NBCRightNow.com - The September 11th attacks may have been isolated to the East Coast, but it's a tragedy that brought the entire nation to standstill. Many remember that day, 12 years ago, as if it were yesterday.
Ask any American where they were on that day and you'll likely get a response in a matter of seconds.
"I was sitting on my couch," said Graldine Allen.
"We were on our way to what's known as College Day for high school counselors," said Nathan Peterson.
"I was working at the army depot down in Umatilla," said Thomas Andrews.
"I was in high school," said Jessica Nielson.
It's a day Americans will never forget...a day many people watched play out on television.
"People were coming to put in my central air and the minute the guy rain in the door, he yells at me 'turn on your TV," said Allen.
"Everybody was listening and watching everything that was happening," added Nielson.
"I said turn it up...is that real...is that really what happened, did a plane just hit one of the towers," asked Peterson.
"Seeing that plane going into that building, we thought it was really a TV program," said Andrews.
Nearly 3000 people died that day as a result of the attacks on America. It was a day that crippled the nation, but it also brought the country together, made us stronger and reminded us of the important things in life.
"It makes you more grateful for your family, friends and loved ones," said Nielson.
"It makes you stop and think---rethink your priorities, what am I doing, where aim I going and what really matters in live," said Peterson.