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Blog entry by kosta posted 09-11-2009 08:36 PM 986 reads 0 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

In memory of all those lost on 9/11. Exactly 8 years ago at 8:46 am New York city was normal until flight 11 hit the north tower. I was on west street during the attack see my cousin was in from maine he is a lobster fisherman and I was at his dads apartment talking to him. Now manhattan is restricted air space because there are so many high rises so you never hear planes that loud. There are helicopters but not planes. Now west street ran on the west side of the trade center and I was about 4 blocks away from the trade center on 9/11. Well once we heard the plane we looked up and couldn’t see any plane because it had hit on the other side of the north tower. Then we heard the sirens about 1 minute later. As you looked into the streets you saw thousands of people just watching all looking at the same thing because now you could see the smoke. Now as engine and each ladder came up to the trade center I just stood there and watched. now about 9:00 we had gone out of the building and we were out on the street. Like most new yorkers we wanted to see what was going on. Now I saw every single firefighter looking up as they got off the rig and I have never seen that before. – Now it seemed like forever but then we heard a second plane and I looked at my uncle and said holy shit now I was five at the time and that was the first time I had ever said that. Then we new we were under attack. I have never seen him so scared in his life and the worst part about it was that my dad was in Brooklyn working. Now in the streets there were people who were every race speaking hundreds of different languages and they were all looking at the same thing. Now the more injured people were coming out of the north tower and people were also comming out of the south tower. Now there was that noise that I will never forget until the day I die jumpers. People were jumping out of the building from and 110 story office building. Now every time you heard that thud and boom. Its a hard thing to describe to someone who wasnt there but its was like nothing people dieing like its nothing this was happening every few seconds. I remember my uncle saying how bad is it that people have to jump. Now where I grew up people got shot and stabed and rapped all the time but this was different this wasnt a gang war or you had beef with someone else. We were all under attack. Then we just stood there which felt like hours watching then there was this huge roar and we looked up and smoke came out from the sides of the south tower and it was almost like it was detnating like boom boom boom like that my uncle picked my up and ran. At that point 121 firefighters were killed. We ran about 2 or 3 blocks before the smoke caught up with us and he covered my face. Then we tried to get back into the apartment building but nypd would not let us because it had been damaged. Now my cousin says to his dad this is the first time you havent ran or cussed at the cops.Later we heard the same noise that we did with the south tower. And then the north tower came down. 222 firefighters are killed. Now I remember the cable t.v going out in the deli we had gone to when we heard the roar because the north tower had a big antenna on the top of it for cable t.v. No im not going to put my opinion in this but there were bombs in it because you could see the smoke comming out the sides and you could tell. Now I was trying to get back into brooklyn but you couldnt get in or out of the city. On that day we lost 2,974 just doing their jobs in the north and south towers. Of those 343 fdny and 72 nypd and port authority cops. Now There were signs EVERYWHERE in manhattan for about the rest of september of people looking for someone. Many of the companies from southern Manhattan were the first ones at the trade center and there rigs were crushed under the debris. But I will never forget that day even though I was 5 something like that you dont forget. Every New Yorker lost something that day didnt matter if you were a gang banger a businessman, someone who worked in the finical district, a cop, it didnt matter who ever you were we all lost something on that day. But worse of all we lost 343 firefighters doing there job. Without them there would not have been 2,947 people dead there would have been a lot more. Now to this day members of the FDNY still have problems because of people they knew who died.On that day they lost 343 members of that family called the Fire Department city of New York the greatest fire department in the world. Now most people are probably think how would a 5 year old remember this well let me tell you something its not something you forget.

-- kosta Virginia Beach, VA http://www.kostasworkshop.blogspot.com/



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#1 posted 09-11-2009 09:22 PM

Thanks for taking the time to post on this subject.

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#2 posted 09-11-2009 09:34 PM

Thank you for sharing your story and no matter what age you were…. I am sure 9/11 will never be forgotten.

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#3 posted 09-11-2009 09:39 PM

Thanks for sharing. I still feel like someone punched me in the stomach when I remember that day.

