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    I work in the city almost everyday. Pretty much 99% of the time. Naturally I'm downtown today by Wall st. It's business as usual today. Nobody is apprehensive or on edge. It might have been on everyone's mind on the way in this morning but that faded quick. New Yorkers don't get rattled too easily. We just keep it moving and come what may.
    I posted this in case the rest of the country was curios about what we do in the city every year on September 11th. We don't waste time dwelling on that day years ago. Mostly because it's a part of us. People in other states may take a moment or two to be reminded of what happened but we don't need to watch the news or listen to the radio as they read off all the names. We are the names. Our friends and family members and neighbors that went down with towers are as familiar to us as anything we already know.
    I do miss the skyline though. I gotta admit that. The new tower just doesn't have the same majesty that the twins had. Oh well...

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    Have been thinking of that day..but we all move forward. Good to know how the city is doing!

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    I miss the skyline as well. The view is not the same when you fly in there now.
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    Well said
    The first time I went to NY was in 2000 saw the twin towers and got photos next time I went the were gone and such an eerie feeling and since going again saw the new building being built. New York is my favourite place in the world.

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    The most horrific day in my NYPD career...and the following 3 months I spent down there. I still can't talk about it. Its always there but words never seem to do it justice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chumley View Post
    The most horrific day in my NYPD career...and the following 3 months I spent down there. I still can't talk about it. Its always there but words never seem to do it justice.

    But I thank you for doing that. It means the world to me and a bunch of Americans Jim.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chumley View Post
    The most horrific day in my NYPD career...and the following 3 months I spent down there. I still can't talk about it. Its always there but words never seem to do it justice.
    I have a whole new respect for you, my EBN friend!! Thank you for your service to freedom and what is right in this world. And some days, I question if anything is. But then people like you make me appreciate America even more.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Chumley View Post
    The most horrific day in my NYPD career...and the following 3 months I spent down there. I still can't talk about it. Its always there but words never seem to do it justice.
    Jim, you are one of my heroes. I was incredibly moved by the dedication of the thousands of people who worked tirelessly to find survivors and then kept working when hope was lost. This tragedy still moves me to tears because of the lives that were lost in such a senseless, cowardly act. I have a friend whose brother died from leukemia, thought to be a result of fumes inhaled while working in the aftermath at the site. I pray that you suffer no ill effects, other than the horrible memories, my friend. Love you much!
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    Quote Originally Posted by pdolphin27 View Post
    But I thank you for doing that. It means the world to me and a bunch of Americans Jim.
    Quote Originally Posted by agingermom View Post
    I have a whole new respect for you, my EBN friend!! Thank you for your service to freedom and what is right in this world. And some days, I question if anything is. But then people like you make me appreciate America even more.
    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisRN View Post
    Jim, you are one of my heroes. I was incredibly moved by the dedication of the thousands of people who worked tirelessly to find survivors and then kept working when hope was lost. This tragedy still moves me to tears because of the lives that were lost in such a senseless, cowardly act. I have a friend whose brother died from leukemia, thought to be a result of fumes inhaled while working in the aftermath at the site. I pray that you suffer no ill effects, other than the horrible memories, my friend. Love you much!
    well I thank you all for your kind words..and the few sentences I wrote on here is probably the most i've talked about it since it happened..and even that's because there's some level of anonymity here. I cant tell you how many stories ive heard over the years from people looking for some kind of credit or attention for whatever role they played that day. In my opinion it just takes away from the memory of the 2700 plus innocent people who lost their lives...and that is where the focus should always be.

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