I just arrived at work. Shut my car off. As I did every morning I listened to Howard Stern on my drive to work. Nothing unusual as I got out of the car. I was early. Work started at 9 but I got in around 8:45. It was minutes after I walked in when my husband called to tell me a plane hit the World Trade Center. He heard it on Howard Stern. It still would be another 15 minutes before the real understanding that this was a terrorist attack would become evident when the second plane hit the second tower.
The fear of that day I can never forget. My daughter was 2 years old in day care and I wanted to leave to get her. My boss didn’t really care. We watched the news all morning but it was work as normal for the afternoon. I will never forget my fear and I didn’t have someone in the towers, a firefighter or a policeman. This picture always reminds me of those people in those towers and the fear they felt.
This is why we can never forget. To all who lost their life and all the heroes, never forget.