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September 11th, 2001: Where Were You When the World Stopped Turning?

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It’s hard to believe that it’s been 16 years since the tragedy that changed everyone’s life. Most of us remember where we were and what we were doing on that morning.

I’ll never forget where I was, will you?

I remember that Sidney school was on a 2 hour delay because of a power problem. I made an off the cuff remark about it being because of snow. The whole morning show, we were talking about all the different areas that were having snow.

A fire company called in and told us they were having a big snow event at their firehouse and to bring the kids along with their snow boots.

Many couldn’t believe that Sidney was getting all that snow and there was no snow where they were at, even though they were just miles away. We had many people playing along with us, while others were just baffled.

We had other radio stations in the building asking us if we knew anything about the snow because they were getting calls. We called a meteorologist at 8:35 that morning and he said it wasn’t snow but just a bad case of dandruff.

How little did I know that 10 minutes later that an event would happen that would change mine and everyone’s life forever. It turned a really good day into a really bad day real fast.

I’ll always remember where I was because I have it all on tape. The last thing on it was me saying, that we had reports of a plane hitting a building in NYC. I don’t know why I stopped taping it there.

In this day and age of people talking about not standing for the National Anthem or what statues should be taken down, we should never forget what happened to us 16 years ago.

When they flew into the buildings, it had nothing to do with what political party you liked. It didn’t matter what ‘lives mattered’ because they were trying to take as many lives as they could.

We will always remember the day and we should NEVER forget those who gave their lives to save others. It makes me want to give an extra kiss to my kids and let those that I love know that I care for them. Hopefully I will remember.

What will you do?


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