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I’ll never forget 9/11/2001.

Driving to work in Minneapolis, listening to KQ92 when the first ✈️ hit, they thought it was a small plane. Then the 2nd hit and we all knew it was terrorism.

Got to work, websites weren’t responding because they were overloaded.

Everyone was trying to figure out what was happening.

Someone wheeled a TV into the break room. We all huddled around it.

Then the first tower fell.

Horror. Disbelief.

The death and dust.

I couldn’t breathe.

We were at war.

A guy on the phone with the news anchor said he designed the twin towers.

Said up to a hundred thousand people could be in them if the tourists and workers were all there.

The Pentagon is hit.

War. War.

What’s happening? Who is attacking us and WHY?

Second tower collapses.


The unthinkable is happening.

Planes are being grounded. How many more are missiles in the sky?

Reports of more hijackings.

A report that the Mall of America is a target.

I decide to leave work and go home. Nobody is working. Can’t work.

Go home and plan to head into rural Minnesota away from the city.

I lived in an airport flight path.


Take the dogs out. No contrails in the sky.

Eerily beautiful.


Heard about Flight 93. Cried more.

Look for the heroes amid the death, dust, and disbelief.

Saw everyone helping, pulling together.

I knew there was hope and that we would survive whatever was happening.

Unsure of how and why.

Who would feel the force of the American military for attacking us?

No sleep that night.

#NeverForget911 #911Day #September11 🇺🇸
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