I arrived home from work at 7 am. I cooked myself some breakfast and read the newspaper. I watched the whole event unfold on tv. When the first plane hit I thought how could that happen. When the second one hit it all became clear. I think the fear of what could happen next was the worst part. I knew I was safe in my Wise, Virginia home and I thanked God for that. I also knew when those towers fell that thousands were not so lucky. There is one thing that sticks in my mind about that day. The sirens and alarms sounding endlessly on the tv coverage. I will always remember that. Time stopped that week, and we all changed on some personal level. I know I did.
The big guy at Perseverando was in NYC that day. He has a good video up here. The flag at Spark it Up HQ is flying as always. Today we honor those innocent lives lost. We honor the heroes who responded. I will never forget. I hope today we are not Republicans or Democrats. We are Americans. I think those lost that day would want that.
UPDATE- Ben at NLS has taken the time to link all the 9/11 posts from Virginia blogs. Hats off to Mr. Tribbett.