Re: 9/11: What Do You Remember?
----I remember it being a cloudless, beautiful day here in Columbus, OH.
----As someone stated earlier, I too first heard the news on the Howard Stern show, they originally just chalked it up to somone flying a small plane into the first tower and couldnt believe someone would make such a mistake on such a sunny day.
----I remember hearing about the second tower being hit as the bus I rode took me into work.
----I remember being glued to the TV at work and my boss crying and telling me about an hour and half into the coverage to turn it off; she "couldnt take it anymore". (I refused).
----I remember leaving work early and actually stopping to get a haircut on the way home...it was amazing hearing all the rumors and speculation amongst patrons and the staff while I was there. (The coverage they were watching showed replays of the second tower collapsing---they continued to think it was other towers being destroyed live.)
In the days after, I will never forget the paranoia and fear that engulfed myself and others---the cringing whenever you would hear something in the sky; false alarms in Downtown Columbus---City Center Mall and the Rhodes Tower were evacuated on separate occasions during the next few days. I also remember the uncertainity of whether we should go back to work; when would it be ok to return to our normal way of life??
The other lasting memory I have is of a memorial service that was held at Ohio Stadium about a week later----sitting there somberly with about 20,000 others just trying to pay our respects and make sense of it all.