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Your memories of 9/11
Siesta Key Wednesday, Sep. 7, 2011 4 years ago

9/11: Your memories

by: Observer Staff

We asked you to share your memory of one of the most tragic events in recent U.S. history. Many of you responded with your own personal story of where you were when on that infamous day. Here a few quotes from some of you:

“I opened my sunroof and stood on the car seat to see President Bush and his motorcade coming from Longboat Key on their way to Booker Elementary,” said Andrea Kaine.

“I turned my head to look at the man with his camera, and in doing so, the president's car flew past me,” said Frances Fitzpatrick.

“My principal, in fact, the entire Central Office (superintendent, etc.) were all very sensitive to the fact that there were many volunteer personnel in the district who would be called to duty. I was released from school to report to my fire department,” said Janis Merluzzo.

“Walking to work that [next] day was unlike any other day in my life of 50 years. There were others walking to work, but we all looked at each other and thought the same thing, ‘Why are we doing this?’” said Patti Schimmel.

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