where were you? - page 4
I know it's a bit early for the first anniversary of September 11th but I was just wondering if some people would like to share with the rest what they were doing or where they were on September 11th... Read More
Aug 5, '02I was on my way out of the house when one of my neighbors told me a plane had crashed into the WTC. I came back in the house,turned on CNN and just felt sick.I forced myself to go to work,it was such a long day andI reallycould not concentrate.
Between patients we kept going into our lounge to watch TV. As the day passed I felt such anger,I was ready to kick some a**!
By the time night came I found myself reduced to tears.
Aug 5, '02I was off work that day and had gone back to bed after getting my kids off to school. My husband came home from work a little late and ran up to the bedroom and turned on the tv. We watched in horror together as the second plane hit. I was in shock and glued to my tv the rest of the day.
Many people went and picked up there kids at school. I did not. When they came home they had been watching it all day in school(they are high school kids).
What a horrible day, I'll never for get it.
Aug 5, '02I was driving home to PA from central Jersey where I work. 5 minutes into the drive the first plane hit...I called my husband from my cell phone and woke him up to tell him. Then the second plane hit. The Pentagon was hit... I was driving so fast on route 80 just to get home. When I walked in the door, the plane went down in PA. Ran upstairs to my husband and we watched the tv all day together and waited for something else to happen...The kids were so shaken...the world was shaken on 9/11...
Aug 5, '02I also remember watching CNN for days after September 11th and we put our Flag back up outside. Usually we only displayed it the week of the 4th of July, Veterans Day, Memorial Day.. etc. I remember feeling so helpless, not being able to do anything to help.
Aug 5, '02It was election day for the mayoral primary & the voting booths were set up down the hall in the cafeteria. An older man who was working for the Bd of elections came down the hall telling us that a plane flew into one of the towers.
A little while later he came back & said another plane flew into the other tower. I turned on the radio to see what was happening.
Parents began coming to pick up their children, about half of them were gone by 11:30. Other parents were calling to say that they didn't know when they would be able to get their children because they were at work and the subways were not running. The last child in my school was picked up @ 6:30 that night.
I still have not watched the planes hit on tv and have not been to the site. Just don't want to see it.Last edit by valk on Sep 1, '02
Aug 5, '02I was at home with our sons (they are homeschooled). The boys were 12, 11, and 10 at the time. We hadn't started our lessons yet. I logged on the computer like I do every morning to check the news. The site said "WTC hit by plane." I ran into the living room and turned on the TV to GMA. The second plane hadn't hit yet so we were sure what was happening. My hubby was at physical therapy for his back. I was kind of scared for my children not knowing what was exactly was happening. Then the second plane hit the other tower, and I knew then we were under attack. My husband pulled into the driveway and I met him at the door. I told him, "My God, we are being attacked." He had heard the news while he was in PT. Just watched the TV until I had to go to work that day for second shift. Never, ever thought I would ever live to see such a tragic day in my whole life. I don't take anything for granted now. It is hard to believe that it has been a almost a year since "the world stopped turning."
Sep 5, '02On the evening of September 11th all of our clergy from the area United together to form one "prayer service". After it was over we rushed home to listen to Pres. Bush address the Nation. :angel2:
Sep 5, '02I was taking my dgter to school, it was my first day of vacation,stayed glued to CNN for two weeks, my hubby was in EUROPE visiting his parents and was on the first flight that flew back over here, he said it was the longest flight of his life.
Sep 5, '02Hrm...I was sitting on my front porch in my pj's, sipping coffee and chatting with my neighbor when one of my other neighbors came outside and said turn on the tv, some freak just ran a plane into the World Trade Center...went inside and put on CNN just in time to see the second plane ram into the other tower. My husband was deployed at the time and I was pregnant and scheduled to go in for an amnio but the base closed down tighter than a drum and I couldn't go anywhere. I sat on the couch glued to the tv and just cried.
Sep 5, '02i was laying in bed dreading getting up for work. my dad is hoh and i can usually hear what he is watching from my room. i remember hearing the words attack and wtc. i was wide awake after that...turned on the tv and couldn't believe my eyes. i always drive past our goverment complex on the way to work and it was such a bizarre feeling, seeing it deserted in the middle of the week. i can't believe that it has been a year.
Imagine all the people living life in peace. You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us, and the world will be as one. John Lennon :kiss
Sep 5, '02I was on my way to Alb. with my DON for a 2 day training and we were chatting and halfway listening to the radio. We heard some type of premilinary report that a plane had flown into the WTC and thought it was a small plane.
When we got to the training we just went to find a tv and spent the rest of the day watching the news.
It was such dramatic footage.
I think I was in shock for a few days.
Sep 5, '02I was driving to work at my job at a boarding school (grades 9-12) health clinic. All classes came to a hault as faculty, students, and staff gathered around TV's on campus to watch. We had a special all school assembly to come together as a community and clarify what was happening. I spent most of the day seeing students, helping them process what was happening, even though I was just as shocked and confused as they were. Since the students come from all over America and the world, I encouraged those kids who were anxious to call their parents from my clinic. This was the first time that kids of this age were exposed to this type of situation. They watched history unfold before their eyes. I kept wondering if my allowing them to watch such footage on TV (over and over) was appropriate or not. It was a difficult day for everyone.
Sep 5, '02I was meeting with the director of the Southwest Organ Donation Program and we were smoothing out the edges of a class I was teaching to the E.R. and ICU nurses who are involved with that activity.
We continued with our work and planning and updating, it took about two hours. We both wanted to quit and watch t.v., but we knew the focus and priority of the upcoming classes had to take precedence.
After lunch, I went home and then stayed glued to the tv and telly.