I was working in a surgical center in the middle of a case when the first plane hit the tower. As the circulating nurse, I was the point of contact in the case. A coworker came to the door and said something terrible had occurred in NY. We were in a small town outside of Charlotte NC, so it seemed even more frightening to hear those words. Soon another nurse came in and relieved me so I could see what was happening. I sat down in the doctors lounge and as soon as I looked at the television I saw the second plane hit. I noticed the reporters were shocked and said it could not be an accident. Of course from there we all watched in horror as the terrible events unfolded.
Just as everyone else I have not felt the same sense of safety in our country since that day. I've also been shocked by our response to this horrific event. I don't feel our government has made a right move since it all occurred.