Posted 11 September 2008 - 08:37 AM
Posted 11 September 2008 - 09:00 AM
I don't know about any memorial things but I'm sure that they are doing something downtown by where the towers were. I think it's a tough time for anyone that was either living in NYC when it happened or that lost someone in their lives.
The one thing I have noticed teh past few years is that people are more kind on this day in the city.
Posted 11 September 2008 - 09:13 AM
It's on CNN right now. I can see it from my building because I work in the building across from the Pentagon.
Posted 11 September 2008 - 09:20 AM
On the way to my car after class, they had a radio news broadcast playing on the bus. everyone was silent listening.
Posted 11 September 2008 - 11:09 AM
Posted 11 September 2008 - 11:13 AM
Posted 11 September 2008 - 11:34 AM
Posted 11 September 2008 - 11:41 AM
I was in Micro Econ, my sophomore year of college. We tried to pull up a news website, but all of the servers were over loaded, so the professor started lecturing. All we knew was that a plane had hit the WTC, but we were all thinking it as a Cessna or something.
I had a break so went over to the student center to watch tht tvs there. Lots of students were crying, but everything was just silent. A classmate was next to me and his dad had gone to NYC the day before for a meeting. We were watching when the second tower was hit and he basically watched his dad die on CNN.
I went ahead and went to my next class because they weren't telling us anything. My philosophy professor cancelled class and told us to go home and be with loved ones. My mom had already driven to campus to get me.
It was such a surreal day.
Someone started a memorial in front of one of the main buildings that grew each day, candles, flowers, poems, sidewalk art. There were always people praying there. I don't think it was touched until campus closed for Thanksgiving.
My birthday is the 15th and it's a big joke that something always happens on my b-day to make me cry.
The weirdest thing for me was the quite skies. Campus and my house are in line with the airport and the UPS hub is here. I never noticed the sound until it was gone.
I was flying to see my boyfriend at the end of the month, so that was scary. The National Guard was at the end of the security line with machine guns and full combat gear. I flew through Detroit, and there is a large Arabic population and a large number of them work at the airport. There was such a fear of Arabic people immediately thereafter so I found it ironic that these were the TSA agents keeping us sfe on the plane. My BF was also in the reserves so there was a lot of question as to what would happen with him, he eventually did go to Iraq for 2 years.
Posted 11 September 2008 - 12:18 PM
I was getting ready for work and it was the most surreal thing. I called my sister and we watched the planes on the news. I remember Katie Couric on the Today show.
I came to work and was one of the only cars coming into the airport as cars were on the other side of the highway flooding out of the airport. I came into work and was a hysterical mess. I took everything from my office - personnel files - budget files - a laptop and anything else of importance and left to see my dad at his job. He works down the street for a rental car agency. I went into his job and sobbed like a baby in his arms. I was a mess. I am actually crying as I type this because the tragedy is uncomprehensible.
I then went and got my daughter from daycare and went home. We watched the news all day and my dad came after work and stood with me. My boss had me work from home for the rest of the week until things calmed down with the airport and security.
Today our flags are at half mast and at 12:00 today we will have a moment of silence in front of our firehouse and the rest of the firehouses in Denver. The airport also had a moment of silence this morning at 6:46am. There was no screening and it was announced airport wide.
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