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"mike mall way" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030
"You recall, uh, 20 years ago, It was a picture Perfect day. Beautiful morning, 8 30 In the morning when I was driving, I kept thinking to myself What a beautiful day And then I heard the radio report and I said It's not such a beautiful day. But this Saturday will be special. Thank you so much, Mike. I'm so glad we were able to share your story on wbz. And and we're going to talk further about 9 11 after we say good night to you, But thanks again. It was really nice to meet you. Thank you. All right. You take care of Mike Mall Way businessman who had a direct connection to the relief efforts the day after. 9 11 20 years ago, and he's very ardent. Supporter of the idea of keeping this memory alive and honoring those who fell, so we'll take a short break and come back. And I think because Mike's story was so compelling, I think would be Kind of interesting to ask the question. Where were you on that day? What were you doing? And what was your reaction If you had any connection, obviously to the events in New York, uh, that would be fascinating to know. But From a human Perspective. It's a question of people always ask. Where were you when JFK was assassinated. What were you doing? We weave those of us who lived through trauma like this are sort of frozen in that moment of time, and it's sticks to your brain. Kind of like a A photograph a series of negatives that just remains stuck there. So I'll share a little bit about me and what I was experiencing, but I'd love to hear from you. 617254 10 30 is the telephone number. Um, And where? Here on WBZ on nightside in for Dan Ray until midnight, So we have plenty of time. To converse on this or other subjects. 617254 10 30, I'll be right back. It's nightside with Dan, where until you easy, Boston's news radio.
"mike mall way" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030
"Vacation back on Monday. This is Jordan rich filling in tonight and with me on the line is Mike Mall way? From Canton. He's a businessman who believes very strongly that we need to, uh, adequately commemorate 9 11 and I mentioned those two words never forget, And I know they mean a lot to you. What do you notice? I mean, I don't know how old you are, Mike, but I'm guessing you're in my age range. What do you notice about people's reactions when you talk about 9 11 or when you even ask them? Where were they? Uh, especially if they're younger. What? What do you detecting out there? Well, well, First of all, I'm 61. So we're very close. You're just a kid, but we're close. The younger what? What I find interesting is it's you know, when you asked the young younger people don't cost my at the age of my company is Is medium ages in the thirties now, and so we have a lot of 20 year olds and so like when you ask them like, you know, Hey, you know what? What's 9 11? You know all about, you know they they kind of have an idea, but they don't really have an idea and They talked. You know, Some people are couple planes said it hit some buildings and you know it caused us wars and stuff like that, Um, nearly everybody. You know, Some people will mentioned that the Pentagon but I think one person that I spoke with actually remember Shanksville and so you know, it's like over a period of time. You know, people just generally. You think that they forget, But then I realized that we as parents, we shelter our kids from these evil things. And, you know, we kind of let him know that this is what happened. But We don't really tell them the glory details that we witnessed and so things just over time, get forgotten about and they get the chance that they don't forget. They just never knew. And so eventually 9 11 just becomes another day. And you know an hour of remembrance or or whatever. And to me, 9 11 is one of the Biggest Occurrences that happened, you know, in humanity. I mean, I think humanity changed direction that day. Um, you know, it was a huge, huge thing. I mean, we just ended the longest war we've ever been in. And I don't think it's going to be over, you know? The patriotic spirit that we had after 9 11 in this country was just incredible. I mean, everybody was Americans, and there was no racially divide is but today you know, things have kind of gone the other way. So you know, it's an important day and I think that we have to look back and teach the younger Children that this is a day of remembrance. And this is a day that changed our country and we need to. We need to fight back and change our direction. Back to what it used to be. Yeah, I think I think it is an excellent point. I think the responsibility, uh, is in us, Uh, our generation. Teaching it and reminding people of it without being model in either. I mean, there's a way to do it. To introduce the Children to this kind of thing, because it has impacted their lives completely. I mean everything about nine now, 2021. Is related. Very relatable to 20. Oh, one. I mean, whether it's going to the airport and getting patted down, or, um, you know the cyber security Everything is So relatable to that day. Um, so the question is Besides the kind of thing you're doing in a local community in Canton, are you happy that, uh enough is being done or should more be done, particularly on this day coming up. Well, I think I think more more should be done. I mean, we're doing our best right here. You can't You know, it's got tremendous support from from the fire Department of you know, the chief of police. The school departments. They they actually sent an email to all the students. Um, we actually have a radio station, the easy 99.1 that's going to be broadcasting live that day. Um And so we're doing our best to spread the word. Um, and hopefully that this this will catch some steam and you know, people will Well, well, look at this thing, and hopefully the educators. We'll pick it up and teach it in class. And you know for those kids, and that's that's that's my goal. So I hope I hope that the politicians catch on Well, Yeah, I remember when I was a kid. Uh, the most exciting thing in school was always when A guest speaker would come into the sixth grade class the local police chief for um you know, firemen or somebody of that nature. Have you ever had a chance to sit down with young people? And just tell them your particular story about 9 11? No, I haven't. And you know, I have to say I was actually in the category of, um you know, not really wanting to talk about it. And I was the guilty party for the longest time. And it was was emotionally when I read that article that I have sent you today. I mean, it brought tears to my eyes. Yeah. You know, it brought some back emotion and you know you got to remember, you know, I'm just Joe Citizen. I'm not the fireman that was in the police officers that were running incident incidents buildings to rescue people We just came down to do do a job and we got there It was It. You know, we were not trained. I was never trying to see things like that. It was just horrible. And you can't you can't. You can't get a picture of it or a movie can't be reproduced. No, no, And I think it's very easy for you. You're being self deprecating here to say you should have talked about it. But nobody could never say that because Pain and especially intense trauma, which is what it is. I mean, I watched everything from miles away in Boston, and I was traumatized as most people were. So, um Yeah, I I don't think you know you should knock yourself or anybody for not wanting to talk about it, although, as we all know in therapy. Um, and with people helping to get it out of your system and share it is sometimes the healthiest thing to do, But I think you're doing a great job by Having a little event and it's not. I should say little, but it's It's a small community event involving kids making it fun at the same time, making it meaningful. So we're thrilled that you joined us and we just wanted to Thank you for what you're doing and and allow you to tell you some of your story. Great George. Thank you for thank you for reaching out. And thanks for passing the word and you know I enjoy the show. Let's do this one more time and give the Who, What? When? Where? So that I love you do that. Sell it for us. It's in case somebody wants to go to Canton is a beautiful town. By the way, I grew up in Randolph, so I know all about it. Um, remind us about the details if you would make Okay. Well, it's Saturday from from 10 10 in the morning to one in the afternoon. We're going to have a pimp panel of speakers. A couple of local politicians will be speaking. I will be speaking there. We'll have, um Somebody from the military speaking, um and then the event is gonna transition over to the Children. Um, so where they're going to have a bicycle parade. A lot of us and crafts. We're going to have a bouncy house there. The chief of police will be giving out ice cream for the kids. We have a former employee who retired from FM generated and Becky King will be singing the national anthem. Um there's more than spy restaurant who which is located in the in the copper mill will be providing some food and beverages for the patrons. And then the Pahlavi, a museum. We'll have will host a bunch of artifacts and some movies, um, an interactive videos for the events of September 11th so It should be. It should be a really, uh, very good day. The weather is going to be beautiful. Well, it should be it should. It should be a beautiful day. Because this you recall, uh, 20 years ago, It was a picture Perfect day. Beautiful morning, 8 30 In the morning when I was driving, I kept thinking to myself What.