I remember thinking, it just couldn't be - we're being attacked.
And no, no one put it up because the fact is that everyone was too busy at the time to put up a cross. Everyone was on a recovery mission to save lives.
There simply was no time. Time became something that no one wasted. The grueling task of trying to find survivors went inch by inch for days, until yes it turned into a job to identify those lost.
Many have never been accounted for. It became clear that there was simply nothing left of them. Their souls had been taken.
During the attack, millions upon millions of people around the world watched 9/11 unfold.
Like many others around the world, Palestinians in the Middle East were among those who watched the attacks and the destruction, the lost of American lives, the heroic efforts, and those gallant people who will never be with us again.
The difference became clear. While others around the world watched in disbelief that such an attack had taken place, the Palestinians had a different response. Later it was found out that their reaction as common among Muslims.
After seeing the broadcast on their televisions, Palestinians in the Middle East celebrated and danced in their streets. All happy at what their brother Muslims had done.
We found out later that Saudi Arabia was behind the funding for those Muslim terrorists. And yes, in the Muslim world, those terrorists were Heroes for what they did.
Like most Americans, I really didn't know too much about Muslims.
During and after 9/11, seeing them celebrate in the streets. Celebrating the death of Americans told me all that I've ever needed to know about the Muslim World - the queer bastards!
Like many Americans, all that I care to know about Islam - I learned on 9/11.
In fact, I can truthfully say that I learned almost everything that I needed to know about Islam on 9/11. Those who attacked us and those who celebrated at our sorrow, they taught me everything that I'd ever want to know about such a blood-thirsty religion.
Since 9/11, with everything that has taken place since that horrible day, with all of the many Muslim suicide bombers, all of the Muslims killing of all of the innocent men and women.
And yes, the killing of children, the Muslim desire to wage mass destruction, the beheadings, the death threats - yes, I'd say that that is all enough evidence for me to come to only one conclusion ...
Islam is as Evil as anything that has ever roamed the earth. Yes, Islam is Satan!
They make Emperors and Dictators look small in comparison, as yes they rule with iron fists incampable of passion or justice.
Prophet of the Devil yes, but surely not God.
The world has billions of followers of Islam, yet they don't know the simples thing about God. They are ignorant to the fact that God loves all mankind, he does not rejoice at the slaughter of man.
Muslims use the words of their phony "Prophet," and take them as if they came from God. Zealots and fools all!
In the 16th Century, Christians went through a Reformation because there were those who objected to the Catholic Church's doctrines, rituals and ecclesiastical structure.
Why? Well, it's because they believe their violence is OK because they believe "Allah is forgiving and merciful."
They believe in killing those who they consider "non-believers." They call them "Infidels" which means "ones without faith."
Imagine that! Now there's someone to follow, in a pig's ear! As I see it, you have to hate live a lot to want to emulate Mohammad's thirst for blood.
Yes, that is what I've learned about Islam since 9/11.
But that's not all that I've learned since that horrible day, there's more. I also learned a great deal about American Patriotism and Solidarity versus Anti-American Extremeist.
Murtha called U.S. Marines "Murderers," and fellow Democrat Dick Durbin compared our troops to Nazis in Congress!