In Germany Mid Morning 9/11
While still living in Germany, I was coming home early from school (11th grade) around 11am and was watching TV while preparing lunch in the kitchen. I saw the videos of the first plane crashing into the World Trade Center. I was not sure what I was seeing and thought it was some kind of theory what could happen. Once I realized that it was actually happening, I called my mom at work who was just in NYC the year before. She would not believe me. While the day progresses, she would hear it from several different sources and when she came home she had a friend over, she went to NYC with, and we were all in tears and could not believe this was happening.
When I visited NYC the following year for the first time, I only saw the ground zero and I couldn’t imagine there were two tall buildings standing there. Today on the 20th anniversary, I’ve decided to visit the 9/11 memorial to honor those people who’ve lost anyone due to that dramatic event.