This is the second part of an ongoing series I wrote ten years back about my first (of four) Marathons. Some of this was already published in my comments on the ten-year anniversary of 9/11. My life change was in part motivated by that tragedy. And you can click right here for the first installment of my running history. I will keep this going until you see me finish St. George 2002!
I was on my way to Gallup to meet with the Navajo Regional Director for the Bureau of Indian Affairs on an archeology contract with the Navajo Nation. Switching my private vehicle for a government car at the Southern Pueblos Agency at Indian School and Twelfth Street, I drove west on I-40. The news reports clarified that the smoke was coming from the Pentagon. I realized then that this was not just a horrible New York disaster but an attack on the United States.
Continue to Part 3
* Later reports have identified at least three LDS victims of the 9/11 attacks.