Saturday, September 12, 2009

Where were you on September 11, 2001?

I asked the question, "Do you remember what you were doing on September 11, 2001?" on Facebook the other day and recieved 29 responses. Anyone else care to chime in?


Koko Jabrian
Koko Jabrian
yes I was at Saipan seaport taking care of a cargo that came from Tinian,and my cousin called me from LA to tell me about that happened,
Yesterday at 11:24am · Delete
Juanette Villagomez
Juanette Villagomez
i was in school.lol
Yesterday at 11:25am · Delete
Joann Pangelinan Tajalle Aquino
Joann Pangelinan Tajalle Aquino
Yes! can't forget it was the day before my sons (Matt) birthday and I was watching TV and I saw the plane hit the tower...It looked sooo real that I asked Danny how the heck does Hollywood spend so much$$ destroying equipment, buildings etc..expensive .THEN REALITY SUNK IN.....IT WAS REAL!! :(
Yesterday at 11:27am · Delete
Boni R. Pangelinan
Boni R. Pangelinan
Getting ready for work, sitting in front of the TV in utter astonishment.
Yesterday at 11:28am · Delete
Brad Ruszala
Brad Ruszala
Working at Bank of America as an Investor Accountant in New York when Patty (last name escapes me) told me she just heard on the radio that a plane crashed into the World Trade Center.

I called the radio station (96.9FM known better as 97 Rock) to ask the jocks if they were playing around and they said they weren't.

I called my mother and asked her to turn on the TV. She asked, "What channel."

I responded with, "If this is true it should be on all of them."

Unfortunately, I was right. Bank of America had three floors in the World Trade Center that housed just about everything, including our servers.

