Saturday, September 11, 2010

Where Were You When The World Stopped Turning?

I began this post with my own thoughts and lots of my words about what today means.

I wrote and re-wrote, and finally decided that all MY words just wouldn't do.  So I will just say that I will never forget.  And I think Mr. Alan Jackson's song can express my thoughts better.

........and the greatest is love..


Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

Frankie's Mom here.. I will never forget where I was and who told me to turn on the TV. It was a horrible day for everyone.

My Mind's Eye said...

Morning MinnaK you lovely specimen of female that a word?

We love Alan Jackson's song and what a beautiful tribute today.
Madi and Mom

Uji, Angel Izzy, Ziggy, Angel Bean, Angel Hiro and Momma Tea said...

I was at home getting ready to collect my son from school, the news flash came on and I just sat down and watched with tears running down my face. My then husband had only been there two weeks previously and we knew quite a few people who worked there so it was horrifying to watch. So many friends and colleagues of my husbands gone in seconds. My husband was at work at the time and he came home in a state of shock. So many Mums were late for pick up that day.

So many civilians and emergency crews and SARS animals to thank for so much heartbreaking toil.

Scooter said...

Hi, Diana here~~I was at work at a upholstry (sp?) shop and we heard about it on the radio. We quickly turned on the small TV that he had there and watched. We couldnt belive what we saw on that TV. It was a terrible day and we will remember and pause for those that lost their lives. That was great song.

Diana and Jazzi

Charlotte said...

I was at work & my friend called & said a plane crashed into a tower in NY! We have a huge tv in our staff would come & go all day, watching the horrific events unfold.

Sept. 11th - changed our world.

(((hugs)) Oskar, Schatzi & Xena

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

Mom will never forget that moment. She was at school teaching when one of her coworkers asked her where our Dad was, because she knew he had gone to NYC on business. Yes, he WAS there that fateful day, thankfully not harmed, but such a tragic day for so many. Thanks for the special tribute.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

The Daily Pip said...

I was hiding behind the couch while Mama watched the coverage. My Mama moved around a bunch as a kid, but part of her childhood was in that area and she still considers NYC to be home in many ways it was especially hard for her.

My papa was in Toronto for the week and had a hard time getting home because all the flights were canceled.

3 doxies said...

Oh Mum loves dat song by MR. Jackson, very thought provoking!
Okays I turn it overs to mum now cuz like I wasn't alives then.

I was at work that day as well. I was on the phone with my husband-to-be and he was explaining what was going on when the first plane hit! I'll never forget his words.
We were waiting for a coworker to arrive at work when we got word she wouldn't make it because she was trying to locate her son who worked at the towers. Fortunately, her son had a dentist appointment that morning and was going to be late to work...he was one of the lucky ones.
My aunt and uncle were in Germany and couldn't get home. When they were allowed to finally leave a man on their flight was pulled off. They were never told why.
I still remember eveyhting like it was yesterday, spending hours in front of the TV.

Wonderful post!

Puddles and mum

Maggie Mae and Max said...

I was a work, when a co-worker came into my office to tell me that a plane had crashed into the World Trade Center. My younger sister was flying from Albany to Washington DC that morning. For the next few hours I was in a panic trying to locate her flight, praying that her plane was not involved. Her flight arrived safely at Reagan National 20 minutes before the pentagon was hit. The next day, she was able to get a ride to PA, I drove down to meet her and bring her home.

Maggie Mae's mom

Lola and also Franklin, too said...

I wasn't alive yet either but Blog Mom was and she'll tell:

We were all at our jobs like most people when we heard about it. Not seeing on TV or anything, I assumed that the first place was an accident, but when we heard about the second plane, of course we knew. We tried to follow everything on the internet and someone found a radio. We're 50 miles out on Long Island so there were lots and lots of people who weren't sure if their people were all right or not, and it some cases they weren't. Long Island is the bedroom community for the NYC Fire Department and the NYPD. Every community lost some people that day. And then the rumors and the uncertainty - no one really knew if there were more attacks coming or if they were going to take a different form or what to expect. It was a day that changed perspectives, at least for a while.

Taffy said...

