On September 11, 2001, four planes crashed on the east coast. Two planes flew into the World Trade Center. One plane skipped off of the ground before hitting the Pentagon. The last plane crashed in an open field in Pennsylvania. Almost 3000 people died. Thousands more were hurt. Millions were impacted.
One question we often ask each other is “Where were you on September 11?” For some of us, that moment was a day in the military. I think its interesting to see how much the world has changed after that tragic day. So, I curated a set of audio clips from the podcast where guests comment on where they were on 9/11 or how the military around them changed due to the attacks.
Featured audio from:
- Jared Lyon
- Kayla Williams
- John Lee Dumas
- Skye Marshall
- Blayne Smith
At the end of the day, today, Patriots Day, is about remembrance. The story that sticks out to me from the podcast regarding 9/11 came from Army Veteran Dee McWilliams, who briefly shared how the attack at the Pentagon directly affected her, when she lost 36 friends and colleagues.
We will never forget those we lost. We will never lose our gratitude for those who responded to save others that day. And we will always remember to appreciate those who decided to serve and protect our freedom, inspired by that tragic day.
I hope you all had safe Patriots Day and found your own personal way to remember.