Remembering 9/11

Ten years ago, I was waking up and getting ready to go to work at my job at Cisco.  I tried to log on to the internet and read my email.  The internet seemed to be down.  Weird.  Open my browser and then I saw the news.

That image of tower 1 smoking way up high with a giant hole in it.  Chills went down my back.  I turned on the tv and watched with the rest of the world as a second plane few into tower 2.

Ten years later, I read the messages left on Mark Bingham’s voice mail.  It brings all those chilling feelings back.

Ten years later, I am proud to be part of the brotherhood of firefighters.

Today I hang my flag proudly outside my home.  To remember all those that died this day.  All those that served.

Today is to remember that this world is cruel, and man is capable of incomprehensible evil.  But also to remember that humankind is also capable of tremendous good.  Love and selflessness.  I think I’d rather remember humankind that way.









Two days ago I attended another memorial of a tragedy that happened a year ago.  The PGE pipeline explosion in San Bruno on 9/9/10.  I was one of the first firefighters on scene of that tragedy.  When that explosion occurred, many of us thought of terrorism again because of the proximity to 9/11 and having SFO right next door.  Just another example of how 9/11 will always be with us.

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