Page 3 of 4 FirstFirst 1234 LastLast
Results 31 to 45 of 56
  1. #31
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Catonsville
    Posts
    311

    Re: Where were you on 9/11/01



    I was in the 10th grade at the time and actually didnt hear about it untill after my first period had ended because my homeroom teacher (where we got attendance taken) was a History teacher. He was the first one to have the TV on in the school. When i went to my second period class, our teacher had turned the TV's off in order to try and get us to concentrate on something other then what was going on in NY. Shortly after a student was called up to the office and informed that the first tower had fallen. This prompted our teacher to turn on the TV as we watched in disbelief as the second tower came down. A member of the freshmen class that year lost her sister on flight 93. Something that nobody will ever forget, that is for sure.




  2. #32

    Re: Where were you on 9/11/01

    At the time I worked for a large NY based bank (Chase Manhattan) out of one of their Wilmington, DE datacenters. I was in a early morning meeting (I remember being very tired from staying up to watch MNF the night before) that started at 8:30am and was originally scheduled to run until 9:15~9:20 to get us out of there before the markets opened. We were on a conference call in the meeting with a few of our NY counterparts, a few of which were at a Chase office at 380 madison ave and the others were at a different office at 60 wall st. No one I knew that worked at Chase was really in danger since they were all at least a few blocks away, but it was just very memorable to me how we all reacted and how that meeting which was originally very heated in discussion had totally changed to everyone being generally worried for each other and each others families well being.




  3. #33
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Pasadena, MD
    Posts
    88

    Re: Where were you on 9/11/01

    I remember initially on television people saying it was probably a small plane hitting the tower by accident. When the second plane hit, the tone and demeanor of the coverage changed quickly. Things haven't been the same since.




  4. #34

    Re: Where were you on 9/11/01

    I was on my way to a work client that morning. I'll never forget it. The company I was seeing was Logotel, a T-Shirt making company off I-70. On my way over there I had heard that a plane had hit the first tower, and at the time everyone thought it was some sort of accident. When I got to the client, they had a big TV in their conference room and people were glued to it. By the time I got inside the second plane had hit. We just watched the TV for the next few hours in utter disbelief. The feeling in my gut when I watched the towers go down was something I'll never forget.

    As soon as people started to figure out this was al-Qu’eda, all I could think was "It's on."

    I'll never forget that day.




  5. #35
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Hazzard County
    Posts
    1,347

    Re: Where were you on 9/11/01

    I'll never forget that day also, although I'd like to. I'm man enough to admit being glued to the tv, and crying, 'til I just couldn't watch anymore.




  6. #36
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Hanover, Pa
    Posts
    62

    Re: Where were you on 9/11/01

    on my Honeymoon down at Disney....remember well, we were going to go to 1 of the parks on the shuttle bus when the driver told us that all the parks were closed and that we needed to go back to our rooms, we asked why, and she simply stated turn on the TV and your see....been married now 5yrs....but the 11th is something your never forget, even more so cause I'll always be celebrating my marriage just a few days before it happened




  7. #37
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Breckenridge, CO
    Posts
    334

    Re: Where were you on 9/11/01

    I was at work (no radio, no TV). A friend of mine worked in New York and started emailing me about what was going on and sending pictures. I was stunned. I told some of my co-workers what was going on and we got a radio and turned it on and started listening. At that time I worked next to BWI airport, so when the plane hit the Pentagon the owner of the company got everyone together in the conference room and sent everyone home for the day.

    The thing I remember thinking was so eerie for days afterwards was driving to work and not seeing any planes in the sky.




  8. #38

    Re: Where were you on 9/11/01

    I also remember how eerie it was without planes in the sky. And when you did hear one, every head around would turn up to look at it, as if it was the first one they had ever seen.
    She had me at "Hell, NO!"




  9. #39
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Panama City Beach FL
    Posts
    1,477

    Re: Where were you on 9/11/01

    I was at work as well, at the Alex. Brown Building in downtown B-more. The guy in the cube next to me told me that the first tower was struck, then my boss and I went into one of the conference rooms to watch the coverage on CNN on one of the huge TV screens. That's where we saw the plane hit the second tower. Many people filtered in and out of the room, taking in the awful scenes. At about 11am, they let everyone go home, partly because the Alex. Brown Building was one of the tallest in downtown B-more and being on the east edge of town, might be a target. No one knew what to think.

    We were a part of Deutsche Bank which had their main office building right next door to WTC, and that building was ruined when the towers fell. I kept remembering all the times I went to the WTC, taking the PASS train from New Jersey to the station underneath. We had a couple people in my dept (IT) up there that day, and they made it out okay, having to walk/run up to the ferries near Chelsea Piers to get across into NJ.
    We also had offices in several of the WTC buildings, but no one was harmed. As for all those who perished that day, we shall never forget.
    "I used to be disgusted, now I try to be amused" - Elvis Costello





  10. #40
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Mt. Arrogance in the middle of the .11 rolling acres of The Windbag Estates
    Posts
    4,491

    Re: Where were you on 9/11/01

    It was 1 week before my daughter was born and I just got back froma Doctors appointment,and there police were all over.
    My son, Joey, was born on the 17th. Amy was past due with him and sleeping when this all happened, I was just getting to work when the second one hit. I thought "they must be confused, they probably got a report from somebody talking about the first accident." By the time I got to my cube it was clear there was no confusion.

    My dad (RIP) called Amy that morning and asked how she was doing, not knowing he woke her up. She said "fine" and he asked if the news was bothering her and then kind of joked "if that doesn't get you in labor nothing will." She asked what he meant and then she finally realized something big was happening.




  11. #41

    Re: Where were you on 9/11/01

    I was pulling up to work at Price Waterhouse in Linthicum at the time. I had Stern on the radio and they saw the plane fly in to the tower out their window. They thought it was a helicopter or something at first. We were supposed to have an all hands meeting that morning but when the second plane hit and the plane hit the Pentagon, we all started watching coverage on the web and in an office w/a tv. That was the end of work for that day.




  12. #42
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Breckenridge, CO
    Posts
    334

    Re: Where were you on 9/11/01

    I listen to Howard Stern on Sirius all day while I'm at work and he replayed the show he did that day. It was very interesting to listen to his broadcast because Cabbie and Ralph called in and they were in their respective apartments downtown and could see everything that was happening. Their coverage was probably better than what we got from TV that day.




  13. #43

    Re: Where were you on 9/11/01

    How did Stern manage that? I thought they weren't going to allow him to take any of the tapes with him?




  14. #44
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Perry Hall
    Posts
    2,888

    Re: Where were you on 9/11/01

    Quote Originally Posted by ravenmaniac
    How did Stern manage that? I thought they weren't going to allow him to take any of the tapes with him?
    He got them in the settlement with CBS after they sued him. That's all they have been promoting lately is "the tapes", and on Labor Day weekend they played all-request bits from over the years.

    The Stern 9/11 show was very good. It is interesting to hear how much he has changed his tune over the years though. On those tapes, he was screaming for war and to blow up the Arab countries, and even to go into Iraq to get Saddam (they played the tape from 9/11/02 as well). Today, he is a staunch opponent of the war and criticizes Bush over it every chance he gets.




  15. #45
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Breckenridge, CO
    Posts
    334

    Re: Where were you on 9/11/01

    I agree, he has really come full circle on his views about the attack and what our response should have been to it, but the coverage that day was really great. I think that his views that day are what he really feels, but Howard has his own agenda and it's all about him and his career.




Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Russell Street Report Website Design by D3Corp Ocean City Maryland