|10th Anniversary of 9 11 01 - We Will Never Forget|
On that day I was in work in Nutley, NJ on the 14th floor of the building with a clear view of lower Manhattan. I friend who worked in another building call me around 9 AM to say an airplane had struck one of the World Trade Center towers. By 9:15 the floor was full of people from all over the plant who had came up to look at both tower which were both in flames (all that could be seen was thick smoke. At approximately 10 AM one tower sudden disappeared and the smoke increased. By 10:30 both towers were gone. The next day I took a ride south on the Garden State Parkway and around mile 131 all you could smell was hot metal and burning plastic and rubber. A fine dust was all over the roadway and the slight mist caused a gray/brown film to be deposited on my car (which was very difficult to remove when washed, almost like dried potter's clay). For many months later when I drove south on Route 21 through Passic around Passaic Street the skyline looked empty with out the towers which could normally seen To this day both images are etched in my mind.