Back to your first question. Yep, I remember my alarm going off and hearing the news and listening the whole way to work. At work, everyone was in shock and were trying to help traffic through the borders they had closed down. I worked in transportation, so they had quite a genius plan to move intermodally. We put those plan in place while being a complete state of disbelief through out the day. I remember just being glued to the news and TV, and watching that famous video of people jumping out over and over again.Any memories to share?
My sibling sent us a message saying he was okay. He fly out a day earlier to Washington for a business trip on the same number as one of the attacks. That was pretty shocking for us. He was still trying to figure out how to get home, but was just trying to comprehend everything going on. No planes were flying (of course), but he didn't know if he wanted to fly, and debate driving back home. I had a coworker that had move to NYC a few weeks before with his wife (who was taking some special training there for the year). They posted their from their apartment which was only a few blocks away from the towers. My spouse and I talked about how if it was only a couple of years earlier, it could have been him. He was working in the the twin towers for contract there for almost a year.
We went back a few years after, and it was still very surreal at how everything had change.