VIDEO: Local Residents Recall 'Where Were You?' on Sept. 11

Local residents recall where they were when they first heard that terrorists had struck on Sept. 11, 2011. Add to the discussion - tell us where you were on Sept. 11, 2011 in the comments section at the bottom of the page.

Several local residents tell the story of where they were and what they were doing when they first heard about the terrorist attack on Sept. 11, 2011.

The interviews were conducted in the parking lot of The Shoppes at Hamilton Crossing, in front of , and 10 days before the 10th anniversary of the attacks.

In the comments section below please tell us where you were, and what you thought, when you first heard about the Sept. 11 attacks 10 years ago.

Margo Killoran September 11, 2011 at 03:44 PM
9/11 is one of those events like the Kennedy assassination or the space shuttle disaster; you will always remember where you were and what you were doing when it happened. I was a stay on home mom at the time and my youngest was three. My grandmother lived with us and came out and said, "a plane crashed into one of the twin towers." We first thought it was a terrible accident. Then the second one hit and we knew something really awful was happening. We stood at the TV for hours watching it play out. The frightening thing in that moment for me was my husband was in a highrise in Boston. I called him and told him to get out and come home -- but everyone who was working was unaware of the magnitude of what was happening. They were very cavalier at first, debating about finishing something they were working on or having the staff meeting before they left. The dichotomy between what we were seeing at home and how people in highrises were so unaware of what was happening was frightening. The days following were surreal -- such quiet. Nothing in the sky, no trains running, everything shut down, no one going to work or school. It made one realize how small we really are in relation to things, how quickly things can change, how fragile our illusions are.


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