Reflections on 9/11, Ten Years Later

The tenth anniversary of 9/11 comes up on Sunday.  I, like many Americans, still remember where I was that morning as I watched with sadness and anxiety as the events of that day unfolded on national news.  At the time I was working downtown at a health center in Baltimore.  One of my colleagues, Scott, came into my office that morning and told me that a plane had flown into the World Trade Center.  Initially I thought it was an accident, but Scott seemed to think that something more was going on.  A number of us sat down in the conference room and watched the television news of the incident, and a second plane then flew into the other tower.  I still vividly remember watching in horror as people in the world trade center stood outside of the building on the ledge and jumped to nearly certain death as they had no other way out of the building.

Ten years have passed since this national tragedy occurred, causing the loss of almost 3,000 people.  In 2008, my girlfriend (now wife) and I visited the WTC site in New York City as work progressed in preparing the site for a new office complex.  We look forward to the completion of the new buildings to grace the skyline of one of the great cities in the world.

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Maryland technology attorney and college professor.

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