade Center??!?! How did that happen..."

    Then the very next moment, saw the 2nd jet slam into the 2nd tower... live... and was in disbelief and stunned. Terrible day.
    Silynn
    Silynn Medals
  6. Simulation Officer

    • To Boldly Go On and On
      Rare (50 Points)

      Reach one-thousand posts on the forums

      Grandfathered

    • Captain
      Uncommon (25 Points)

      Ascend the ranks to reach the Captains chair

      Unlocked Tue 31 Jan, 2012 5:44 PM

    • Commander
      Uncommon (25 Points)

      Receive a promotion to the rank of Commander

      Grandfathered

    • Eternal Servitude!
      Uncommon (25 Points)

      Be a registered user for five years

      Grandfathered

    • Paragon of Duty
      Uncommon (25 Points)

      Sign three roll calls in a row

      Unlocked Mon 28 Sep, 2015 8:01 PM

    • Stepping Forward
      Uncommon (25 Points)

      Going from Clearance Level 3 to Clearance Level 4

      Unlocked Sat 29 Sep, 2018 1:28 PM

    ACHV. Points
    445
    Reputation
    5
    Join Date
    Aug 26 2009
    Posts
    1,478
    Location
    Crystal Tokyo, Earth
    0
    • Users who disliked
    • None
    0
    • Users who liked
    • None
    Reply With QuoteQuote
    #7
    I just hobbled down stairs, as I was on my very first day of three week medical leave (after work sports injury), got situated on the couch. Turn on the TV and was like, "What... an airplane hit the World Trade Center??!?! How did that happen..."

    Then the very next moment, saw the 2nd jet slam into the 2nd tower... live... and was in disbelief and stunned. Terrible day.
    Mom saw it live, as it happened. We had extended family thad an office in the WTC. Once the second plane hit, she went mental with worry & tried to get a hold of them. Thank god they weren't in NYC at the time.
    JoshuaABroughm
    JoshuaABroughm Medals
    • Eternal Servitude!
      Uncommon (25 Points)

      Be a registered user for five years

      Unlocked Sat 13 Feb, 2016 3:09 AM

    • Paragon of Duty
      Uncommon (25 Points)

      Sign three roll calls in a row

      Unlocked Wed 02 Mar, 2016 6:03 PM

    • Engage
      Common (10 Points)

      Join the United Federation of Planets

      Grandfathered

    • tlhIngan SuvwI'
      Common (10 Points)

      Be a member of the House of Kular

      Grandfathered

    • Starfleet's Finest
      Common (10 Points)

      Be a member of Starfleet Operations

      Grandfathered

    • Petty Officer 1st Class
      Common (10 Points)

      Receive the rank of Petty Officer 1st Class

      Unlocked Sun 17 Jul, 2016 6:48 PM

    ACHV. Points
    265
    Reputation
    2
    Join Date
    Feb 12 2011
    Posts
    291
    Location
    USA
    0
    • Users who disliked
    • None
    0
    • Users who liked
    • None
    Reply With QuoteQuote
    #8
    I was at work when my boss called me up and told me to close the building if the police told me to, I didn't know what was happening so he just said "get a radio" and hung up. We had a really crappy radio laying around in an office somewhere so when I put batteries in it and turned it on, all I heard was the President saying basically that America was being attacked.... then static because the radio was so crappy. Nervous moment. I had to listen to the radio until my shift ended.
    RazBeraht
    RazBeraht Medals
  7. Armada Events Officer

    • Dedicated
      Rare (50 Points)

      Volunteer for 1+ year

      Unlocked Fri 05 Oct, 2018 12:21 AM

    • Paragon of Duty
      Uncommon (25 Points)

      Sign three roll calls in a row

      Unlocked Sat 04 Mar, 2017 8:07 AM

    • Stepping Forward
      Uncommon (25 Points)

      Going from Clearance Level 3 to Clearance Level 4

      Unlocked Sat 29 Sep, 2018 1:28 PM

    • Chatterbox
      Uncommon (25 Points)

      Join the UFP Teamspeak

      Unlocked Fri 05 Oct, 2018 12:21 AM

    • Dean’s List
      Uncommon (25 Points)

      Pass all three Academy exams

      Unlocked Wed 02 Nov, 2016 9:03 AM

    • Part of the Furniture
      Common (10 Points)

