Where Were You?
11 September 2001, I was sitting in the reception of Dr. Barnes’ offices, the surgeon who put my knees, face and chest back together after my car accident.
There are 111 days left of this year.
Now do you remember were you where?
A massive amount has been written about this terrorist attack on the free world that killed more than 2700 people. I have followed this story over the years with massive interest, try me, ask me a question?
I remember being in New York a year or so before, and walking around the Financial District, I am not sure if it was me or my wife, but we stood between the Twin Towers and took a photo looking up. In the photo you can see a plane flying between the two towers. Freaky.
We also did an open top bus tour, and got a photo going under the Woolworths Building pedestrian bridge. It’s made of stainless steel and you can see your reflection in it. This was one of the only things remaining after the buildings collapsed.
A group of friends and us had planned to go over to America to watch the American Grand Prix that year. Funny that my wife fell pregnant and I was in a car accident. This changed the plans and no-one went. Fate some may say. In all likelihood we would have been there at the time.
Did you know?
- Only one tower was insured.
- The Twin Towers contained almost 4% of Manhattans’ office space.
- Twice as many people died in the North Tower as apposed to the South Tower (595 vs. 1360).
- More than 83 countries were represented amongst the dead.
- 343 NYCFD fire-fighters died on that day, almost half of the entire amount in the services history.
- The fires around Ground Zero burnt for 99 days (until December 19, my wife’s birthday).
Tonight I will watch another 9/11 documentary, this one is distributed by the Church, and which has a “Duplication Encouraged” sticker on it. It’s called “9/11 – The Truth”.
For a brilliant photo journal of the days events, see this website, one of the better ones.