Most people in the workforce today remember where they were 11 years ago when two planes, piloted by terrorists, struck the World Trade Center in New York City; when one plane crashed into the Pentagon, just across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C.; when a plane slammed into an empty field in Shanksville, Pa.
They watched as television cameras captured images of the Twin Towers crumbling and black smoke billowing from the headquarters of the Department of Defense. They tried to call family members and friends; they learned that nearly 3,000 spouses, children, neighbors, friends and family members did not survive the terrorist attacks. Alayne Gentul, senior vice president of human resources for Fiduciary International, died that day, urging colleagues to evacuate their office in the World Trade Center and making sure employees left the building. (Read a remembrance of Gentul here.)
Today, Sept. 11, 2012, SHRM members are sharing their memories of one of the most devastating, deadly days in modern history. Join HR Talk to read them and share your experiences.