I remember Mom was getting ready for work and Grandma called and told her to turn on the tv. She stopped and sat on the couch to watch just as the 2nd plane hit the towers. I sat in her lap and she cried (like she is now) as she began to realize what was going on. She went to work and listened to the radio with the dr she worked for and then came home and we watched tv for hours.
Such a horrible act of terror bestowed on our country. We are very thankful for those that have given their lives and those that put their lives in danger every day just to protect us.

George The Lad said...

I was walking back from our local shops when a young lad with a moble phone was saying "turn on the TV, turn on the TV, and see whats happened". This would have been about 9.45 in the morning over here. On getting in the house putting on the TV was the first thing I did. I sat there with my coat on, appalled by what I was seeing, this was before the second plane hit. It was heart breaking to watch, but I just could not move. It is ingrained in my memory, and a day I will never forget.
Jan xxx

George The Lad said...

Sorry got the time wrong, I was working shifts it was about 2.45. in the afternoon, and I had finshed work for the day.

The Life of Riley said...

Remembering 9/11 today, and where I was when I found out (walking up my driveway in New Zealand collecting my morning newspaper (as it was the 12th here) to find my neighbor coming out her house in shock as her brother-in-law was working in one of the towers, then turning on my TV just as the second plane hit a building that I had visited during my time in America). Nine years on it still seems so sureal and unimaginable that something like this could occur.

Riley's mum

Asta said...

Oh Minna
I wasn't bowned yet, but my pawents wewe hewe in downtown NewYawk..Daddi saw too much fwom his office window..we can nevew fowget..mommi told me stowies of fwiends covewed in ash coming home aftew helping seawch and Daddi giving blood, xept thewe wew too few suwvivows and seeing hoomans walking awound in a daze in ouw neighbowhood wif pictoowes of theiw lost loved could we possibly fowget
smoochie kisses

houndstooth said...

I was on my way to work/school that morning. I just remember every time I went into the office, the news was even worse. We were on the top story of the school, which was in a very old building, and there were no jet streams at all. It was the bluest, quietest sky I'd ever seen. Then, on the drive home, everybody was trying to fill up with gas and it was ridiculously expensive. I'll never forget that day, or even exactly where I was on the way to school when I heard the news.

the teacher's pets said...

Good question to ask and you had the right idea to just post a video instead because it's very difficult to find words about the 9-11 attacks even to this day.
I was teaching at an alternative high school in Pensacola, FL, where the students were often unruly and sometimes disrespectful but their attitudes changed for the rest of they year after viewing the news. They gained a bit of a perspective on what's important and what's not and they also learned to value their time and their lives a bit more after that and I did as well.

Dexter said...

That movie said it all. Thank you for sharing. We must not forget either the tragedy or how it brought us together and helped us remember what is important.

Mango Momma

♥Mona + Prissy + Angel Weenie♥ said...

I can remember 9/11/01 just as if it happened yesterday. I was the only manager in the office that day and when we heard I gathered everybody together and we cried, held hands and prayed. How could something like that ever happen in America. Things changed that day for all of us and the world. I sent everybody home to be with their families and I remember coming home and holding my little dog Samantha in my arms and crying all day. I had cousins who lived in NYC and owned a business near the world Trade Center. The family was terrried for them and we counldn't reach them for days. Thank God they were OK. I remenber sitting outside at lunch for weeks after 9/11 watching all the cars drive by on the freeway in front of our building and being so proud of all the American flags flying from cars but didn't understand why if took something so horrific to make it happen.

The Alan Jacskon song says all I could ever wish to say. God Bless America.....Mona's Mommy

Lorenza said...

My mom's boss at that time was from NYC. She was reading CNN online and she told him about it. He had a very hard time trying to reach his family. It was until 2 hours later when he knew they were ok.
Our thoughts are with you.
Kisses and hugs

3 doxies said...

Oh dam, dat a shame! Actually it was in a box in a box...and dat box DID haves airholes...I should've thunked dat through betters. Oh wells, it was da thought dat counts.


Mack said...

Momma always gets so sad remembering 9/1/1. We will never forget!

Unknown said...

I watched a full tribute on the history channel and it seems like yesterday.. so sad.