Sunday, September 11, 2011

September 11 - What Do You Remember?


Ten years later, most of us remember much of what happened on September 11th, 2001 - but some memories are more vivid than others. Please share in the Comments section what you remember most vividly about that day.

I have two:

  1. Walking past St. Vincent's Hospital and seeing the doctors and nurses set up outside for triage.
  2. The military fighter jets rumbling overhead.
If you haven't already, you can read my entire remembrance HERE.

What do YOU remember about 9/11/01???...



7 comments:

Mechadude2001 said...

I remember, post 9-11, the first time I saw a plane flying overhead... and I was stricken with panic and fear.

froggy said...

Same thing about the plane. I really took notice of it, even out here in the west.
I remember calling my parents. They had not turned on the tv yet that morning. And my Dad saying, 'this is going to change us.'

wiskypsu said...

Hey David- longtime visitor to your log, but today is the first time that I've felt compelled to leave a comment. Your description of the events of 9/11/01 brought back a flood of memories for me as well. I was just beginning my senior year at Penn State, and I awoke to an IM from a friend telling me to turn on the news ASAP. I was in complete shock, but had to pull myself away from the tv to attend a graduation-related meeting with my academic advisor. I parked at Beaver Stadium as usual, but the bus ride into campus was completely silent- the only sounds came from the news on the Loop's radio. Everyone seemed to be walking around campus in a daze, and my advisor was too distracted to discuss my degree plan. I then went to class, where we spent the next 90 minutes comforting those who had family and friends working in the WTC and the Pentagon. State College always seemed like a million miles from anything, but news that a plane had crashed in Somerset brought everything very close to home. I know that everything happened 10 years ago, but it feels as if it were just yesterday. It's my fervent hope that we always remember how we came together as a nation and refuse to let terror undermine the values that we hold so dear.

designing wally said...

The bartender from the night before calling me and waking me up telling me that we were under attack & to turn on the television. So of course I headed straight to the bar.....
Sitting there with the drinking half of town (Butler NJ), I found myself being horrified but not shocked. Yet I was shocked that so many people were shocked.

A few of us took a ride (10 min.) to the top of a mountain, by the time we got there all one could see of downtown was smoke.

Thank God it was my day off from working at Grand Central.

Tivo Mom said...

I was holding my 4 week old son and kept thinking about the world he would grow up in...

mrs. miss alaineus said...

i was sleeping in the back of the library between my early morning campus job at the day care and my first class. someone came and woke me up right after it was on the air that the first tower was hit. i walked over to the tv by the front desk in a stupor, trying to process seeing the black hole in the building and we stood there in almost silence with the exception of hearing someone crying softly, watching for i dont know how long it felt like forever and then i want to say we saw the second plane hit but i dont know now if we did or that i've seen it so many times since then. classes were cancelled and i went home in the same daze. i was working in air freight at ups and reported and we were shut down because all flights were grounded. i was really into a band called 'planes mistaken for stars' at the time and i remember saying that there would be no planes mistaken for stars tonight to one of my friends. i went home and just kept watching the news in disbelief. i was really scared also when the planes started flying again that i would look up and something bad would happen so every time i heard a plane i shut my eyes or looked down. my school at the time has a large arab-american student population and i was afraid that would make my classmates and friends the targets of unwarranted violence- thankfully that did not happen.

xxalainaxx

billy2 said...

From over here in Australia, it was late at night and I was doing some work on the computer, with the TV going on the second screen. Not really taking much notice of what was on, then thinking that it was a movie of some sort, until I realised that it was the same thing over and over. I sat in stunned disbelief for a coupple of hours wondering how people in America would be coping with the enormity of the events unfolding and with the futility of rescue attempts at the WTC.

I still look at the skyline here and wonder if someone, somewhere is planning an attack on Australian soil.

9-11 should be the day we celebrate the strength of the human spirit to carry us through these things rather than to relive the losses we suffered. I am sure that those who dieed would not want to think that even one life lost was a win for the enemy.

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