Saturday, September 10, 2016

9-11: What was it like to be parents that morning?

We celebrate 15 years of 9-11, or the most significant day of our generation.

We killed Bin Laden back in May 2011  but the terrorist threat remains.  We have to stay in full alert, specially against the "lone wolf" who may try avenge Bin Laden's death.

However, my biggest "9-11 morning memory" was thinking about my wife, three sons in school and everybody else in the family.

I remember watching the second plane hit the tower around 8am CT.   It was absolutely stunning to watch two passenger planes hit the WTC.

A few minutes later, my wife walked in from taking the boys to school.

I told my wife that something bad was happening and that we should be prepared for picking up the kids in school at a moment's  notice.

Like most fathers, I was concerned that there were other attacks pending and specially in a major city like Dallas.  We have lots of tall buildings and a nuclear plant in the area.

It was a very scary day and one that brought a lot of families together.  It certainly made us appreciate each other and the value of human life.

My worst memory of that day was watching people jump to their death.  It was heartbreaking to watch human beings choose between jumping from the 90th floor or burning to death.  

Remember those men & their families the next time that some leftist clown talks about "water boarding" the people who planned that awful day! seems like it was just yesterday!

Last, but not least, we were very lucky that day that Pres Bush and VP Cheney were at the helm.  I believe that their reaction and commitment to defending the homeland were superb.

P.S. Listen to our # 2 son remember 9-11 as a 7th grader:

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