Re: 9/11: What Do You Remember?
I was on a job interview that day. It was the kind where you go into a conference room and people keep coming in to interview you.
About 9 am, one guy said "have you heard what's going on?" and then he told me about the first plane. I remember talking about a Tom Clancy book where a 747 hit the Capitol building. And then as the morning went on, each person said "have you heard what's going on?". By about 11 am, chaos was setting in and they said "that's enough, we'll call you".
I got into my car and turned on WLW who were replaying the radio reports of the falling of the 2 towers. I remember sitting there for 15 minutes or so, just in shock as to what had transpired.
We went to a cross-denominational outdoor church service at Heritage Park that evening in Mason. Everyone had candles. I'd never seen such a large group of people be so quiet.
My kids were pretty shook up. All the schools had gone into lock-down. As I put each one to bed that night, they all wanted to talk about what happened. Each of them asked "why did they do this to us? what did we do?". I didn't have very good answers.
"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit."