9-11-01 Where Were You?

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I remember it like it was yesterday. September 11, 2001 – I was in San Antonio on base going through my schooling and was sitting in class when we got the news.  We had one of our classmates walk into the class “I just seen a movie on in the quarterdeck… 2 planes hit the World Trade Center…” .

He told a lot of crazy stories so most of us just ignored him but about 5 minutes later our instructor walked in with tears flowing down his face. He informed us that the World Trade Center had been a target for a terrorist attack.

We went down to the galley and about 5 minutes later fully armed sentries came in and taped up a sign on the door.  We were locked in the galley for hours, tanks were rolling down the street and most of us were talking with the 3 classmates who had family that worked in the Trade Center.  2 of my classmates lost their parents that day. Our instructor lost his brother.  It was a day I don’t believe any of us will forget.

To those of you who lost someone on that day … You are forever in my prayers!!

Where Were You on September 9, 2001?

C.J.

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