-- Rich in Richmond -- Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it.

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#4 posted 09-11-2009 09:50 PM

Wow. That brought back a lot. I still remember it vividly.

Although I certainly agree with the other comments above, I must say that your post is in serious need of some formatting. It’s a bit difficult to read as a giant clump like that.

Other than that, it’s very touching.

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#5 posted 09-11-2009 10:10 PM

yea well its something that most people will never forget My cousin was working ladder 20 that day and died my brother was with squad 252 and made it out alive

-- kosta Virginia Beach, VA http://www.kostasworkshop.blogspot.com/

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#6 posted 09-11-2009 10:10 PM

Kosta

we in ENGLAND remember that day in a different way we have had our own attacks in London not on the same scale but with the same ending family’s suffering the loss of loved one’s your story is the first account i have from someone there and i’m touched by your story…. We have just had a couple of tv programmes about that fatefull day and the one that really got to me was of tellephone calls to love ones from people inside the towers and i must say i had a lump in my throat so from one ENGLISHMAN thankyou for sharing your story and we all should make a pray that this never happens again in our countrys …........

-- cut it saw it scrap it SKPE: ANDREW.CARTER69

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#7 posted 09-11-2009 10:16 PM

Kosta, Thanks for sharing that.
I can’t imagine how devastating that must have been for you and so many others. While the entire country was affected, we’ll never understand the full impact of that event on New York. Sorry you had to see it.

Thanks again,
Kent

-- She thought I hung the moon--now she just thinks I did it wrong

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#8 posted 09-11-2009 10:18 PM

yea well when I turn 18 im probably going in to the u.s marine corps to serve my country and to kill some terrorists its a hard thing to listen to people dieing and by that I mean the jumpers

-- kosta Virginia Beach, VA http://www.kostasworkshop.blogspot.com/

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#9 posted 09-11-2009 10:32 PM

Kosta

it’s great that you want to serve your country as many before you have…. but please remember that is not all about killing people when i joined the British amry i severed in northern island and we all thought we could kill believe me when i say that there are many who think they can but in truth can’t. but it does make you men and you will never find better friends so i hope that you joining the corp is to serve not just to kill

Andy

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#10 posted 09-11-2009 10:43 PM

Kosta,
Join the Marines and bring peace to our country… killing for peace is an oxymoron!
Otherwise, your story is very touching and brings back such memories to all Americans and their allies.
We need to wage peace, not kill others. We teach by example. That is not cowardice but bravery in it’s finest form.
Grow wise.
Ellen

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#11 posted 09-11-2009 10:47 PM

Ellen thats what i was trying to say but you said it better thank you

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#12 posted 09-11-2009 10:52 PM

Its just that I wouldnt think twice about shooting down a terrorist and to be honest there are almost 3,000 u.s citizens dead because of these idiots

-- kosta Virginia Beach, VA http://www.kostasworkshop.blogspot.com/

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#13 posted 09-11-2009 11:01 PM

Its just that I wouldnt think twice about shooting down a terrorist and to be honest there are almost 3,000 u.s citizens dead because of these idiots
Kosta

at 13- 14 we all wanted to take on the world and please don’t take this the wrong way but when you get to 18 you will think and see things differently and please believe me killing is not the way forward we need to give these people different ways to live and think and make thier lives have more meaning so they dont feel the need to kill others

Andy

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#14 posted 09-11-2009 11:50 PM

I know what your saying but theres so many people with lung problems now because of the thermite in the dust

-- kosta Virginia Beach, VA http://www.kostasworkshop.blogspot.com/

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#15 posted 09-11-2009 11:58 PM

Kosta thanks for the post. Speaking as a Marine. It is not about killing. It is about protecting every American citizen’s freedom. To serve as a United States Marine is an honor and a priveledge. Do it for the love of freedom, God, Family, Country and Corps. That is what a true Marine is. Sorry about the lecture. I ma a hard core,hard Ass Old school Marine.

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