I was teaching in a school across the river from the towers in New Jersey. The view outside my classroom window was the WTC and the Empire State building.
A coworker saw the planes hit and I saw the towers go down. Many of the staff and students lost friends and family.
I will never forget the smell in the air for days.
I will not watch any of the 9/11 programing. My thoughts and prayers are with all of us who lived that day and must live with the pain and loss.