Remembering 9/11: The Day America Changed

Posted By on September 11, 2008

McCain 9/11/2008As December 7, 1941 was for the Greatest Generation, the September 11, 2001 attack on our nation will live “in infamy” for generation remembering 9/11. Today as our country reflects on those tragic events, and the loss of so many of our citizens in New York City, the Pentagon and in Shanksville Pennsylvania, I recall where I was and what I was doing. (Sen. John McCain above speaks on 9/11/2008 in Shanksville Pennsylvania)

My wife had already left for work, my daughter was in school and I was getting my son ready to catch the bus for elementary school. The television was tuned to CNBC to get the morning business news and I glanced over when a “small plane” look to have hit a building in New York City. I called Taylor over and we watched the first few moment unfold thinking it must have been a traffic plane or someone in trouble. He headed off to school with those images in mind and asked the teacher if they could turn on the television. (they didn’t tune in) I continued to watch in shock as the second plane hit the towers and announcers began to speculate that this was a deliberate act and could be terrorism. I was on the phone to my wife a few moments later and she tuned in at work. By the time the third plane hit the Pentagon, I started to grow concern for the safety of my own family wondering where the attacks would stop.



The music video “WTC – 9/11” was created and produced by Alex Johnson to commemorate the 5th Anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center Twin Towers in New York City on 9/11/01. It is dedicated to the memories of those who were killed in the attacks, their families, and to the thousands more who were injured.

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