I’ve been asked this question twice in my life. The first was about the murder of President John Kennedy. I was in Cranfils Gap Texas where I was the pastor of the Baptist church. The second was the terrorist attack on 9/11. I was in Columbus, Ohio at a hotel next to the airport holding a seminar with Tom Bandy for judicatories from all over the country. I was giving a presentation when someone entered the room and said a plane just flew into the Pentagon. From there it went down hill. Five days later we were still stuck in Columbus because all airline traffic was halted so we rented a car and drove to Baltimore where we were scheduled to give another seminar.
It’s not normal to remember specific days in your past- unless something very unusual happens. May we never have any more of these unusual days.