Today, Americans will remember the terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center, Pentagon and in Pennsylvania on September 11, 2001.
Patch asked, "Where were you on September 11, 2001?" on the Wheaton Patch Facebook page last night. Here is what people said:
- Tom said, "Boston."
- Megahan said, "I was at work, listening to the radio. I had just found out I was pregnant the night before."
- Shevawn said, "I was getting ready for work. Wasn't sure if I should go or not. Called my children and told them to turn on the TV."
- Krista said, "On my way to work... Where I had a 2nd grade class with many questions."
- Sandra said, "Sleeping—just about to start radiation treatment that day for Hodgkins Lymphoma—my sister called from St. Louis and woke me up."
- Lynnea said, "Senior year, Consumer Economics"
- Marcia said, "Watching it live on TV on a rare morning I woke up early. I then spent what seemed like forever trying to reach my son who lives in NYC at his then apartment which was the building directly next door to the NY Police Academy. I found him and he got pictures from his rooftop terrace of the towers coming down and also officers with assault rifles on the roof of the Police Academy right next to their terrace with the door into their [he has a girlfriend] apartment. I had lived in Old Greenwich and Greenwich for about 20 years and had just moved up here that April.. Yes, people I knew died. The day haunts me almost everyday of my life. I'm so thankful for President Bush and all he did to keep us safe after that horrible, tragic day!"
- Jim said, "I was in Las Vegas for a trade show and coincidentally my mother was there working out her arms at the slots. I flew home on the owner's Gulfstream 4 with waitress service for him and I."
- Michelle said, "I was working on an OB unit of a Chgoland hospital. Staff joined waiting families in the OB waiting area to watch the news reports roll in. I was 2 months pregnant with my first child."
- Sheila said, "I was coming out of surgery."
- Hank said, "I was at home, eating breakfast when my best friend called and asked me, 'so you think it was Saddam or that Bin Laden...' I had no idea what he was talking about until I turned on the TV. Later I called am at work to tell him one of the towers came down and was his turn to be disbelieving."
- Ann said, "On a plan to LA."
- Shelly said, "Home getting my kids ready for school. My husband called from the Wheaton Barber Shop (on Main) to say that they were watching the news and a plane had crashed into the WTC. I turned on the t.v. and life was never the same again... Later that morning, I did drop my kids off at Hawthorne School. I will always be grateful for that wonderful place and the teachers who met my girls at the door and took them immediately inside the building. It was scary to leave them there, but they needed the normalcy, and so did I."
- Mayura said, "Worked from home that day, about to take my almost 2yr old son to daycare. Never dropped him off there and tried to frantically reach my bro who lived in Manhattan at the time. He was "fine" although I don't believe anyone was fine that day."
- Zoe said, "I was at Franklin Middle School in my 6th grade math class. An announcement was made and we watched the news in a few classes, but it wasn't until I got home that I realized what had really happened. I remember they let us make calls from the school office and I was worried about my dad being in downtown Chicago (his work sent everyone home) and my aunt who was a flight attendant with American Airlines."
Where were you on September 11, 2001? Tell us in the comments below, or on Facebook.