Friday, September 11, 2009

Where were you….


Where were you that morning of September, 11 2001? I remember it like it was yesterday. I was in-between classes my senior year of high school when our office lady came on the loud speakers telling us that two planes just hit the World Trade Center. At that exact moment, I didn’t understand what just happened…I didn’t even know exactly what or where the World Trade Center was…when I arrived in my 2nd period classroom, the TV was on and all were watching the breaking news about the terrorist attack that just happened.

I was stunned. As I sat and watched that replay of it over and over my heart just sunk…who could ever be this coldhearted, how could this happen, why did this happen? So many people lost there lives and loved ones that day…today I’m remembering them…praying for their families.

I hope you take a moment…or two and stop and say a prayer for the ones who lost their loved ones.

May God be with you and yours today.

16 comments:

Wendy said...

I remember that day well. I was sitting in xray school. We turned on the tv as the second plane hit. It was a very strange, helpless feeling. So sad that there are such evil people in this world. So many people lost love ones that day. I am remembering them and the families today. Being married to a firefighter makes today especially hard. Praying for them as well!

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Amber Schmidt said...

It was my freshman year of college ... my hubby was getting ready to leave for class when he came running into the bedroom ( I was still sleeping like the good student I was!) and yelled... "GET UP NOW!! You have to see this... a plane just flew into the side of the world trade center!!" While watching the coverage of the first plane we saw the second plane hit and I told him - THIS is no accident... later we found out about the 3rd and 4th planes. I was nearly paralyzed. All I could do was pray and cry.

Jodi said...

I'll never forget it either! It was my junior year in college, I had just gotten out of the shower to get ready for class and the news came one that the first plane had hit! It was awful and confusing! Later on, the whole University shut down! It will always be a part of me. I can't imagine the poor families who were affected on a MUCH larger level than that!

Lauren Kelly said...

I think this will be a day etched in the minds of everybody forever. I too was in my senior year of high school and we had the TV's on in the library watching it all unfold.

Kristin said...

Wow....I feel so old because I graduated high school in '94! LOL!! I was at work that day when my Mom called me to tell me. We didn't have internet access or TV's, so I had to wait until I got home to see the horrific pictures and news. I remember being so terrified because my first baby had just turned a year old and I was thinking what kind of future was she going to have in this kind of world?

Mimi said...

I was getting ready for work that morning when my boyfriend at the time called me to tell me to turn on the t.v. I was so frustrated with him because I was running late for work. I told him, "Why would I care if a plane flew into a building?" Not knowing what building it was or how big the situation was. I finally put down my make up to turn on the t.v. and as soon as I did, the second plane had hit. I freaked out when I realized what was going on. I knew right there that it was a terrorist attack. I sat on the edge of my bed watching in terror, not able to move. I sat there long enough to watch both buildings fall. I just sat there and cried.

I remember being on the phone with my good friend Daniel after it all happend. I had a 45 minute drive to my work and not a plane was in the sky. I live near the airport so we always see planes. It was very eerie and desserted on the freeways. I have never felt that way again.

I have kept all the magazines that were printed a few days after that and I own a few books along with the documentary dvd. That day will forever be etched in my mind and I will always pray for the families that lost their loved ones.

God Bless,
Kami

Vanessa said...

I was in my freshman year of college in Washington DC, I walked out of class and people were running everywhere, puking, crying and screaming. The firemen and police throw us all in our dorms in lockdown for 48 hours and put snipers on our roof. No one could get through to their families to let them know we were okay because all the circuits were busy, so no outgoing or incoming calls could go through. My brother lived in NYC, my family in N. NJ right outside the city and no one knew who was and wasnt okay. I still get nervous when I try to make a phone call and its says "We are sorry, all circuits are busy right now". Its was pretty scary!!

Emma and Company said...

I will NEVER forget where I was the exact moment of finding out about the attacks. Prayer said for my family, your family and every 9/11 family. God Bless you!

~Shelly~ said...

I was getting ready to head to MCC for class. When we got in class our teacher was mad that we were all talking~talking about what was going on & a couple of the girls had relatives in NY that they were worried about. Our teacher told us we weren't allowed to talk about "outside" drama. Bet she's regretting that now.

melissa said...

September 11,2001 I had skipped class and came home to visit my family. Since I was skipping class that day I slept late. When I woke up my Mom and Brother told me that a plane had hit one of the trade center towers. I remember telling them that it must have been some kind of mistake... someone must have had some kind of medical issue and lost control of the plane. About that time another plane hit the other tower. Then another hit the Pentagon and then we hear one crashes in Pennsylvania.
I could not believe what I was watching. You just think to yourself that another bad thing can not happen. Then it did.. the towers came down. I think at that moment the world stood still. Everyone held their breath. It was a bad day.

I do remember that it was the most beautiful day on that 9-11! The sky was so blue and the sun was shinning so bright!

We are all changed from this day.

Hoping for our own Peanut said...

i, too, was in high school in my second period. i was a freshman and didnt know much about the trade centers, either. i had history the next period and they had the news coverage on the big screen all period. i didnt grasp how terrible it was until that evening though..when my dad rushed me home from school and my mom had an emergency kit ready.

no one will ever forget that day. or those who lost their lives. thanks for sharing your story, tiffany!

Kim said...

I was working on my 20th b-day at Wal-Mart and thought it was a joke, until they turned the TVs on and the volume up while we watch the news. After that the lines where long and busy...I guess people thought they needed to stalk up just incase. Sad day!

malibukat said...

I was at work and customers were coming in talking about it. We turned on the radio and listened in horror. I could not wait for work to be over, I just wanted to go home so I could pray.
It was my daughters second wedding anniversary that day, but they did not even feel up to celebrating.

Brittany and Charlie-Social Butterfly said...

It was my junior yr of hs and I was in spanish class. I didn't know much about the trade center but I for sure found out that day.

emtchick1983 said...

I was in bed asleep. I didn't have class until 12 that day. My mom comes rushing in telling me "World War III just broke out! They've attacked the WTC buildings!". I turned on the TV a few minutes before the second plane hit. I watched the buildings burn. Then I watched the buildings fall. I was an EMT at that time, going for my Paramedic certification. I tried to imagine all of the countless injuries. All of the people who would never make it out. It was too overwhelming. I started crying. I still cry EVERY September 11th. Not to mention, living within 30 miles from the largest military base in the world, I've been more than a 'little' fearful for the last years (since the beginning of the "War on Terror"). I can't help thinking that they're going to attack Fort Hood somehow. If they flew two planes into the WTC towers and one into the Pentagon, who's to say they won't be able to get one across the restricted airspace above Fort Hood?


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