posted on Sep, 12 2008 @ 07:21 PM
I was at work in the factory that day when all sorts of wild rumors started flying around...planes flying into buildings...car bombs...lots of
things...as soon as it was break time, I went to call my wife. I asked her what was going on and she told me the World Trade Center had collapsed.
As she related the facts that were being given on the news, my first thought was Osama Bin Laden. Then the news came about the Pentagon, and I
started wondering if some people I knew that worked there were still alive (took three days to find out for sure they were okay)
We were back at work when more rumors came around about an airliner crashing in a field in Pennsylvania...by now we had turned a radio on...to hell
with factory rules on a day like that....and we heard the confirmation that Flight 93 had crashed. I looked at my coworker and said, "That had to
have been the pilots making sure their plane wasnt going to be a missile" Was not long after that, that I heard the distinctive engines of the F-16s
from my guard base taking off...they ended up flying CAP over Omaha, Des Moines and Air Force One before the day was over.
On the way home, we heard that the President was headed back to Washington DC. At the time, I thought that was a big mistake for him to be heading
back to a target like the White House.
My wife was supposed to have attended a concert by Hillsong at our church that night. We did go to church, but Hillsong was stuck in Atlanta by the
grounding order. So we prayed and they set it up so we could watch the President speak that night. It wasnt thirty seconds into his speech that I
realized, I had been wrong. The White House was the ONLY place that he could address the nation from.
I know many on here believe in some huge U.S. led conspiracy that day, well you are flat out wrong and I will spend the rest of my life pointing out
the flaws and outright lies that the so-called "truther" use in their arguments.