Remembering 9-11

It’s Friday so I’m also linking up with Fairytales and Fitness for the Friday Five linkup! Join in! Don’t forget to link back to your hostess and visit some other bloggers.

My Topic for this week appropriately is: Remembering 9-11

1.World Trade Center


I had the luxury of visiting the Twin Towers before 9-11-01.  I brought foreign students there to visit several times. So glad I did. I even saved the ticket stubs (and I am not a saver.)

The World Trade Center opened in 1973

2. September 11, 2001

I remember the day it happened and actually watched on TV live when the second tower was hit. It was shocking. I’ll never forget what I saw.

9/11: Second plane hits South Tower - YouTube

3. January 2002

My hubby and I visited NYC 4 months later and there was still smoke in the air. We visited the Ground Zero. It was very sad.

4. Recent NYC Visits

Since then I have visited the Memorial and often run near the Freedom Tower.

Every time I see the new tower, I think about what used to be there.

5. Remember and honor today as runner

  • Run or Walk a Virtual Race:
  • Run or walk at 8:46, 9:03, 9:38 or 10:03 am EST.

At 8:46 am on September 11, 2001, terrorists hijacked and crashed a passenger jet into the north tower of New York City’s World Trade Center. A second plane slammed into the south tower at 9:03 am.  At 9:38, a third airliner dove into the Pentagon right outside the capital. At 10:03, fourth jet, bound for Washington D.C., crashed in Pennsylvania.

  • Run or Walk 9.11 kms or 9.11 miles.

I plan to walk 9.11k.

I’m also linking up here:

Formerly the Running Coaches’ Corner, it’s back with new co-hosts Coach Debbie RunsRunning on HappyConfessions of a Mother RunnerMile by MileRuns with Pugs, and Fauxrunner.

Happy Running! Do you remember 9/11? How do you commemorate the day? Please share.

16 thoughts on “Remembering 9-11

  1. Thank you for the reminder, Darlene. I was teaching that day. After the first plane hit, students asked me to turn on the news so I did. We were watching when the second plane hit too. I can remember big teenage boys saying to me “I’m scared!” I was scared too! So glad I went to NYC to visit the 9/11 memorial. It was very moving.

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  2. I remember it so vividly. We were living in TX back then. Mr. Judy was oddly enough at home, as he had a meeting to go to that was closer to home then it would have been had he gone to work that day.We were both in my office, and a friend called and told me to put on the news (back then I was still working & of course there was barely an Internet and certainly no cell phone for me!).

    One of my most vivid memories of the days afterwards was the silence. We lived near the airport in Austin (then, it’s since moved further north) and planes flying over the house was a common occurrence. It was so eery.


  3. I’m a federal employee and I was at work that day. I watched the clips on as soon as I heard about it. All of us were worried if federal buildings would randomly be targeted after that. Security drastically changed then where I work and at all federal buildings as well. It was such a horrific event.

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  4. I did not ever get to see the towers! I have not even been to the Memorial. One of these years I hope to visit it. I think we all remember where we were that day! I still remember my friend saying he thought it was something from a movie until he saw it was actually a reality. So sad!

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