Life’s Defining Moments

The Lone Cactus

It was 19 years ago today. I remember it like I was watching the moon landing, or learning about JFK being killed. I was sitting at my desk at the radio station I worked at. The sales manager walked in, and asked for everyone’s attention. He said that there was a situation happening in New York. Apparently a jet had crashed into the World Trade Towers, and there were a lot of casualties. He said that if we needed to go to the break room to watch it on TV, we should.

A little while later, a second plane crashed into the tower. And then we learned that a third plane hit the Pentagon in Washington DC. And a fourth plane crashed in a field in Pennsylvania. I called my wife just to make sure she was ok. I mean, of course she was ok. We were in Toledo, Ohio…

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