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

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   TinyNurse
    My son was watching the teletubbies, and during a commercial I flipped through the channels. I think I watched CNN for the next week straight.

    I remember my father calling me and telling me that no time in history had the US airlines had ever shut "everything" down. My dad sounded worried, and that made me even more sad.

    I'm anxious to hear from some of the NYC ED nurses.
  2. by   nursbee04
    I was in composition II and we were discussing possible topics for our next research paper. Terrorism was actually one of the topics to choose from. Next I went to A&P class and our prof told us "there is no more world trade center." We didn't know what to think. I get chills thinking about it right now. For days we watched news footage and just cried.

    I know of a social worker who went to ground zero to help debrief and she says it was probably on of the most important things she has ever done in her life. She cried just describing it to us.
  3. by   -Midget-
    I was a few days into my freshman year of highschool on September 11, 2001. I had just woken up at about 7 AM Pacificic time, and as I do ever morning, turned on the radio to listen to some tunes while I got dressed. But this time there was no music, only news. I listened for a minute, then proceeded to get dressed, unsure of what I was really hearing. As others have said, I wasn't sure if it was real or not. Then I went downstairs, and my dad said this was a day I'd remember for the rest of my life, much like the major event of his generation was JFK's assasination. I then watched TV until the last minute, and he had to give me a ride to school. At school much of the day was a blur...but I'm almost certain we watched TV. It's hard to believe it's been five years already. Time flies.
  4. by   firstyearstudent
    I was standing in my kitchen and my husband was sittiing at his computer reading the New York Times online. He said, "A plane just hit the world trade center." I said, "Somebody hijacked the website. It's a hoax." He said, "Look out the window." (We only lived a few miles away across the Brooklyn Bridge...)

    A few hours later I got stir crazy and in an effort to try to be of some help I walked to the hospital to see if I could give blood. There were so many people there wanting to do something. They sent us all away. There were few injuried. People either got out or died.
  5. by   mrscableman
    I was sitting in an office listening to the radio all alone. I wanted to leave to go get my kids but didnt. I prayed and prayed as I do often for the people it affected personally. There was nothing I could do at the time. I find it strange that now as of 9/11/06 I will be starting my nursing career in a hospital on the same date. and I think about it daily. I will never forget
  6. by   rach_nc_03
    I was working in corporate strategy for a tech company headquartered in Toronto (I was living in north carolina). I was scheduled to fly to TO on Sept. 11th for a big meeting with the CEO, and it seemed like this was going to be a huge career milestone.

    Right before the first plane hit, I was sitting on my bed, zipping up my suitcase so i could head to the airport. Charlie Gibson on GMA was talking about how it must've been a small commuter plane, and the second tower was hit while he was talking. I had an overwhelming urge to jump under my bed and hide- i really thought the world was coming to an end.

    Needless to say, my trip never happened. I sat watching CNN daily for the next few days, 12-18 hours a day. My whole view of the world changed that week. In the five years since, I was laid off from that job (actually 3 weeks after 9/11), went back to school for my nursing degree, had half a dozen surgeries, and I spent the last 2 years alone, as my husband was stationed overseas in the military. So many things in my life have changed radically since that day- my worldview was permanently altered, and I try to live every day like it may be my last. That's not always easy to remember, but this anniversary certainly brings it back into focus.
  7. by   jonear2
    I was moving intoa new house. The last thing we packed was the TV, right before we unplugged it the footage of the 1st plane hitting the towers came on and all eyes were glued from then on out. I remember thinking (before anyone knew what was going on) how terrible for such an accident to happen. Then it just kept getting worse and worse. Nope, I will never forget that day.
  8. by   Mississippi_RN
    I was at work in a hospital billing department. I guess it was about break time for some of the people and they were in the break room watching TV. I remember walking in and looking at the TV the minute the second plane hit one of the Towers. I, too, remember thinking before seeing the second plane hit "how could someone be so stupid to hit a building that big?" Then, I slowly realized it wasnt an accident, but deliberate. Then, little by little, I heard about the Pentagon and the other flight that the passengers diverted. It took a while for everything to sink in for me. But, I remember, for a long time I was scared...I felt HORRIBLE for all the people in NYC (would have for ANYONE) but I couldnt help thinking "well...they picked NYC this time, but whats to say they couldnt hit here next time???"

    It is a day that will be in the history books... and I just wish to God it wasnt so...
  9. by   kayel
    I was at the gym when I saw the first pics on the t.v. but I didn't know the enormity of things at that point because all I saw was a glimpse of the towers and smoke. I had my little 2 year old son with me and met my dh for coffee by about 10:00 and the first tower had fallen .. the manager of the coffeeshop was a good friend and from somewhere in the US and he is the one who told us.
  10. by   coley28
    I was a junior in high school and was in my morning U.S. History class when another teacher ran in and told my teacher to put on the TV. We watched as the 2nd plane hit. I dont even think I understood the severity of the situation at the time until another teacher told my class "You will remember this date for the rest of your lives."
  11. by   mandykal
    Wow, this is amazing...see how we're all affected by this. All the posters have one thing in common, we all knew what we did that whole day.
  12. by   Nur_1996
    I just got out of a college class and stopped into the library. There were a bunch of students, standing around watching the TV, and faces were so sad. I thought for sure the world was going to end. Just then The second tower was hit, while we were watching. I deceided I was late for my next dreadful class of Algebra and if the world was indeed ending that was the last place I would want to be. I spoke to my husband, went home, spent time with my kids. A very trying time for everyone, makes you think of how fragile life really is.
  13. by   Sonn
    The effect of this horrible event impacted throughout the world. I live in Australia. I was at my grandmothers house looking after her and the news showed the first plane hitting the tower. In disbelief I also saw the second plane crash. Many of us saw the event on live television from half way across the globe. It was a terrible shock to everyone and has changed the world forever.