In two hours *PST* is September 11th. Where were you when the attacks happened?
In a car on the way to my grandfather's funeral.
I was lying in bed nursing my 4 month old when my oldest came in the room and told me that his grandma had called and to turn on the news. I called my mom and she said they didn't know what had happened but thought there was something wrong with the plane. Seconds later the second tower was hit and I told her that, it wasn't an accident. We all knew then that it was a terrorist act.
My (then) husband was sent home from work that day because he was working on a government building and they didn't know if the building would end up being one of the targets. I can't remember if I sent my son to school or not, but I did take my daughter to preschool so that she could have some fun without seeing us all so worried and without having her see the news. We talked about it later.
At home watching tv...
In NYC. I saw the second plane hit the tower. I had just moved to NY in May and had started a new job. It was chaos. I lived in Manhattan and worked across the Brooklyn Bridge. Worse day of my life was seeing buses rolling through the city filled with the National Guard and NYPD with machine guns and the smoke filled air. I will never forget.
at home with my 2 year old and 1 mth old getting ready to go to their dads. we were delayed and my mom, grandma and I watched the second tower hit.
I was inside a classroom, was in college back then. I remember someone opened the door and called us to the cafeteria, where the tv was on. I was in complete shock, I could barely believe my eyes.
Sept 11th, 2001 is one of those days that everyone remembers what they were doing at that specific time. My husband and I were about to drive from Cary, NC to Greensboro, NC to meet his parents on his birthday, which is Sept 11th. They were traveling cross country in their motor home from WA state to NC and back. Before we headed out, he was on the phone with our long distance company, and the lady he was talking to asked if he had seen the news yet. He said no...we hadn't turned the tv on yet that day...and she said to turn it on. He turned it on right before we saw the second plane hit. That was the scariest! I was pregnant with our 3rd daughter, our 2nd daughter was just a baby, and our first daughter was very young. Scary.
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