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Remembering September 11th-Trudy On Lite 98.7

Chances are you probably remember exactly where you were and what you were doing on September 11th, 2001.  Normally I would’ve been on the air doing my midday show here at Lite 98.7.  However, that day Iwas far away,  miles and miles  from home and the  radio station. 

I was on vacation in Virginia Beach, visting family.    It  was a beautiful, sunny and warm September day.  The perfect day to spend at the beach.  As we were about to leave, my sister’s husband called and told her to immediately turn on the news because something really big was going on.  Needless to say, we never made it to the beach that day.  I couldn’t believe what I was seeing on tv, especially the second plane flying into the Tower.  It was horrifying and surreal at the same time.  People in Virginia Beach were on high alert because of the Norfolk Naval Base plus the large number of Navy Seals based in Virginia Beach.  Would they be the next target?  Thankfully they were not but we were in for some tense hours.  In the days after, I couldn’t get back home.  Planes were grounded.  No rental cars to be found.  Buses full.  I kept calling back to the radio station and giving Randy Jay updates.  When I was able to fly home, it was unlike any other flight I’ve ever taken.  On both planes, none of the passengers spoke.  Everyone was tense and looking at everyone else.  On both flights, the pilot came on the radio and thanked us for flying and encouraged us to continue to live our lives and not let  the terrorists win.  I’ve tried to do that these past ten years and hope you have too.  Lots of events happening locally  in honor of September 11th.  Here’s a list of them.

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