Comments written then triggered still strongly felt reactions from readers though a decade had passed.
This 20 year anniversary of such a tragedy continues to elicit from me only slightly tempered emotional feelings as I've felt on 9/11 every year since 2001.
I had no loved ones, friends, acquaintances, whose lives were taken, but like so many across this nation, around the world, we didn't know what was happening ... what might happen ... where ... when ... who ... why?
Reliving the experience I wrote about, I again felt the increasing anxiety I felt then about what was occurring as I was viewing on television events unfold in real time that morning. I was simultaneously speaking on the phone with my daughter in Virginia as the east coast atrocity came to the Pentagon, much closer to her. Was my son and family safe in middle America? What about family who I learned later could actually view the Twin Towers out their window? At some point it even crossed my mind to wonder if we were safe on the west coast?