Like many others, i remember the exact details of the entire day on 9/11. I was at work, where we always listened to the radio while preparing for the day. In the middle of the song, the DJ came on and announced “there had been an accident, and a small plane had hit the world trade center”. There was no panic in his voice. We let it sink in for a sec, thought “oh, that sucks”, and continued with our duties.
A little while later, there was another interruption, and there would be no more music for the day. At this point, it was pretty obvious to everyone at work that this was not an accident. Of course, theories flew around. But even at the time, everyone was pretty certain it was terrorism.
When the plane hit the pentagon, it was near panic mode. No one knew when it would end, and there was more reports of other planes being hijacked. We literally thought the entire nation was under attack.
I went home from work after my shift, and was suppose to go to class that day. But i couldn’t tear myself away from the TV coverage. I didn’t sleep much that day, just watching the constant coverage on MSNBC and CNN.
Anyway, while the attacks didn’t directly effect me, and really nothing in my life changed at all from the attacks (other than some minor interferences at the airport), but im sure there are plenty of people like me, who will never forget regardless of how quarantined we were from the real life drama that was unfolding.