April 20, 2014 |
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Flew into Chicago the day before. Remember watching the plane hit the second tower whie finishing my breakfast in the hotel restaurant.
Sitting in a three hour staff meeting so none of us knew what had happened.
I was at work at SHAPE Healthcare Facility in Belgium. As I walked down the halls of the clinic I heard the various televisions echoing with the news. I had thought that there had been an airplane crash of some sort, but never imagined what was actually happening. My colleagues called me into our waiting room and I sat down just as the second plane hit. The staff of the British clinic immediately came over to ours (they were next door) and offered to take care of all of our patients/clients for the rest of the day. Due to the 7 hour time difference, we were already well into the afternoon when the tragedies occurred. The five people we knew who were in harm's way that day, all survived, thank God!
I was in 8th grade at SJHS. I remember the adults refusing to tell us what was going on but also not allowing us to leave the classroom for any reason. I didn't actually find out what had happened until I went home that afternoon.
I was a special ed. para at Central Jr. High School in the Resource Room. Someone turned on the tv and the kids and teachers started watching the news. A 7th grade girl asked me ,"Why anyone would want to hurt us? They don't know us." Sad and tragic day.
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