Got a couple of comments coming in below regarding where you were when you first heard of what was happening on 9/11. Pretty good stuff. I'll allocate this post to those comments only. Edit: I lived out at the lake at the time and had a 30 minute drive into work. I had The Ticket on (big surprise) and they were talking, casually, about a plane hitting the World Trade Center. For about five minutes I thought they were talking about the building off Stemmons Freeway in Dallas that has "World Trade Center" on it. When I was about three miles from work the boys on The Ticket were completely enthralled with the television coverage of the burning building and were describing the scene when the second plane hit. There was confusion as they tried to comprehend what the just saw, and then I remember host George Dunham say, "This has just turned into a military operation." My first terrified thought was truly, "Get those military fighter jets in the air. Now."
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