Originally Posted by Bernie Brewer
It's one of those events where you always remember where you were when it happened, like when Reagan got shot I was in study hall in high school, I was working at a jobsite during 9/11, and I was in our living room with my dad during the moon landing. If it falls into the category of "you always remember where you were", then it's a huge event.
I was three years old at the time, so I don't remember the actual event, but my father used his home movie camera to film the event on our black and white TV. The film has since degraded and is unwatchable now, but I watched it many times as I was growing up. As for the Reagan shooting, I was in math class in high school. I heard about it in between classes. I was in college when the Challenger exploded. And on 9/11, I was on duty at the fire dept. We had a medical run, and being on the ambulance that day, we were returning from the hospital and stopped at Dunkin Donuts for a coffee. They had a TV on the wall, and everyone was standing there watching. I was watching it too as the second plane hit the second tower. So yeah, I remember where I was.