I was Home here in SE Wisconsin. My wife had gotten the kids off to school and I started to go back to sleep as I had nothing to do til a bit later in in the afternoon. Being an Amateur radio operator & Weather Spotter, I have Scanners and radios for almost every Frequency from 33KHz all the way up to 1.3 GHz. The Rescue tones for Walworth County went off for almost Ten Minutes. I first thought it was a test. The Dispatcher made an announcement that lasted even longer and suddenly New York which is almost 2000 miles away felt like it was Right out side. Shortly after that My neighbor came in and had my wife turn the TV on and they called me down. I wasn’t sure what I was looking at. " What the hell is that ?" I asked as All I saw was an unidentifiable pile of hauntingly burning rubble. I Felt I knew what it was but wasn’t sure. my neighbor replied " Thats the World trade Center." I had so many emotions at the same time I didn’t want to believe it. All Day I listen to the School frequencies,School busses, Local, County and State Frequencies. By the My kids came home from school I had taste tested every thing they would eat that night including the kool-Aid. I thought we would be ok and Started serving supper. Thats when it all finally hit me. I served up Supper. However I was Poring Milk and Kool aid for my kids when I got to my five year old Kindergarten Daughter who just started Crying like never before as I poured her Glass of Kool aid. " What’s wrong?" I asked thinking her brother had pinched her or something. As young as she was she knew the Gravity of the days events and understood what it meant. She Caught her breath and got out the words, " What if they poisoned the water?" I Couldn’t breath and had to turn around so she couldn’t see me just flood with tears. I had no answer . All I could do was reassure her that I drank two full glasses of the water I used so if it was bad , I would have been gone already. To have to tell that to my Five year old daughter was infuriating. Not something that One old say to some one who loves you right? Yet It had to be said. For the weeks after I had to put fans and other things in the bedrooms so we could, or they could sleep. The A-wacks plain Circled endlessly between Milwaukee and Chicago non stop and it was the only thing in the skys. When It was not near the Silence of No planes was deafening. Growing up near Mitchel International airport , I had never known what it was like not to see or hear a plane some wear. As peaceful as it was , it was just Haunting! I Just like Tim Said, Did not give in to my fears. I Educated myself in Emergency radio, Morse code, I already knew how to hunt so I made sure all my weapons were clean and safe. The moment Scott Walker Passed a Conceal carry law for My state I was ready and responded accordingly. I carry just about everywhere . I back the Badge With all my senses, and they respond Respectfully. They Know I carry and Thank me. Although that is Humbling I make sure they know it is them that are to be thanked! In the small Village I live in there is often only One officer on duty so I am ever present to Witness their actions in the event they need help, A Witness or just for moral support. I don’t ever want to have to “Use” my weapon. Although I know still to this day, we are at war with the terrorists and Dope dealers , so, I am painfully aware “It” could happen any day at any time. At the risk of sounding delusional, WE are The Modern day Minutemen & Women. So Quoting the wise Meteorologist Vince Condella~ Be prepared. Not Scared!" Dwight Straehl.