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Never Forget

Never Forget

Where were you?


Deadlift: 3-2-2-1-1-1; not a 1RM, on a 90 second clock

MetCon – 4 Rounds:
200m Run
15 Ring Dips

No polemic today.  Instead, I just want you to find some quiet time at some point in your day to reflect on all those that lost their lives on September 11th, 2001.  Nothing like it in our recent history has impacted the US and the world nearly as much as the terrorist attacks that morning.

I am curious, where were you when you received the news that day?  What were you doing?  Are the most intricate details still etched in your memory?

I was sitting in my chair in Dr. Derby’s calculus class.  I was right next to the window.  We didn’t do a thing during the whole hour and a half class.  We had the telly fixated on CNN the whole morning.  During class changes everyone was solemnly walking the halls.  Not a whole lot of talking.  The entire day was spent in mixed states of fear and helplessness.  Let us hope this great nation does not experience something like that fateful day for a long, long time.

Coach G


By | 2017-04-25T14:38:31+00:00 September 11th, 2012|CrossFit Ktown Knoxville, Uncategorized|8 Comments


  1. Ben September 11, 2012 at 1:49 pm

    I was on a class break in Accounting 201. Nothing was done for the rest of the day. I will Never Forget.

  2. Callie September 11, 2012 at 2:23 pm

    I was in the University Center at UT after a Biology lecture. Everyone was standing with eyes lifted to the televisions. I went straight home and called my parents. I think everyone did. It just seemed like what I was supposed to do even though none of us were close to where any of the attacks happened. I don’t think the magnitude of it hit me until later though.

  3. G8r Dave September 11, 2012 at 4:03 pm

    I was reading a post on the Gator message boards (it was Tennessee week, recall) and someone posted “A plane just flew in to the WTC”. I went downstairs to the gym to see what was on the news. All the speculation was around the “accidental” flight of the plane into the building. I was watching the TV when out of the right frame another plane flew in and smashed into the building. I commented immediately “This is no accident. We are being attacked.” Watched the Towers come down. Thought we must have lost at least 10,000 souls.

    Foilow the link to read about one soul, a good friend to my old boss. An amazing man. And learn the words to “Men of Harlach” I can teach the tune. God bless Rick Rescola.

  4. Rise Up September 11, 2012 at 5:02 pm

    I was in my office when someone mentioned a plane hitting the WTC tower. I was thinking a small Cessna type plane, but I went to the break room downstairs to watch the news broadcast anyway. As I watched, another plane flew into the other tower. That’s when everyone knew this was no accident and I instantly had a hollow feeling in my body. I called my parents to tell them to turn on the TV and for the next several hours I watched the news in disbelief.

    At that same moment a gentlemen that we hired at our firm was writing a letter to my boss accepting the position we had offered. He was in the building next the the WTC and in his letter he describes the events happening around him. We still have that letter in our office and it’s pretty crazy to read it and have him tell us the story of writing it.

  5. KB September 11, 2012 at 7:29 pm

    I was training for a company in that area. I was on the outskirts and really could not see much. We stopped the train class and everyone left in a hurry. I was trying to figure out what to do and called my company and was told to get back home ASAP. The rental car company let everyone driver to where they needed with no extra charges. Even on the outer area everyone was running around and it was really crazy.

  6. Geri September 12, 2012 at 2:27 am

    I was headed back to my closet of a classroom at school. I heard someone say something about a plane hit the twin towers. Naturally, I thought it was an accident. Someone then said it was probably Osama Bin Laden. I had no clue what they meant. I remember calling Larry because I needed to hear his voice. For days they replayed those scenes on the news and I had to shut it off.

  7. Angelo September 12, 2012 at 3:00 am

    I was watching the news with my mom. My recruiter called and told me to be ready. Can still hear his voice.

  8. Heather September 12, 2012 at 8:48 pm

    I was working with my boss that day and we were in a convenience store for over an hour just watching in horror as to what was happening. My grandmother was flying home on a United flight from Colorado that day and I remember the sound of her voice when she called to say that they shut down the airport and that she was ok. I also remember in the days that followed, running on the treadmill at the gym and crying as those that survived searched for their missing loved ones by talking to the news crews. It was awful. It’s still awful. God bless all those that perished that day and all the people they left behind.

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