Like most people, it started as an average business day. I was living in Torrington, CT and was a small business owner in information technology. I was in Norwalk, CT at a client site working as a project manager on the account. Ironically, their network security was so tight that we had no access to the Internet and no television. No such thing as smartphones yet. No twitter, no Instagram, no facebook. My partner and I went to a local restaurant/bar and watched the towers collapse. At first, we thought it was an aviation accident, but the second plane made it evident it was an attack. The worst part was watching people jump from the towers to escape the flames. I cannot imagine such a horrible choice.
Later of course, all employees were dismissed for the day, and everyone went home to check out the situation with friends and loved ones. I was personally blessed, and our company was fortunate, that no one we knew lost their lives or was otherwise affected by the attack. The subsequent events are given to history, however, we must never forget the people from all walks of life who died that day.