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September 09, 2003

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Thanks for sharing your story. It took a lot of courage and I admire you for that. God bless you.

Thanks for your note, Loretta. It was a much tougher day for more people than me, but I think America really came together after this.

Dan

Just read ( September 09, 2003 My Escape from New York ) on your web site...was sent by a new friend......please send me e-mail address... i'd like to send a copy of ..9/11 My Story... alond with photos I shot that morning... I stopped shooting photos when I realized there were several people under WTC Tower two calling friens to tell them what was happening... dumb.... I responded on 9/11 as a VOl NYC Fireman... I evacuanted seven people up tp B'way and send them north out of the area.... about 3 minutes later I was going back down to Church Street, directly under WTC Tower Two when it exploded a second time and collapsed in my face... I was pulled out of the debris by what I'm told was an angel...more in the story... I'm almost physically healed, just a sore tendon in one knee still hurts... I'd like to share the story of the 9/11 hell and show the photos..and more ! my wife also worked on the 93rd floor of WTC Tower two for the AON corp..... Please send an e-mail adress and please advise as to whom I'm communicating with, I have lost my home and business in NYC and more, thanks,
Alan Kent 845 794-7045 Now in Monticello NY.
Hoping to get back to work real soon..............

I still can't function. I keep expecting it.
I have to leave. I want to go to new mexico or arizona where I grew up. away from the buildings. away from the people, the politics, the fear.
I have panic attacks every time I hear an airplane.
I just can't stay stable, I am not me anymore.
I have been trying but I am near the indian power plant and the evacuation plan is faulty. I love my mother but she just doesn't understand we really have to leave alot sooner than her projected time frame. i just want to leave so that I can regain some of whats left of me. in all this time I just can't go back there. youv'e said some things that make me realize i was not the only one who kept running. I had no choice.
I felt selfish that i wanted to save myself and sometimes I still hate me for it. I have to accept that I could do nothing to help them.
It was and will be forever the most painfully helpless moment in my meaningless life.
but then again, maybe not.

HI,

It's almost been three years and I have just begun to look up web info on other people's experiences on September 11th. You see, I was in as close proximity as you were, and I was at one of the elementary schools (you surely ran past it on you way north) Ievacuated that day with 5 year ols students, which gave me strengh, much needed. What struck me about your story was your reaction to the planes, "our" planes, you called them.

I too, experienced fear of those army planes, and had images of Vietnam or other refugees running from attack.. I, too, thought those planes were there to "finish" the job. I kept waiting for it to get worse and worse, and it did. I hope that you get this, and I am sorry if this e-mail seems intrusive.

I know we all heal differently, and at different paces. I hope that you and your family continue to be okay, and thank you for taking the time to write a post that can be read when the time is right.

It was uncanny how different our days began, You at a conference, me teaching the 3rd day of the school year, yet how similar the day truned out to be.

Best, A. from NYC

You just took me back to that horrible event. I can't forget the juxtaposition of the brilliant beauty of the day (glorious sunshine and blue sky) with the pure wickedness of evil men.

Sic semper tyrannus.

hmm ?

I have just read this after being sent a link to it by a friend in the States. I am in central London, it is July 7th 2005 and the city's transport network has just been attacked with 7 bombs by terrorists. The chaos and shock is tangible. I'm not going through 9/11, but I am in the centre of something evil.

Hang in there, Richard. Stay safe and spend as much time as you can with family and friends.

Dan

I have not been able to keep up with the latest on the bombing. Did they say that this is tied with Bin Laden's group?

I WAS BORN AND RAISED IN BROOKLYN, NYC ON 8/8/59,AND I'M DYING TO MOVE OUT OF BROOKLYN,NEW YORK CITY,BUT THAT'S EASIER SAID THAN DONE.I CANNOT"JUST DO IT".I NEED TO FIND EMPLOYMENT,HOUSING, HOUSES OF WORSHIP,ETC. .I ALSO REMEMBER 11 SEPTEMBER 2001.THANK YOU AND GOD BLESS.MATTHEW CHAPTER 24 AND MARK CHAPTER 13.

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