New York Stations Remember 9/11 On Its 14th Anniversary
September 11, 2015 at 8:03 AM (PT)
Our nation marked the anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks in many different ways TODAY. NBC NEWS reports, "at ground zero in Lower MANHATTAN, families of the lost gathered for a touchstone of the annual remembrance -- the reading of the names of the almost 3,000 people killed there 14 years ago. For the first time, the ceremony took place in the shadow of full rebirth: ONE WORLD TRADE CENTER, the 1,776-foot tower that rose where two fell, opened for business less than a year ago."
The iHEARTMEDIA/NEW YORK stations, including Top 40 WHTZ (Z100), AC WLTW (LITE FM), Classic Rock WAXQ (Q104), Top 40 WKTU and Urban WWPR (POWER 105) all posted to their websites:
"All week long, we're remembering and reflecting on the tragedy of 9/11. In honor of those we lost, do a good deed and #PayItForward in our communities their memory. It can be as small as buying someone a cup of coffee, or as big as spending the day volunteering with a service project this week.
Share your good deed with friends and family using the hashtag #PayItForward to help encourage others to do the same! Need some inspiration? Check out some of the ways you can #PayItForward and volunteer below and see more at 911day.org/volunteer.
• Volunteer at the 9/11 Memorial and Museum
• Provide Clothing to Children in Need: Help sort and pack back-to-school clothing with Family Services of WESTCHESTER at The Sharing Shelf
• 9/11 National Day of Service at Montclair State University: Help honor local Fire Fighters, Police Officers and EMS Members while participating in community service on SEPTEMBER 12th
• Commemorative Card Project for Men and Women in Uniform: Make handmade cards for United States Veterans
• Spend time with Veterans and their Loved Ones at Mental Health Services with The Soldiers Project
• Make Greeting Cards for Senior Citizens: WJCS Senior Programs need "get well soon," "thinking of you," and "happy birthday" cards
• Beautify Tibbetts Brook Park in YONKERS with WESTCHESTER County Parks
• Meal Prep at Caldwell Temple Soup Kitchen in the BRONX, which serves meals to over 250 needy families per week
• Recycle at the Komen Breast Cancer Race on Sunday, 9/13 in NYC
• Play basketball with KEEN (Kids Enjoy Exercise Now) to help children with disabilities discover how much they can enjoy sports!
• Help clean and spruce up St. Francis Xavier homeless shelter
• Pack Back-To-School Kits for kids at PS 359
• Teach children to play chess at the Woodside Public Library afterschool program"
CUMULUS/NEW YORK, including Hot AC WPLJ, Country WNSH (NASH 94.7) and Talk WABC-A posted "Never Forget," writing, “Everything changed on 9/11.” This was a phrase that you heard a lot in AMERICA in the days and weeks following the SEPTEMBER 11th terrorist attacks of 2001. There was a strong feeling of unity among citizens of the U.S., as well as a sense that the nation couldn’t go back to the frivolity and thoughtlessness that had pervaded public life before the attacks.
"Of course, as time progressed, it was clear that 9/11 hadn’t really changed EVERYTHING. The newspaper editorials declaring the 'death of irony' became suddenly ironic, other stories about non-terrorism started to creep back into the news and most Americans went back to obsessing about the things that had preoccupied them before 9/11 -- work, bills, relationships, school, Pokemon and so forth.
"But more than a decade later, we are starting to get a clearer picture of all the things that 9/11 really did change. Obviously, there are the significant global events that may not have come to pass if Al Qaeda had never flown planes into the Twin Towers -- primary among them the US invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq. But there are a lot of more subtle cultural shifts that happened in AMERICA in the aftermath of 9/11."