What a horrible day that was. 9 years later, you tend to push the gravity of it to the back of your mind, then you see the footage of it again on TV and it takes you right back.
I hope this thread doesn’t deteriorate into a debate about who caused it. The bottom line is a bunch of innocent people went to work that day and didn’t come home.[/quote]
It really is crazy how it feels like yesterday. I was in 7th grade and I can remember the craziest aspects of that day. Which classes I had, which teachers were crying behind me as I stared at the TV clueless, and then the news I watched at home afterwards on my little white TV that still seems to work.
I just watched some videos on youtube. Towers falling, the second plane hitting, some Bush speeches, national anthems on WWF and the ball park, David Letterman… you get my point. I still feel pissed and angry. This was a bad idea watching these before sleep.
I was watching the second plane impact videos in particular, and I swear my heart was beating so fast in anticipation it felt like I was having a panic attack. And that was from watching it in my room, 9 years later, on youtube. Imagine how a firefighter would feel when you approach the WTC, look up, and see burning debris falling everywhere, even bodies hitting the ground from people jumping. Imagine how they felt.
I fucking love being an American. But the job is not done. We will bring every last scumbag terrorist to justice.