|A pic I took of the towers years before 9/11 on a trip to NYC|
I had just gotten to work. An unusually large number of people were gathered in the break room staring at the TV in silence. I walked in and could hardly believe what I was seeing and hearing. Airplanes crashed into high rise buildings in New York City? That sounds like the climax of an action movie, not something that could ever happen in real life. As I watch I am sickened by the knowledge that even as these buildings are burning and tumbling down right before my eyes there are people inside who cannot get out. I was in disbelief but it was true. Airplanes crashed into the Twin Towers and the Pentagon. Thousands of people were killed.
Mj was actually at an Army base in D.C. when it happened. He heard the crash of the planes and then someone told them that a plane had crashed into the Pentagon so he went outside and saw smoke coming out from the building. His unit was actually one of many assigned to go in and recover the deceased and their belongings.
Such a horrible act of violence and evil is almost inconceivable, but it happened. I can't believe that those massive buildings are just gone. And all of those innocent people who lost their lives. It changed everything. It makes me sad angry that someone would purposefully mastermind something so terrible. I can't believe it's been 10 years. I don't know anyone who died in the 9/11 attacks or even anyone that knows someone who did but my heart goes out to them and I will never forget.