On September 11, 2001 I was living in Indiana, I was working for a major American manufacturing company and I was working the afternoon shift 3 in the
afternoon to 3:30 in the morning.
I was still asleep when my Mom called and told me to turn on the TV we're under attack. At first, I was like yea, whatever, but her persistence
convinced me to turn it on.
I saw the second plane hit the WTC on live TV, I saw both the towers collapse on live TV, I saw the Pentagon smoking. I couldn't hardly believe what
I seeing, it looked like something out of a movie. My first thoughts were that it was Osama Bin Laden and I was very, very angry about it.
I watched up until it was time for me to go to work, I didn't want to stop watching , but I dragged myself from in front of the TV and drove into
work. On the way in I saw that every gas station had cars lined up out into the street, I remember thinking, wow if there's any gas left it sure is
going to be expensive.
Everyone I worked with felt the same way I did, shock, anger, disbelief. Everyone was saying the same thing that it looked like something out of a
I remember the run up, up to the year 2000, not only the y2k thing, but the whole Nostrodamus thing, didn't he say the world was supposed to end
then, and that especially the "new city by the sea" was going to get it? I remember thinking maybe he was right after all, just a year off. I guess he
I remember when all the air traffic was grounded and thinking that it would be the perfect time to see a UFO, I never did see one.
It was about a week or so later (?) I'm not sure but I know it was the day that the jet went down in Queens. I was woken up by the roar of jet
engines. The sound was steadily building in a crescendo of intensity until it sounded like the windows were going to shake out of the house. I threw
on some pants and ran out of the house just in time to see three F-16's roaring overhead, they were so low I could see the faces of the pilots. It was
a truly awesome sight to behold, I could only imagine how it would feel to be in the Taliban and have those bad boys coming after you, you wouldn't
stand a chance.
It was truly an historic day, that will be remembered and talked about long after we're all gone and forgotten.
My thoughts and prayers go out to everyone who passed that day, their friends and families, and to everyone else who has suffered and sacrificed as
a result of what happened that day.
edit on 8-9-2011 by jlv70 because: typo