Monday, September 11, 2023

Monday 9-11

It's hard to believe that it has been 22 years since the Terrorist attack on the World Trade Centers, the Pentagon and one thwarted attack that was intended for the US Capital was brought down in Shanksville Pennsylvania. Four hijacked planes, three of them hit their targets and one was brought down in a field not too far from here where heroes sacrificed their lives to prevent the attack on the Capital. 

It's one of those days where we all knew where we were and what we were doing. I was in college and was not working that day and only had one class that evening (which was canceled). I was watching Jerry Springer on TV and they cut into the show with a live news break. By this time the second plane had hit the World Trade Centers and for the first time in my life I felt the United States was actually under attack.

 One plane could be a coincidence, but when the second plane hit I knew that had to be some kind of a coordinated effort. Then the Pentagon was hit then flight 93, we were all glued to our televisions that day watching war unfold in our own backyard. 

It was probably the last time Americans were all one united country. 

Have yourselves a great day, and take a little time out and remember those who were lost. A number of them had Morgantown connections. Shelley Marshall was married to one of my childhood best friends. Chris Gray was a former WVU Quarterback. 

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