Where were you when you heard about the WTC attacks?
I was a flight attendant but happened to be on days off that day. Got a call from my Dad checking to see if I was flying or not. He woke me up EARLY...frantic. Said he was so relieved to hear I answered the ph*one.
I was glued to the TV for days. As stable as I like to think of myself, I even visited the airlines counselor. It hit way too close to home for me. I knew exactly what the flight attendants were doing when the flights took off, and how they must have felt trapped in a silver tube with men making threats.
It will certainly go down in MY history as never being able to forget where I was when I heard.
May God continue to bless the families of the victims.
I was working for an FAA repair station overhauling aircraft electronic components. we were sent home to be with our families. My volunteer Ambulance Squad called me into service. Spent next 24 hours stationed at Shea Stadium with 2000 Ambulances. We were finally sent home due to there was nothing we could do. A real sad day for all of us. I lost alot of brothers and sisters that day.
I was at work - not too far from NYC. I lived and worked on Long Island then. I could smell the smoke in my bedroom at night. We all walked around like zombies for weeks. I mean, we went to work and did what we had to do, but we were 'dead' inside. Not sure I'll ever get over it. I live in NC now.
I was asleep having got into Florida and to sleep in the wee hours of the morning and my boyfriend at the time woke me up to tell me.I was so shocked I could not believe it.I can
t or never for the life of me figure out why there has to be such mean,cruel people.I don
t think 9-11 is a day that anyone can ever forget about.My heart goes out to all those that were killed,Those who made it out of there alive, that had family involved,friends and those that helped.
I WAS AT A HARDWARE STORE PICKIN UP SOME CAULKING FOR MY SHOP WHEN THE FRIST PLANE HIT THEY HAD A SMALL TV BEHIND THE COUNTER A GIRL THAT WAS WORKING WAS SCREAMING AN CRYING ITS A DAY I WILL NEVER FORGET AND WE ALL SHOULD NEVER FORGET!!!!!!.....JAY
I was working at a Daycare center at the time, we were outside with the children when the first plane hit. Saw the events after that on the news. I can remember parents frantically coming to pick up their children because there are two tower buildings across the street from the Daycare center that I worked at. Lots of tears that day.
I was working in my home office on the PC emailing a customer, some kiddie show was on the boobtoob I'm not sure which show Romper room or Elmo and friends.
I had call waiting on the PC and a message came up so I canceled the conection and took the call from a histerical wife of a close associate.
I couldn't make out what she was saying as she was crying and moaning, the only thing I could make out was something on the TV?
When I changed the station I was on a local ABC from Sarasota and the President was sitting there in a Local school in Sarasota and this secret service agent leans over and wispered in Bush's ear and Bush got this grimace on his face, that you knew something was up. The local ABC still wasn't showing what was happening up in NYC at that moment.
The next thing I know a reporter came on and said a plane had crashed in NYC?
The next shot was the president still sitting there in the school listening to a school girl give a recital or something like that.
Whenever I hear someone bring up this tragedy I first think of all the souls lost that day, and then I think of our president sitting in that school listening to a child read a poem or whatever, not knowing what to do next.
Anyhow I went to a biker friends home up the road and watched the second plane hit.
It was then apparent to us this was an act of war, and Sharon suggested we call the local hospital to make an appointment for giving blood.
I still see that poor man Bush sitting there in a local school with a bewildered look on his face not knowing what to do next!
Oh my gosh, Mo...your words & your pictures...Hugs...I thought about you & others over the weekend but haven't had a chance until now to write.
Where was I on 9/11...I was at work when I could hear co-workers out in the hall saying oh my gosh, have you heard what has happened in New York? We were all in total numbness & shock. Straight down the hall from my office was our Deputy Directors office & they had a TV in there & I could see it from my office. I also remember the coldness of my supervisor a few months later when I was getting my evaluation from her & one of the things she put in my evaluation was about emailing me on 9/11 asking for something & I didn't reply back to her immediately. I remember just looking at her during my evaulation & saying, do you remember what happened on 9/11? I really don't think too many people were thinking too straight that day with what had happened. (Which by the way I'm no longer working in her department - I switched departments in December, 2001, which was the best thing I could have done). That whole day was just a blur with listening to the radio & watching the TV & then even weeks afterwards...One of my daughter's friends lives in Manhattan & I remember how worried we were for her & her Mom & kept trying to call & we couldn't get through. It's a day that will always be etched in my mind...God Bless...
i was in court when i first heard about it. seems i have a problem with speeding. they actually dismissed my case and gave me a warning so they could clear the building. i remember driving home listening to the radio and thinking this can't be real. got home, the tv confirmed it all. truly amazing how fast the world can change.
Mo ...God Bless
I was at work in Gaithersburg., MD, which is about 40 minutes outside of Washington, DC. The company i work for, at the time was located in a building in a complex located across the street from the National Institutes of Standards & Technology (NIST). I was listening to the local radio station, Elliott In The Morning, they were doing there usual clowing around..when all the sudden the female host, Diane, said "oh my God..a plane just hit the tower." I went into the vice president of the company's office to tell him what had just happened and he was frantically trying to locate his wife, on the fone. She was working at the State Department and one of the inital reports that came across the TV, after the Pentagon, was there was a bomb at the State Department (reports later dismissed). The vivid things i remember of that day...
Hearing all the fire trucks and emergency vehicles sirens headed to DC...
The MP from NIST who came into our offices and told us we had to leave our building...
How orderly and eerily quiet traffic was....
Seeing the vice president of the company I work for, openly cry..among other people in the office building, including myself.
my heartfelt payers and love go to those who lost a love one that day....
Mo... very touching both your pictures and your words... you're on my mind, as is your family and all the families that lost loved ones on that horrific day in september 2001... for me, it was the very first day of many court appearances pertaining to the murder of my ol man... we were evacuated from the court house and we watched both towers fall from our vantage point directly across the river in Hudson County, NJ... to say that the day started out as traumatic and ended up even worse than it began is a gross understatement... like everyone else, that day is etched in my mind, never to be forgotten...
I was working in an Insurance office...ironically we carried the policy of the Flight School here in Vero Beach...one of my clients was sitting at my desk to update his policy, first person of the day, and one of the shop owners from the strip mall where we were located came to the door and told us...we rushed to the back room and turned on the TV...sat in a dumbfounded state for hours...never did update the policy, but he wasn't concerened..he lost 3 life long friends to the 1st tower...God was watching over so many that day!!!