Aristoshark saidConspiracy theories are not only delusional, they are insulting to the memories of those who died that day.
I agree. And I reject 9/11 conspiracy theories. We know what really happened, our focus this day should be on the victims.
As for my own remembrance, I had just gone through the worst day of my entire life on September 10th. The details would horrify you, but something for another time. I had stayed up until about 4 AM, a total nervous wreck.
Sometime around 10 AM (Central Time where I was living) my ex-BF woke me up with a phone call.
"Are you watching the TV?" he screamed. "The Twin Towers are falling! Turn on your TV!"
WTF??? What are you telling me? I turned on my TV, and saw replays of the first tower collapsing, the second burning. And then saw the second tower collapse as it happened.
I had seen those buildings being built, I lived within sight of them as a teenager. I had been inside them, ate at "Windows on the World" in the North Tower. This was beyond my comprehension, that such permanent landmarks could fall. And after the previous life-threatening day I had just had, with little sleep that night from agitation, I think I was in going into shock.
News reports were speculating about other terrorist attacks around the US, including Seattle, my former home. So I got on the phone and called my best friend there, my gay mentor, waking him up at an early Pacific Coast hour.
I think he thought I was nuts, but I kept repeating: "Turn on your TV! Turn on your TV! See for yourself!" I knew every channel would have it. He finally did, and he simply said: "Oh my God!" Then we hung up, my job done.