we will never forget.
i was working at the Solicitor General of Canada when it happened - SolGen (now PSCEPC) was responsible for the general security of Canadians at that time. our union employees were on strike for about a week at that time. we stood in line every morning that week as the union members let 3-4 people in to work every 20 mins or so.
and then someone saw the news and all of us were allowed into work. i didn't see the first plane hit...but i did see the second plane. and then all of the re-runs.
i worked with an amazing group of communications officers. we were short-staffed at the time but it didn't matter. we wrote speeches and speaking notes for our Solicitor General and Deputy Solicitor General and they were delivered in a timely fashion so that Canadians were told words of comfort during this trying ordeal.
we were also tasked with finding places to land over 600 planes as US air space was closed. it was very difficult but we managed.
one of our success stories can be found here.
please, even if you have already read this post, and i thank you if you have, go back and read it. it tells of a story that most people have never heard, about a place no one has ever heard of, and about the love that happened on that horrible day.
please read this post on the 14th anniversary. you will be glad to read it. i promise.