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Old 01-22-2013, 09:35 AM
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Remember talking about it with Palm Harbor's East Lake Community Library staff--including Director Manny Leite-- that afternoon. I volunteered there for three years or so from 2000 through 2003. Cannot really recall what I was doing at the exact time the first plane hit. Probably something or other on the computer. My parents would have had the TV on in the other room. 9/11: Timeline of Events — History.com Articles, Video, Pictures and Facts

I was deep into my campaign to improve materials in all types of libraries for victims/survivors of crimes at this time so Mr. Leite seemed to want to hear what I had to say. He eventually made a bookmark to a site I had been trying to bring to the attention to all kinds of librarians in every area of FL. This is that site-- Victim Services Directory Not sure when East Lake CL got that bookmark. It could have been long before September 11, 2001. The public librarians in the Tampa Bay area certainly knew about my crusade as I sent out hundreds of e-mails and the like pushing for this common sense approach to making people aware of victim services in their communities.

Something that I could still use the help of TOTVers with getting the message out that this site --the Florida Victim Services Directory-- should be linked from FL public, law, academic, and medical libraries websites as well as from all Florida Sheriff's Offices.

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I was in a TES checking some new software at The Naval Air Test Center, when one of our contractors came in and said two planes crashed into WTC. Spent part of day watching on TV in office area until we were first tole the Station was closed, then opened and we were to leave. As was said before, never again as easy to get to work with security checks. Before just having sticker on car waqs enough, now you needed sticker and badge for everyone in car. Makes it hard to take guests to O'Club.
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Old 01-22-2013, 09:04 PM
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I was in a New Jersey suburb of New York City. I had just finished a water aerobics course and got a call from my daughter, who lived in Brooklyn Heights with a direct view of the World Trade Center. She said that she had been drinking her morning coffee and saw smoke coming from the World Trade Center. She saw a plane heading towards it and thought the plane was there to put the fire out. She saw the second plane hit. I was very grateful that she was safe, but I was still concerned about her. We only talked briefly to leave lines open for emergency calls. That was how I first heard what had happened.

My husband was working in the city that day. Fortunately, he was working uptown as his office was just two blocks from the World Trade Center. He was unable to get home to New Jersey that night. However, he was able to reach me so I knew that he was okay.

That evening I went to a memorial service in our small town. Our town of less than 12,000 people lost 11 people in that tragedy. Everyone knew someone who was affected. I do not think I will ever forget that service.

Do you realize that there still are many people suffering from that tragedy? I will never understand what makes people do things like that. Perhaps I am better off not understanding.
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Exactly across the river from the Twin Towers. Close enough to see too much.
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I was in a New Jersey suburb of New York City. I had just finished a water aerobics course and got a call from my daughter, who lived in Brooklyn Heights with a direct view of the World Trade Center. She said that she had been drinking her morning coffee and saw smoke coming from the World Trade Center. She saw a plane heading towards it and thought the plane was there to put the fire out. She saw the second plane hit. I was very grateful that she was safe, but I was still concerned about her. We only talked briefly to leave lines open for emergency calls. That was how I first heard what had happened.

My husband was working in the city that day. Fortunately, he was working uptown as his office was just two blocks from the World Trade Center. He was unable to get home to New Jersey that night. However, he was able to reach me so I knew that he was okay.

That evening I went to a memorial service in our small town. Our town of less than 12,000 people lost 11 people in that tragedy. Everyone knew someone who was affected. I do not think I will ever forget that service.

Do you realize that there still are many people suffering from that tragedy? I will never understand what makes people do things like that. Perhaps I am better off not understanding.
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