Thursday, September 11, 2008

Remembering the Victims of September 11, 2001

On September 11, 2001 I was sitting in my Law, Order, and Policy class at the Center for Advanced Research and Technology in Clovis, when my teachers turned on the big screen. The entire class sat in silence as we watched the news broadcast all that was going down in NYC. Many people lost their lives that day. As my Grandparents were around for the Bombing of Pearl Harbor, I was around for this. This day will always be remembered. Do you remember where you were and what you were doing when you heard the news? ~B

1 comment:

Cami said...

hey girl ... thanks for asking. i was driving on the 450N towards los angeles, during the early morning commute. all of a sudden, a few police cars zoomed into the carpool lane and cut everyone off at the off-ramp to LAX (which i was a few hundred yards from). i slowed down to about 20 mph like everyone else, and continued this way for another 1/2 hour on the freeway to my office in santa monica. i wondered what was going on ... turned on the radio to 102.7 kiis fm and heard rick dees on the radio spreading the news about new york. it was about 7:30 a.m. in cali, so it was already 10:30 am-ish on the east coast.

when i got to work, everyone was somber, moving around like zombies. some of us were shedding tears; others, just speechless. our vp said if anyone wanted to go home, it was up to them - but i think everyone felt safer sticking together in our office, even if it was a skyscraper in LA.

the federal building was a few blocks away from our office and the police were beginning to cordon off the area in case any terrorist activity was going to take place there. i looked out my office window. cop cars and flashing lights everywhere.

we were huddled around a small tv in our vp's office all day ... no one could even think about working. most of us bailed shortly after lunch to beat the traffic on the way home ...

i met up with my boyfriend at the time that evening and all we could do for the rest of the night was sit in shock, watching the news. it was a terrible day for our country ... but we still rose up undefeated.

i will never forget!