September 11, 2019 – Washington Co., WI – American flags will be flying at half-staff across Washington County today as a reminder of the nearly 3,000 lives lost during the September 11 attacks in 2001.
Neighbors across Washington County have been remembering where they were that day when they first heard the news.
– At work, radio stations that we were listening to paused and went to a news bulletin about the first plane, then when the second plane hit, everyone knew it was an organized attack. – Dave Jungmann
– I was home sick from work. Was worse after seeing what was happening in our country. So very sad.😥 – Susie Graff
– Just got to work, watched the 2nd plane hit on t.v…spent the rest of the day waiting to hear about family at the Pentagon. – Kriss McPhail
– Working in Home Health Care in Libertyville, Illinois. We had computer training that day. Amazing what we didn’t learn that day. Riveted to the radio. I even remember what I was wearing that day. – Linda Watry Cisek
– At work, at my desk. A co-worker walked in said what was happening. I didn’t understand, turned on the radio, watched on the conference room TV. I didn’t know what it meant but I knew I was truly scared. – Christi Spurgin Otterstein
– Heard about the first plane on the radio at work, while they were talking about it the second one hit…we all went to our breakroom, watched it on t.v.. – Chris Festge
-Biology class In Park Falls. I remember my dad saying the world will never be the same when he picked me up. – Rachel Daubner
– I was a second grade teacher at Holy Angels School working with a small group of students at our reading table when Mr. Staring came over the loud speaker with the news. I’ll never forget! – Linda Bishop
– I was at home. My husband called me from his truck telling me a plane hit a building somewhere. I turned on the Fox News Channel and watched the rest live…for days and days. An experience I can’t accurately describe for my kids. It is rarely far from my mind. If only we could get back to the unity and kindness we all had on 9/12/01, without another devastating tragedy forcing us to that place. 💛 – Sandi Goodman