Everyone knows where and what they were doing when this nightmare called 9/11 happened. Chuck was getting ready for work and I was on the computer watching FOX when those horrible images appeared. I had the TV on mute so all I saw were flames coming out of one of the Towers in NY. I turned on the sound and the words were incomprehensible. For some reason, even before I knew why and what, tears had sprung from my eyes. It's funny how your gut instincts take over before your mind even registers what's happening.
Chuck came into the kitchen and we both just stood and stared at the horror happening before us. He went to the phone, called the office and cancelled work that day. He told his secretary to tell everyone who was there to go home and collect their loved ones.
I really still can't believe a tragedy like this happened. When I heard all the victims' names read on the news this morning at the exact hour the planes hit, I cried again.
I pray our government will take these latest terrorist activities seriously. They have promised to return and I don't doubt they are planning and plotting every moment of every day. Does this mean we need to live in fear? Absolutely not, Americans will never alter their lives for people who belong in hell.
But we will, I hope, heed Winston Churchill's words when he spoke at Harrow School in London on October 29, 1941, "Never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.''
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