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9/12/09 7:12 A

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My friend called me around 2:30 a.m. and told me what had happened.

My son the flight attendant was one of the last commercial flights into Guam for two weeks. Because we have a large military community they were flying in and out of Andersen Airforce Base which is a few miles north of me.

There were some commemorative programs here. I flew the flag and wore a red, white and blue butterfly top.
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9/12/09 12:12 A

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As we were living on the west coast, we were sleeping until my friend in Florida called to wake us and let us know. I was on jury duty, but that was canceled for that day which was a good thing since I wasn't wanting to go to any government building that day.

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9/11/09 7:49 P

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Amazing place to be when the news of that big moment hit!! It made it all the more unforgetable for you, I bet!

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9/11/09 4:50 P

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On 9/11 I was serving an ecclesiastical mission living in a small town in San Juan, Argentina. At first it was really confusing because people would come up to me and my companion and express their condolences about a plane crash in the US. Planes crash every year so we didn't think too much about it until someone started talking about "los torres gemellos". It took a few minutes to register that that meant the Twin Towers. A friend of ours with a TV allowed us to come over and watch CNN so we would know what was going on.

Being foreigners our supervisors asked us to stay in our apartment for a few days to avoid any problems. When we finally were allowed to come out there was such an outpouring of love and support from the people it was overwhelming.

In observance I always say a little prayer for the families of the victims.

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9/11/09 11:59 A

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Wow! Sorry to hear your daughter got so frightened.
Poor dear. It really was a nightmare for those watching it and especially for those living thru it.

Yup!!! You had the same thought go thru your mind that I did - - - I figured it HAD TO BE A MOVIE advertisement. We lived in So. Calif. at that time and they were always advertising crazy movies on tv.

Watching that plane crash into the tower was a much worse experience to me than when I saw the Space Shuttle blow up right after take-off. Probably because the Space Shuttle was an accident and the plane was outright evil and malicious mass murder!

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I was on my way to work (I worked in a Peace Center associated with my church). Bus driver told me then I stopped in alocal business owned by a member of our church in time to c the 2nd plan.

I remember thinking it wasnt real; it was an advertisemnt for a movie.
I opened up the church & started welcoming in ppl for prayer.
My daughter fro mths would cringle when a plan flew by our house I lived behing a housing project my mil lives on the 16th flr my daughter was so worried the plan was gonna crash

MAY GOD ALWAYS WATCH OVER THE USA

My enemies don't be glad because of my troubles!
I may have fallen, but I will get up;
I may be sitting in the dark, but the Lord is my light
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9/11/09 8:46 A

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I had just started driving to work and my Hunny called my cell and told me to "Come back home, right away!"

The rest of that horrific day we were glued to the tv, cried and prayed for all those that were so tragically and suddenly struck down by this act of war.
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Our family has proudly flown the U.S. flag since BEFORE 9-11 . . . . and we continue this patriotic tradition. However, each year on this date, we say special prayers and observe the Moments of Silent Tribute in honor of the Victims.
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9/11/09 8:28 A

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Question of the Day

What were you doing on that horrible 9-11?
Do you do anything in observance?

My enemies don't be glad because of my troubles!
I may have fallen, but I will get up;
I may be sitting in the dark, but the Lord is my light
Micah 7:8


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