Noah flipped the TV on at lunch today and turned to the National Geographic channel. He caught the beginning of a program called "Seconds from Disaster" about the high jacking and crash of Flight 77 at The Pentagon on September 11 -- I'm sure just the beginning of the 9/11 television line-up.
While my first instinct was to turn it off, I quickly noticed that the program was really about how the structure of the Pentagon prevented it from being damaged more than it was. It actually was a very educational program and we ended up watching it together.
One thing I learned, that I'm almost certain I had not heard before, was that the ground-breaking ceremony, beginning the construction of The Pentagon, was held on September 11, 1941, exactly 60 years prior to the terror attack. Does it seem at all possible that these dates could be coincidental? I have heard a few theories on why the terrorists chose the date 9/11, but I've never heard this one. It certainly seems the most logical. I certainly hope that the Homeland Security guys in DC are looking at our country's time lines for some other important anniversaries!