On the one hand nineteen years seems like three lifetimes, on the other… it was last week. So many of us lost someone that beautiful fall day. A family member, a friend… dear ones all. We in the Tuna Family knew so many of those first responders. They were a little younger than us, but somehow it seemed like we all grew up together. I lost no immediate family, but family was lost nonetheless. One hopes the names will be read each year… I know I shall never forget.
The fallen and the ones that continue to fall as a result of their heroism in that toxic environment are always in my thoughts… always in my prayers.