Little more than an hour later, our network disappeared along with three of our coworkers and 2,749 other innocent people in the towers.
Yesterday at 11:29am · Delete
Norman del Rosario
Norman del Rosario
Got an early morning call from my former boss and ask me to go to work asap to help prepare verizon phone cards to hand out in the saipan international airport for stranded passengers.
Yesterday at 11:40am · Delete
Rick Vaughn
Rick Vaughn
Working in Receiving at Hotel Nikko. None of the other staff at the hotel seemed all that concerned, really. One man actually told me that it would not really affect this small island in the middle of nowhere.
Yesterday at 11:46am · Delete
Virginia Odoshi Mettao
Virginia Odoshi Mettao
all my fav. channels went to all the medias....but had to tag along w/ all the disbelieve I saw! Everytime,Everyday almost the same but different pix. Devastations, Smokes, Missing familys, mixed emotions,no t.v. just live reports....
Yesterday at 11:58am · Delete
Karen Alla
Karen Alla
I was cashing out my register at GIG when the news came on.... tragic eARLY MORNIN FOR saipan...
Yesterday at 12:03pm · Delete
Robert Henry Hunter
Robert Henry Hunter
Kind of the same story as Joann. It was late at night, I was flipping channels and flipped by channel 5. There was a plane flying into one of the towers. I thought it was some 70's airplane movie and continued flipping. A few channels later, I realized I wasn't near any channel that normally runs movies and flipped back. The first tower had just been hit. Called family members and then sat there until the next morning watching it all unfold.
Yesterday at 12:03pm · Delete
Connie Cabrera
Connie Cabrera
i was just waking up and thinking about what id'e do at schol and heard the news and my thout was the whole world at war, so glad it did't come to that or at least the way my mind saw it
Yesterday at 12:10pm · Delete
Sean Gordon
Sean Gordon
I was at work, I remember the first plane hit and everyone thought it was an accident. Then the 2nd plane hit and it was "oh shit, we're under attack"
Yesterday at 12:25pm · Delete
Dan Teich
Dan Teich
In Columbus, sunny, quiet morning. Then the neighbor below began to scream.
Yesterday at 12:29pm · Delete
Melena Slaven
Melena Slaven
Absolutely...who could forget?
Yesterday at 12:36pm · Delete
Norito Irei
Norito Irei
I was at Rollins College :)
Yesterday at 12:37pm · Delete
Jay Solly
Jay Solly
I was evacuating the Hall of States next to the Senate Office Building because we thought the Capitol was next and watching smoke plumes across the Potomac...
Yesterday at 1:26pm · Delete
Bobbi Grizzard
Bobbi Grizzard
I was in bed, asleep, when I got a call from a friend in California telling me to turn on CNN. Never did go back to sleep that night.
Yesterday at 1:36pm · Delete
Liz Maher
Liz Maher
I was at work in the Pentagon, 4th floor, C Ring in the section that was hit. Plane came in on the first and second floors - I guess it just was not my time...
Yesterday at 1:40pm · Delete
Angelo O'Connor Villagomez
Angelo O'Connor Villagomez
I was in Florida. It was my day off. We were going to go to the beach in Sarasota that day. When I woke up I flipped on the TV and every channel had the smoking remains of the fallen towers on. I tried calling my friends in New York, but couldn't get through. Every line was busy.
Yesterday at 1:43pm · Delete
Tamara Hunter
Tamara Hunter
I was at home, here in Saipan, in bed with my now x-bf PS...For some reason I woke up and started flipping channels..i landed on fox news just as the first plane was heading toward the towers..I watched the entire events unfold the rest of the day...
Yesterday at 2:34pm · Delete
Matt Meyer
Matt Meyer
Been married a month, sitting in our one bedroom basement apartment wondering if i'd ever get a job as a lawyer, and I turned on the tv...
Yesterday at 3:37pm · Delete
Derek Chambers
Derek Chambers
In bed in Fairbanks, Alaska, listening to NPR at about 5:00am, as newscaster announced that a small plane crashed into the WTC... My boss was caribou hunting (via float plane), and was stuck in the bush for three more days because planes could not fly.
Yesterday at 3:44pm · Delete
Diane Villagomez
Diane Villagomez
On the phone with Governor Babauta trying to contact my boys in the military to make sure they're safe. I had him use his red phone. It was torture!! It was so nice of him to check on me every hour during that night. Big thank you to my boss Liling. He helped too.
Yesterday at 4:38pm · Delete
David Keddie
David Keddie
I was mowing the lawn on a beautiful Scottish summer day. My Mum called me in saying a plane had accidentally flown into one of the towers and then the other plane hit while we were watching. Obviously we realised then that this wasn't an accident. When the towers actually came down I knew that this was going to change a lot of things and probably not for the better.
Yesterday at 5:24pm · Delete
Tara DeVries
Tara DeVries
I was a Freshman in my first semester at Rollins, and I was rushing (late!) to my Women's Studies class... I walked into my crowded classroom where everyone sat, silently staring, disbelieving, what my teacher had turned on the TV. We talked about what had happened for a few minutes, then decided the best thing for us to do would be to push through our day until we could find out more information. What a mess that was....
Yesterday at 5:35pm · Delete
Dustin Andres
Dustin Andres
portland, or. woke up to terrified msgs from my family on the answering machine. I left nyc 3 months before the attack. I watched the second tower collapse from a local portland bar-- into the square where I used to watch chamber music and eat lunch.
Yesterday at 6:06pm · Delete
William Charles Raynor
William Charles Raynor
I had just walked into the Australia Embassy in Pohnpei for a meeting, and everyone was crying. Then we ran up to Cafe Ole to see everything on CNN. Very memorble day - kind f like when Kennedy was shot (I remember my first grade teacher at El Granada Elementary in California running into the classroom crying and telling us the President has been killed, and then we were all dismissed from school)- sticks with you your whole life...
Yesterday at 6:34pm · Delete
Donna OConnor
Donna OConnor
I was in my office at Rollins, and spent the rest of the day frantically contacting all of my study abroad students to make sure everyone was OK.
Yesterday at 11:10pm · Delete
Mary E. Hanlan
Mary E. Hanlan
I was working as a Travel Agent at AAA, wondering if I had put anyone on those planes.
Yesterday at 11:25pm · Delete

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