We Will Never Forget

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This year, the same as every year since 2001, I will take time to remember the still unbelievable events of 9/11 after I drop the boys off at school. In the past I would listen to a local radio station rebroadcast their show from that morning, starting at 8:45, the time the first plane hit the north tower. Here is a link to that broadcast. Many of my friends and neighbors experienced 9/11 first hand in one way or another and I know we are all still changed by that day. Those of us who were lucky enough not to lose someone important to us still lost a piece of our innocence and security.

I am going to remember 9/11 differently this year. I am going to remember the people in my life at that time and all of the good memories we have of lower Manhattan. I will remember the view above while Todd and I took the ferry to Battery Park to go roller blading.  I will remember listening to swing bands with Megan and Mike at the bar at the Windows on the World – the first place I tried a “Manhattan.”

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And having dinner at Windows on the World where Michael Lomonico was the chef.

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I’ll remember the crazy elevators from the path train under the World Trade Center.

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And the Lechters, J Crew and other stores that we used to shop in there. Of course, we will remember the heroes and victims of that terrible day. But this year I am going to remember the days before 9/11 as well.

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We will still never forget, but thankfully it is getting easier to remember.

WTC Night 06

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