- Thanks for the Memories
Every year it feels like yesterday. I wish we as a society would learn from tragedy and make things better/act better. Different drama, new year. Round we go.
I'm glad you're still here. Remember those who didn't get to today.
I had gone for a walk late morning. A little before 11am two fighter jets flew loud and low overhead. They brought it all back.
I was at a doctor's office twenty years ago.
- I dissent.
- Supporter in 2020
It had already been a year of turmoil after the presidential election when the Supreme Court stepped in and appointed George W. Bush president. Public opinion and confidence were low, people were edgy and worried about the economy. The prior week, against my financial advisor's recommendations, I moved my 401k investments into the stable value fund.
In the weeks and months that followed, our company tightened security and rolled out training for all of us in case of a terrorist attack. We were one of many manufacturing companies with a power plant and energy generator on site, so we were considered a target for terrorists.
- For the Love of Pigs
A few days later I was with my parents, talking about how horrible it was. They looked at each other and said, well the Blitz during WWII... ( London was systematically bombed by the Luftwaffe for 56 of the following 57 days and nights...More than 40,000 civilians were killed by Luftwaffe bombing during the war, almost half of them in the capital, where more than a million houses were destroyed or damaged. - Wiki).
Except for Pearl Harbor, this is the 1st time our country has been attacked.