September 11th 2001 was a Tuesday, I was a student at The College of The Bahamas and i had classes that morning. I never made it to class.
Back then i lived in a one bedroom apartment across from road traffic on Moss Rd, Oakesfield. I did not have an alarm clock, so i had my TV set to turn on at 9am. The station it turned on to was CNN, which was channel 27 on Cable Bahamas back then.
When the TV turned on that morning i remember looking at the TV, still between sleep and wake and wondering to myself “why was CNN showing a movie?”. No Joke, that is what went through my mind.
You see when i opened my eyes the first thing i saw was a plane flying into a building and a big ball of flames. I guess to my mind it looked like the special effects of a movie. That illusion was soon dispelled when the reporter came on and i heard the words Terror attack on New York city.
I spent the remainder of the day watching the events of that day unfold.
9 years ago today, 3000 plus persons died in a cowardly attack by terrorists. The world was changed forever.
Tribute to the victims of 911