Last night I interviewed my parents and asked them questions about what they did on 9/11. What they were thinking, where they were, and what were they doing.
The first thing I asked my parents was where were you on 9/11. They were at there house in El Paso Texas. My grandparents were with them and my uncle. They were visiting my parents and my 13 day old older brother. They flew down the night before. 9/11 was the first day that my grandparents and my uncle had ever held my older brother Jonathan, so at that point in the day it was a very happy one. My uncle had called into his work to check in and see how things were going. His boss said that he needed to turn on the television right away. Everyone sat down and started watching the news. My grandparents, my parents, and my uncle all witnessed what had happened to the twin towers and the pentagon that day. My parents said that they were shocked, sad, and in ow of what had happened. What started out as a happy day ended in a horrible one. My grandparents and my uncle had to stay in El Paso for the next few days, because all the airplanes were grounded (none of them would take off.)
I have no idea what it would have been like to have witnessed that incident on 9/11 and to have lived back then. This way asking my parents what they did that day helps me understand more of what happened. I'm glad I asked my parents, and if you weren't alive on 9/11 I highly recommend that you ask someone you know what they thought of 9/11.