It's a day in our generations' history filled with tragedy, loss, sadness--where people's lives changed forever with the loss of loved ones. But it was also a day of unprecedented heroism, bravery, and coming together as a nation. None of us will ever forget where we were that day or what we were doing. How we felt--scared, insecure, and unsure of what would or could happen next. Even miles and miles away from where it was all taking place-I'll always remember hearing on radio a play by play of what was happening as I drove in to the radio station that morning in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

And in the days that followed--people searching thru the rubble to find survivors, all of us coming to grips with what had just happened to our country. And the loss so many would suffer because of it. People running to donate blood, running to enlist in the military.... Doing their part in whatever way they could to help the people of New York and Washington DC in the aftermath. Husbands and wives who wouldn't be coming home; children who lost their parents--some as young as 3 or 4 years old who would grow up never knowing a father or mother, with memories fading as the years go by.

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But our Country rose from those ashes and came thru it all stronger and better, and for years that carried us--together. Today our Country sits largely divided and nowhere near the "together" we were when such tragedy struck. Ryan Weaver, a native of Florida, Combat Veteran and past voice of the Professional Bull Riders--stops by the morning show this Friday morning at 8:10am to talk with Gunner about his experiences, tell his story and to talk about his song "Never Forgotten". Please plan on being tuned in for this very special interview. You can see the video here:

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