#2014 | Tuesday, September 10th, 2002
I was at home in AZ, and had awaken my son to get ready for school. I was scheduled to work the 12-8pm shift at my job, so while my son prepared for school, I turned on the TV and sat back with my morning coffee. When the broadcast told of a plane striking the World Trade Center, I thought, "What a terrible accident!", but as I watched the second plane strike the second tower and the other reports came in about the Pentagon and Flight 93, I knew this was no accident. Being recently discharged from the active duty Air Force, I immediately called the Air Reserve Personnel Center in CO and told them that I was ready to come back to duty. The following month, I was on my way overseas to finally do the job I had trained to do. In Feb of 2002, I was transfered to the Pentagon in DC where I am today. Rather, tonight; because I am working the night shift on 9-10-02 keeping watch over the nation and preparing to honor the victims of 9-11-01 in the morning.
David Barton | 35 | District of Columbia

#2015 | Tuesday, September 10th, 2002
I work at home. The phone rang at about 5:30AM. I didn't answer. I turned on my computer about 6AM, and then checked my messages.
I had a message from Lydia at Corp HQ saying that I had better turn on the TV. I did.
I watched for a few minutes in complete horror as events unfolded.
I then went into the bedroom to tell my partner that his hometown had been attacked. His mother and sister still live near the WTC site....but they were ok.
This was when I realized that no one would ever feel safe again.
Scott | 49 | California

#2016 | Tuesday, September 10th, 2002
Thomson Employees
WTC 9-11
We will not forget you
The Gale Group | 24 | Michigan

#2017 | Tuesday, September 10th, 2002
Dear where were you.org;

On the day of this horrific tragedy, I was at work as usual. I found out from a co-worker who had heard from another co-worker about this event. Throughout the working day, I was listening to what what was happening in New York City and Washington D.C. on the radio. I was just full of disbelief.

I felt like this was something out of a Hollywood movie.

On that evening, I was seeing the horrific images on the news repeteadly at a downtown bar. This time I was in total shock. Just seeing the two airplanes colliding into the two towers, and seeing them collapse onto themselves like they were made of dust, brought alot of grief to my heart. Also, to see all the people jumping out of the two buildings, from many stories high, in hopes of getting out of them only to fall to their deaths just overwhelmed me with sorrow, and still does to this day.

Seeing people run for their lives as the two twin towers were collapsing in New York City was just heartbraking.

I just wanted to break down in tears. I didn't want to leave the downtown bar where I was at. I wanted to know more if something else had happened.

There hasn't been a day in this past year where I haven't thought about all this. Just typing all of this out brings alot of pain, and sadness to my heart.

I would really like to thank where were you.org for giving people a chance to write down their comments, and feelings in regards to this event that changed everyone's lives so much.

Roberto Carlos Calderon | 29 | Canada

#2018 | Tuesday, September 10th, 2002
I had just woken up and turned on the television on that fatefull morning. Because I am deaf, I rely on closed captions to understand what is happening on the television screen. There were NO captions on the channel I had turned on and at first I did not realize what was going on. I quickly switched to another channel that had closed captions and was horrified at what I saw. While Matt Lauer of the Today show was reporting what had happened earlier, a second plane was spotted and I saw it crash into the second tower. What a horrifying sight!! I was in shock...To this day, I cannot watch a song being sung related to America without a tear trickling down my cheek..I was also very afraid because my 18 year old daughter had signed up for enlistment in the Army Reserves in June and was scheduled to report for her basic training at the end of September..we flew out to visit her before her departure, and it was very difficult for me to let her go...at the same time, I was very proud of her for wanting to defend our wonderful country.
Jeanne | 46 | Maryland

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