Isn’t hard to believe that 11 years have passed since the terror attacks of September 11th? Of all the events that I commemorate on the airwaves, this I find the most difficult. Growing up where I did in Jersey City, I watched the twin towers being built across the river..standing so tall over the lower part of Manhattan and looking right at the Statue of Liberty. My Mom and Dad had the Empire State Building, but my generation had the Trade Center. I immediately tear up when I think of the buildings falling…first the South Tower, than the North. I still cannot talk about it on air and that’s why I could not do a moment of silence when each tower fell.
It’s a day to remember our First Responders to all emergencies, including our own 49er Fire, which started on September 11th back in 1988. Also remember this new generation of Americans who have laid their lives on the line to battle our enemies to keep us free, including the five from Nevada County who gave all. Adam Strain, John Lucente, Nathan Klissoff, Sean Stokes, and Phillip Bocks…all Marines who died in action since the war on terror began. Always remember their bravery, and remember that we still have many sons an daughters serving overseas. Getting involved with the Friends of Nevada County Military is a wonderful way to pay tribute and help those serving. Check out their website at fncm.org.