Where were u 9/11/01? - page 16

They only reason I'm starting this thread is b/c where I was on this date will forever be memoriable to my nursing career. Just 1 or 2 phrases to tell where u were at the time of the attacks.... I... Read More

  1. by   Multicollinearity
    I'm watching the movie, World Trade Center, right now.

    It's almost too much to handle.

    Those good men. Brave men.
  2. by   Lizzy6
    Quote from Suesquatch
    It was a wild boat ride, lemme tell ya!

    I saw the north tower smoldering and was watching the harbor when this jet came down next to the boat. The Statue of Liberty was just on the other side of it. It kind of hovered and I remember thinking that I'd never seen anything flying so low. I wondered if the plane was in distress and was going to try to land in the Hudson river because to crash in downtown Manhattan would be disastrous. Then I heard the engines rev, saw it disappear into the grey skyline, and then saw the huge fireball.

    I couldn't believe my own eyes. Everyone was yelling, "What happened?" "A plane crashed into the tower!" "What kind of a plane?" "A plane plane!"

    The boat just turned around and went back to the island. Had I been on time for work I'd have been stuck downtown - the 8:30 boat unloaded.

    I asked a cop if I should try to get into the office later - the ferry terminal was swarming with policemen - and the guy answered, "Don't try to go into the city today." We still had no idea what was happening.

    My brother is with USAID and was in the State Dep't offices a block from the Pentagon when that plane went in.

    I still freeze when a plane flies low.

    We lost a lot of friends, acquaintances, and my husband, a cousin.

    I don't think I'll ever forget that morning.
    Gosh, to see the event actually happening right before your eyes had to be so terrifying. I was just watching it on the TV which was horrifying enough...but to be out on a ferry & witness this! I am sorry for your loss and everyone elses'.
  3. by   nursemary9

    Oh does this bring back memories!!
    I hadn't even seen this thread before.

    I was off the nite before & therefore home. I was getting dressed to run out to see a patient---I had only one Home Health pt. that day.
    I turned on the TV. And saw the first buiding burning & said to DH that something must have happened. Even as I was speaking I suddenly saw the 2nd plane go into the 2nd building. Couldn't believe my eyes!!!

    Well, I had to go see the PT---CHF visit. While there, I watched as the first tower went down. We went straight home--I lived close to that pt.
    As we got home, we watched the 2nd tower go down.

    I will NEVER forget that day!!!

    Just like I have never forgotten the day Kennedy was killed & what I was doing-- I was a Freshman in Nursing School.

    Mary Ann
  4. by   texasnursingstudent
    I was a senior in high school. It was a beautiful clear fall day with an amazing blue sky. I was walking into my second period class, which was yearbook, talking loudly (and probably being obnoxious) with a friend. As I walked in the door my yearbook teacher told me to "shut up because two planes just hit the world trade center." I didn't really understand what she was talking about but I sat down and we watched the TV mounted in the corner of our classroom. A few hours later I left school early to be with my family.

    It was a horrible day.
  5. by   muffie
    day off

    had just woken up

    watched cnn all day

    big D was in ireland that week on vacation
    but flew home on the sat after

    one month later i flew to chicago to visit my best galpal

    didn't think i would live to witness that kind of world/life changing events in my lifetime
  6. by   muffie
    felt very human that day, a member of humankind that was suffering greatly

    those people that jumped from the buildings, that was their only choice for self-preservation

    very scary time for the world

    big D remembered the day that jfk was shot

    i wasn't born yet

    may we never relive such a horrible moment

    the day the earth stood still

    some times i'm so glad i don't have children...
  7. by   brendamyheart
    Going to work. Will never forget that day!!!
  8. by   beautifulb
    I went to a wedding that weekend in Boston and took a flight back to North Carolina on Monday September 10th, just in time for my 7pm-7am shift at the hospital. I came home exhausted after my shift and slept all day. When I woke up, the phone was ringing of the hook. My friend Kristi was calling me all day, hysterical, because she thought that I was flying from Boston that day (9/11) instead of the day before. I could barely make sense as to what she was saying to me. When I finally realized it, a whirl of emotions came over me.
    My cousin who had got married that weekend in Boston flew out of Logan Airport on Sept. 10 for her honeymoon in Aruba. When she found out about the terrorist attack she cut her honeymoon short and got the first flight back.

    That dreadful day has had such an impact on so many people.
  9. by   muffie
    the world certainly changed forever after 9/11

    we took a lot for granted before that
  10. by   Southern Belle RN
    I was at my very first clinical day while in school. All the floor nurses were standing around the tv in the lobby & all of us students were trying to do pt. care & then sneak in to watch the news....

  11. by   3months
    I was in China, was at work. It's evening in China. A colleague called me and asked me turn on the TV. I thought she was crazy, but i saw the most crazy and terrible thing on TV that night. Couldn't imagin that 5 years later, I came here in NYC, I went to the Ground Zero...
  12. by   Fairemaid
    I was sitting on the floor, sewing wedding dresses for my children, because though my husband and I had been together for 20 years already, we had picked Sept. 22, 2001 as our wedding day. My sister was on a cruise ship crossing the Atlantic and DH's families all lived in other states. My best friend called me to put the TV on, and I sat there in shock and horror and stunned disbelief. I was not sure if any of our out-of-town guests would be able to actually get here for the wedding. I was not a nurse at that time, I worked as an EMT basic and had not even thought about nursing as a career. If I had not had all the wedding preparations to worry about, I think I would have been overwhelmed. Luckily all of our guests finally showed up safely, and the wedding went off with only a few hitches and hopefully our family and friends found the day to be an escape from the ugly reality forced upon us.

    My heart goes out to all the families left behind

  13. by   Cattitude
    I've never seen this thread before. Well... I was at a Dr's appt. and I came out after into the waiting room and a whole lot of people were crowded around the TV. I couldn't believe it.

    I raced home listening to the radio the entire time. Saw plenty of firetrucks from my area heading into Manhattan. I stayed glued to the TV all day.

    The next day I had to go into the city for an important appt. It was like a ghost town, weird. No cars allowed beyond the Bronx border. Everyone just looked so depressed and shocked. The smell in the air was so sharp. I can still remember it. I still remember the hundreds of pictures posted everywhere for months and months of relatives looking for their missing loved ones. So sad....

    My hospital actually had us on standby, they thought we would be getting an overflow of victims from the closer city hospitals, yea right.

    One of my coworkers Mother was in the N. Tower, she made it out.
    Last edit by Cattitude on Apr 13, '07