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I was at work. My office had the only TV and when the first person knocked they only said there was an accident in NYC. We turned on the TV and it looked like a horrible accident until we saw the second plane. For a moment I remember being confused. Was it a replay? Then (cont.)
It dawned on us and the tears started. I sent everyone home. Tried to get in touch with family. My then-husband worked in DC and I couldn’t get through. By then the Pentagon had been hit. I thought he was dead. I drove home, the new home we had just bought. I had moved to (cont.)
The US about 2.5 years before. It still didn’t feel like my country. I wasn’t a citizen yet. My family and friends were in Brazil. I drove by a guy who was crouched on his front yard, arms around his little boy. The kid was holding a baseball bat, the father teaching him (cont.)
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I was clerking for a federal judge in St. Louis, and we had to evacuate the courthouse. #WhereWereYou
We hold in our hearts the 2,977 who lost their lives on 9/11, the survivors and loved ones who’ve had to rebuild their lives, and the first responders who served to keep us safe. We honor their memories by remembering that Americans are strongest when we come together.
As always, I believe in matching words with action. That’s why I backed the bill that passed earlier this year to make the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund permanent.
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#WhereWereYou That morning, I had just started a new schedule and was due into the office @ 9:00 a.m. a few blocks from the WTC. I remember leaving on time but, the train kept stopping & starting after leaving Grand Central.
When I finally got off at the Bowling Green & walked out onto Broadway, I smelled the burning jet fuel immediately & stopped. In the few seconds it took me to recognize that something was wrong, I heard a loud noise overhead & looked up.
I saw the flash of the tail as something flew above the downtown buildings & heard a loud boom. My view was obscured but, it sounded like an explosion. Immediately, I could hear people on the street screaming & dozens began running in my direction.
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