September 11th, A Short Remembrance
I’ve written about this numerous times on my old site, but I thought I would share a bit on the new site.
On September 11th, I worked in the suburbs of Chicago and left my townhome at 7:45am CT. At the time, I left for work thinking that it was a small commercial airliner that hit the towers. How wrong I was.
I arrived thinking it was no big deal and arrived at work thinking it was a small matter. In Chicago traffic, I arrived 45 minutes later to find it was a major airliner and that another had hit the Pentagon. It was devastating.
I never felt the same after.
Our CEO sent an email sending us home at about 10:00am CT and I stayed because I was a news junkie and didn’t want to miss any events. It was traumitizing and I felt it for days. People were filling up their cars even though there was no immediate threat to gas supplies. I ended up in Connecticutt a year later and managed to visit Ground Zero at the time. It seemed holy, and I’m not even a believer.
Rest in peace, victims of terrorists.