We all have our stories of where we were, what we were doing, who we were with. Here's mine:
I worked for a tech company in the West end of Ottawa. One colleague heard the news and shouted it out for our small dev team to hear. We all quickly logged onto the Web, only able to get video from the UK's Sky News website, because North American news sites were overloaded with traffic.
We sat at our desks and watched in horror as the towers came down.
We watched — stunned — as Canadian Air Force fighter jets flew up and down the Ottawa River behind us.
We worked a bit and mostly watched the coverage. It was shocking to realize that it had happened so close to home. New York never felt so near.
To those who lost family and friends in the tragedy, our thoughts go out to you.