My morning started the same. She said, "something hit one of the twin towers." I hurried to get in front of a TV. When I first saw the hole in the building, I immediately felt like it wasn't an accident, I mean, that was a center-punch. You'd think if a pilot was trying to avoid the building, it wouldn't have been such a "perfect", dead-center hit....and 9/11, I remember it like it was yesterday. It was a Tuesday and I just got out of the shower.
At one point, when they were grounding all the planes over the US airspace, a "disturbance" was reported on a flight that was on approach to land at O'Hare. Two of the F16's from Great Lakes Naval Air Station (if I recall correctly) that were providing cover for the Chicago area, went after burners to intercept the plane. Of course, no one knew this (issue with this flight) was going on in real time, so when the resulting sonic boom shook the northern suburbs, we feared that another attack of some kind had happened. Talk about "on edge".It was somewhat comforting every 15 minutes when 2 fighter jets flew overhead