Rapid Response

September 6, 2011

By Staff

Where were you on Sept. 11, 2001?

Sitting by my TV, watching those terrorists attack America. Too bad that some in America do not see the danger today.

Ken Sessler, Issaquah

Almost run over by a man running out of Tully’s unable to contain either his shock or excitement — not sure which.

Mark Bowers, Issaquah

Listening to my alarm clock and hearing impossible news, then seeing the unbelievable on TV.

Bryan Weinstein, Issaquah

My wife and I were asleep when the phone rang at about 6 a.m. I cursed and answered the phone wondering who would call us at such an ungodly hour. It was our son who was in Texas on a business trip. He asked us if we were watching TV. I said that we were asleep. He said “Turn on the TV!” I asked what channel. He said “It doesn’t matter!”

Jim Harris, Issaquah

I was in bed when my son called me early in the morning from KOMO, where he was interning, and told me to turn on the TV as he was monitoring the newsfeed as it was happening. It was amazing to see it and of course a very sad way to wake up.

Michele Forkner, Issaquah

Were you or anyone you know connected to Sept. 11? If so, how?

We were all New Yorkers that day. I try to take every opportunity to thank fire and police in every city I visit. We should never forget why it happened and how our heroes responded.

Mark Bowers, Issaquah

I think we all were connected on 9/11; sadly, less so now.

Bryan Weinstein, Issaquah

In Honolulu, sleeping. My son woke me up telling me my daughter had called from D.C. saying she was OK and to turn the TV on. I was horrified; stayed glued to the tube until I had to report to the newsroom of the business weekly where I was copy editor. The office TV was on all day as we worked feverishly on stories about how this life-changing event would affect our business readers. We went to press the next day.

Meredith Prock, Issaquah

It was days later that a cousin of mine in White Plains, N.Y., reported to me that the widow of another cousin had died in the Twin Towers. My N.Y. cousin had seen the other’s name in The New York Times’ list of victims.

Jim Harris, Issaquah

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