A 10th Anniversary…

Posted by on Sep 11, 2011 in The Old Blue Truck, Travel
A 10th Anniversary…

At exactly 8:46am (New York time) on September 11, 2001, I was sitting in the Duke William Pub in Ickham Kent.  It was 1:46 pm local time, and I was due at David and Patricia’s place at 2:00 pm.  It was to be a very special reunion, we had not seen each other for 35 years.  We didn’t know how special…

At 2:00 pm the Publican’s wife took a phone call, and I could tell from the look on her face that she was not hearing good news.  It was her son, in New York, and he was describing what he was watching from his apartment window – less than a mile from the Trade Centre Buildings.  She struggled with the remote and switched the bar TV to CNN.  We watched LIVE as the second aircraft crashed into the South Tower…

Our overnight reunion lasted four days. The world had changed a lot in the 35 years since last we met, but it changed a whole lot more during those four days… There’s more about our reunion here. (Scroll down)

A NOTE ABOUT THE VIDEO… NBC has intentionally left a 20 minute lead-in to the first impact scenes – ‘the calm before the storm.’ If you want – you can skip the first 18 minutes…

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