September 11, 2001 is a day that will forever live in the memories of all Americans who witnessed the attacks on our homeland that Tuesday morning. We all watched in horror the events unfolding before our eyes on TV and we listened intently to the radio as more and more news surfaced. We knew what we were witnessing would result in the deaths of many people, but the casualty counts were rumors and estimates at that point. We knew we were under attack, but we weren't exactly sure by whom. Many of us prayed for our nation as we went to bed that night, still reeling from the events of the day. We had been changed as a nation in a few short hours, and we would never be the same.
September 12, 2001 was a day unlike any other I have experienced before or since. I moved like a zombie into the shower, absently made coffee, and sat in my easy chair to catch the latest news on the attacks. Rumors of anthrax attacks, possible water poisoning, and various other threats flooded the airwaves. None of it was confirmed, but the reports held the nation in a state of constant panic. Skipping work was not an option for me, so I saddled up and made the 27-mile journey to my office. There were several oddities already becoming apparent that morning, and the day grew more bizarre by the hour. Here are just a few memories that still haunt me to this day:
The days following September 12th were filled with more strange events like spotting the unmistakable shapes of five or more B52s flying at high altitudes heading east, or the number of strange aircraft flying low and slow over different areas. Our lives had changed for good on September 11, 2001. But it really did not sink in until the next day.
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