Colorado remembers where they were on 9.11

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Remembering 9/11 pulls at your heart, but sharing your stories brings on tears. I found this out firsthand while covering the commemorative concert in Denver's Civic Park.

Remembering 9/11 pulls at your heart, but sharing your stories brings on tears. I found this out firsthand while covering the commemorative concert in Denver's Civic Park. Abigail Keating, a C.E.R.T. volunteer, (those who assist in the event of an emergency like putting out a fire, C.P.R., and how to get people out of bad situations) was living in South Carolina attending college. She was directed to the auditorium where over a thousand people were watching the news on a big screen. "Since I am from New Jersey it was very near and dear to my heart," she said.

 

The night before the attack, the Broncos were playing the New York Giants and Congressman Perlmutter and his daughter Zoe attend the game. The next morning, he let her sleep in late, so he was home watching The Today Show when the second plane hit. "I couldn't believe it and thought it was an accident and that everyone would get out. Then the 2nd plane hit and I didn't know what to think."

 

The State Treasure for Colorado, Congressman Mike Coffman was in New Mexico at a conference on the day of the attacks. Like so many others, he was so moved to take action, that four years after the attacks, in 2005, he decided to resign from his job and return to the United States Marine Corp. Congress Coffman was stationed in Iraq and had the opportunity to meet a lot of young men and women with determination and a willingness to sacrifice their life for our country.

 

Senator Mark Udall was walking to his office in the Cannon Building, which is directly in front of the Supreme Court, when he got a call that a plane had hit the World Trade Center. He thought that it must have been an enormous mistake until he heard about the second plane. Senator Udall said, "My overwhelming thought was that I knew the World had changed. I don't know how and I don't know why, but it was my job to understand why and to respond appropriately." He also said "We all have a list of days in our lives that we will never forget like when my children were born and when my parents died. This day is definitely on that list."