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Editors note 9/11/2018:
It has been 17 years since that morning on 9-11 when the towers came falling down. I remember it as if it was yesterday. Much has happened since that date -- mostly for the worse. I publish this each year so I don't forget by feelings during those days.

By Ron Munden

When I lived in the San Francisco Bay area, I wrote in my journal each day. These were my thoughts in 2001.

I wrote this story on the 5th anniversary of 9/11. I now look back at it each time the calendar approaches that date. At the time I wrote the journal entries I was living just outside of San Francisco.

As the 5th anniversary of 9/11 approached, I pulled my journal for 2001. It refreshed my memories about what I was thinking right after the attack. Here is what I read:

Tuesday, September 11, 2001
The Day the U.S. was Attack

I was working in my home office when Deloris rushed in and said Patty just called and said the country is under attack. That was the start of a very long day.

The TV was completely devoted to coverage of the attack. In New York, the World Trade Center towers were both destroyed. In Washington D.C., the Pentagon was hit. A forth plane went down in a field in Pennsylvania. Reporters say that the number of dead will be greater than those killed in the attack on Pearl Harbor.


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