Friday, September 11, 2009

Where were you 8 years ago today?

I can still remember it clearly .. I was getting ready for work, I had to be in at 1130am .. the television was on, but I wasnt really paying attention to it, it was just on for noise ... until the playback of the 2nd plane ... It was so surreal, was this really happening?

As I drove down I-4 in Orlando, the road was bare, I felt like a zombie, the radio was broadcasting what was going on up north. I just kept thinking ... really? How could this be!

When I got to the call center .. that was a whole new experience ... you see, I used to work for WDW and book reservations. - The happiest place on earth ... well not this day, not this time, The phones were quiet, all my cubicle neighbors looking at news feeds ... we knew from that point on, Life here in the USA would not be the same.

I just wanted to take today to remember all of the inncoent fallen, give thoughts and prayers out to their families, and take today to reflect that, anything can happen, and do not take any day for granted.

9/11/2001 - 9/11/2009 - We will NEVER Forget!!!

1 comment:

  1. I was already at work at our small law firm. The boss had gone into downtown Baltimore for Federal Court that morning. I was on the phone when one of the girls in the office went running down the hall yelling to get the TV turned on. A friend had called to tell her a plane had just hit the first tower. As the picture came up, we were just in time to see the second plane hit. We were inundated with calls from clients simply asking if we knew what was happening. We are near an Army base and the base locked down immediately. Long lines formed for security checks at all of the gates as they ordered everyone "on duty". We did not realize it until my boss called the office that the rest of the business world was sending folks home "to be with their families." I went home and turned the TV on. I don't think we turned it off for three days! I kept thinking about my mom describing the world's reaction when they bombed Pearl Harbor. She had been addressing wedding invitations when it came over the radio. They knew then, too, that life would never be the same.