As a born a bred New Yorker, this day is a hard one for me to swallow. It was the day the face of my home was forever changed, the day life as we knew it in this country forever changed, and it ushered in a time of fear, worry and resilience. I was not in NY on 9/11 but that doesn’t mean like so many others in our country and around the world we were not affected. I know I was.
I remember thinking how sorry I felt for the pilot who was not able to miss a 110 story tall building. How naïve I was, but then the second plane crashed, and the third, and the fourth…. I was at work watching my world forever change not knowing what I was witnessing. But 17 years later as I watch the opening of the remembrance ceremony at ground zero my eyes well with tears as my throat closes and I want to weep for all of those who were lost 17 years ago today. I also grieve for the way of life that was take from us on that fateful day. ...Read more