Date Submitted: 09/10/2006
Author Info: Donna (Athens, AL - USA) 
Occupation: Self Employed/Entrepeneur
Lived in NY on 9.11.01?: No
Knew someone who perished?: No

I was on my way for a mammogram and wandered into the wrong office to check for directions. The TV was on and the first tower had a trail of smoke coming from the top like a giant chimney. Everyone was just going on about their lives, business and work as if nothing had happened. I had not had the radio on, so I knew nothing. I got directions to the right office and went out. When I got to the other office, everything was just the same — the workers were working, the patients were waiting or filling out papers and the TV was on. Finally, I asked someone what was going on and they said that a plane had flown into the World Trade Center. Someone else added that a 2nd plane had hit and then a little later someone said the Pentagon had been hit. We all just continued on with our day in stunned disbelief.

I just remember wondering if I should go get my kids from school or anything. But, I just continued on watching TV. I remember just sitting and watching TV as much as I could over the next several days as the realization came that we had been attacked and that there weren’t going to be hundreds and hundreds of survivors as we had all hoped and prayed.

God bless the families of those directly touched by the terrorist acts on US.


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