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awalesII11 Sep 2017 9:58 a.m. PST

Today being 9/11, I find my self thinking about that exact morning and everything that went on that day. Minute by minute hour by hour.

It's like my generation's JFK moment. Where entire conversations decades later can revolve around where you were or what you were doing when you heard the news.

Just curious if other countries have similar indelible marks in time. Where you and your countrymen can relate down to the hour and minute.

Also curious as to what really makes the mark. Like I recall images from the Oklahoma City bombing but I couldn't tell you the date without Google.

Also interesting are terms, phrases, etc.. that are by product of these moments. Every time I hear "First Responder", I always recall the news casters searching for terms for the wide array of people who went to the site to help. And now how it's applied as a general term for all city services like police and fire who used to always be police and fire.

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP11 Sep 2017 2:23 p.m. PST

I think it has to change how you see the world. My mother told us many times where she was when she heard about Pearl Harbor.

When your country's invaded or your chief executive shot for the third time, it doesn't make the same sort of impression. I bet in Germany, they remember the Wall coming down, but for most of Western Europe, maybe nothing since VE-Day.

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