What Do You Remember About 9/11/01?
It's been 20 years since that horrible event happened that changed everything. Although the way that things are going on in the world, I'm beginning to wonder if we learned anything because we are making the same dumb mistakes.
I will never forget. I will never forget how our country came together as one. How we supported and honored our police. How we loved and flew our flag. How we would help one another regardless of our politics or race.
I think that most people still feel that way but they are the silent majority. The world we knew on September 10th, 2001 became different on September 11th, 2001. I also feel that the world we live in now is different than either of those days and it's a world I don't recognize.
I'm more fearful for my kids than for myself and I want to apologize to them for the disrespect that is being shown to our country. Saturday, September 11th, 2021 is not just another day.
Remembering What Happened Before 9/11/01 at 8:46 a.m.
Yes, I will never forget that day. That morning, the Hawk Morning Show had announced that the Sidney school district was on a 2-hour delay because of a power problem. I made an off-the-cuff remark that it was because of snow.
The funny part was that some of our listeners actually believed there was snow in Sidney and it was nothing but sunshine and 70 where they were at. We even had a radio station in the building getting calls about the snow and they were wondering what was going on.
As more people caught on to the "joke" they would play along. There was a fire company that called in and said that they were having a big snow event at their firehouse and to bring the kids and their snow boots.
We "called" a local meteorologist and asked him to explain what was going on in the Southern Tier. He told us that he was having a bad case of dandruff that day. That was at 8:35 a.m. on September 11th, 2001.
Little did we know what would happen shortly thereafter. So I will always remember and honor those that gave their lives on that day and the days to follow.
That's where I was when the world stopped turning. If you weren't old enough to remember or weren't even born yet, this is what the world went through on that fateful day.