September 11, 2001.
With each passing year it becomes more apparent how much our lives were changed by attacks on American soil, not by another nation but by those who hold another ideal. An ideal that we cannot accept. An ideal that is opposed to The American Way of Life.
It has been 14 years and we continue to struggle to regain "normalcy." All the time we face the nagging fear that this is the new normal for America and the world.
So, what was it like on Sept. 11, 2001? For every American, there is a different story to tell. Here is mine.
My perspective is not much different than that of many reporters and editors.
I was living in Waveland and had just started a new job as the editor of a daily newspaper some miles away.