I was in Hong Kong on a layover due to come home on the 12th. My flying partner woke me up and told me to turn on my TV. There is twelve hours difference between HK and NY. I like so many saw our United Flt 175 hit the south tower 17 minutes after AA flt 11. For the last 18 months I have been writing articles in a series called "Remembering 911" and posting them on my Hub pages. I have retrieved so much more information on what happened on those flights and am trying to bring focus to the crews which totaled 33.
It was on Saturday the 15th I returned from Hong Kong on my United ft 2 and the shift in Los Angeles as across this nation was incredible. Leaving on the 9th with most things in order and returning on that Saturday was like entering a Twilight Zone Movie. Dogs, military with guns, policemen, barracades, horns honking, and U.S. flags being displayed out many car windows was like something unreal. It was definitely a shift in our world and a shift within people taking for granted our nations freedoms. After 911 our airline employees had not only lost thousands of jobs but had mental and physical issues. To add to all of this horror our companies turn their backs on us as if it didn't happen.