Where were u 9/11/01? - page 4

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   sirI
    I was on a plane headed to New York when the world crashed that day.
  2. by   mcleanl
    I was at home and my husband came rushing in from walking the dog. Someone stopped him on the street to tell him the news. We put the tv on and watched in horror. 10 days later our first child was born. It was a time of such extreme emotion.
  3. by   Multicollinearity
    I was sleeping late because I'd worked so late the night before. My mom called and woke me up. I was irritated at being woken up. She said something like, something serious is happening in New York, and that a plane had hit the World Trade Center. My mom is prone to being quite melodramatic. I rolled my eyes and said to her: "I don't care if some little plane hit the antena on top of the World Trade Center." Then I immediately went back to sleep. Got up about an hour later, and turned on the news. I sat there in shock watching the tv for the next 18 hours.
  4. by   vamedic4
    I was at home watching everything unfold on Good Morning America. Sheer disbelief and then horror as the planes flew into the WTC.
    Scarier for me still was that my brother lives about 8 miles from the Pentagon and is in that particular area for work. I was going nuts when the plane hit the Pentagon...couldn't reach him for a few hours but all turned out well.:uhoh21:

    But I'll never forget that day...or the days after, when our DFW skies were silent. Never have I gone outside here and not heard or seen a plane in the sky until that time. It's a VERY wierd and uneasy feeling.
  5. by   TPfan24
    I was at home on a beautiful day in NH. I had just gotten back from a neighborhood walk. Then the plan was to pack a lunch and go the beach.My nieghbor called and told me the news. We never left the house or the TV that day. My thoughts are with the loved ones left behind and personnnel involved in rescue and reconstruction. I am flown many times since then but still very leary.
  6. by   jnrsmommy
    I was in nursing school at the time, some of us had just finished taking a test, waiting around for the others to finish. Could tell that there was some kind of commotion going on in the instructor's office and main office, just didn't know what. Finally everyone finished the test, and one of the instructors called us back into the class and told us what had happened. I started panicking, my aunt did business at the towers. Took three days to finally get a hold of my family there. Luckily, she was late for her meeting, and was stuck in traffic.

    The next day, was my youngest daughter's 2nd birthday. It was so bittersweet. I wanted to rejoice for this milestone for her, but I felt so guilty for feeling any kind of joy. Hell, to this day, I still feel guilty on her birthday.

    My kids are 8 and almost 7 now, and they will be doing something at school to commerate that day. It's hard trying to find appropriate answers to their questions. I hope that they will never have to experience this level of sadness or despair that we've had to.
  7. by   HARRN2b
    The thing that I remember is how the sky was such a beautiful shade of blue. I think I actually suffered stress syndrome because I was in a fog for days. One of my coworkers said the same. It was also weird when there were no planes in the air. I lived near Dobbins AFB in Marietta and I knew something was up a short time later, there was so many planes flying in and out of Dobbins. We had not seen that before.
  8. by   LeahJet
    I was in Albuquerque on a travel assignment and just down to sleep after a night shift. My boyfriend called from Oklahoma and the first thing he said was "Do you know what's going on?"
    The way he said it gave me chills because I knew it was something huge.
  9. by   perfectbluebuildings
    Quote from HARRN2b
    The thing that I remember is how the sky was such a beautiful shade of blue.
    yes... I remember that too... I wasn't in your part of the country but it was the same thing.
  10. by   Yankee in TX
    I had just gotten back from Walmart & turned on the TV while I was putting away the things I had purchased. I saw the 1st plane hit & then the 2nd and just stared at the TV in disbelief. It seemed so unreal. I had just gotten back from NYC 6 days before-my 1st trip ever...and have a picture of the towers taken when I was standing in line to go to the Statue of Liberty.
  11. by   floatRN
    I was in college. I had a class from 8-9. I was in my dorm room watching an old rerun of ER on TNT. A friend stopped by and told me to turn on a news channel. As soon as I realized what had happened, I called my mom, just to hear her voice. Classes were cancelled for the rest of the day. We spent the day watching the news in shock.
  12. by   Sailingshoes
    I had the day off from flying...was a Washington DC based flight attendant for UA, staying at the family farm near Shanksville (where #93 went down). What a surreal day. Bless my flying partners.
    Last edit by Sailingshoes on Sep 9, '06
  13. by   jrbl77
    i was at work waiting to go to employee health for a back injury i suffered picking a pt up off the floor the day before. i can still remember watching the tv in the lounge with a co worker and a md. we didn;t know what to think. i went home and layed on the floor and watched all day. i still have offf and on back pain, but not the horrible loss felt by so many others that day