I will never forget that day in 2001, September 11. It was around 3:15pm and I was in my office working. My radio was on as it always is and there was a sudden “interruption” in the program to bring an urgent and disturbing news report that the twin towers had been hit by a plane. And not long after that the second plane hit. I was shocked and scared and speechless all at the same time. I ran out into the passage and asked if anyone else had heard what had happened and before long the whole building was buzzing with the news.
I live in South Africa, and I cried as I watched the horror unfolding before me on the tv. My heart broke for all those people who were in the planes and the towers. I felt so useless and helpless and I wished I could do something for someone – anything… the images of that day will forever be imprinted on my memory. And although I could never do anything then for those people I have an opportunity to do something now. 2996 has got a website where you can sign up to pay tribute to the victims from that day.
And today I am remembering Nasima H. Simjee, age 38, a resident of New York NY who died in the World Trade Center.
May the world NEVER forget the people who died that terrible day.