Has it really been 12 years since the worst terrorist attack in our nation’s history?
My memories of that day are fading, but I remember that it was a gorgeous morning when we began to get word in the newsroom that a plane had crashed into one of the World Trade Center buildings in New York. We began updating on-air as the story unfolded and it became obvious that the U-S-A was under attack.
During the afternoon we went into continuous coverage on K-N-S-S.
It was a long, ugly day on the job for my colleagues and me.
The aftermath of 9/11 included huge changes in air travel for Americans, and two un-financed military missions to Afghanistan and Iraq that have lasted more than a decade. Our Wichita aircraft-based economy took a nose dive. Emergency preparedness was examined, redefined, and reworked at the national, state, and local government levels … as well as in private business.
9/11 was a huge day in our history.
Our thought for today is from Oscar Wilde:
“One should absorb the color of life, but one should never remember its details. Details are always vulgar.”