Chad’s Morning Brief: 12th Anniversary of the September 11 Terror Attacks and More
Here is your Morning Brief for the morning of September 11, 2013. Give me your feedback below and tune in to The Chad Hasty Show for these and many more topics from 8:30 to 11am. Remember, you can listen online at KFYO.com or on your iPhone/Android with the radioPup App.
Today's Morning Brief will be just a little different than most days. Today on the brief I will focus on the 12th Anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks. You can find links to some of the other major stories below as well.
1. 12 Years Later
12 years ago I was a freshman at Texas Tech and it was still such a young semester that I was attending all of my 8am classes. The day started off like any other day but it did not last very long.
I walked into my first class of the day early and took my seat. Other students walked in and one started talking about a plane crash in New York. Most of us hadn't heard about the crash but wanted to know what was going on. The professor came in a little after 8am and told us all to go back home or to our dorms. That two planes had crashed in New York City and that we should pay attention to the news. This was a communications/media class so most students probably didn't think anything of it. I remember what he said though, "today will mean more than anything I can teach today".
I walked into my 6th floor dorm room and turned on the TV. My roommate was gone so I just put it on FOX News. The news anchors had no clue what was going on, but they replayed the video of Flight 175 crashing into the South Tower. I sat down and couldn't move. Just then my roommate came in and asked what movie I was watching. We sat there all day watching the news. Switching between FOX, CNN, ABC, NBC, CBS, just watching the coverage. I got emails from all my professors canceling classes that day. All had the same message. Watch the news.
It seemed like everyone on the 6th floor of Murdough had their doors open that afternoon and evening. Yes, many of us cussed. Many of us were mad and couldn't believe what we were watching.
And there were tears.
I talked to my parents that night. We were in no danger in Lubbock and they were in no danger in Dallas, but they wanted to be there for me. Looking back, I'm sure it was hard on them that this happened and I wasn't home with them.
Looking back it seemed like the attacks lasted all day but they didn't. What happened in a short period of time will stick with me for the rest of my life. And so will what happened in the days after. Many of us went out and bought US Flags to hang in our windows. Patriotism was strong and so was the love for this country.
For a few years the news stations replayed the day's events. It was a way to remember and look back. However as time went on more and more news stations decided not to do it anymore. Experts said it wasn't healthy to keep reliving it.
People need to remember. Kids need to learn and hear the emotions of that day.
Where were you 12 years ago today?
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