“One of the worst days in America’s history saw some of the bravest acts in Americans’ history. We’ll always honor the heroes of 9/11. And here at this hallowed place, we pledge that we will never forget their sacrifice.”
—President George W. Bush at the Pentagon in 2008
Well, I missed another deadline, but I have a good excuse-I was traveling to California for a workshop. My day started at 4:40am and went until about midnight, basically nonstop. But I wanted to get some thoughts down, better late than never.
It was strange flying on 9/11. I didn’t realize when I booked my flight and then I was sitting in the airport listening to various people give their tributes to those who lost their lives that day. And It sent a shiver down my spine and I got a little uneasy. I remember how difficult flying was right after 9/11 and here I was after booking a flight the week before and jumping on a plane with ease. It seems so long ago yet still stirs emotions and memories.
To me it is like our generation’s JFK assassination-you remember where you were when it happened. For me I was at work, and a co-worker had a tv in his office and that’s where I saw it. It was surreal. It got real quiet. We got sent home because our building was next to a federal building. I had never gone through anything like that in my lifetime. And I hope I never have to again.