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Date: Thu, 13 Sep 2001 08:19:30 -0400
Subject: Re: re
That's why I agree (for the first time ever, I believe) with Mayor Giuliani. We MUST get back to normal as soon as possible. We need to show those animals that we are incredibly resilient and nothing will keep us down. Yes, it's beyond horrific but if we wail and wail for weeks then that's what they want. They believe they have hit targets that have completely destroyed our way of live but they have no idea how amazingly strong we are. Yes, for many people they have lost family members who worked in the World Trade Center and surrounding area, uniformed emergency service jobs, and near the Pentagon...in addition to the passengers on the planes. The amount of fire fighters and cops lost is beyond belief! But.... We need to show them that we can bounce back immediately, dig out, mourn for our losses but stand up straight and move on with our lives. I think this is so important!
Date: Wed, 12 Sep 2001 12:13:36 EDT
I hope you hear from x soon.
I was below Canal Street for my class right after the collapse. Ofcourse it
was cancelled but I was already on my way there. It was awful. All the people
in droves on the street just walking around with this lost look and a lot of
people had no shoes and were covered in soot. This one man told me he just
got out of the building but had seen bodies falling past his office window
before he escaped.
My heart and prayers are with all those families who have friends and loved
ones in the building. I used to work at the Citibank in WTC and am thinking
about those I worked with there, but I am sure they must be safe because it
was the ground floor and they had a great chance to get out.
I'm concerned for x's family though. Many of her cousins are firefighters
and cops. I called her last night but have not heard back to make sure her
family was ok.
What a horrendous tragedy, I'm scared about what will be next. They have
closed off our area below 14th Street. Yesterday I went to St. Vincent's to
volunteer and will try to return today.
To walk out on 7th Avenue and see nothing downtown brings such an immediate
sense of loss, and I don't think the true impact of this has even set in yet
for us all.
I hope you hear from x soon and that all those in your life are safe.
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