9/11. Wow. Just typing that brings pain. On 9/11/01, I was 15. I was in high school. Shortly after arriving and starting the school day, the principal came over the intercom and told us there was a bomb threat and we all evacuated to the football stadium. Normally we just stand a distance away from the building but this time things were different. We sat with our classes but I made sure to sit next to a few friends. A few hours passed which by then we all knew something was wrong.
Around 10 am, we were told the truth of what happened. That 2 planes had struck the Twin Towers in New York, another had struck the Pentagon in DC and a third had crashed in Pennsylvania. Parents came to the school in a panic to pick up their kids. Buses showed up and by noon, everyone was back home. When I got home, the first thing I did was turn on the tv to see what was going on. As soon as I realized what happened, I became a big ball of emotion. I’m from Delaware which in the grand scheme of things isn’t too far from New York or Pennsylvania. Maryland is just right next door. Being a 15 year old, this whole entire event was scary to me.
While I did not know anyone personally who passed away from the events of 9/11, it hurt deeply. We as a nation hurt. We wondered why. What did we do to deserve this? None of those people in those buildings deserved what happened to them and nothing that we did after will ever fully take away our nations pain.
The beautiful thing about 9/11 was afterwards we all came together as a country, a nation. Race didn’t matter. Whether you were lower class or middle class, that didn’t matter. At the end of the day, we all had a love for country. No matter who you are or where you were, that moment and the aftermath is indelibly etched in everyone’s mind.
In the World Trade Center, a billionaire sits in his attorney’s office awaiting a divorce hearing against his wife. In a west side apartment, a bike messenger kisses his 5-year old daughter and sings her “Happy Birthday” before leaving for work. A maintenance man gets dispatched to help a tenant with his lock. In an upper east side apartment, a young model musters the courage to break up with her sugar daddy. As random as random can be, these individuals step into a crowded World Trade Center elevator.
Wrapped up in their own world, they all ride silently hearing only the sound of the elevator giving notice of each floor. When the elevator stops on the 34th floor, it empties leaving only these five behind. Moments later … their world changes as the collision of a jet into the North Tower incapacitates the elevator.
With no understanding of what has happened and is happening around them, these fives are forced to band together and fight against all odds to escape from the impending horrific collapse. During these critical minutes, a story of courage, faith, and the will to live unfolds.
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Tonya McminnSeptember 10, 2017 at 5:30 pm
I was in my homemec class when September 11th took place.
AzeemSeptember 12, 2017 at 2:21 pm
I was at home that day with my family
Bryan ViceSeptember 12, 2017 at 4:15 pm
I was in High School when 9/11 happened. I can remember about everything about that day. I was in Algebra and they turned the tv on. I thought the world was ending i walked out of school walked home and watch the tv with my dad. Very sad day #NeverForget
angela smithSeptember 12, 2017 at 9:56 pm
I was at work at the time it happened . I remember my boss turning on the tv and seeing it ..I was crying so hard .
DEb JENSENSeptember 18, 2017 at 4:34 pm
I was driving to school and then at school when the second plane crashed.
Rhonda FullerSeptember 18, 2017 at 9:57 pm
I was at home watching tv
Amy TolleySeptember 19, 2017 at 2:02 am
I was at home getting ready for my shift at the hospital…when I saw the news…
wen budroSeptember 19, 2017 at 4:46 pm
I was actually asleep when it happened. When I turned on the TV- I saw all of the footage and news reports. It seemed unreal.
Leah ShumackSeptember 20, 2017 at 11:29 am
I was in college just getting up in the morning when the first tower hit. We turned the tv on and thought we were watching a movie at first. Once we try to change the channel we realized it was on every one and that it was real.
Lagean EllisSeptember 20, 2017 at 11:31 am
I had just shown up for work.. I was a detective for the Sheriff’s Department. It was a crazy, hectic time…
MartySeptember 20, 2017 at 2:49 pm
I was at school, waiting for my dad to fly home from NYC that day. They grounded all the planes and he couldn’t get through by cell phone, it was scary waiting to hear from him. He ended up renting a car with a bunch of other strangers at the airport. They all packed in and drove all over the country dropping ppl off at home.
Ronda PatrickSeptember 20, 2017 at 2:59 pm
A day I will never forget, working at a hospital a few hours from where the PA plane went down. We were put on standby in the event they needed to transport patients. We had no idea how bad it really was and the footage was airing on all the televisions. Something I hope I never have to see again.