Sep 11 2009, 10:23 PM
Where has the time gone? It sure doesn't seem like 8 years have gone by since that fateful Tuesday morning in 2001. On this day I send out my prayers to all of those affected, and to those still grieving today.
I guess I will tell my "where were you story."
In 2001 I was an high school junior with really no direction. On that day I was oddly home sick from school. After my mom phoned the school she went to work and I turned on the tv. We all know the rest of the story. I owe a lot more than most to all of those brave people who gave so much that day. I can honestly say that I don't know where I would be had those events not taken place. It really opened my eyes to say the least.
Anyway, I will remember this day for the rest of my life, I hope many more can say the same.
Always remembered 9/11/01
Sep 11 2009, 10:36 PM
Here is a little tribute to the twin towers in a funny blog I like to read. Even this author wasn't able to be funny today.http://wealthyperspective.blogspot.com/200...win-towers.html
I remember being in the back yard, not far from the airport, and realizing how quiet it was. Spooky actually!
Sep 12 2009, 01:06 AM
I was stuck in traffic on my way to work when the news broke in over the radio. I was in a line of cars on Verot School Rd. in front of Franks Casing while waiting for the light to change. At the time, all I knew was that a plane (Cessna 172?) had hit one of the towers.
Once at the office, noticed my co-workers were gathered in the kitchen around the TV, but didn't give it much thought. I went straight to my office computer as usual, but it didn't take long in my usual morning surf to discover that there was much more to the story than a little plane crashing into a big building.
Once it became disturbingly clear what was actually taking place, I joined the others in the kitchen and watched the rest of what will remain one of the darkest moments in American history unfold. I happened to be on a free trial of a $245 per month advanced flight tracker at the time, so after getting to my office computer, I repeatedly reloaded the national Airspace Situation display (ASD). I was astonished to see all the nationwide traffic dropping off by the hundreds of flights by the minute, until there were none. Except one.
United Flight 93 still tracked normally across the US on its way to SFO, but eventually the flight tracker resolved and stopped the track somewhere near Kansas City. History now tells us that Flight 93 never made it nearly that far...
I eventually looked at the history of the other three flights, which all were properly resolved on the display showing their actual paths to their targets.