September 11

September 11: 14 years later

So, in the hopes that I can spur a comment or two, I’m going to ask the question everyone can relate to.

Where were you on September 11?

I was in Latin class when the first plane struck.  They immediately canceled class and my now husband came to pick me up.  We made it back to my apartment in time to watch the second plane hit.  We spent the rest of the day calling people.  I needed to know that my father, who was always traveling, was okay.   The University was closed, campus was emptied.  So we spent the day watching the TV as reporters talked to people looking for their loved ones, and we cried for the loss of all those innocent people.

Where were you?  What did you experience and what did you take away from it?

One thought on “September 11: 14 years later

  1. I was working at a movie theatre in Frederick, MD at the time. My mother, a civilian Government employee, worked at Bolling AFB in DC (later merged with Naval Support Facility Anacostia to form Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling [JBAB]) but often went to meetings at the Pentagon.

    When I arrived at work that day, I found out what had happened when my manager asked that we black out all the trailers for Spider-Man that day. They had a bit where he had strung a web up between the two towers…anyway.

    I tried all day to contact my mother, but phones in her building were out and naturally, none of the cell providers was letting anything get through. I was terrified.

    I think it was probably about 6 or 7 when she finally managed to get through to me. I think that may have been the day when I realized that my family is the most important thing to me.

    Oh, and here’s the trailer:


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