Where Were You on September 11, 2001?
It's the question that usually gets asked about this time of year every year. What were you doing on September 11? How did you find out? Here's my quick story.
During that time I worked on a news radio station as a liaison for the other part-timers. I was sleeping since I worked a late shift the night before. That morning I woke up to a phone call from a co-worker who said, "not sure if you're watching the news but, if you're not, turn on your tv." As it turns out, it didn't matter what channel it was on, it was the same on all networks. A plane crashed into one of the twin towers buildings. I remember thinking to myself how an accident like that could've happened. I started wondering if the pilot fell asleep or over-shot a turn and hit the building. It wasn't more than five minutes later that another plane crashed into the other building.
That's when I knew this was no accident.
From there, like most of America, I was glued to the TV wondering what was going to happen next. I didn't know if they'd declare World War 3 or if they'd send troops to all airports to prevent this from happening around the nation. Instead, I just stared blankly at the tv screen in disbelief as if it was a Hollywood movie or something, but it was real life. A very surreal moment. From there, I got dressed and went to the radio stations to help out as needed. All stations, by this point, were simulcasting our news radio station as the news people were preparing for what may happen next.
What about you? Tell us your story in the comments.