My cell phone rang as I drove into work that beautiful morninng. It was my husband and he said “A plane just flew into one of the Twin Towers”. I replied I thought that saw tragic, wonder what happened, etc when he interrupted me and said “Well, Jeff & I just stood here and watched another plane fly into the 2nd tower”. I immediately said “We’re under attack!” I told my boss about it when I got in and he said it was probably no big deal and went into his office. A short time after that, the Pentagon was hit and I yelled out that another plane was down. I’ll always remember the look on his face when my boss stepped out of his office, disbelief shifting to full acceptance and horror in a matter of seconds.
So many events happened that day that will stay in my mind forever but one of the most significant ones was when I talked with my 10 year old daugher later in that afternoon. I asked her if she knew and understood what happened, she said yes. Then she looked at me and said “What do we do now?” I said “Well, I really don’t know, we’ll have to see what the President says”. In the honest way that kids have, she replied “But Mom, you don’t even LIKE the President, you didn’t even vote for him!”. How do you answer something like that?!? I thought for a second then said “You’re right, I don’t care for him and didn’t vote for him but he is our President and right now we just have trust he’ll do what’s best for our counrty. She listened then just said ‘OK’ and went to play on the computer. I guess that was the Civics 101 lesson for that day.
God Bless America!