I don't think any of us who remember that awful day will ever be the same again. I was the manager of a TV shop and every set in the showroom was showing pictures of the devastation all afternoon. Me, my staff and lots of the passing public just stood in silence and watched the horror unfold.
At first we thought the first plane was a terrible, tragic accident. The second plane taught us better.
Yes, Alpha, us, too! We got up late & the first plane had already hit - we assumed it was a tragic accident & were staring at the TV & saw the second one hit the other tower. Then we knew it wasn't an accident. It just seemed so unreal, even as we watched it live on TV.
It's like when President Kennedy, or Princess Diana died - we all remember where we were that day. We didn't have TV's at work, but I remember the caretaker coming up into the office and telling us he had heard it on the radio that the World Trade Center Towers were being attacked and demolished by aeroplanes and that there was one headed for the White House / Pentagon. Shock! Horror!
Seemed almost like the end of the world. We didn't know what to think.
Last Edit: Sept 12, 2013 23:39:47 GMT -1 by Whisker