Remembering 9/11 – Brian’s Blog
It’s hard to believe it has been 11 years. We all remember where we were and what we were doing at 6:46 mountain time on September 11, 2001. It is a moment forever etched into our minds. I was on the air with Todd and Susan having fun as we always do. I got a call from my friend Rob who had the TV on and asked if we had any details on was happening. We immediately went into full blown news mode. I was so proud of my coworkers as all of our radio stations banded together and did our best at covering the developing story. None of us had ever experienced anything like it in our years on the air.
Just like everyone else, we were shocked, scared and angry. I was also sickened by the horror of the scene and the loss of human life and moved by heroism of the rescue workers. At a time when the terrorists hoped they would take us down I felt something I hadn’t felt in my lifetime…a huge wave of American unity. I have never felt more together as a country than we did that day and the days after. We were one nation, unified in our resolve to make it through and persevere. I remember being in the parking lot of a local King Soopers collecting donations for the Red Cross on 9/13/01 and being blown away at the response of people. One of my most vivid recollections is playing the National Anthem on the radio and seeing people stop in mid-stride, put their hand on their hearts and singing along in the parking lot. That moved me and still does to this day.
I love this country and on this day of remembering the events of 11 years ago I hope we remember that we are one. One nation, under God, indivisible with liberty and justice for all. God bless America.