Lest we forget, today is the 16th anniversary of 9/11. September 11, 2001 goes down in history as one of those days you remember what you were doing when you heard the news, similar to the assassination of JFK or the death of Princess Diana, or when Neil Armstrong first walked on the moon. When the first airplane hit the World Trade Centre in Manhattan I was having breakfast just before heading downtown to work at the radio station. At first I thought maybe a small plane had strayed off course.
When I arrived at work I found many of our staff watching the TV in the boardroom and I realized the mind-numbing magnitude of the situation. Up until that September, terrorism was something that happened elsewhere in the world and we watched the stories on TV snug and safe in our North American homes knowing nothing like that could ever happen over here. But it did happen and things have never been quite the same since. Sadly still today there are people on this earth who have been brainwashed since birth to believe that those of us who don’t subscribe to their ideological or religious beliefs should, at best, be subjugated and, at worst, eliminated. However, we must still strive for a better world.