posted on May, 3 2011 @ 01:14 PM
I was working off of Rt 22 New Jersey my office window had a clear view of the twin towers.
I always listened to Howard Stern and was making coffee to get going when someone told Howard that a plane hit the building, I looked out the window
and saw the smoke and fire. I called my wife and told her to come to my location asap. I watched the second plane hit through the window and dropped
my coffee cup. My wife called me from the NJ Turnpike she had pulled over along with several people to watch, talk and console each other.
When she arrived we talked for a bit with the other workers.
One thing my boss said before I left was, "Things are never going to be the same now!". I remember this statement like no other made that day. We
were going to North Plainfield where my parents live and I grew up. On the way there RT.22 a very busy highway was deserted, only a few cars here and
there with people obviously crying or in distress while driving. The opposite side had police, fire-trucks and ambulances racing toward NYC.
Once at my parents house we watched the buildings fall on tv, our neighbors all came out of there houses, everyone was in shock.
My tv in my home in Edison, which I can't remember if we had cable yet or not, would only show channel 2 for the next 28 days.
I lost 3 friends that day, 2 from NJIT and one was a firefighter. I will never forget the feeling of surreality this day had to bring, even Howard
Stern turned into a live news reporter abandoning his usual nonsense to help those in need.
I worry now about the next incident and what impact that will have on my future, along with my 2 kids who were not born yet in 911.