It's really sickening to think that many people don't care anymore, think there's some type of conspiracy, and with the recent mess with that mosque being proposed to be built close to Ground Zero, it's just an incredibly sad situation all the way around.
My, how time makes many people loose grip of the memory of that day, and all the people who died.....just terrible.
Since I'm commenting here, I'll share where I was on that horrid day. Still in 7th grade, I woke up at about 7:00am MT to get ready for school. As I came upstairs, the TV was already on CNN, and I could see the Tower One on fire near the top of the building. My first thought was that a gas main exploded up there, but my mom came out and said that a passenger jet hit the building, naturally assuming it was a tragic accident. I sat there watching the tower and reading the news tickers, when I then saw the second plane fly into frame and hit Tower Two.
It's the worst feeling to see something like that live. It felt like a movie, but I knew it was real... My brother shouted from downstairs that the second tower was hit, and my parents came out and saw the aftermath on the TV screen. We watched the rest of the events unfold in New York, but then the feed shifted to D.C., where there was fire and smoke rising from the Pentagon. It didn't seem possible to be attacked here on our our land, but it happened, and I will never forget those images and the rest of that day. I was furious, hurt, and scared at the same time. That's a feeling that sticks with you for a long time......even today. I didn't want to go to school, neither did our parents want my brother and I going, but we had to. I do remember a few of my classmates making this out like it wasn't a big deal and poking fun of the events, and that made me want to kick their frickin' teeth in. I was glad to get home and see my family at the end of the day. We spent the rest of the evening watching the recaps of what exactly happened and how it happened.....
Like Undercover said, it seems the pre-9/11 mentality is present again today....and that's something that we shouldn't let overtake us.