9/11 Eight Years +
by Andy Adams on September 11, 2009 at 10:23 AM
9/11 eight years on. Do yourself a favor and check out Allahpundit's twitter feed here. He had moved into an apartment in lower Manhattan in July 2001.
He woke up at 8:45 AM that morning thinking that a truck had wrecked on the street below his apartment. He was wrong.
What do you remember about 9/11?
I was picking up some water faucets for a house remodeling job and made it into work late. I was at the faucet place and someone said a plane hit the World Trade Center. My first thought was, "Idiot, how the heck do you run your plane into the World Trade Center?"
I went to school two blocks North of the World Trade Centers in the early 90's. I had been to the top of both towers and eaten at the Windows of the World restaurant. These were big buildings.
The first news reports said, "small plane hits World Trade Center." But, the video did not match the headline. That looked like a pretty big hole for a small plane.
The real story very quickly unfolded.
Shock, anger, rage, and sorrow were the dominant emotions that day. I wanted revenge. America felt the same way. We had ignored the warning signs. We all failed to "connect the dots."
Yet, now it feels like we have fallen into that same 9/10 slumber. Does it to you? I fear we have forgotten.
Allahpundit says that for years after 9/11 he feared his last conscious thought would be a mushroom cloud over Manhattan. I shared those fears, for myself, but more for my children, none of whom were born before 9/11.
But, I don't get those fears as much anymore. Even me. Even those of us who preach about not forgetting ARE FORGETTING!
What will you do to remember 9/11 and remember what it takes to keep our freedoms?
This might help. I am open to other suggestions.