Wednesday, September 14, 2011

How I Remember 9/11

I was at my desk; trying to make my sales quota as a new insurance consultant with a regional bank.  The bank closed after hearing the news of the Twin Towers destruction. I remained at my desk.

9/11 changed our world as well as our nation. My Church's Bishop sermonized about the tragedy; I have family members that, while spared, were employed as WTC contractors.  WTC white dust...WTC cough. What does it mean? New Yorkers understand this malady quite well.

September 11, 2001 is more than a bad memory...it's as momentous as the 1941 Pearl Harbor attack. Stories of personal heroes and volunteers working tirelessly. NYC firefighters, Police officers, Port Authority personnel, and financial services professionals worked and lost their lives that tragic day.  The passengers of United Flight 93 commandeering the aircraft from the terrorist to avoid a high populous crash event.

The Bushes & Obamas remember 9/11



In Remembrance
9/11 is a byword among the American people. 
Just 10 years ago, the short list of historic events include:
  • At 8:45 a.m., American Airlines Flight 11 crashed into the north face of the North Tower of the World Trade Center, between floors 93 and  99.
  • At 9:03 a.m., United Flight 175 crashed into the south face of the South Tower between floors 77 and 85.
  • At 9:38 a.m., American Airlines Flight 77 crashed in a field southeast of Pittsburgh in Somerset County, PA; taken down by its hijackers in response to resistance delivered by passengers.
9/11: A time to remember, a time to forgive, a time to live differently. ~Rt Rev Paul Moore