Thursday, September 11, 2008

9/11 - where were YOU?

so, 7 years ago today was THE original 9/11. It was a big moment in history. I remember hearing everyone say that THIS would be one of those moments where EVERYONE would be able to tell you WHERE they were & WHAT they were doing when they heard that the planes had crashed into the twin towers. Kind of like people remember where they were and what they were doing when they heard JFK got shot or we landed on the moon, etc...

Well, I can vividly remember everything about the moment I heard about the 9/11 attacks. It was like my 3rd day of college! I had just moved away from home to start school & in a new place, etc... I had been in speech 101 when it happened so I still hadn't heard about it when I sat down in chapel at about 10AM that morning. I could still take you to the exact seat I was sitting in. I knew something was up when the V.P. walked up to the stage & I thought "this is weird... something is definitely going down." He told us about the attacks and everyone was in shock. Every TV on campus was showing videos of the planes & the towers falling. 

So, yeah, I still remember where I was and what I was doing. What about YOU?


Unknown said...

Me too. I was down at PCC in the DHA sitting in the balcony ready for chapel. I probably found out the same time you did when Mullenix announced what had happened.

patrick mitchell said...

yep - Dr. X. the DHA... what a dark & dingy place.