Never Forget 9/11

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Fifteen years ago today, the United States of America experienced another day that will live in infamy.

The photo above is courtesy of remie4494 on Flickr.  The photo, taken from the New Jersey side of the Hudson River, was taken in late July 2001 – 1.5 months before the 9/11/2001 attacks.

Where were you at and what were you doing when 9/11 occurred? Read more about this tribute to 9/11/2001 below…

When 9/11 occurred, I was on my way to my day job at Oracle when I saw someone with a “boom box” radio at the Sunnyvale Caltrain station. When I asked him what was going on, he told me that “two planes hit the World Trade Center, and another hit the Pentagon.” Shock did not describe fully my reaction to it all.  My manager at the time understood my grief and consoled me.  I told him that part of going to my first job after college involved going underneath and through the World Trade Center towers via the PATH subway from New Jersey.  In fact, two other jobs I had in New York required me to use the World Trade Center towers and station as part of my commute.

Source of photo: nycsubway.org

Check out this photo of a NYC Transit commuter bus that was across from the World Trade Center when both towers fell…

Photo courtesy of Quickdriver27 on Picssr.  This is that same bus in New York today, also courtesy of remie4494 on Flickr:

NYCTA 2185 World Trade Center Bus

This bus will be put into New York City’s historical fleet when its useful passengers service life ends.

Let us remember those who perished and responded to what happened 15 years ago today in New York City, Washington, DC and on United Airlines Flight 93 in Shanksville, PA.  Let us also make sure we as a Republic NEVER FORGET.

Eugene Bradley
Founder, Silicon Valley Transit Users

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