9-11 Never Forget
I will never forget the silence of no planes in the air(( I live by the airport)) and going deer hunting that Saturday(( it obviously was the Tuesday before the archery opener))for the opener and sitting in my stand just feeling so bad that here I am enjoying my favorite pastime while others were dealing with unimaginable pain and I just felt so lucky but also sad to be in the woods!! I remember stopping at a thrift store on the way up to buy a flag to hang up at deer camp!! I ended up finding a huge old flag in decent shape and hung it as soon as I got to camp!! I still and always will have that big old flag. The most erie thing to me was while I was hunting there was still no commercial planes flying yet but due to hunting a few miles from the hardwood gunnery range the bombers were flying and shooting((practicing)) like crazy! I remember the goosebumps on my arms were the size of golf balls and an occasional tear in my eye!! Sitting in my favorite oak tree watching them bombers just lighting up the woods was just so emotional and will never be forgotten!! I can recall every deer I ever shot but I can't remember if I even saw any deer because I can only remember watching them planes and thinking these guys messed with the wrong country!! Obviously the world has never been the same and in a weird way hunting was never quite the same! I cherish every opening weekend a little differently after 2001 and this year will be no different!! I will be in the same tree this year again and probably looking up to the heavens more than the woods and thanking my lucky stars to see another opener!! NEVER FORGOTTEN-- Casedog
History channel has a "Path to 9-11" documentary that is interesting. There were many opportunities to change history, but I think the main take away is a significant terror attack was inevitable because otherwise the political barriers to prevent it would never come down.