Twenty years ago, our lives were uprooted and changed forever with the 9/11 terrorism attacks.
I remember where I was: Pittsburgh's Strip District
What I was doing: At work
What I felt: I remember walking outside and seeing blue skies and
feeling a sense of helplessness and the unknown.
You see, I grew up in Somerset county not far from the Flight 93 site and had many family and friends in the area. My first reaction was to confirm if everyone I knew in the area was safe--they were.
A coincidence in my life was that at the time of the attack, I had only been out of the Pennsylvania Army National Guard for a few years. Turns out our armory, where we held our drill exercises, would house the temporary morgue for the Flight 93 victims.
Today is a day to reflect on the sacrifice and heroism of those sons, daughters, husbands, wives, friends and family,