Remember 9/11

September 10, 2012  •  1 Comment









     I remember where I was and what I was doing like it was yesterday. Sitting at work listening to the radio and when the first report came in I thought it was a joke. I was listening to the Mancow morning show and they often played jokes on their listeners but this was too much. By the time the second plane hit there was no doubt that we were under attack. Many of my co-workers were distraught and our S.O.B. of a boss only wanted us to get back to work. I was just waiting for my phone to ring and hear my First Sargent say "get your gear, were going to war" but that call did not come, at least not that day.





The whole thing was just so surreal, I couldn't believe what I was hearing and all I could think about was how many people are dead and are there any more attacks still to come. I also thought  about my family and wether or not I would have to go off to war and leave them behind. Who would take care of them? Who would protect them now that terrorists had come to our shores? Was that selfish of me when so many thousands of families had lost there loved ones and would never see them again?

I don't know to be quite honest.










The Pentagon



Then I heard that the Pentagon had been hit and that many of my fellow soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines had been killed. At this point anger took over and all I wanted to know was who did this and when are we going after them. I didn't care what race they were or what country they were from. I just wanted to do something, anything instead of feeling so helpless.


I didn't actually get to see any of the video footage until I got home that afternoon and I still wonder why I didn't leave and go home. I guess we were all in shock and disbelief that it had even happened.



How glad I am that we had a great man in the White house when this tragedy occured.


We will not tire, we will not falter, and we will not fail.
George W. Bush, Speech after 9/11 attacks




Never Forget, Always remember for if you do not it will happen again.


A Tribute in Light



Comments

john s(non-registered)
Man I couldn't believe it happened.it was so real and like you I'll never forget where I was that day or the conversation I had with my then wife.she was so worried.and like you I'm glad we had a great leader and a real leader that wasn't scared for take this task head on.I couldn't leave the tv or the radio I was so drawn in and wanted to know who our leader was going after and the upper for survival of many ppl that day.as we grew up we heard about the world wars and Vietnam and we even went through dessert storm but to know we were watching or listening to an attack on us it was and still is a shock that it happened to us in a present since.shocks me still that I was alive during this.so glad we had a man at the helm that would take care of our beloved country and its ppl....
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