Normally about everything that I write has something to do with geocaching, sometimes a scout post is mixed in. However this time it is not. It is a look back 10 years go. Tuesday Sept 11, 2001.
I woke up that morning, and do not remember much about it. Scrambling to get things together. I was surprised to hear what was going on while I was driving into work. Apparently a plane had crashed into the World Trade Center. It was a long drive, I drove slow to listen to what happened. There was a lot going on, and the reporters were trying to keep up with what was taking place. They also had no real idea.
I was running late, and the radio reporter for KSL had a TV going on at the same time, and different feeds from the internet. Trying to keep up on the information that was coming in.
I was pulling around a corner leaving the old highway to head into Spanish fork and he said. We are getting reports of a second plane going into the other tower, then a few moments later he conformed it while the tv replayed the image of the impact and explosion of the other plane. I pulled over. to the side of the road.
I am pretty sure I heard the radio say it, or I just thought it. "We are at war". I was in shock, and tears came to my eyes. I wondered at that point who we were going to go after, where would they be? I guessed the middle east, but who? What would become of my kids what, and what world would they grow up in.
When I got to work I had the only computer that was not in the office. Calls came in all day long. Everyone did not have a cell phone at that point. People were coming over all day. There were notes of bombs going off, other planes crashing.
I remember sitting in a pizza shop for lunch watching cnn, and the towers came down, and seeing the hole in the pentagon.
That night i remember telling my son that the world had changed. We thought ouselves above all the fighting from around the world. He would grow up in a world different than I. And he has.
So I wanted to take a moment to thank those that have died for the country, have fought overseas, in the towers and in the planes. thank you.