The TV generation has given America a front-row seat to tragedy and triumph, and September 11, 2001, is no different.
The morning is so etched in many of our memories that we can readily recall where we were, who we were with and what we did for the next three hours.
I was the business editor at the (Spartanburg) Herald-Journal and was out on an assignment with another reporter and a photographer, doing a piece on the Upstate's rich textile industry history.
When we got back to the car, shortly after 9 a.m., my fiancee (also a newspaper reporter) frantically called. Her sister lived in New York City and some crazy things were happening. We rushed over to the Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport to talk to travelers. We arrived in time to see the second tower tumble. We worked on the story from the airport for hours after that.
That's where I was.
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