Where were you when the towers went down?

United States
September 11, 2009 9:32am CST
We'll never forget the monsters. BUT we'll NEVER forget our HEROES!! I was just getting in the door at my best friend's house. She was on the phone and was turning on the news. I could see by the look on her face that something terrible had happened. I thought it might be that her sister had called to tell her something had happened to her husband and that it was on the news. Instead, we saw it just in time to hear the tv announcer, in shock, saying a 2nd plane had just hit the other tower. She and I sat down (who could stay standing?) and stared at the sight on the tv screen with total disbelief. It was more like a movie playing, not something real and right here in our GREAT country! GOD BLESS AMERICA and GOD BLESS OUR HEROES!
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@realan (519)
• United States
11 Sep 09
When the first plane hit, I was coming out of the PATH train downstairs of the World Trade Center. I worked across the street. When the second plane hit I was just turning the corner of Broadway away from the WTC after watching in horror as the fire raged and people jumped from the first tower. A bit later, I had just gotten to Union Square Park when I turned around and looked back. The towers started crumbling down. I lost several people that day that I normally commuted with, that left small children behind, very sad. Also lost a client, fellow town residents, friends of friends, and a couple of co-workers that happened to be there for a breakfast. It was the scariest day of my life. Walking the NYC streets not knowing what was going to happen next and in disbelief. Looking for friends and family that worked in the area and making sure everyone I knew was ok. It was a horrible day that will never be forgotten. Thank God for all the heroes!
• United States
11 Sep 09
I feel so sad for those who were so close to the towers at this terrible time. No one can put themselves in your shoes, or say they know how you feel or felt, unless they were there, too. I'm so sorry for your losses. I'm sorry that you had to go through that. Even though none of us will ever be the same, I'm sure that those of you who were actually there, will always have those horrifying images in your mind, behind your closed eyes, and in your heart forever. May God be with you.
@xfahctor (14124)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
11 Sep 09
I was at work. I had just gashed my finger open on a utility knife and was on my way to the bathroom with my finger wrapped and bleeding. I had noticed that the music had stoped an all the radios and all I could here was unintelligable talking. A guy I worked with walked by and said to me, "hey1 did you hear?we're under attack, we're being bombed with our own planes as the missles!" Shortly after I was at the hospital, the nurse was bringing in regular updates for me while I was examined and stitched up. by that thime, the last plane had gone down in pensivania. I remember thinking, "this is going to change us forever". I was sent home for the day because they were concerned my wrapped and stitched finger would just get in the way and I was risking popping it open if I worked with it. I got home and my wife waas outside with a look of utter shock on her face. My neighbor's were outside talking, a few were crying. I walked numbly in to my house, cnn was on. By then the towers had alreday fallen. I looked on the tv and saw the gap wher the towers had been and my stomach lurched. I almost vomited right there. That was when the full scope of things hit me, and yes, I cried
• United States
11 Sep 09
I know what you mean about feeling numb at first, then so horribly sick. I think the only ones who didn't cry, were the terrorists, who celebrated both overseas AND right here in our great country.