Where were u 9/11/01?

  1. 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 was in Fall semester Nursing School, senior year....1st days on the floor of our Psyc Rotation....all the TVs on the unit were on. It was a very interesting place to be during such a time.
    Last edit by k_cole21 on Sep 11, '06
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  3. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    I had the day off. I was cleaning my house, had "Good Morning America" on to listen to. When i came back inside from shaking rugs, i noticed that i didn't hear the usual "Good Morning America" noise, went to see what was up and saw the smoking building. Very upsetting.
  4. by   maureenlynn
    I was in a Psychology class. It's hard to believe it's been five years already...
  5. by   Ssuraceu
    I was driving in to the hospital for a stress test. My son was born 12 days later. All I wanted to do was get home and get the rest of my children home safely.
  6. by   suzy253
    I was about 27 miles away from ground zero.


    the sheer horror of it all...I will never forget.
    Last edit by suzy253 on Sep 9, '06
  7. by   Tweety
    I was asleep after working a nightshift and awoke late in the afternoon blissfully unaware. I logged onto to a message board I participated in at the time and I thought "what are they talking about". I turned on the news. By then Dan Rather was reporting...."they collapsed........yes I said collapsed". I nearly lost my breath.
    Last edit by Tweety on Sep 9, '06
  8. by   ortess1971
    I was scubbed in a surgery(small bowel resection) and we had the radio on...There was some confusion as to whether or not it was an accident at first. After the surgery was done, I was in the hallway and a nurse ran up to me and said they had hit the Pentagon and I thought "Oh my God, we're being invaded". Weird how that day changed everyone. Remember when NYC had that big blackout, I think it was the summer of 2003 and people were walking home across the bridges? I walked into our lounge and the TV was on. I didn't know about the blackout, I just saw all these people crossing the bridges like they did on 9/11. The first words out of my mouth were "not again" One of the workers in our ER was on one of the planes on 9/11.
  9. by   LDRNMOMMY
    I was at home getting ready to go to class. I was getting pre-req's out of the way before I even started nursing school. I was watching CNN, and basically watched all the events unfold. I started watching when the first tower had been hit. I thought to myself, what a terrible accident. Then I saw the second plane flying towards the tower, completely in shock. I knew then it was deliberate. I left with my Air National Guard unit three weeks later for a six month deployment.
    Last edit by LDRNMOMMY on Sep 9, '06
  10. by   luvkitties
    I fell asleep on the couch the night before...my roommate at the time woke me up and told me the news..at the time, I was taking gen. ed. classes in preparation for the Nursing program...had a psychology class that afternoon.

  11. by   sweetpealoubylou
    I was at home catching up on the news with my mom and we hugged eachother and cried for those there. My mom lost and old collegue in 9/11 attacks,

  12. by   Reno1978
    I was getting up for work and turned on the TV, which happened to be on CNN. It was just as they were showing footage shortly after the towers were hit by the two planes. It wasn't long before one collapsed...then the second. I'll never forget.
  13. by   StNeotser
    I too was in my first fall semester on the way to a dosage calc class.

    We didn't have the TV on in the mornings because we had a rule not to as it distracted my daughter from getting ready for school. I had dropped her off at the YMCA before school childcare and then I had the radio on in the car. It used to take half an hour to get to class and when I first heard reports I thought it was some strange War of the Worlds spoof. Then reality dawned slowly as every radio station had the news on......When I was stuck in traffic I kept looking around at other people in their cars, to see if they were as shocked as me.
  14. by   iHeartNICU
    i was a senior in high school in Texas and running late for my first period class. I ran all the way from the parking lot to my class. When I arrived it was silent except for the TV on. I had no idea what was going on, looked up at the TV screen as the 2nd world trade center was hit. People crying, everyone shocked, and lots and lots of anger and outrage. Couldn't believe it and still can't. One of our classmates was visiting NYC to visit NYU and was down the street at a hotel at the time.