Photo: Miller, Justin (uploader)
Today marks the 19th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks that brought down the Twin Towers in New York, and hit the Pentagon in Washington D.C. and a field in Pennsylvania. The attacks killed more than 3000 people. It has become a day permanently seared into our memories and one that forever changed our world.
I will never forget being on the air that morning and first reporting on a "small plane" that crashed into the World Trade Center at 8:46 AM. At least, that was the report that came across my Associated Press wire. We had just moved into our new studios in Independence from downtown Cleveland and we still didn't have a television monitor in our studio, so we had to rely on the information from the AP news wire. It wasn't until a few minutes later we'd learn of the gravity of the situation--we were under attack! We stayed on the air until nearly 1 PM that day, but honestly, I didn't want to leave. The following video is archive footage we will never forget. God Bless America!