9/11: Where were you?
September 11, 2006
On 9/11/01: I was in the Independent offices on Cervantes St.(next to Jerry’s Drive In) holding our daily sales staff meeting, when a staffer came saying there was a plane crash in NYC. At first, I shrugged it off – what’s news about a plane crash-, but she said it was into the World Trade Center.
We turned on the TV and watched one tower burning. Then we saw the second plant hit. It was surreal…no one wanted to believe it was happening. And just as we thought maybe the people in the towers would be rescued, the buildings started to collapsed. I had a feeling of complete helplessness.
Then we got news of the Pentagon being hit and the plane crash in Pennslyvania. It was clear the nation was under attack.
We immediately went into “newspaper mode”, scrapped the paper we had intended for that week and began gathering info for a new edition..All the while we knew our country would never be the same.
Where were you? What do you remember?