Contributor's location on 9/11: At work in Canandaigua NY.
September 6, 2007
I had just came back 2 days prior from Beltsville Maryland from visiting my brother and his family. On that day, I remember sitting there at my desk...another normal day at work. Of course, we had no radios or TV's on so....1 of my friends that I have known since HighSchool (she worked there as well) came up to me and said "does your brother still work at the Pentagon"? I looked at her as if to say "why are you asking me that" and I then said "why" and she proceeded to say it again "Connie, does your brother still work at the Pentagon" and I was like "why" and she then told me what happened and I was speechless and stunned and then I actually thanked God because my brother has just stopped working at the Pentagon a few days before and had just been there saying goodbye to those that he worked with as he was going to work for the Department of Defense. I then said a prayer for those lives that were lost that day....so senseless....so cruel and inhumane. I know people who lost loved ones that day in the Twin Towers and my brother knows some of those lives that were lost at the Pentagon.....I still cry about it and get emotional when I think about it...human nature! My brother was in Saudi Arabia for the 1st 6 months of the War and I Thank God everyday for bringing him home safely and I hope and pray for the safe return of our soldiers that are still over there Fighting for our Country....Fighting for our Freedom!!!!
Story #42141, The September 11 Digital Archive, 6 September 2007, <http://911digitalarchive.org/stories/details/42141>.