posted on Sep, 11 2008 @ 02:45 PM
It's really a shame no one else has posted in this thread...
What I remember most is how "together" everyone seemed to feel in the weeks following the tragedy. There was a sense of kinship everwhere you went.
People tried to be a little bit nicer, a little more friendly or helpful.
Of course there were the American flags flying from windows of the $60k SUV's, people being real patriots and showing solidarity. People were "real
americans" there for a while...
Then, after a couple months went by and the shock started to wear off we went back to our old ways; rude, angry, inconsiderate. It was business as
usual again in the DC metro area.
I remember laying on my couch with the windows open that beautiful, clear late-summer morning...and feeling the shock-wave from the pentagon impact
blow through, thinking "What the hell was that???"...Walking to the end of my street and seeing the faint smoke rising in the distance,
thinking..."this will change everything".
Apparently, that change was only temporary. It's a shame that we need such a crisis to wake us up and bring us together.