I caught the red eye flight out of Las Vegas the night before to be home for one of my daughter’s birthday on the 11th. It was not a good birthday for her.
I had been at an Emerson Motion Control distributor meeting and also attended the Packaging show. It’s a good thing I left early because everyone else got stranded for over a week and had to drive home. The Emerson guys bought a new 9 passanger van and all 15 of them drove back to Chanhassen, MN in it.
I spent the 11th in the break room with everyone else at the office watching TV. I felt all the emotions, shock, sadness, and anger. Unfortunately I still get angry thinking about it. Let us never forget those innocents who suffered and died and thoses that did it and why!
I was in NYC on July 4th, 2011 and stood on top of the World Trade Center where you could look down on small planes flying by, so when I heard on the radio on 9/11 that a plane had crashed into one of the towers, I though it was an accident. Then I got to work, heard about the second plane, and the world seemed to stop. We had just moved into a new building the weekend before so there was an overwhelming amount of work to be done, but it all seemed trivial compared with the need to be with our familes. I left before lunch, picked up the kids, and spent the rest of the day trying to understand what had happened.
I was painting my living room. I had all the media devices unplugged and under tarps. my wife text me and said “something bad is happening! turn on the TV.” Just as I began to watch in horror the 2nd plane struck. Truly a day I will never forget.
I was in the 7th grade at the time. My classmates and I were standing in the hallway conversing before we had to be in class. One of my class mates ran up to me and said the Pentagon had been bombed. Not knowing what the Pentagon was I didn’t think anything of the comment. Class was a few minutes late to start because the teachers were all in the lounge watching the news unfold on the TV. Once teachers began to join the students in their classrooms they began to explain what had taken place. For the entire rest of the day we watched the news as everyone sat silent awaiting answers.
I will never forget this day of tragedy and all of the emotions that came with it. God Bless
I was in my first year at College and i believe it happened just after my first class. There were alarms sounded and all the teachers directed us to leave the campus due to the threat of more attacks on public centers including schools. I made my way back to my apartment and spent the rest of the day on pins and needles waiting for updates of survivors. Truly sad fo sho.
I like the bear watching over my family, too, Gene.
I was in a meeting at Beckett Publications, where I worked. The SECOND we saw the second airliner hit, our leadership team made an immediate decision: Send all 130 employees home to be with their families. No exceptions, everyone had to leave. I went to lunch with Dr. Beckett and some others, then went and picked up my second grader, sat him on my tailgate outside of the school, and explained (or tried) what had happened. The next morning I cried driving on the way to work, I was so mad and upset. What set me off? No airplanes in the sky. Don’t know why, but that really frustrated me to tears.
I was driving to the original Innovative office and heard the news on the radio. I diverted to Sam’s to buy a TV for the office. I found myself standing next to a Korean and Vietnam War Veteran watching the row of TV’s together. He turned to me and said, “They just woke up a sleeping bear.” I know privacy is important. I know our rights as free citizens are important. I also know that I never want that bear to go back to sleep or to be put in too tight a cage. I like that bear watching over me, my family and my country. 91101
I was driving in to UNT for my morning class when I started hearing reports of the first attack. The class was listening to the radio when the dean came in and told us that the university was closing. I spent the rest of the day watching the unbelievable coverage on tv. In the afternoon, there were jets flying right over our house – later we found out that a student pilot was still in the air and the jets had been called to escort him out of the air. It was a scary day.
I was at Fort Meade in Maryland going through Navy Chiefs Initiation. I was at the Pentagon the day before for an event, in the very wing that was hit by the plane. I made a very good friend that day AG1 Edward Earhart from Moorhead City, KY. He too was going through Chiefs Initiation. He along with 189 others died in West Wedge one that day. Two hours after the attacks, I was in a pill box with a M16 as the base went to full lock down. I will never forget that day.
I was working for Sprint and I was in a training class by DFW Airport. No planes were flying. Our instructor was from NYC and his wife was an ER nurse. He could not contact her and by lunch, just had to end the class as he couldn’t focus…understandably so. Turned out she was ok and was assisting the many in need.
The most awesome outcome was how our nation came together as one and put aside our differences. We should all work to that end on a daily basis.
I was driving to work when they announced the first hit. That entire day was the most unproductive day we had while people were trying to ascertain that their family members around the world were okay.
I was at the original Innovative office off Newkirk in Dallas. We watched the whole thing on TV. I remember how quiet it was outside as it was fairly close to Love Field and you always saw and heard planes in the air.