20 Years Ago America Was Attacked, Where Were You?
20 years ago tomorrow America was attacked. Those of us who remember 9/11 have images seared into our minds from that day. We Americans also remember where we were when our nation was attacked.
For me personally, one of those images that has stuck with me was a picture taken by photographer Richard Drew that is simply known as "Falling Man".
Drew said, "I didn't take the picture. The camera took the picture of the falling man. And when these people were falling, I would then put my finger on the trigger of the camera and I'd hold the camera up, and I'd photograph and follow them going down, and then the camera would open and close and take the pictures as they were going down. I have, I think, eight or nine frames of this gentleman falling, and the camera just happened to cycle in that time when he was completely vertical. I didn't see that picture really until I got back to the office and then started looking at my stuff on my laptop. I didn't see it."
The identity of the man is still at conjecture today. I just cannot imagine what was going through his mind when he jumped from the burning tower. I cannot even fathom what it was like to even be put in his situation.
I also think of the people on United Flight 93 who learned of the attacks while their plane was being hijacked and how they decided to bravely fight back against the terrorists.
Like many of you, I remember where I was when 9/11 happened. I was working at a radio station just outside of Temple, Texas. I was at the control board for the top of the hour network news at 8 a.m. About 3 minutes into that newscast, the anchor said, "Oh my God, the second tower has been hit". I still remember those words to this day.
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