Shocked reaction

My wife noticed that this was the first time that 9/11 fell on a Tuesday since then.
I'm not sure why, but for some reason that feels significant.
I felt the same thing. It really got me thinking about that Tuesday morning back in 2001. I was working in Chicago back then, and when I came downstairs to leave for work, my wife told me a small plane had hit the world trade center. Everyone thought it was an accident at that point. Then, suddenly, another plane hit the world trade center. And I knew we were at war. Rumors and facts were all mixed up. I heard about the Pentagon. I heard a plane had also hit the Sear's Tower. I heard a tunnel going into New York had been blown up.

It was a confusing, terrible day. I stayed up most of the night watching the news.