Reprinted from 9/11/11 from David Alexander
at his blog, “Man with Black Hat”
Last Sunday, a lead editorial in the Washington Post lamented the attention given to what happened in New York City on September 11, 2001, at the expense of the tragic scene on the same day in Washington, as a jet plane crashed into the west wall of the Pentagon, claiming 184 victims.
In history books, documentaries and news accounts and across popular culture, the shift toward an almost exclusive focus on the New York part of the 9/11 story has been steady and relentless. Amid hundreds of hours of programming in this week’s many television tributes, there are only nominal mentions of the Pentagon attack.
The rest of David’s story is HERE, where you can read about the morning of 9/11. I called him at work to alert him about the plane headed his way. We all know about that plane which was headed for the area of the White House. It wound up in a field in PA because of a group of American heroes. Not only was the White House spared, but my friend David was able to return home in one piece that night. Deo Gratias.