9 11 photo 2 smaller Where Were You On 9/11?

We will ALWAYS remember where were during certain events.  Some are good: graduation, marriage, childbirth.  Others are not: President Kennedy’s assassination, the Challenger explosion, the attacks of 9/11.  Tomorrow marks 9 years since that horrific day in NYC, DC and PA.  Where were you, and what were you doing when you first heard the news? We should NEVER forget!

Comments (13)
  1. I’ll get things started. In 2001, I hosted a morning show in Chicago. I was home sick that day. Since I normally got up at 4am to go to work, I was already up and watching the morning news shows when the first plane hit at 7:45 Central time. I was still glued to the coverage as the second plane hit.

    I remember feeling so helpless and sad. But, I will admit that I was a bit relieved I wasn’t at work and didn’t have to cover it on the air that morning. I’m not sure how I would have handled it. I cried a bit, and I am not ashamed to say so.

  2. writetools says:

    I am glad others are asking that same question. I just wrote on blog on where I was…and also on other major impact events…like Challenger and Oklahoma City. In the middle of the outback in Austrailia. Watching it unfold on FOX with about 300 Marines in an underground bunker. I WILL never forget. I couldn’t hold back tears writing it, even nine years later. You are right, we should never forget. Thanks for your post. Amie

    1. Jessie says:

      My mom who was 71 at the time called me at 6:30 a.m. in tears and asked if I had seen on TV what was happening. We had no family or friends in NY but she was crying because those were our fellow Americans jumping and dying from those buildings! I do not care what it costs but I must have Bin Liden and those who protected him! No, I will not forget.

  3. Wendy Kohlhoff says:

    My brother’s call to my home at that time in Brentwood Calif. woke me with the news. My first comment was life as we have known it will now be changed for ever. I went to work as a first hire for TSA and tried to help make a difference. I will never forget those we lost, and all the brave people who gave endlessly to try to save others. I felt overwhelmed and probably still do to a degree. I just want this world to be a more forgiving and peaceful one. Wendy

  4. Katie says:

    I was in P.E. i was in high school thats all we watched that day it was soo sad..

  5. David says:

    I remember my radio going off around 6:00 a.m. that day and hearing that a plane had hit one of the towers. I woke up quick and turned on the tv to see the coverage. I jumped into the shower real fast to get ready for work and see more coverage. Between the time I got in and out of the shower, the second plane hit.

    I recall feeling alone. I had only been in Phoenix a year and didn’t really have any friends to call and talk to. Most of my friends were back in Milwaukee and my parents were in Tucson at the time. One of my friends from Milwaukee did call me to vent only because, she was “preparing copy” for radio announcers all day and couldn’t calm down when she could go home.

  6. Monica Pavlides says:

    I was living in NY at the time. I was on the Express Bus from Queens to Manhattan, actually in Manhattan, when the 1st plane hit … probably around 6th Ave and 34th St. I was in the office when the 2nd plane hit. I heard about in the Cafeteria when I went to get coffee. When I heard about the 2nd one, I immediately knew it was no accident. I worked all day because the city was in lockdown. I listened to the radio all day WCBS-FM initially. It went to its sister station, WCBS-AM, all news radio, at 10:00 AM. I was IMing with co-workers who were watching and working from home. I will NEVER forget. When I came back to work 2 days later (no one was allowed in NYC except emergency personnel the following day), coming in on the Express Bus, we took the LIE to the Queens Midtown Tunnel. You could see the towers from the LIE and to not see them anymore, was just devastating. It took a long time to look over that way and not get emotional. I will NOT forget that day.

  7. michelle pickle says:

    jeff l was ln bed when my dad came ln my bedroom to wake me up at 6 ;30 am he told me we were under attack l was very shock and very sad and l told my dad that president bush would be very very mad. your friend michelle

  8. Brian says:

    I was stationed at Naval Air Station Lemoore California. I was a Naval Physiologist teaching water survival classes to our pilots. That Tuesday morning, my wife woke me up in a panic saying that a plane had just hit one of the twin towers. I was thinking it was a small plane that flew out of control, not a commercial airliner. She had the news on and yelled for me to get out of bed and get to work, I was an instructor and our class that day didn’t start for another couple hours, which was the 2nd day of refresher training for our pilots.

    As I drove the seven miles to work, the radio was describing the scene, and as I was 1/2 mile from the main gate, the first tower had just come down. I got through the gate, dropped the kids at their school, and went to our training building. All of our “students” had been recalled to their squadrons on an alert status. We had a TV in one of the rooms, and were glued to it for the rest of the week, as we had to cancel all training, because of the “No Fly” directives.

    Later that day, I also learned that friends of mine were dispatched on an emergency intercept with inbound aircraft from Japan, as those flights didn’t get the word that the airspace was closed. My friends launched with weapons hot ready to shoot down any aircraft, luckily they didn’t have to use them.

    Lieutenant, Medical Service Corps, United States Navy

  9. JEan says:

    I was at work by the airport, and my husband called me, we got on the computer and saw the pics and then the internet froze. We had a bomb threat and let us go home.The next couple of days with no air planes over hear was really scary. Then when they started up again we all stared out the windows. Just watching what was going to happen.

  10. Julie says:

    I had just started going to college, this was my second semester . I was at home watching t.v .when the news “special report” was posted. I was in aw..to hear this happening as I began to cry, for all those lives that were trapped and caught in the middle of all this
    kaoss. All those lives lost … somebodies ;husband,dad,uncle,grandpa,brother,nephew , wife,mom,aunt,grandma,sister, niece and cousin.. for what reason?? Why did this happen? Who was to blame ?

  11. Larry says:

    Was at school (BMW STEP) in Phoenix getting ready to start class when one of our students came in and said take a look at the TV, a jet just crashed into one of the twin towers. As we were walking into the class, we saw the 2nd jet crash into the other tower. We knew we were under attach at that moment.

    Such a sense of disbelief and anger – What an eerie quiet there was in the Phoenix when the President ordered everything grounded until they were able to sort it out. Very reassuring to see the jets out of Luke flying cover over the valley.

    That event changed my sons entire perspective on the people of the United States – to see the people of this country binding together to fight a common foe eventually led to my sons enlistment into the military. God bless America’s sons and daughters!!!!!!

  12. Lorraine says:

    I was at work in Downtown Brooklyn NY, right across the river from the World Trade Center. I was on the phone with one of my Bosses’ after the 1st Tower was hit; she was looking out the window telling me what she could see of the 1st Tower when all of a sudden she literally watched the second plane fly into the 2nd Tower. Sept. 11, 2001 is a day I will NEVER forget.

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