September 11. Went to bed early the night America was attacked. Next morning was in the car with my ex taking our son to pre school. Heard George Bush talking seriously on FM radio and told my ex to be quiet this is serious, this could be the start of WWIII.
Went onto work and saw a bird from work in the carpark and she showed me the photos on the front page of the West.
Just the most remarkable act of terror. The world has never been the same as it was before since that day. Now we've got Covid and have to get used to living with that.
Can't remember if it was a Monday or Tuesday night.Around 9 pm Perth time when the first tower was struck.
Remember the mass confusion . Trying to work out what was going on.It didn't appear to be true and could not happen..Then being glued to the tv for hours.
I'd finished work early that Tuesday afternoon and pottering around the house. Then in the evening, heard on the radio news a small plane had struck a New York skyscraper. About 20 mins later, turned on the tv to watch a documentary. The evolving story was being shown live on every tv channel. And quickly apparent the story was much more than a small plane accidentally flying off course. Many of the images will never be forgotten, especially when the first tower collapsed. The newspaper photos of the people that jumped trying to escape the flames and the smoke is haunting.