'History Was Being Made'
Hot, sweaty I came in from a 10-minute run. Wiping my forehead and drinking a large glass of water, I'd neglected to turn off the TV. Absently I observed as the morning show hosts flashed the live picture of the first tower with a large gaping hole. Flames shot from the opening. As we watched, another plane plowed into the second tower. There was a gut wrenching realization that this was a terrorist attack. What I didn't know was that within a few hours I would watch in horror as both towers collapsed. All doubt regarding a systematic attack was erased when news cameras quickly craned on the Pentagon attack. Then the Pennsylvania crash was recorded. Moment by moment, I realized that history was being made. For the first time, the entire world watched as buildings crumbled and planes crashed, dragging our nation into an extended, brutal war.