Thursday, September 11, 2008

Patriot Day

On September 11, 2001 two planes crashed into the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York. A third plane crashed into the Pentagon and a fourth into a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania. Nearly 3000 people died and the skyline of New York was changed forever in the most deadly terrorist attack on United States soil. On the same date in 2002 and every year since then, the American president has proclaimed a day of remembrance. Many Americans refer to Patriot Day as 9/11 or September 11 (for more info, click here).
I was working at Sears in Little Rock when it happened. The tv's located in the hardware department were switched from the Bob Vila commercials that were played on loop all day to CNN or Fox News. Customers would come in and everyone stood underneath those televisions watching. It was unbelievable.
Where were you?

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  1. Great minds think alike, eh?

    I'm glad you were safe and sound that day.

  2. Well you know where I was -but great post. I can only imagine how the folks felt gathered at Sears. It was a devastating day.

  3. Yes Ali, that is one day we will never forget. Today, 7 years ago! I was lying in bed, at about 8 am, and Robert called me from work. I immediately turned CNN on, and called my mother to tell her to turn the TV on to CNN. I was a devastating day!

  4. I was getting ready to go to work when it happened. The televisions at the restaurant I worked at had the news on all day. Not too many people came in that day, it was a very sad and quiet day and we just didn't know what to think or do.

  5. I will never forget this day, I remember everything about it. I had just gotten up and the kids and I went into the living room and I turned on the television just as the 2nd plane was hitting the trade center. It still sickens me to this day.

  6. I remember that day vividly, part of me can't believe it has been 7 years. I remember what I was doing so vividly and just didn't believe it at first. Great post Ali.


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