Congressman John Linder had an editorial in today’s Gwinnett Daily Post.
While Sept. 11 occurred in this new century, it will forever be one of those moments for a new generation. None of us will ever forget where we were when we heard that the United States was under attack, that two of the tallest buildings in the nation were collapsing into the streets of Lower Manhattan, or that the airlines full of innocent civilians were crashing in New York, Washington and Pennsylvania. Or the fear of wondering when and where they would strike next.
The memories are still painful, especially as we commemorate the anniversary of these atrocities each year. The anniversary of Sept. 11 reminds us each year to remember those who lost their lives that day and that terrorists attacked unarmed civilians on our own soil six years ago.
I was at the dentist that day. They had the radio on (one of the country stations) and at first I thought it was just some small plane accident. Very shortly we all knew it a terrorist attack.
I recently reconnected with an old friend. He told me he was scheduled to visit clients in the World Trade Center on 9/11. He had an appointment at 10 am but had planned to arrive about 8 am and do some cold calling. His flight arrived in New York very late so he slept in.