Tuesday, September 11, 2012

We Will Never Forget

As I sit here watching the History Channel on 9/11 it brings back so many memories. We lived in New Jersey at the time and I had taken the day off work to get some errands done. I was in the car when the news came on and my first thoughts were that a small plane had hit the towers on top of the World Trade Center. I got home a few minutes after it happened and turned on the tv, I couldn’t believe what I was seeing. My husband Mike worked in the city and I knew he would have been on the subway between Manhattan and Brooklyn at that time. I tried to call but got no answer. As I watched, all I could think of was how are they going to save all of those people and it didn’t take long before I realized they were not going to be saved and it just got worst and worst. I continued to try and get Mike on the phone and friends and family were calling to check and make sure we were okay. They had announced that you would not be able to get through to anyone using a cell phone so all I could do was hope and pray he was okay. It was much later when he finally called and said he was okay but would not be coming home that night. He had been on the subway close to that area when it happened and the subway had come to a stop. They had sat underground for an hour or so not knowing why because you have no contact with the outside world on the subway. The subway started backing up and none of them knew anything until they got out at the station. He spent the rest of the day making sure all of the employees were accounted for and needless to say, things were very hectic. We were both okay but we knew people that had friends and family that had been in those buildings. We had a neighbor that worked at the Trade Center that was late for work that day and that’s why he was saved from being at the disaster. What a terrible day and we will all truly NEVER FORGET!


  1. Hello, yes, terrible day, so so sad, will never forget. You must have been so worried about your loved one, nightmare.God Bless America, keep her safe. Blessings Francine.