Mrs.Sharpier: MmmCrime: I was in Latin class, senior year of high school. 3 weeks later I was standing in the rubble. Helped to build decontamination showers on site for the first responders. Truly one of the best experiences of my life. Only spent a week there, but have incredible stories about the people i met and places we went.Do you have lung cancer now?
Wind Chimes: I worked in the Capitol Complex of my state that day, and I had been selected to get lunch for everyone. (We had no TVs or radios in the section that I worked in, so while there were rumors that something had gone awry, no one really had an idea of what was going on). My co-workers had selected McDonald's for the lunch run, so I took up orders and money and went to get the food. My trip was without incident; however, when I arrived, no one was there. A manager walked down the hallway and said "Didn't you hear? We've been evacuated! Someone has attacked the WTC and the Pentagon!"I stood there, with all that food in hand, in shock. I went back to my car and the police had blocked off local traffic to no one but state employees evacuating. I had to press my state ID badge on the window of my car to get by to the interstate. I fled to my then-boyfriend's house in a rural area of the state where I finally got to sit down and watch the news. It was frightening.
kokomo61: I was at my company's office around the corner from the White House (1717 H Street). We were having our weekly facilities meeting, and talking about.......disaster recovery, when the first plane hit the tower. First thought was that it was a fluke, an errant private plane, pilot heart attack, etc. Went out into the lobby to check CNN just in time to see the 2nd plane hit the tower. One of the reactions I got to observe was the managing consulting shouting down the finance director, telling her that anybody who left the building would get charged for vacation leave.By the time we cleared the building in the afternoon, I drove by the Pentagon, and you could still see smoke rising, and see F-16's circling overhead. The rest of the day was a blur, with most of it spent glued to the TV and jumping around on the Internet to try and get better news.Later, we found out a family friend was killed in the Pentagon attack - he left behind an 18-month old son, and his pregnant wife. Later, the story took an extremely sad turn:http://www.arlingtoncemetery.net/kptaylor.htmA few years down the road, I took a job in the Pentagon, and my office was right off of Corridor 5, in the E-Ring....about 100 feet from where AA#77 hit the building. The 9/11 memorial was just a few yards outside my office.
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megarian: The day after I moved to Mississippi.
ferretman: Red Dot is where I was standing when the first building fell:[i280.photobucket.com image 834x666]
neversubmit: Instead of sharing our stories of where we were when we heard the news, let's share what we have done about it.
ranev700: I had just turned on the pitiful 6" b&w tv I had at work. The first tower was on fire and as I watched, the second plane hit. The reception was so bad that my first thought was, "Someone at the network should get fired for running such a cheesy graphic. Probably some footage from a movie".
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