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  • Guest1106

    I was working for a prominent mortgage company at the time. I was told the news by a client. Everybody in the office was in shock, but we were told by our supervisor to “quit being drama queens and get back to work.” We were not allowed to view the news until much later in the day. Thanks Alpha.

  • That is an amazing perspective. My recollection included the follow-on actions. We, the Chief and I, were contacted by the HQ AFJROTC and advised to change into civilian clothes and to not put the cadets in any formation that might indicate that they were anything associated with the military. There was no understanding of how big the attack might be. It scared the younger cadets when we returned in civilian clothes for the remainder of the classes that day; they realized that this was truly an attack on our nation.

    The Colonel

  • GuestYo Lar

    i WAS AT MY JOB DOING MAINTAINCE ON THE press.
    When I heard of what was going on I ran to the news room and saw the
    second plane hit the towers and as everyone Felt sick.
    My boss had me setup the press to run>
    I worked for the Trentonian newpaper as a pressman.
    But I still had a job to do and that was getting the paper on the
    street.
    Today I feel the same as I did that day and wishing that of as didn’t
    have to remember this day thinking of all the people that
    died makes me sick.
    I have the up most repect for our service man and women and wish them
    all my love so they will be home safe soon.

  • originalwilmington

    Myself and other students were glued to the TV watching in horror as the events unfolded. That was a day I will never forget. It was a day I knew my world would never be same again. And I was right.

  • Guest

    I was working at a prominent insurance agency downtown. My mom called and told me what happened. I had a small portable black and white tv on my desk and everyone in my dept had gathered around to watch. Even my boss came out to watch. But a few minutes later, even after everyone had dispersed from my desk, my boss came out and told me to turn off the tv. She said that it was distracting from doing my job. EXCUSE ME?! How can something that changed our nation so drastically be unimportant and distracting from my job? WOW! Thank GOD I don’t work there anymore!

  • Guest1111122222333334444455555

    I remember that day like it was yesterday. I was at home and my daughter was watching pbs so I had no idea what was going on until the phone started ringing. I want to thank pbs for sparing my daughter the horror of that day. She was so young and did not need to see what was going on. I remember trying in vain to get my father on the phone since he was at the Pentagon that day. Thankfully he was ok. It was such a beautiful day and strange not to hear planes flying over the house. I was thankful when my daughter went to bed that night so I could turn on the tv and see for myself what happened. I sat in shock and cried. My husband rushed home from out of state to be with us and drove us to see my father. The relief was unbelievable when I saw first hand he was fine. Now we live in a small mountain town with no stop light and are homesteading. I feel safer that way. To some that may sound silly but with young daughters I just did not feel safe in a larger city anymore. I say a prayer everyday for the families that lost loved ones and for the ones who lost their lives.

  • Guest

    Hello, I am writing in response to th News question above. As we reach closer & closer to the 10 year ann. I read & re-read articals covering stories of other people and the impact 9/11 left them with. On Sept. 11, 2001, I was a typical 16yr old. Classes at Laney started at 8:30, and I was on Cheif & Col.’s AFJROTC Drill Team. Cheif was going over the stats of our last weekend drill meet, we’d just heard where we placed in Fancy Element (though I can’t remember). Col comes running into the class-room and immediatly turns on the news. I rememeber as the old tv came into focus the first image we as a class saw was the second plane hitting the second tower. NO-ONE could say a word. We watched in terror. Everyone around the room had their mouths dropped open, within minutes Col had a small element sent down to the breezeway to lower the flag at half staff, each of those 4 cadets, all 16-17yrs old cried in silence as we saluted the flag. All those innocent people, for our flight, and for the rest of my life, that day is frozen in my mind. Cheif & Col taught their cadets a lot about patroitism, courage, strength & intergrity, but instead it showed through the entire school that day. I was fortunate not to have lost friends or family that day, as my family has no ties to New York, but as I look back, I couldn’t have been prouder of where I was when I heard the news. Being in that particular class-room, made an everlasting impression on my life. I would like to say a very special THANK YOU to them. To Col & Cheif, you made me realize the importance one person can make in this world, to the lives of others, the compassion we as a nation CAN & WILL provide.

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