Jeff Knox Jr is coming back to the prairies. Yeah!
The day is not totally consumed by football news, but rather a reflection of September 11th 2001.
Not unlike the day that Diana, Princess of Wales died, we remember where we were and what we were doing.
I was working at a rock station in Red Deer, Alberta and was on the way to a remote. We were on location at a home builder’s development. It was a beautiful September morning; clear, crisp and approaching weekend. No one was prepared for the mayhem that was unfolding in New York City, Arlington, and in Pennsylvania.
Luckily, the newsroom was fully manned at that time of the day. I went about my business doing the morning show on the road. My co-host watched for only seconds at a time or was given information by news staff and then filled me in. It just seemed like a stunt gone wrong. Add a gasp here – we even joked about it! NOT COOL.
September 11th is forever etched in our minds; watching the skyline of New York City smolder and burn, the impact of the second plane, the live broadcast that unfolded.
Things have changed and we see it in the security we deal with on a daily basis.
Take a moment to remember that day. As Canadians we enjoy a variety of freedoms others do not. As a global village what can we do to continue to be open minded, yet protective of further actions such as this. When you go through security next, try to remember – this is for your safety, if you comply, then its clear sailing.
(or is it?)