I was preparing for a conference call that morning. In connecting with everyone, the news hit. We immediately abandoned the call so we could focus on the news.
As I heard someone describe it in the aftermath, this is my generation's Pearl Harbor.
This is a day to reflect, to memorialize, a day to thank a military member, a first responder. This is a day to realize that we shouldn't take the blessings we have in life for granted, to understand that there are some very evil, twisted people out there who want to kill us. This is a day to remember that freedom isn't free.
Publisher, Coralville Courier