I can't believe that it's been 19 years since the tragedy that changed everyone's life. If you are old enough to remember then you'll never forget where you were when you heard the news.

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I'll never forget what I was doing that day and where I was when I heard the devastating news, will you? On September 11th, 2001, the Hawk Morning Show had announced that the Sidney school district was on a 2-hour delay because of a power problem.

I made a remark that they were on a delay because of snow. The rest of the Southern Tier couldn't believe that Sidney had snow because the forecast was for temperatures in the 70's and it was plenty warm where they were at.

Many played along including 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 had other radio stations in our building getting calls about the snow.

We finally ended the charade when we "called" a meteorologist and he said it wasn't snow but had a bad case of dandruff...That was at 8:35 a.m. and who would have EVER known what was going 11 minutes later.

I was recording the show that day because it was so good. The last thing on the cassette tape was me saying "that we had reports of a plane hitting a building in New York City." I have no idea why I stopped the tape after that.

With everything that is going on in our country in 2020, I've heard many people say that they wish we could return to the way the country came together on that awful day. Political party affiliation meant nothing...WE WERE AMERICANS!

You hear the saying "We Will Never Forget." As long as I'm involved with the Hawk Morning Show, we will always remember and honor those that gave their life that day and those that lost their lives later because of what happened on 9/11/2001.

I remember where I was when the world stopped turning, where were you?


NEVER FORGET: Images from 9/11 and the days after

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