Twenty years worth of perspective on the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks has brought into focus the importance of how America responded to the attack as a nation, speakers told their audiences at the three remembrance ceremonies held in Riverhead yesterday.
On Sept. 11, we keep hearing “Never Forget.” In all honesty, sometimes I try to forget. The truth is, I will never forget. I cannot forget the sound of my husband’s voice when he called me from his office at the World Trade Center, sounding out of breath like he had just run a marathon. “Could you turn on the TV? Something happened. We felt an explosion. The building shook and there’s debris falling.”
Think of all the living they might have done. There’s no way to know precisely what the world lost when those 3,100 people perished on Sept. 11, 2001. The hopes and dreams, the deals and ideas, the futures… reduced to rubble and ash. The list of names of the victims killed that day.