I was fortunate to have had an opportunity
to spend some time in New York City during the summer of 2001. In June I
attended a trade show and award ceremony, and spent a full day seeing
the city before heading back to visit family in Boston and then I flew
home via Washington.
And in September I visited family in
Boston again, and then visited friends in New Jersey. I dropped my
Preston off at Newark Airport, and then drove back
to Boston, where I caught my flight back to Indy.
Two days later, terrorists departed from
those same airports.
Five years later, some of the shock,
sadness and anger have dissipated - for me, at least. Yet for many the
losses that day had a far greater impact. My deepest sympathies to all
who lost friends and family on that day and in the wars since. And we
all pray for the safety of
Charles and all his comrades deployed overseas.