Sept. 11 memory

It seems like many people remember clearly where they were when they first found out about the attack on the World Trade Center.

I was working at MSU University Relations at the time, and was in the midst of working on the web site for the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory.

I walked out of my office that afternoon, and was about to head down to the coffee shop at the MSU Library when I noticed a small crowd gaping at the television in our conference room. It was clear from their postures, faces, and the tone of their voices that something big happened.

The reporter on the TV said something about an attack on American soil and I put together that an airplane had crashed into one of the towers of the World Trade Center.

A bit numbed by this, I proceeded to the Library for some coffee. On the elevator ride down I spoke with a liberal co-worker who proceeded to bash the size of George W. Bush’s brains and said that he’ll probably go to war over this, despite any peaceful option. All with a tsk tsk tone of voice.

I remember thinking something along the lines of, “What else can he do, really?” Anyway, we know what has happened since.

At the Library, everything was hushed (heh, it is a library) and people had very somber looks on their faces. Many small groups were huddled closely to each other, whispering nervously with each other.

Take a glance at photos from the week of Sept. 11, 2001 at the MSU Today web site.

Anyone else remember where they were and what was going on?

Author: Davin Granroth

Davin is Chief Operating Officer for Covenant Eyes, Inc. in Owosso, MI, USA, where he gets to mix his background in user experience design, research, and strategy with the operation of a software company. For more, see his LinkedIn profile.

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