I doubt if most Americans will forget where they were and what they were doing when they heard of the attacks on 9/11. Our commenter T. Shaw was in New York City during the attacks on the Twin Towers. Here are his recollections that he wrote down three days later:
I need to confess that this thing has me nearly unmanned. Late last night, the TV news had a segment wherein the wives and children made emotional appeals for info on their husbands and fathers who are missing. I lost it, then. I have tears in my eyes as I “hunt and peck” this. That is not me.