I do remember that very clearly. I was sitting in my office in Austin, Texas, when I saw the first news flash of a plane hitting a building in New York.

I was and still am an investment adviser for a firm in Austin and, after the second one hit, I knew the stock market and the country was in real immediate trouble.

Trading eventually stopped and I sat and just looked at all my monitors in amazement for a long time. I knew history would be changed forever. The newscasts were bone-chilling.

No one knew what was going to happen next. It is a memory I will never get out of my mind.

Howard Humphreys

Austin, Texas 


EDITOR’S NOTE: Humphreys is originally from Ashland, where he attended Condit, Coles and Ashland High Schools.

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