911: The Victims, A Nation’s Kindness….and a Stark Reality

It’s Patriot Day 2014.

Ceremonies were held today throughout Bucks and Montgomery counties to remember county residents who lost their lives on September 11th, 2001. In Lower Makefield, a ceremony was held at the Garden of Reflection.

Damon DiMarco, author of Tower Stories: An Oral History of 9/11, offers a multi-faceted view on the attack. DiMarco, who was in Manhattan that day, says an incredible legacy was created in the midst of suffering.

“Where we became the best of who we are. We helped total strangers. We donated goods, we flew in from all around the country, we dropped out of our jobs, we made sandwiches, everything toward the greater good. If there is one thing we take forward from this event, I think we should really pause and reflect on that.”

Jim Bohannon was on the air that night doing his
nationally syndicated radio talk show.

“My first words on the air that night were, now it’s our turn.”

Bohannon’s show can be heard on AM-1440 WNPV weeknights at 10 and at 5am with America in The Morning. Bohannon agreed with many of the President’s comments last night in his address to the nation concerning ISIS. Bohannon says, there is still a troubling aspect about the Muslim faith.

“Islam as religion has got a huge problem. It has a malignancy growing on it. As many as 10 percent of Muslims in the world are a part of this Islamist extremist viewpoint and that’s over 100 million people.”

Bohannon and DiMarco were guests on WNPV’s AM Edition Thursday morning.