Commentary for week ending 09/11/2021
Looking at the title of this commentary, I have to make some comments on the 20 year anniversary of that terrible day in history. On that day in 2001, I was in San Francisco as a “way station” on my way to Hawaii for a vacation. Needless to say, the Hawaiian portion of my vacation was cancelled. I wasn’t able to return home until the following Sunday. The world was with us on that day and afterward, it is a tragedy that unity was squandered. And I am sure that you have probably had your fill of documentaries on the subject, but I recommend that you watch “Rise and Fall : The World Trade Center” on the History Channel. It has some interesting facts on how the towers were built as well as their tragic fall. Fortunately, I didn’t lose any friends or family on 9/11, although several of my friends worked in NYC and they suffered PTSD from the trauma of that day. And several years prior to 2001, I commuted to Wall Street thru the WTC at about the same time that the planes hit and thought – wow I could have been there – fate works in strange ways, doesn’t it? Finally, did you know that the pilots assigned to bring down United 93 were on a suicide mission? There wasn’t time to arm the plane! They were going to ram the aircraft. Again, fate intervened.