Last weekend, I was playing pool volleyball with a friend and his girlfriend’s family. The score was 9 to 11 when the other team’s server called out “9-11, never forget…” I completed the phrase in my mind “…that building 7 was not hit by a plane.”
Remember building seven? Before the volleyball match, earlier that week, I was talking to a twenty year old intern at work who was complaining about how the patriot act was instituted and still remains today. He was in public school’s fourth grade in September 2001.
I made some comment to him about how much most Citizens of the United States of America were upset about the “demolition of WTC buildings 1, 2 and 7.” It’s at that point, for the first time in his life, he heard that a third building in the WTC complex was demolished on September 11, 2001. That made me wonder how many others don’t know about building 7.
I explained to him that the 9-11 commission report fails to mention the total collapse of 47-story steel-framed skyscraper Building 7 at 5:20 on the day of the attack. He accused me of making that up so I encouraged his independent scholarship of the topic. Many, like him, are still learning; here’s your chance…