Those of us who are rumbling through life as "baby boomers" remember where we were, what we were doing, etc., when President Kennedy was killed. When the incredible events of September 11, 2001, went down we were again witness to a series of events, the memories of which would stay with is until we exit this planet.
I was at the workplace, in my office. Katie called and said, "Hey, are you watching what is happening? A plane just hit the World Trade Center." We have a TV in one of our conference rooms so I walked over to that room. A group of office workers were watching the camera view of smoke coming from one of the towers. Moments after I walked into the room another plane hit the other tower.
We were supposed to play basketball that evening bit, as the incredible events of the day unfolded we knew our roundball fun was not to be. What was to be was a changed world.
President Bush was told of the attacks while he sat with school children. Many are critical of his seemingly slow reaction to the news. This Bear has no problem with his reaction.....and how his Administration reacted in the next few weeks.
During the course of the next week we will be given a continual stream of reminders of those tragic events. It is painful to watch some of the scenes but I will watch, again.....and I believe most of you will.
What are your memories, thoughts, about 9/11 and the years after? Can it happen again, on that scale? (Note: this is not the 9/11 conspiracy thread.)
What say you?