OT - 19 years ago
19 years ago today, people began what they thought would be just another day.
246 boarded morning flights.
2606 entered the World Trade Center (and surrounding area).
125 went to work at the Pentagon.
343 firefighters began their shifts.
71 police officers started their morning patrol.
8 paramedics began morning shifts.
None of them went home.
8:46 AM North Tower Struck
9:03 AM South Tower Struck
9:37 AM Pentagon Struck
9:59 AM South Tower Collapses
10:07AM Flight 93 Crashes in PA
10:28AM North Tower Collapses
I was at work. My boss came in and said he'd heard on the radio that a plane had struck one of the twin towers. He turned on his radio, and we gathered in his office to talk and listen. As the horrific news was given, we stopped speaking. We had no words. Everyone cried - women AND men. When the report came that the South Tower had collapsed, my boss turned off the radio and choked out, "Go home. Go to your families. Go."
Enjoy every breath you take today. Before you go to sleep tonight, kiss the people love, hold them close, and never take one second of your life for granted. <3
I will never forget. 9/11/2001
ETA: I understand some comments were deleted by Admin. Please, if you want to get political, create your own blog.