We have not forgotten. I have not forgotten. Today, on the tenth anniversary of 9/11/2001, I remember my “friend I never met,” Matthew Horning. I remember his coworkers at Marsh and McLennan and all the others who died on that day at the World Trade Center, Pentagon, Shanksville and the planes. I remember the heroes – the emergency workers, firefighters, police officers and others – who sacrificed their lives for others. I remember the surreal, frightening feelings we all experienced that day and the days that followed. I remember the way our nation – and the world – united.
As I watch memorial events on television this morning, I’m typing through tears. My words are inadequate to express my sadness today, and my appreciation.
We have not forgotten.