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Watches from 9/11

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On a poignant day of reflection from the events of 22 years ago, I was quite surprised to read this well-written piece from the Everest blog.

https://www.everestbands.com/blogs/beze ... ptember-11
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Thanks for sharing, Rich

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Thanks for sharing.
When I think back, the scale of that day was incomprehensible. This is a very poignant way of personalising it.
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For mankind time stood still when that horrific event broke. Very visceral indeed on these battered and broken timepieces. The link really gives pause for thought.

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That was a great read - very sobering. It's a museum I'd love to visit (well, 'love' is perhaps the wrong term!) I visited the Twin Towers themselves almost exactly a year before the event and remember being in awe of their size!

I was 20 and at University, sharing a flat with 3 others when it happened - I remember waking up later than everyone else that day and they had BBC news 24 on TV with the first tower smoking... at that point everyone thought it was an accident.

I can vividly remember the 'holy ****' moment when the second plane hit and everyone realised that it was no accident and that feeling that everything had changed, and then watching the rolling news coverage as the first and then second towers collapsed live on air... it still chills me to think about it!
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This article has me choked up. Thanks for posting Rich. Just a reminder of how lucky we all are and how thankful we should be to those who gave us our freedoms.
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Thanks for posting Rich. A very sobering read.

I remember the day very well. We had a TV above our bank of desks in the office and saw it all unfold.

Our chief executive was walking around as white as a sheet. His brother worked in one of the towers. It was many hours before he was able to establish that his brother was safe.

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Thanks for the share. The watches personalize the events of that day in a touching manner.

The day always gets filled with unexpected memories welling up for me. My family and I visited the Flight 93 Memorial not long after it opened. It was a very moving setting. My children, now twenty, were not yet born when the attacks struck but they have learned of the day from a variety of sources. We’ve also been to the Ground Zero memorial. Heavy, heavy memories.
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A good read, thanks. Heavy memories indeed.
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