Friday, September 9, 2011

Where Were You When We Were Attacked On 9/11?



Where were you and what were you doing on September 11, 2001?  Where were you when the planes crashed into The Twin Towers, The Pentagon, and Shanksville?

September 11, 2001 is a day I will never forget. It will be etched in my memory forever.  I was in my car driving from Pittsburgh to Steubenville. I was meeting Kevin - my boyfriend at the time, now my husband - along with heading to a theology class.  I was listening to the radio when I heard something about planes hitting buildings. I was thinking what is this that I'm listening to?  I have to say at first I thought I was listening to some work of fiction. Then as I switched through the radio stations I kept hearing the same news. I heard that two planes had crashed into The Twin Towers of The World Trade Center and then I knew that what I had heard before on the radio was in fact a reality.  Then we found out that the horrific, tragic attacks which took place that day were carried out by Islamic extremists. The evil terrorists took the lives of 3000 innocents.  Al Qaeda had declared war on the United States on 9/11.  During my class we prayed for the souls of all those who lost their lives as well as for their loved ones whom they left behind.  May we continue to keep both them and their families in our prayers as we remember those terrible, heartbreaking events that happened 10 years ago.

11 comments:

Leticia said...

I was at work (factory) listening to the radio and heard that the Pentagon had got hit and realized with shock and terror that the United States was under attack. Much to my dismay the people I worked with had no idea what the Pentagon was?!And ignored me. Until we heard about the Towers, they realized something was terribly wrong. I sat in shock the whole day. And then went to the doctors later on and was told I was pregnant with my second son. Stayed up all night watching the news crying and crying and praying to God. The loss of life and seeing people plummeting to their deaths will forever be imprinted on my mind. I will NEVER forget this tragic day.

sig94 said...

I was at work and I saw some of the prosecutors in the homicide bureau watching the first tower burn after the hit. I didn't know what was going on and thought nothing of it as I thought a small Cessna had crashed into the building. Then while watching I saw the second jet fly into Tower #2. I blurted out, "We're at war!"

Zilla/MJ said...

I was 60 miles north of Manhattan in Poughkeepsie, Ny working. My story is here:
http://zillablog.marezilla.com/2011/09/i-will-always-be-new-yorker-my.html
Be sure to read about the amazing thing that happened in the aftermath.
This is my childhood friend Justin, he worked at Cantor Fitzgerald and had recently gotten engaged to a lovely girl we went to school with. He was killed a week before his 30th birthday:
http://www.legacy.com/Sept11/Story.aspx?PersonID=111395

Pedaling said...

I was in the kitchen getting breakfast for my kids.
You know, looking back, I can see I changed that day- many of us did.
Love for my country became more intense...I wanted to learn more, to think more and to love more.
I will never forget.

Chris W said...

I was at work in a warehouse in Mansfield MA (just south of Boston). We had the radio on and the station we we listening to said there was an accident in NYC and a small plane had hit the WTC. After the second plane hit we knew it was no accident and NYC was under attack.

Eric Graff said...

I was at work, as were many. But my story is just a bit different. A little over two weeks before the attack happened, my daughter, unbeknownst to me at the time, enlisted in the Navy. When she told me a few days after she signed up, my wife and I were, well, let’s just say, not amused. Yes, she was 18 and could do as she wished, but she was in no way ready for anything. She was adopted from a family that abused and neglected her terribly and she had only been under our wing for a few short years. After my initial irritation with her choice, I found a way to get my head and arms around her decision, and supported her, albeit reluctantly. Don’t get me wrong, I’m a huge supporter of our military, it’s just not where I felt she needed to be and she had done this with no warning.

Then the towers fell.

I came home fully aware of what had happened that day. I watched the events unfold on TV’s at work.
When I opened the front door to my home, there was Jessica, sitting on the sofa, watching for the seventy third time, the towers tumbling to earth. She ran to my arms, her make-up streaked and hair a mess, and cried, “Daddy, who did this? WHO DID THIS?!?!?”
I said, “I don’t know sweetheart, but I do know you’re going over there and your going to find whoever did this and kick their ass.”

Teresa said...

Thank you Leticia, sig94, Zilla, Pedaling, Chris W, and Eric for sharing your whereabouts and experiences on that tragic day. I would normally respond to you each individually but I have been sick since Tuesday so please forgive my succinctness. God Bless all. God Bless America.

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

I was watching CNBC before work when they cut away with the news and live shots right after the first plane hit. I then saw the second plane hit live. I later saw the towers come down, and our lives changed forever.

Ron Russell said...

I was at home that morning and my wife called me from work and told me what was happening in NYC. Yes, its a day one will never forget! A very sad day for America. One that will change us forever.

Fuzzy Slippers said...

I was in my living room. Stunned, aghast, confused, afraid, and very very angry. Mostly just the anger remains ;)

Trestin said...

A great post, Teresa.