Not to plagiarize Alan Jackson, it's a good question. I can't believe its The 16th anniversary of 9/11. I remember it like it was yesterday. September 11th, 2001 I had just gotten off the phone with my mom who called to wish me a happy birthday. I was 25 years old, had just gotten off of active duty and was living in Western PA. My wife (first wife...aka slutface/dime storewhore) worked for the PA state Police. I was working for a land surveying company, and it was an office day for me. I was working on a subdivision plan that had to go in front of the towns planning board in a few days. After getting off the phone with my mom, I went outside to smoke a butt and talk to the lead field guy, Don. I remember how blue the sky was, how bright out it was. The company owner pulled into the parking lot and asked if we had a TV. Don and I looked at each other trying not to laugh, and said "No Gil, we don't why?" He then proceeds to tell us a plane crashed into the world trade center in NY. Not knowing the severity or dire consequence our nation was in, we shrugged it off, like it was not a big deal. A few minutes later one of the General Contractors came in for a set of prints and said, in a sarcastic way, "the world is ending, a passenger jet plane crashed into the WTC, and one just crashed into the Pentagon. My boss Chuck and I were in the same Army reserve unit. we both turned around and looked at each other. We knew this was no accident. I called my megawhore wife and asked her what was going on. As soon as we started talking i heard the call come across her barracks, that the nation was under a terrorist attack, and the next announcement was that a passenger plane just went down in Shanksville, all nearby units to report to the scene. My boss Chuck, the owner, Don and the other office guy all left to go to Don's house to watch the TV. I was stuck answering phones, having no radio, TV or anything the whole friggen day. I wasn't able to call my pirate hooker of a wife because she had to go to shanksville. Around 1pm I got a call from my reserve unit commander, informing us of the attack and that we had to mobilize to go to Shanksville, report to the reserve center as soon as possible. I report at to the reserve center for 3pm, and was handed my fully locked and loaded m-16, to guard the reserve center, until we got the official word on if we were needed in Shanksville. around 7pm we got word we were not needed, so i was released because i was the first one there. I got home around 8 pm, and finally was able to see the horrific scene on TV. God Bless the USA, and all the Heroes, LEO/EMS/Fire fighters and military.