Lou Remembers 9-11 [VIDEO]
Like the Alan Jackson song asks, where were you when the world stopped turning on that September day? I think almost every one of us can answer that.
When you heard about it on the radio, or saw it happening on tv you just couldn't believe it was real. I don't think any of us really knew what to do, because we never saw anything like this. We were asking so many questions. What do we do? Where do we go? Is this the end of the world? Is this the beginning of World War Three? No one knew.
I needed a new tv, so I was on my way out to look for one, and do some errands, when I heard about a plane hitting the first World Trade Center tower in New York City. I went to my brother's house and turned the tv on. I couldn't believe it. Then I see the next airplane crash. Incidents at Pentagon and Shanksville, Pennsylvania had all of us in a state of confusion. What the hell was happening?
After calling some of my family members and checking on them, I (like almost everyone else) wasn't sure what to do, so I figured that I would head out as I had planned. I went to a store to look for a new tv, although I was no longer in the mood to do that. When I was watching it on the displays, a gentleman standing next to me said he had a friend that worked in the tower that hadn't fallen yet. Shortly after that, the second tower fell. I couldn't stand there anymore. I could only imagine what he was feeling. I left the store asking those questions that I mentioned earlier.
I knew some friends that left their work early. I came to the radio station hours before I had to go on the air. We were all wondering what to do next. I think it was more like what was going to happen next. That was probably the toughest time to have to be on the air, and I know some of my fellow broadcasters had the same experience. Here it is ten years later, and even though we got through that horrific day, in my honest opinion, I don't think any of us have ever felt that things were ever the same.
As always, our prayers for the victims and their families of all the airplane crashes of Tuesday morning September 11, 2001. God bless America.