September 11, 2001 was like any other morning here in the suburbs of the Nations Capital. A nice clear cool morning. I was in the den working the business phone that morning and also watching one of my favorite programs, the News!
I was standing by the phone and watching the news about the first plane hitting one of the
twin towers, when the second plane hit the other tower. I thought the first plane was possibly an accident
but a second plane hitting the other tower just was not possible!
September 11, 2001, after Seeing the second tower hit, I knew then something was wrong but what? Was this a terrorist attack! The flight that the HEROES took over and forced down in Shanksville, Pa, and then the plane that flew into the Pentagon. The plane that hit the Pentagon that morning was coming in from the West and had just taken off from Dullas Airport in VA. We are South East of the Pentagon and that morning I had my den windows up to let the cool air in and remember the smell of burning materials coming into my window from the Pentagon!
My husband was on a job at a customers house, we are plumbing contractors in this area, when our customer got the phone call to report to the White House. Our customer was Military Security for the White House. He was putting his shoes on when the F-27’s took off from Andrews Air Force base and broke the sound barrier and windows out of the Census bureau in Suitland, MD. He thought We had been hit again! My husband headed back to the office and We watched the news all day!
We are in the flight path of Reagan National Airport. The planes are to follow the river in and out of Reagan. The planes sometimes take short-cuts over our house. I remember going back to the bathroom and heard a plane coming up the river to land at Reagan and remember thinking, the Airports are shut down and why is this plane flying into Reagan National! I was suddenly scared and wondered if another plane was coming in to hit one of our buildings in Washington!
The airplane that the HEROES took over above Shanksville, PA was believed to have been headed for the White House or Capital!
I am wondering why no one where these men were training did not ask or wonder why they were training how to fly a plane but were not training how to land a plane? They had family that lived with them in Florida where they trained. They were just like any ordinary family living in a housing development and their husbands going off to work!
On September 11, 2001 in a matter of 102 minutes America changed its History forever! We were under attack that day by Terrorist who could have cared less for The Americans! We would never be the same again nor would we trust like before! We Prayed and cried out to God for protection that day and for all the people who lost their lives and those that were left behind that day on September 11, 2001.
September 11, 2001 attacks shut down all airports within the United States of America. All planes had to land outside the United States. Planes were not allowed to land anywhere or take off. Airports in America were suddenly silent! The skys were now silent because of what the terrorist had done and at night time high above Washington and the suburbs You could only here the F-27’S flying far above to secure our Nation’s Capital.
John Walsh was the only Person allowed at Ground Zero with a camera crew during this time.
I do not know all the answers nor do I even know the Questions but I know we have to
put our Faith in God. God always wants us to be aware of what is going on around us, in our towns,
neighborhoods and our great country, The United States of America. God gave us Knowledge and
Freedom for a reason! America has to be “One Nation Under God!”
LETS ALWAYS LET FREEDOM RING! LETS ALWAYS PUT GOD FIRST!