Today is the 12th anniversary of 9/11, the horrific attacks that killed over 3000 Americans when four airliners were hijacked and intentionally crashed into the World Trade Center in New York City, into the Pentagon in Washington, DC and into a field in Pennsylvania.
It was a bright, clear Tuesday morning on September 11, 2001. I was selling greeting cards at the time and working from home when I wasn’t out at my accounts. The day before I had just visited my account in the Pentagon. The night before I watched the Denver Broncos on Monday Night Football and saw one of my favorites Ed McCaffery brake his leg during the game. The next morning on 9/11 I was in my bedroom with the tv on and saw the news of a plane crash into one of the World Trade Center buildings. I thought this is a horrible accident. Then I watched as a second plane crashed into the other building of the World Trade Center. I thought to myself, this is no accident if two planes crashed into both buildings of the World Trade Center. But I really didn’t get scared until I saw the report that a third plane had crashed into the Pentagon, where I had just been less than 24 hours prior. I thought to myself our entire country, not just New York City, is under attack. I worried what city would be attacked next and when it would end. Then I learned about the plane crash in Pennsylvania.
We lived in fear for a quite a while, but in the end came together as a nation. Where were you on 9/11/01?