      Be a registered user for two years

      Unlocked Thu 19 Apr, 2018 3:03 AM

    ACHV. Points
    370
    Reputation
    2
    Join Date
    Apr 18 2016
    Posts
    157
    Location
    Evansville, IN
    0
    • Users who disliked
    • None
    0
    • Users who liked
    • None
    Reply With QuoteQuote
    #9
    I was at work, a tower fabrication plant. (Electric Transmission Towers, Cell Phone and Radio towers to..even the huge 3,000 ft. ones). The C.A.D. guy in the floor office linked our PA system to one of the news radio networks within minutes of hearing the first reports. Then they turned the Training video TV on to ABC I think. For the next 2 or 3 hours nothing got done as far as work was concerned.

    I still remember how weird it was to look up and not see a single contrail from any kind of aircraft over the next few days after it happened.. It was almost eerie.
    JdcollinsJdcollins Medals
  8. Senior Chief Petty Officer
    Senior Chief Petty Officer
    • Eternal Servitude!
      Uncommon (25 Points)

      Be a registered user for five years

      Unlocked Thu 21 Sep, 2017 11:05 PM

    • Paragon of Duty
      Uncommon (25 Points)

      Sign three roll calls in a row

      Grandfathered

    • Part of the Furniture
      Common (10 Points)

      Be a registered user for two years

      Grandfathered

    • Live Long and Prosper
      Common (10 Points)

      Be a registered user for one year

      Grandfathered

    • Exemplary Officer
      Common (10 Points)

      Sign two roll calls in a row

      Grandfathered

    • Reliable Officer
      Common (10 Points)

      Sign roll call

      Grandfathered

    ACHV. Points
    230
    Reputation
    3
    Join Date
    Sep 21 2012
    Posts
    410
    Location
    Ontario Canada
    0
    • Users who disliked
    • None
    0
    • Users who liked
    • None
    Reply With QuoteQuote
    #10
    I had just started high school, it was the week after classes started for us. We had just got to math class and the teacher stopped teaching all of a sudden and turned the TV on mounted up on the wall. We watched on Global news as events progressed through the morning.
    Leoferwic
    Leoferwic Medals
    All we have to decide is what to do with the time that's been given to us.-J.R.R Tolkien
    • Paragon of Duty
      Uncommon (25 Points)

      Sign three roll calls in a row

      Unlocked Sat 01 Sep, 2018 2:04 AM

    • Affectionate
      Common (10 Points)

      Give positive reputation ten times to other users

      Unlocked Mon 14 May, 2018 1:01 PM

    • Got Orientated
      Common (10 Points)

      Sit and pass the Orientation Assessment

      Unlocked Mon 26 Feb, 2018 3:00 PM

    • Becoming a Redshirt
      Common (10 Points)

      Earn your first respect points

      Unlocked Fri 09 Mar, 2018 8:01 AM

    • First Mission
      Common (10 Points)

      RSVP to one event via the Events System

      Unlocked 1 Week Ago

    • Exemplary Officer
      Common (10 Points)

      Sign two roll calls in a row

      Unlocked Fri 01 Jun, 2018 1:02 AM

    ACHV. Points
    175
    Reputation
    3
    Join Date
    Feb 25 2018
    Posts
    386
    0
    • Users who disliked
    • None
    0
    • Users who liked
    • None
    Reply With QuoteQuote
    #11
    It was my 8th grade year, I had just gotten out of bed and my parents were watching the news, since I lived on the west coast I didn't see the 2nd plane hit but I did see the towers fall, it was disheartening seeing those people run for their lives, one vivid image that stood out for me was two firefighters that managed to make it to safety and hug each other, relieved to be alive, same time I realized they were the fortunate ones.
    • Eternal Servitude!
      Uncommon (25 Points)

      Be a registered user for five years

      Unlocked Wed 28 Jun, 2017 3:02 PM

    • Paragon of Duty
      Uncommon (25 Points)

      Sign three roll calls in a row

      Unlocked Mon 28 Sep, 2015 8:01 PM

    • Stepping Forward
      Uncommon (25 Points)

      Going from Clearance Level 3 to Clearance Level 4

      Unlocked Sat 29 Sep, 2018 1:28 PM

    • Poster Child
      Uncommon (25 Points)

      Reach 500 posts on the forums

      Grandfathered

    • Dean’s List
      Uncommon (25 Points)

      Pass all three Academy exams

      Grandfathered

    • Tour of Duty
      Uncommon (25 Points)

