My father wasn't around and I only found out why
When I was a kid I always would wonder where my daddy was. I heard stories about how loving and caring he was, but never knew for certain. I missed him so much and eventually asked where he was, mummy told me "In prison for fingering you".
Soon both towers came down. We realized that terrorism was now not just what we see on the evening news. The sadness of loss of life increased 10 fold, then disbelief, confusion, anger, and fear.
Bud (story excerpt)