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September 11, A day that should never be forgotten.

I was on my way to work when the planes hit. I heard the radio news break that the first plane hit. Entered a dead zone for the radio and when the radio came back on the DJ sounded very quite and in disbelief. Then he said that a second plane had hit the second tower during the time I was in the dead zone… My first thought was, “WTH! is going on!” and my second was, “This can’t be an accident… I think we are being attacked…” At that moment I was thinking about turning around and going straight home. But I completed my way to work. Once there, the base (Edwards AFB) went into DefCon Delta and locked down the doors. No one in or out of any building. We were told that at one point that due to the heavy traffic of getting planes out of the air that some commercial plane may have to land on the base. The next 8 hours were torture. No work was really done because everyone was glued to the TV’s or webcast reports. My ex asked me if she should keep the kids home or send them to school, I said they didn’t need to see this and unless the schools closed it would be better to send them…

Thank you teachers for working that day, I can only imagine how hard it was to know what was going on and still keeping the kids…

When the base allowed us to leave, we weren’t sure if we would be allowed back to work the next day or what to expect as we left. Driving by the runways we saw 4 F-15′s at each end ready to launch.

Will I forget that day? Nope, that day is forever engraved into my memory… All those lost lives, the families’ that lost loved ones, those that fought back, and those that were just questioning why they lived when their friends and family members died… No, that horrible day will stay with me until I no longer breath…

Thank you my Brothers and Sisters in the Armed Forces for taking up the call. God Bless America…

#neverforget

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