I was on the other side of the world, in Okinawa, Japan with my family because my dad was stationed at Kadena AFB there. It was around 11 at night, my sister and I had just gone to bed and my parents were watching the news on the only English speaking channel we had (Armed Forces Network). There was an emergency broadcast of the events of 9/11. My mom woke us up to have us watch it and my dad went to the phone and called the base commander saying, "Turn on your tv. The world just changed."