Rocky Rhodes Remembers September 11, 2001
As we continue our 10th anniversary Memorial to honor all those who lost so much on September 11, 2001, the memories roll in. If you'd like to share your memory of that tragic day and all the emotions that came with it, please email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Today's memory comes from our own Rocky Rhodes who does the Wreck Checks every afternoon and he serves as our webmaster.
I was on my way to the radio station on the morning of 9/11. I stopped for gas and went in to pay. The folks working in the store had the television on and told me that terrorist had crashed commercial airliners into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. After pumping my gas, I got into the car and turned on our sister station 710 KEEL to see what was going on. As I drove and listened I became angry that anybody would attack us on our own soil. When I heard the demand for all aircraft to land or risk being shot down I became frightened and knew that our great country and all Americans were facing danger like I had never imagined. As time passed, I felt violated, sad and angry. I felt resentment towards the terrorists who had done this to us, and at the same time, felt a great love for our country and all of our people like I had never felt before. In a split second we had all become one.