Cate’s Column #14

Remembering 9/11

The September 11, 2001 attack on the World Trade Center is the “Kennedy assassination” moment of my generation. Let us take a moment and remember it together.

Where were you?

What did you do that day?

Looking back over the past 10 years, have the events of 9/11 changed your life?

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I was driving to Sacramento early that Tuesday, the sun was just coming up behind my right shoulder. I had the car radio on and the morning personality was cracking jokes and being a general smart ass. But when he came back from a commercial break he said, “Well, two planes have just flown into — crashed into — the World Trade Towers in New York City. Back after this.”

I looked at the radio and said, “That wasn’t funny.”

National news claimed the airwaves and I listened to disheartening and disjointed reports all morning. When I finally got home later that afternoon I turned on the television and POW! Nothing, no number of news stories could have prepared me for what I saw.

I spent the rest of the day getting ready. I’m not sure for what, but I wanted to be prepared. I made sure all the vehicles’ gas tanks were full, arranged for a propane delivery and filled every spare container with water.

Ten years later I am still in Ready Mode. And I’m still not sure why.

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Cate Mueller is a web designer, editor, reporter and photographer in Bouse, Arizona. Take a moment now and email your 9/11 story to .


  1. Ten years later and most people are still asleep as to what happened to America on that day. Here’s one documentary that digs deeper than Main Stream Media and most of the sheeple in this country are willing to…

  2. The question is what were you doing on that day.

    I’ll go first. I worked from 6am every day in Belfast, Northern Ireland. My sister had been living in New York City and had just come home (she would meet her friends at the WTC almost every day and get coffee there). The attacks happened at about 1 or 2pm, just as I was getting off work. By the time I stepped off the bus at my dad’s house, it was all over the news (but the second plane hadn’t hit yet). My dad and I watched the second plane hit the tower live. I called my fiancé at the time in Parker, AZ and woke her and her family up to tell them to turn on the news… by this time it was clear we were watching a terrorist attack unfold.

    One month later, Melissa left America for Ireland and we got married. Traveling between our countries was never the same.

  3. I was out in my garden when a neighbor came to talk to me about what was happening in NY and the Pentagon. So I went to his house and watched the TEEVEE and was terribly sad.

    Then to rub salt into the wound, with amazing speed, Congress gave us the horrendous Homeland Security and the UN-Patriot Act and this damned police state! America has been collapsing ever since. The past few years it’s been accelerating.

    If people don’t wake up soon to the evil of these wars and the planned destruction of the American way of life by these scumbag globalists, we’re going to FEEL what it’s like to live in a 3rd world country.

    Here’s an article by a woman who was at the Pentagon on Sept. 11th.

  4. Here’s a new documentary about the 9/11 WTC collapse and why we need a new World Trade Center investigation

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