I remember years ago waking up and hearing on the radio that a plane crashed into the World Trade Center in New York. When I first heard it I thought it was some kind of accident. It wasn’t until I got to work and heard about the second plane crashing into it that I realized we were under attack. Everyone at my job kept looking at the television to see the action. It was probably the most vulnerable I ever felt as a United States citizen. Needless to say, after many different theories that chapter of 911 is now over. Our enemy was from Pakistan so (of course) we went to go fight them in “Iraq.” One of the worst things for me was losing a close friend in the World Trade Center. Calvin Bowser went to school with me at Kutztown University. He was actually commuting from Philadelphia each day to work at the building. He also went to my same church. I remember asking him one day how it felt to work at the number one terrorist target in the world. His answer stunned me. He told me that no place was really safe for him. He said the he could not worry about that and he was making a living for his family. He never thought that one day he would become a victim to a terrorist attack. I told him to please be careful and he told me that he would. When I saw his name and picture in the newspaper for being one of those killed I felt so bad. The orchestrator of the attack, Osama bin Ladin, is now dead, thanks to the efforts of President Obama. Still that day should forever be etched in the minds of many Americans. If you go to Youtube, you will come across many different theories about what people think really happened that day. Whatever it was, the United States will always remember the devastation. My prayers are with the families of the loved one who lost their lives, and I hope we never experience another situation like that again. Thank you for checking out my Daily Thought, and as always I wish you the very best that life has to offer.
World famous guitar player Steve Cropper in concert with Brett Jolly on bass guitar