Where Were You?

I don’t think any of us can forget where we were that day. I had been in NYC for about a week, was staying at a dorm with my son at NYU on Washington Square Park and we didn’t know how close or how far away we were from the towers. We were at West 4th Street near Broadway.

Some of my photos from that day and the few days after are on this site. There are no images below Canal Street, we weren’t allowed past the barrier there, and they were literally taking cameras away from people that did cross through. I had no desire to get closer than I was. We were in lock down for 3-4 days ourselves. I could walk to 14th street, but if I crossed I wouldn’t be able to go back. I had no ID saying that I needed to be in that area.

My life changed that day, even though I didn’t lose anyone on that day. I had to move to NYC the first time because of that day.

And that’s all I can say about it for now. Time to get away from the computer and go for a walk. I can see where the towers were from the end of my street where I live now. The people around me lost friends and relatives.

On a Plane

From Franklin Ross: I remember going to school that warm September day. I remember my first class was economics. I remember a sudden urge to go to the snack shop halfway through class. I remember leaving class and heading up the stairs to the main … [Continue reading]

Kansas: A 9/11 Story

From Claudia Keenan: A clear blue sky arched over Kansas on the morning of September 11, 2001. I know that, can still see it, because driving home from an early trip to the grocery I glanced up at the white paths of exhaust left by planes curving … [Continue reading]

Tried to Re-enlist

From Glenn E. Huiett Jr.: We were sitting in our bedroom preparing to go to work. Our son entered the room and told us that a commercial jet had just flown into one of the world trade center towers. Not sure of what he had just told us we tuned … [Continue reading]

Memories from Iowa

From Beverly: I worked at an embroidery business located on the edge of Davenport, Iowa. My mother-in-law and my youngest son also worked there. We were busy running machines and trimming garments when my 20 year old son arrived. He asked … [Continue reading]

A Video From a Friend

We didn't know each other yet, but now we are good friends. Here is a video Shawn Collins created for the 6th Anniversary of 9/11: http://youtu.be/Pgu0vaQCLjs … [Continue reading]

At School

From Lynda M: I was working at the school in the early am. I teach 2nd grade. We were all in the office making copies and preparing for the day. One of the other teachers came in and told us what had happened. We weren't sure what was going on. We … [Continue reading]

9/11 – We Share it Worldwide

From Liz K: I was world's apart from the USA, but I can tell you that the horror rocked my heart as hard as a storm if I where the middle of it. At the time I was at the office in Holland (a great time difference from NYC) when a colleague … [Continue reading]