A friend called at 7:30ish, and said, "You have to wake up, you have to turn on the television".
Orac posts annually What We Saw. If you can bear it, go watch the videos. David Kroll lost a childhood friend that day, John Michael Griffin, Jr, and writes of his heroism. Go read. The novelist Meg Cabot writes about her experiences on the day. Jesse Robbins reminds us that 343 members of the New York Fire Department died serving their city that day.
To all the families who have lost loved ones, from 9/11 through today, from the consequences of that day: My condolences on your loss. For those families of service men and women who have died: thank you for your loved one's service and sacrifice. May you all find peace.