We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

(TR from long ago) without the bells/only silence

Which Las Vegas hotels are on sale?
dd/mm/yyyy dd/mm/yyyy
See hotels
Pennsylvania
Destination Expert
for Mount Pocono
Level Contributor
4,299 posts
32 reviews
Save Topic
(TR from long ago) without the bells/only silence

6 years ago today, in vegas ,in the early hours, a harsh wake up call.

A day to never be forgotten. Unlike 1993, DH was here with me, instead of in the WTC again. As we sobbed watching this on the television, we mourned for those we knew personally. Those that were there. Casinos were like I had never seen before.

A drive home cross country. No flying home. Watching everyones

face in every city and town we went through. Embedded in ones

mind forever. In loving memory to those lost. The day that I felt Vegas stand still.

Carson City, Nevada
Level Contributor
2,903 posts
1 review
Save Reply
1. Re: (TR from long ago) without the bells/only silence

Our Country changed forever that day...We lost so many people.....Thoughts and prayers going out to all who were touched by evil that day!..Slotto

Loveland, Colorado
Level Contributor
4,215 posts
Save Reply
2. Re: (TR from long ago) without the bells/only silence

I don't think any of us will ever forget where we were when we heard the news.

There are no words to express my feelings - the feelings that many of us share.

God Bless America

Irvine, California
Level Contributor
33,862 posts
Save Reply
3. Re: (TR from long ago) without the bells/only silence

Thoughts and prayers to all who lost loved ones then and to all who have lost lost loved ones in the military in the years since then, as an indirect consequence of what happened that day.

South Carolina
Level Contributor
5,329 posts
Save Reply
4. Re: (TR from long ago) without the bells/only silence

This tragedy touched us all in different ways. I can't even begin to imagine how it must have affected you, knowing that your husband could have been in that building when it was taken down or to have personally known people who lost their lives that day. To have been in the world's largest party city at the time must have been completely surrealistic, so hard to balance the two. Not that any of us should need reminding, but bringing it to the forefront of our thoughts today, is important, at least to me.

Thanks for this post.

Camille

Topeka, Kansas
Level Contributor
18,510 posts
64 reviews
Save Reply
5. Re: (TR from long ago) without the bells/only silence

Agree with other posters....always remember, appreciate what we have, and our sons and daughters in uniform make me proud to be an American!

Pennsylvania
Destination Expert
for Mount Pocono
Level Contributor
4,299 posts
32 reviews
Save Reply
6. Re: (TR from long ago) without the bells/only silence

Camille,

I didn't even recall it until something (like an inner clock) hit me. I had no idea what it was. Lack of sleep wasn't the "usual". (I have a hard time sleeping). It then hit me, when hubby woke up at 4:15 am

Time to catch the bus for the 2 hour trip to NYC. Yes, it is difficult for me, as he nearly didn't make it out in 1993. But more importantly, it changed all of our lives. I pray for all families that were directly affected, and the country as a "whole". God Bless us, every one.

We now need to focus on "Las Vegas"

Benezette...
Level Contributor
5,264 posts
27 reviews
Save Reply
7. Re: (TR from long ago) without the bells/only silence

Well said, VegasSue,

I too am proud to be an American. Son in military.

I was taking Tami to Penn State .You should have seen that huge campus in tears.

Los Gatos...
Level Contributor
24,950 posts
7 reviews
Save Reply
8. Re: (TR from long ago) without the bells/only silence

We all love Las Vegas. I know I'll never forget 9/11. Spent a ton of time watching all the news coverage from my room at the Venetian.... Friday they finally let us fly home.....

yeah...I'm pretty sure none of will ever forget..... I know I won't...

ohio
Level Contributor
2,525 posts
Save Reply
9. Re: (TR from long ago) without the bells/only silence

This will be one of those moments where you'll remember exactly where you were and what you were doing at the time of the attacks.

God bless America!

Carson City, Nevada
Level Contributor
2,903 posts
1 review
Save Reply
10. Re: (TR from long ago) without the bells/only silence

We were supposed to fly there with friends for my 40th bday...all flights were cancelled...friends backed out...but dh drove me to Vegas on the 15th....as I was sitting tin the casino...at the stroke of twelve on the 16th...I started to cry...I wanted to go home..and be with my kids..and it all hit me like a ton of bricks.........the town was dead...all of the signs on the hotels had American flags..and God Bless America..shows were dark...We drove home...with delayed shock and Awe.....the roads were empty...and then I stayed in my house and watched Cnn for weeks...Shell shocked...should have never gone...I can see it all as clear as day...God Bless America....and our freedoms...and rights and benifits of living here...and Vegas is something that came from that...We live in the most Blessed and wonderful country in the world...Slotto