I was watching the news when the first plane hit the first tower. CNBC actually. The news people couldn't believe it was happening and thought it was a small plane that went off course. They went to live news on NBC and Katie and Matt were on saying it had to be a small plane. It had to be a Cessna they said.
About 15 minutes later as they were watching from across the river with the CNBC cameras, the second plane was shown flying into the second tower-it was obviously a large plane.
Over the course of the next hour they showed people jumping from the buildings on live TV. Watching the people on the ground, the shock, the disbelief, the horror, etc., was nothing compared to what the people actually on the ground and in the air went through. New York, DC, Shanksville.
I cried for days afterward. I couldn't get those images out of my head. Watching the people who went through that, live on TV, was just terrible. I would be driving and suddenly start to cry when I thought about it.
Every year, when they read the victims names, I listen and cry again.