Well said 733subducker,
I was only 13 at the time, but I can distinctly remember the fear and terror in every ones eyes. Complete uncertainty and shock in all of the adults. I can just remember that at 13, my brain was completely haywire, having thoughts of getting invaded and or bombed... I was a strange kid, so it makes sense that I would think that now. But what I really took away from that was not how some people are complete as$hol3s, and will do anything to hurt us, but the compassion and acts of courage and heroism displayed by everyone ranging from regular citizens to police and fireman. It was great to see the country come together and help heal as one. And like you said, never get complacent, realize and love what you have, and thank the brave people keeping us safe, and allow us to live in a free society!
All about the pup from here on out!