Recently published stories about the 10-year anniversary of the 9/11 attacks have gotten Havre Daily News readers thinking about what they were doing when they heard about the tragedy.
By Facebook, email and letter, they have told us of what they remember of that day.
Here are some of their recollections. We will run more on Friday.
Kimberly Wright, Havre:
I was living in New York state at the time and was stunned and shocked.
I picked my kids up from school and my mom from the doctor's office, and we all sat in horror watching the events.
I first heard the news on the radio when I came out of Home Depot from shopping.
My fire department packed and was ready to go to the city, but we were all locked out and the roads going in were closed.
That was one of the scariest moments of my life. If we were going to die, we were going to die together.
I still get emotional whenever I talk about it. I served 15 years in my local fire department in central New York before and after 9/11 until I moved here one year ago this last August.
Last week, I cried and donated on my way to work and again on my way home when Havre Fire Department was boot collecting, an activity I had done many times myself in New York. I miss my crew very much and miss serving as a firefighter and EMT.
Life goes on and things change but I will never forget.... Never!
Angie Hansen, Gildford:
I was at Northern Montana Hospital that morning, and our son, Austin, was born at 10:04 a. m. on Sept. 11, 2001.
We were actually watching live coverage when the second plane flew into the World Trade Center, and I remember wondering what kind of a world my son was going to grow up in.
Our country being at war is all he has ever known, and that's sad. It was a day with mixed emotions.... Our family was blessed with a beautiful new baby, and the United States was under attack.
Heidi Miller Nystrom:
I was sitting at the bus stop with my kids and heard it on the radio. My husband had just got off the plane in Michigan and was looking at buying a new semi there. He ended up buying a semi, thank goodness, because the flights were grounded, and he had no way home.
I was getting ready for work. We had a meeting scheduled in Poplar that day and drove over to Poplar. And despite the obvious crisis situation, our meeting still happened!
I was driving down I-5 in Seattle. I thought it was a radio hoax like when "War of the Worlds" was played on the radio in the 1950s.
I was home waiting for the AC repair guy to fix my air-conditioner. I was watching the "Today" show — I saw it all as it was happening!
Shelley Wyatt Weiss:
I was getting ready for work and watched it happen on the 5 a. m. news California time.
I was getting ready to go to work at my student-teaching placement school in Ohio. I watched the events take place on television with Lisa Kunze Chris Lape, who was also student-teaching in the same school.
I was getting out of bed, on my way to class at Montana State University-Northern when my mom called from Oregon to tell me about it. I got up and drove to the Haas' to watch it on TV since I didn't have one.
I too was getting ready for work. I had just dialed a friend's phone number and turned on the TV. When he answered I told him to turn on his TV. I had woke him up, so he was not believing what he was seeing. My mom was on her way to work listening to the radio, when she heard the Breakfast Flakes, a radio show in Billings, talking about it. If you have ever listened to this show it is quite comical. Mark and Paul joke about everything. My mom thought they were joking, until someone else was talking about it, too.
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