My 9/11

Date Submitted: 09/08/2006
Author Info: Melodee (Bountiful, UT - USA) 
Occupation: Administrative
Lived in NY on 9.11.01?: No
Knew someone who perished?: No

I was getting ready for work when my then 13-year-old told me that a plane had hit one of the World Trade Center towers. I began watching the news, and at that point they were reporting that it was a small plane. As I watched the news, I saw the second plane hit and knew immediately that it was terrorists. We continued getting ready for work and school. I dropped my kids off at their schools and just before I pulled into the parking lot at work, I heard that the Pentagon had been hit and that there was another plane unaccounted for. It was at that moment that I was the most scared, realizing that our country was under attack and not knowing how many more hits there would be. When I got into work, we turned on one of the TVs. Because we are only set up for our company’s internal satellite network and do not get reception of the local stations, the only station we could get reception on was a Spanish speaking station. It was while watching this station, and not being able to understand what they were saying, that we saw the first tower fall. As was everyone else, I was in shock. My daughter’s preschool soon called to say they were closing for the day, so I left work to pick her up and we spent the rest of the day and evening in front of the TV. Even now, remembering this day 5 years later, I am brought to tears. WE MUST NEVER FORGET.


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