Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Anniversary of 9/11

 Today is the anniversary of 9/11, the day the twin towers fell.

Most people remember where they were when Pearl Harbor was attack (I wasn't born yet), when Kennedy was killed (I was four) and now 9/11.

Where were you on 9/11? 

I live in California and we're three hours behind NYC. I had gotten up to wake my daughter for school.

I turned on the TV and sat down staring at the burning twin towers and wondered what was going on. The news caster made the announcement. Five minutes later one of the building fell, and then my mom called. 

Mom: "Are you seeing this?" 

Me: "Yes."

Mom: "Did you see the building fall?"

Me: "Yes."

Mom: "Just wait the next one will too." I didn't question how she knew, but I realized she was right. If one fell the next one would too.

It wasn't long until the next one did.

I felt like I was in shock for the rest of the day. 

Who hated us that much? Of course we did find out.



Lee said...

I watched it all live on TV...it was on a Monday night here, our time...I was glued to my television screen...whether I wanted to be or not...I couldn't move away from it. It was devastating...a sadness overtook me and I remained in a very low hole for many weeks thereafter. I still have to turn away when they show replays of the Towers. It was so terrible...I will always remember....and it still causes me great sorrow.

Janice Seagraves said...

Hi Lee,

I had no idea 9/11 would affect someone from another country so deeply. That shows what a deeply caring person you are.

Thank you for sharing your memory with me.


Lynn said...

I lived in California as well at that time. We were getting ready in the living room for the bus that morning.

I don't why but we started watching the TV, turned the volume up, and I raced to wake my parents up. At that time there were the season forest fires so my mom thought it was just that til we told her a building was hit by a plane.

I remember the GMA news reporter voice cracking as he reported everything. It was just heartbreaking to listen to and watch.

Janice Seagraves said...

Hi Lynn,

Thank you for sharing your story. Like the rest of us you'll never forget where you were or what you were doing.