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Good Morning,  !

Today is Monday, September 12

Re 9/11:
From Argentina:  When I turned the TV on and saw the planes 
flying straight into the towers, I was numbed with shock. A friend 
came home during the afternoon, and we sat and gaped at the 
screen, tears rolling down our faces, commenting now'n'then 
on something that seemed more relevant than the rest.
We could talk of nothing else for a long time!

I was frantically getting work done and at the same time 
preparing to fly to Tennessee the next day, on the 12th.
Then the radio interrupted the music and reported a passenger
plane flying into the WTC. While I was trying to hear details,
all phones and the fax got noisy, and over a dozen Skype 
messages popped. This was REAL!

There was no doubt at all, before I even had a chance to
listen to any of the callers. Then people called and told me
about a hockey player and some guys going to storm the cockpit 
of Flight 93, and shortly afterward, how they had brought it
down short of where the terrorists had planned to use it.
That was a spark of hope. 

My flight scheduled for the next day was of course canceled
by the air line. Nothing was flying on the 12th or the 13th,
and everything was messed up for the 14th. When planes flew 
again, it was quite obvious, that the world had changed.
I was the first off the plane and into the empty and echoing
terminal in Nashville. No crowds, no sound except my footsteps
and my breathing. It was eerie!

At the exit, there were the first two people I saw in Tennessee,
two soldiers in full combat gear, with machine guns at the ready.

I realized, there was not going to be a return to "as before 9/11".
We are coping, but just like Pearl Harbor changed the world,
so did 9/11.

Have FUN!

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