I was at work and my husband had just returned home when he heard it on the car radio. As soon as he walked in the door and turned on the television, the second plane hit the towers. He called me at work and gave me the news. As we talked, he kept updating me with the latest news. At the time I worked at a moving company whose trucks had only a dispatch radio. I remember calling the trucks to give them the news and making the comment " We're at war." At home after work, we watched the towers crumple time after time in disbelief that this could happen in our country.
Our grandchild was due to be born in Germany, and we had reservations to fly to Germany on Sept 12. All flights were canceled and the earliest we could fly to Germany was September 16. We flew on a German airline and the crew had been grounded in the United States for a week. They were very anxious to get home.
People asked if we were afraid to fly, but with the security so tight, it was probably was the safest flight I ever took. One man set off the security alarm and it was determined that it was the foil wrapper on a stick of gum in his packet!