Our 9/11 Memories Have Not Faded
It's so hard to believe it's been 16 years already, and the would has changed so much since September 11, 2001. Smartphones, Facebook, Twitter, and text messaging have become commonplace in most of our daily lives. Amazon, Uber, Apps, and Netflix are now household words. And Tom Brady, Taylor Swift and Lady Gaga have become American icons.
But for most of us over the age of 30, we remember exactly where we were and what we were doing on that September morning. I was in the FUN 107 studio finishing up the morning show when newscaster Lynn Poyant walked in and said a plane had hit one of the New York's World Trade Center's twin towers. "Tragic accident" is what we thought. Then the shock and horror came over us minutes later when we heard that a second plane had hit the other tower. We joined our sister station, WBSM, and carried their non-stop network coverage. We were then told that an airliner had crashed into the Pentagon, and that another was missing over Pennsylvania. By then we were completely numb.
Life in America changed on that day. Things would never be quite the same. There is now a Memorial and Museum at ground zero in New York City. I suggest a family visit, especially if you have children. It's an amazing tribute to those who were lost as well as the very brave first responders.