Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Where were you? - Eleven Years After

Do  you remember where you were on 9/11/01? I think everyone remembers exactly where they were and what they were doing that day.

Me? I was working for Verizon Wireless in Westlake, Texas, near Grapevine and the D/FW International Airport. I recall someone coming to get me to go out to our break room and watch the news. It was just after the first plane had hit and everyone thought it was a terrible accident. I also remember the shock as we stood there and watched the second plane crash in to the other tower.

Please feel free to share your stories from that terrible day, but only if you wish to do so.


  1. You inspired me to do a blog post on this. Thanks for sharing, Ken!

  2. Glad I could inspire you, Todd. I will definitely check out the post.

  3. John V. Pasquariello19 September, 2012 15:38

    I was working my normal job at NJ Transit. The job was called SF 1, the first job out of Suffern New York in the morning. Operating train 1148, I run a train of 5 cars from Suffern to Hoboken, which is just across the river from the World Trade Towers site. We usually had a full train by the time I got to Hoboken, about 650 people, even with our early time of arrival. We came in just after 7 that morning, a train full of people mostly bound for lower Manhattan. Many worked in the towers. I often wonder how many people I took there that morning, how many did not come back home that evening. It haunts me every 9/11. There is so many other stories about that day I could share. There's just not enough time or space here, but I did see the South Tower fall with my own eyes that morning. I can even swear that I could hear it collapsing, the muffled "Boom, boom, boom" as the floors pancaked. We were only about a mile from them, so it is possible that that is what I heard. It was a tough day. Still is.