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19 years ago today, I was giving a pitch at Canadien Tire in Niagara Falls. The meetings were cancelled, but the borders were closed and I could not return to the US for 3 days. I ended up driving my rental car home to Denver and was there before any flights were up.

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19 years ago today, I was working downtown in NY, for Goldman Sachs. I remember seeing the WTC building on fire, and then at one point, the first tower collapsed, and the wave of smoke enveloped my building, and seeing with my own eyes one tower standing, and later the other tower collapsed. It was surreal seeing no towers once that happened. Also, I was close to the South Street Seaport so I could see the people walking on the FDR drive and across the Brooklyn Bridge. While it’s been 19 years, I will never forget this!

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19 years ago I was just about to start my last exercise in my Officer training course for the Royal Air Force. It completely changed my career as a pilot.

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19 years ago, I was in Berkeley Heights, NJ. I was at the AT&T NOC for my product line. It is the only time I have ever seen zero calls in any queue. We suspended all call quality guidelines and metrics. If anyone called our representatives, they could be supportive and talk without worry. When I walked out of the building and turned back, for some unknown reason, I looked to NYC and could see two plumes of smoke.

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