Sept. 11, 2001 – Time Capsule

Here’s our family’s story from 20 years ago today.  I sent this around to friends, colleagues, and relatives a few days after the event.  It was a good way for many of them to have a personal connection to the day and its aftermath.


Dear Diana,

On September 10, 2001, you were six months old. The next day the world around you changed as it rarely ever does – with violence, stunning in its cruelty; with mind-numbing speed; and with a decisiveness almost unheard of in human history.

I bear witness to what happened because we were very close to the epicenter of this world-shattering earthquake.

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