At the SRLC in New Orleans I had a chance to talk with a couple who had lived in New York. Inevitably, I asked the question I always ponder about New York and that is why is it that the place hit the hardest on 9/11 doesn’t seem to understand the nature of the enemy.
The wife explained to me the horror of the day and how she saw people jumping out of skyscrapers to their deaths. The smell of death was in the air for 3 months. It wasn’t until Christmas Day that it departed.
She and her husband could not understand the indifference to the threat their fellow New Yorkers exhibited. They felt the city would be hit again and moved to Galveston.
I do not think they will ever regret that decision.