I went to the newseum today in Arlington. I went to go look at the Women Photographers Exhibit, but I didn’t know they have a September 11th exhibit as well. They have more than just the front page headlines on the web site. They also have Bill Biggart’s Camera and camera bag on display. All the film photos were destroyed but his digital images survived. I would have thought this would have upset me but the display that upset me the most was the widescreen TV playing local news covered at the pentagon. I remember watching this in operation center at my former company. They played the segment where everyone was told by the police that there is another plane coming in and everybody had to move back. I remember looking out the window wondering if I would see it fly past, wondering where it was going to hit. People say they remember where they were when Kennedy was shot. I think I will remember where I was when I first heard the world trade center had collapsed.

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  1. saintlex says:

    I think everyone will remember where they were when they heard about the Trade Center…

    At the time I was still living with my parents in White Plains, NY. I was sleeping. My dad woke me up around 8:30 when the first plane hit, and I could tell from the tone of his voice that something was wrong. We both watched the news all day.

    It was terrifying.

    I’d been across the street from the WTC a few days before for a birthday celebration. It’s so strange to think of the Twin Towers just not being there anymore…

  2. Ian says:

    I was in my car when I first heard, I was sitting in traffic with NPR on the radio. I heard the guy in the car next to me scream out when he heard the same thing I did.