I couldn’t go through the day without making this post. I sat and watched the CNN replay of the events of that day from my PC. Not the entire thing, but just clips of the broadcast. My insides still cramp when I see the planes crash into the buildings.
Like family members talk about the day Kennedy was shot or when Pearl Harbor was attacked, we all have vivid memories of where we were and what we were doing when we heard the news.
I was waking up to the sound of my cell phone ringing off the hook. Who the heck calls someone that early in the morning? But I had to get ready for work anyway so I picked up the phone to my friend telling me I had to turn on the news. Like a movie script, I said “Which news station?” and he reply was “ANY OF THEM!”. WTF??? So I turned on the TV and didn’t even need to change the channel to see the building on fire. Where the hell is this? Beruit? Iraq? I saw carnage and destruction first and American citizens second. I thought “OMG…WTF…and many other words I should post.” There was a catistrophic event in the U.S. but I didn’t know where or how. Then the text at the bottom of the screen came into view and I saw ‘Sears Tower Explosion– New York’.
Some terrorist blew up the building. They had tried several years ago, but it looks like they did it this time, from the top of the tower.
As my grasp of reality came into focus and my heart slowed, I saw an image that will stick forever. An airplane swooped in and crashed into the second tower. So much for my reality and my slowing heart. The Mother F@#$#’s were flying planes like missles into buildings.
I started changing channels freakishly to see other stations coverage. All wih the same images from different angles.
My life was changed from an event all the way over on the East Coast.
The men and women that assisted in the rescue effort will always remain my heroes. Running towards a burning bulding is not natural or exciting. You did this with out any regard for your own safety. You did it to save lives. This date will always be remembered and you the complete strangers to me, will never be forgotten.
Conspiracy theories and commision reports will never get the complete story right. But either way, the fact remains. On a normal day Sept. 11 2001 a nation was changed forever!
What were you doing that day? Do tell.