Saturday, September 10, 2011

9/11's aftermath resonates decade later

My glasses were almost ready that morning at the Eye Center on Cortez Road and the overhead TV was tuned to BayNews 9.

It was just before 9 a.m. when the anchor said they were switching to New York for breaking news.

We were transfixed by what we saw:

A gaping, smoking hole in the North Tower of the World Trade Center.

Must be an accident, I figured.

Probably a puddle jumper, a twin-engine airplane like one I’d flown on a few years earlier from Newark to Cape Cod.

I couldn’t have been more wrong.

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