September 11, 2001 is a day that will forever be remembered.  Al Qaeda terrorists attacked our country. Two hijacked passenger planes crashed into the World Trade Center in New York  City, another at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. and a fourth in a field in Pennsylvania that passengers tried to regain control of.    I think just about all of us can recall what we were doing when we heard the news.  I was heading into work.  I covered the afternoon shift then.  I lived in Norwich at the time and looked forward to jamming to the radio on my drive in, but on that day, there was no music.

I remember hitting all my preset buttons on my car stereo and getting upset because there wasn't a single song playing.  What was going on?  I tried them all again still nothing, just talk.  I realized something wasn't right and started paying closer attention to the broadcast.  I can't quite describe the feeling that came over me when I learned we had been attacked.

What? Us? No way.  It can't be real.  I was shocked and even though I kept hearing it on the radio I was still in disbelief.  When I pulled into the station, I remember being very hesitant.  This was major and it was my turn to go on the air.  I told my boss that I wasn't sure I could do this.  I just didn't know what I could offer anyone to comfort them.

We all worked as a team that day.  It wasn't the 'morning crew' then the 'afternoon crew'.  It was the staff working all day together to make sure all the news and updates were covered.  What a scarey time.  Thank you to my co-workers for helping me, each other and everyone get through one of our country's most tragic events.

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