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Readers share their 9-11 memories


Last updated 9/8/2021 at 1:33pm

Brian Soergel

A replica of the Twin Towers at the 9/11 Spirit of America memorial in Cashmere, Wash. The names of the victims who died in the towers are engraved on the replica.

Earlier in August, The Beacon asked readers to share their own experiences of the events of 9/11 in advance of the 20th anniversary of the attacks.

Pilot haunted by vision of Towers

I captained a Delta 757 from Georgia to Hartford, Connecticut. It was a beautiful clear day for sightseeing after a cold front had cleaned the hazy days of summer.

"Delta 555 contact New York Center."

"Good Morning New York, Delta triple five at 350."

"Roger Delta, standby."

We heard chatter about an aircraft hitting a tower. I looked toward New York where I saw a large black plum of smoke streaming from one...

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