I didn't expect to post anything else but I found this link at Mudville Gazette and you should be sure to read it. It's from Bill Whittle at Eject Eject Eject.
I made my decision by about 8:00 eastern on September 11th, 2001.
I have never regretted it. It takes courage to fight oncoming storms. Courage. Courage isn’t free. It is taught, taught by certain tribes who have been around enough and seen enough incoming storms to know what one looks like. And I think the people of this nation, and those of New Orleans, specifically, desire and deserve some fundamental lessons in courage. Because we are going to need it.