My God… It’s Been 15 Years…
It will be 15 years this Sunday since the worst international terrorist attack ever in America. We will never forget - and all of us were changed forever.
It was a gorgeous September morning on Tuesday the 11th in 2001. I was on a radio station that was not the Q. We had the TV on in the studio with 'The Today Show' on in the background.
Then the first plane hit. I watched on live TV as the second plane hit.
That was it. Nothing was the same. I remember going home after a long day on the air trying to get information out as it was coming in and thinking, 'It's Tuesday...I have to bring the garbage to the curb.'
I found this thought absurd. The world as we knew it was crumbling around us, and yet - life went on and yes...I had to bring that garbage to the curb.
It is sometimes hard to imagine that this happened 15 years ago...it seems like it was yesterday. I remember people wanting to help. Giving blood, money, time - anything to make it better.
That is the overwhelming feeling I remember. People were truly united. We were one. One nation hurt, and trying desperately to heel. Almost 3,000 people died and over 6,000 were wounded.
As we remember that horrible day, here's what you can do to help. Give blood. The days after the attacks, so many people gave blood, they didn't know what to do with it. These days the American Red Cross is always fighting shortages. Help save a life to remember those that lost theirs...