Facebook readers share 9/11 memories
Readers of the West Central Tribune's page on Facebook were asked to relay their memories of 9/11 and how it affected them. We have listed their comments here:
Annette Aaker: It was scary. My brother was supposed to fly to New York that day but his boss rerouted to San Francisco. Yahoo.
Rachel 'Radabaugh' Eichhorst: Watching the whole thing take place live on Good Morning America with my jaw dropped to the floor, leaving me in shock and speechless. And seeing the 2nd plane hit live on the show and watching their faces and expressions as it happened, too. Then seeing both towers fall. Such a sad day for Americans. Everybody will forever remember what they were doing when this all unfolded.
Sara Spoors Lundquist: I was working at the prison in Stillwater. Our delivery driver came in the office with tears streaming down his cheeks. We ran down to the warden's office and watched in horror as the 2nd plane hit the 2nd tower. Watched the rest of the day unfold.
Amanda Lee Smith Huston: Watched it live on TV at home....It just seemed so unreal and I was instantly scared for the future of our country! My heart sank to the pit of my stomach for the lives lost in that attack! I will never forget that day!
Julie Carlson: I was at SCSU. I remember sitting in an area on campus where everyone was discussing the events as they unfolded. There was a girl sitting alone with a look of absolute shock and tears pouring down her face. I sat with her and she told me that her mom was supposed to be a flight attendant on the plane that hit the first building. Her mom wasn't feeling well that day, so she got someone else to take her shift. That story still gives me chills.
Angie Danielson: My brother was in the Marine Corps at the time and was working in a Comm Center just yards away from the Pentagon when the plane hit. We had to go a whole day not knowing if he was alive or not.....he called us the next day and we were incredibly relieved. He doesn't talk about it much, but I know the experience and dealing with the aftermath has had a huge impact on him.
Margie Kay Holmack: I was at home watching TV and getting ready for work too. And it broke in with breaking news. My mouth dropped down to the floor. I couldn't believe what had happened. It was a very sad. And my heart went out the Families of those who lost there lives. :(
Compiled by Linda Vanderwerf