On my way to the airport

On my way to the airport

written by: Ms. Marquita Herald
by: Ms. Marquita Herald

The television was on in the background as I rushed around getting ready to go to the airport to catch a flight for a business trip. I was just about to turn the TV off when the network switched to what was happening in New York. I just stood there stunned watching it all play out like one of those made-for-television movies, but it was all too real. I couldn't take my eyes off the screen for the longest time. Finally, I shook myself out of it and called the airlines and was told everything was on hold - the airport was closed - nobody would be going anywhere. Later as the news began rerunning earlier footage I finally made my way to work. A meeting of all managers had been called but we all just sat around the table still in shock. I didn't know anyone in the towers, but I had just been to the restaurant there the previous month and those images kept replaying in my mind with all the people working there. To this day I can't see the images without choking up. It changed us all.

written by: Ms. Marquita Herald

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