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Thread #78889   Message #1424576
Posted By: Jerry Rasmussen
01-Mar-05 - 11:27 PM
Thread Name: BS: Where were you when.......
Subject: RE: BS: Where were you when.......
When the World Trade Towers were under attack, my wife and I were ready to head out the door and weren't watching television. My brother-in-law called to tell us, and we quicly turned on the news. The towers hadn't come down yet, but we were really traumatized by the coverage. I have a son who was working in that area, and my brother and sister-in-law had a daughter who was working there, so it really struck home.

Five minutes later, we were in the car, driving to a town forty miles away, where the Gospel Messengers were due to present a program at noon. While we were driving down,we heard the news report of the first tower collapsing. By the time we got to the bulding where we were to do the program, we were in such a state of shock that it was hard to know what to do. The audience (It was a Senior 's luncheon) were just sitting around, numbed by the news. But the other Messengers were there and we figured that we needed to go on. And we did, after acknowledging how disturbed we all were. It was the hardest time I've ever had, getting up and singing. I was at least appreciative that we were singing gospel, because the messages of the songs were uplifting.

We all despeately needed that.

Jerry