Where were you…September 11, 2001
A date that like many other tragedies in history, most everyone knows where they were when America was attacked. It was a Tuesday, the attacks happened early enough on the World Trade Center that most of the workforce hadn’t arrived yet, If it had happened later, it could have been 50,000 people in the towers. The Pentagon was less fortunate it was hit at a time that most employees were in their offices or at their desks when the plane hit the building. United Flight 93 plane crash in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.
I was in the grocery store in McFarland, Wisconsin. I went home instantly, when I entered my apartment, my son Chuck was there, I stood in silence watching television when the second plane hit the other Tower. I could not speak; it was unreal, like watching a movie! I went to work, most everyone there was glued to the T.V., work went on, the towns went on, the state went on, and the world held her breath.
The World Trade Center Towers went down and America stood up, all working together during such a tragedy. Stop today to pray for those who lost loved ones. Stop today and give a thought about what America is doing today. We should be standing together to change laws, to fight for equality for everyone, to welcome those wanting to escape death or persecution. We are not a county that turns away good people.
As firemen, policemen, volunteers of all colors walked about, pictures of them did not show color, all faces were ashen. Stop today, stop this fighting among ourselves as Americans, we are better than that, let’s set aside our differences and fight for equality for everyone, black, white, all races. It’s time!