OT- Has a tragedy of national magnitude ever occurred where you live?
When the Space Shuttle Columbia broke up and exploded a few years ago, upon re-entry, it happened right over where we live. In fact, we heard and felt the explosion. At first, we thought a plane had broken the sound barrier. I was in the bedroom, DH came back and turned on the tv, and told me NASA had lost radio contact with the shuttle. Soon, local news started reporting about it happening over us, and everything started making sense. It was such a terrible tragedy. People we knew found parts of the shuttle, and sadly, body parts of the astronauts on their property. I had to go to Louisiana with the job I had at that time, and when I was driving through the area it was the worst, you could see searchers on each side of the highway. NASA was here for probably 6 or 8 months or longer, and it forever changed our entire area.