Every year on this day we remember what happened.
This year I wanted to remember those who served. Some we lost, and many are still suffering with lung disease, cardiovascular illness, and fatal maladies. The price so many have paid is beyond what anyone can imagine.
One of my dear friends is an iron worker in NYC. He arrived on site the day of 9/11/2001. He did not leave for three weeks. At one of his doctor’s visits following the time he spent at the WTC, the doctor told him he had the lungs of a sixty-year-old smoker. He is thirty-one. What he saw, he would never discuss in detail. The intensity of emotion and devastation is so evident when he does speak of this time.
I respect Garret hugely and think of his sacrifice often.
Today we honor those who lost loved ones, those we lost, and those who are still experiencing the fallout of this event due to illness. To anyone in the NY area who wants to attend memorials, listen to amazing speakers and hear incredible music, here are some events.