Where were you at 8:46 a.m. on September 11th, 2001?  Or at 9:03 a.m. when the second plane hit the south tower of the World Trade Center in New York CIty? Absolutely it's one of those events where every one remembers where they were and what they were doing. It was such a kick in the stomach as later in the day we tried to make sense of it all, and wonder why, and collectively though 'How did this happen in our great country'.  And very soon after, I believe we came together. Differences were set aside with our fellow Americans, and we were united.

I was in Detroit.  Michigan, not Maine.  Working for a radio station there, and on the way into work for a staff meeting. But I had to make a stop along the way at a friend's house to run an errand for my then wife. When the friend answered the door she said "Do you know what's going on?" She invited me in to watch television. I never went to the staff meeting.

I am the eldest on the Q106.5 Staff. Paul Wolfe is the youngest, and says,

"On September 11, I was in 7th grade. I remember all of the teachers having a meeting in the hall mid-class. When they returned to class, it was obvious something wasn’t right. However, the day would proceed as usual with no mention of what was unfolding. Perhaps they felt we were too young to understand, or didn’t want frighten us. It wasn’t until I got home and turned on the TV that I realized a dark chapter in history was written that day. "

Cindy Campbell was a long time Q106.5 veteran on 9/11/01,

"I was in a meeting at Q-106.5, and 15 minutes away from the hardest on-air shift of my life, when I heard someone say a plane had just hit the World Trade Center.
 When the second plane hit, and we knew that it wasn't just a freak accident, we stopped the music and went to all talk, with our news department giving updates several times an hour. Our phone lines were going crazy, with people in disbelief, who wanted confirmation of what they'd heard. Many just wanted someone to listen while they cried."
Jason Stewart was still in the restaurant business,
"I was butchering fish at the restaurant I was working at."
It was such a different time and hopefully we'll never have to face events like that again ever.
Here's hoping that with all the divisiveness in America now being fueled constantly by social media, that we can once again come together as one and celebrate our great country.  "We Remember" this Patriot's Day. Never Forget.

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

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