I was organizing old documents just the other day when I came across this memo from the day after 9/11:

Lou's phone
Lou's phone

At the time, I was the Assistant News Director at here at I-95 and one of our old stations, B105.5 WAXB. I was 22 at the time and it was my first real job in radio.

Holding this paper in my hand and reading it the other day brought back everything I felt on that day. I felt small, insignificant and scared. The only thing I knew for sure on September 11th, 2001 was that the world had changed forever. I knew the safety and security we all took for granted was gone forever.

After thinking about the fear, the tragic loss of life and the general helplessness, I thought about what happened in the days after. We all rallied together as Americans, as humans and looked out for one another. We have gotten so far away from this and our country seems like it's now constantly neighbor-against-neighbor.

We don't have to wait for another tragedy to remind us that we all need one another. We just need to remember 9/11 and the innocent people we lost. We need to remember what happened next — our best instincts kicked in, and compassion was king. It may feel so far off but it's who we are as Americans. We are a community of human beings that when faced with the worst, we do our best.

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