So 13 years ago, the World Trade Centers fell due to a terrorist attack on the United States.
Everyone always talks about where they were when the whole thing went down, etc.
13 years ago, I was working at Steven Fabrics, in customer service. I was at my desk, working on a 4 page report of Vertical Blind back orders, calling dealers, telling them when to expect their order, etc.
I overheard in the office (I was working in a "cube farm") that a plane had hit the World Trade Center in New York.
1st thought that ran through my mind, was some dummy in a little Cessna or something did it. I heard someone say it was a commerical airplane. Okay, I know that couldn't have been an accident, but I couldn't imagine why someone would intentionally do such a thing.
I knew my Dad would know what was going on, so I called Dad and he told me it was a terrorist attack on the US.
My coworkers all had by this time turned on the news to hear more and we heard about the Pentagon. To be honest, when I heard this part, I didn't believe it. I thought it was just a rumor. Then the one in Pennsylvania crashed. I was horrified.
After I got home from work, my husband and I were glued to our TV, total disbelief in what we were seeing. Total chaos in NY.
I know that as an American, I will never forget, and will continue to be grateful to first responders, police and firefighters everywhere.