Greensboro, NC -- Most people can recall where they were and what they were doing when they learned about the tragic events of September 11, 2001.
Here's what people who work at WFMY News 2 recall about that day.
Meteorologist Grant Gilmore: I remember it was a sunny day outside and I was indoors in the middle of calculus class. My professor received a phone call. In a very non-alarmist tone he said, "Are you sure, what channel". He proceeded to walk over the the television in the corner of the room and turned it on. As he did so he informed us that there had apparently been a plane that had crashed into the World Trade Center. As we sat there it wasn't initially evident as to how large the plane was that had actually crashed. When the second plane hit a wave of disbelief and fear rushed through the room. We were under attack... Was this really happening?
Lauren Melvin: It was a junior year at Somerset Senior High School, just 12 miles from where Flight 93 crashed in Shanksville. I remember leaving math class to go to chemistry class and I passed my sister and a friend in the hallway. They were talking about how a plane hit the World Trade Center. I thought they were talking about a movie until I got to chemistry class, where my teacher, Mr. Dunlap, was watching the coverage on television. We were glued to it until our principal came into the room to tell our teacher he had to turn the television off because a plane went down in Somerset County. What came next: Rumors and panic. Parents started lining up outside the front doors of the school to take their kids home.
Liz Crawford: It was the 2nd period of the day. I was in my 9th grade World History class. Mr. Brennan was passionate about current events and had the TV on. Our class watched as the second plane crashed into the WTC. I grew up in NJ about an hour from NYC. I remember teachers and students panicking as they tried to contact their loved ones who worked in the city. School let out early that day and after-school activities were cancelled. I remember how beautiful the weather in the northeast was that day, a chilling contrast to what was happening around us.
Frank Mickens: I was working my first reporting job in TV. I was in the central time zone. So, I was watching the morning news when they cut in after the first plane hit. I remember calling my best friend and asking, "Are you watching TV right now? You need to turn on CNN!" No long after that phone call, I jumped in my car and motored to work early. I didn't know what we were dealing with. But I knew in my heart it was terrorism. When I arrived at work, I watched in awe with my co-workers when the second plane hit the World Trade Center. I was immediately sent spinning into sorrow as tears poured from my eyes. I thought about all the lives lost and about the future of our country. The amazing part is no one in our newsroom was saying anything. The silence was deafening.
Morgan Hightower: My mom was driving me to school when we heard about the attack on the World Trade Center on the radio. At first, my mom thought it was a horrible accident but then the radio announcer cut in and said another plane hit the second tower. My mom immediately pulled over the car and started crying. She held me tight and whispered prayers in my ear. I was in the eigth grade.