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TK's MORNING BUZZ: 'As I Open My Store This Attack on My Country Is Never Far From My Mind'

18 Sep, 2001 By: Thomas K. Arnold

A bit of good news with which to start your morning: The Borders Groupreported yesterday that all employees of its store in the mall at the World Trade Center were evacuated prior to the twin towers' collapse. Borders says the store had 110 employees; 30 were working at the time of the attack.

This week, I'm running a series of essays, commentaries and reflections on the tragic events of last week, written and submitted by people within the video industry. Today's submission comes from Tom Hannah, owner of Video Quest in Joliet, Ill.

As far as I know I did not know anyone killed or injured in the attack. This lack of direct contact does not mean one has not been affected.

When I wake up in the morning the first thing I do is turn on my TV to see what the latest developments are. When I sign on the Internet I go to the Drudge Report before I go to Hive4media.com. As I take my dog for his morningwalk I notice that every day more houses and cars are displaying American flags.

A friend of mine asked me what my biggest concern is. That one was easy... I have a 21-year-old son. One customer commented he was glad he ownsno stocks but I bought more today. As I open my store this attack on my country is never far from my mind. The store's TV is always on the news channels.

After I saw the movie "Pearl Harbor" I said that it was impossible for us to fully comprehend how U.S. citizens felt. That is no longer true. It is time we all rally around our flag, our president and our country.

God bless America.

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