      RSVP to ten events via the Events System

      Grandfathered

    ACHV. Points
    330
    Reputation
    3
    Join Date
    Jun 28 2012
    Posts
    785
    Location
    British Columbia, Canada
    0
    • Users who disliked
    • None
    0
    • Users who liked
    • None
    Reply With QuoteQuote
    #12
    Was working up at a skihill, Apex mountain Canada if anyone does googlefu, there was 4 of us heading up in one truck, no radio. We were getting setup for the day when the last guy to show up , showed and told us. We all called BS, then turned on the radio. 5 mins later the boss showed up, we didnt do a dam thing that day spent it all sitting around the site radio. One of the few times in 13 years that my boss actually wasnt a slave driver.
    Got home at 5pm and saw the images, wife watched it all unfold.
    My sister in law had gone into labor at 3am that morning, Bobby my nephew was born at 11am, no one told her what was going on until the next day.
  9. Bronze Contributor

    • Bronze Contributor
      Uncommon (25 Points)

      Subscribe to a monthly Bronze Subscription

      Unlocked Thu 20 Sep, 2018 4:04 PM

    • Petty Officer 3rd Class
      Common (10 Points)

      Receive the rank of Petty Officer 3rd Class

      Unlocked Wed 15 Aug, 2018 9:09 AM

    • Crewman
      Common (10 Points)

      Receive the rank of Crewman

      Unlocked Wed 15 Aug, 2018 9:09 AM

    • Affectionate
      Common (10 Points)

      Give positive reputation ten times to other users

      Unlocked Fri 02 Nov, 2018 12:03 PM

    • Qualified Officer
      Common (10 Points)

      Sit and pass the Officer Qualification

      Unlocked Thu 16 Aug, 2018 9:01 PM

    • Got Orientated
      Common (10 Points)

      Sit and pass the Orientation Assessment

      Unlocked Wed 15 Aug, 2018 4:01 PM

    ACHV. Points
    165
    Reputation
    0
    Join Date
    Aug 15 2018
    Posts
    30
    Location
    Glasgow
    0
    • Users who disliked
    • None
    0
    • Users who liked
    • None
    Reply With QuoteQuote
    #13
     –  Last edited by bmdefiant2069; Wed 12 Sep, 2018 6:53 AM.
    I was just off night shift when I got a call from a friend to switch on the tv. Due to being tired I was confused at first about what was going on but once the second tower was hit all doubts were gone.
    I had come back from visiting friends in New Jersey earlier that May and could remember looking across the water at Manhattan and the Twin Towers and thinking next time I would visit them...alas that was not to be.

    As an aside my now wife was in Dublin doing he midwifery course and was on duty that day looking after an American woman (from Manhattan) who was soon to deliver. My wife says there use to be a small TV in the Ward for the patients and as soon as word of the tragic events spread to her my wife ran in to tell the woman to phone home immediately...
    • To Boldly Go On and On
      Rare (50 Points)

      Reach one-thousand posts on the forums

      Unlocked Sun 24 Jun, 2018 7:00 PM

    • Paragon of Duty
      Uncommon (25 Points)

      Sign three roll calls in a row

      Unlocked Thu 01 Mar, 2018 2:01 AM

    • Commander
      Uncommon (25 Points)

      Receive a promotion to the rank of Commander

      Unlocked Sat 29 Sep, 2018 10:00 PM

    • Dean’s List
      Uncommon (25 Points)

      Pass all three Academy exams

      Unlocked Tue 10 Oct, 2017 8:02 PM

    • Tour of Duty
      Uncommon (25 Points)

      RSVP to ten events via the Events System

      Unlocked Thu 11 Jan, 2018 8:03 PM

    • Firestarter
      Common (10 Points)

      Start a new forum topic

      Grandfathered

    ACHV. Points
    430
    Join Date
    Sep 15 2017
    Posts
    1,548
    Location
    Area 88
    0
    • Users who disliked
    • None
    0
    • Users who liked
    • None
    Reply With QuoteQuote
    #14
    I was working as a para-pro in a 6th grade Social Studies class when the principal alerted the school over the intercom. By that time both Towers had been hit. The kids were mesmerized and asked questions occasionally but were otherwise silent, even that mouthy brat in the corner.

    But when we watched the South Tower fall, I was able to keep my composure, yet it was the kids crying that shattered my heart.