Where were you on 9/11/01? What do you remember?
TruBluTopaz 2011/09/10 01:42:07
I remember getting ready for work. I was drinking my coffee and watching ABC news. Charlie Gibson came on and said "There's been a horrible accident in downtown New York City." The camera came up with the scene of the burning tower with a huge jagged hole in the side and smoke pouring out. The reporter was talking about what a terrible accident this was and how NYC emergency crews were mobilizing when the second plane hit. The reporter was stunned. I simply stood there, thinking that the end of the world was upon us. America had never been directly attacked like this. The news got worse, as the Pentagon was also attacked. The people running, the ash falling like dirty snow. Then afterward, as planes were grounded across the nation, the silence from the skies. We live near the glidepath for DFW. Jets are the background whitenoise of our lives. Suddenly that noise was gone and in its absence was an eerily bright clear blue autumn sky. I recall a couple of weeks later, when the moratorium on air travel was in effect, I was taking my youngest son to the dentist when a huge B52 flew over. It was like seeing an alien space ship, so large, so low, so menacing. While there are those in the media who would like us to forget, and I guess forgive, I can only pinpoint this moment as the point at which our nation started to come apart. The venom spewed by leftist blogs on those days, which continues to the present, the evil incarnate in the form of Atta and his co-conspirators who MURDERED hundreds of innocent people in the name of his god reaffirmed my faith in God-for you cannot believe in the Devil if you do not believe in God. What do you remember? Do you ever talk about it? Do you understand why it is so important that we not ever gloss this date over into just another day off for a sale on shoes or a day at the beach? We've had Memorial Days and Veterans' Days that have dissolved into merchandising opportunities. We cannot and should not allow that to happen by letting what happened on September 11,2001. Never, Ever Forget.
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