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Labor Day remembrance

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With Labor Day this weekend, and the approach of the tenth anniversary of 9/11 in a little over a week—I am choked up by yesterday’sTLC TV memoir on 911 -Heroes of the 88th Floor. Frank and Pablo were just two ordinary men who saved more than 70 innocent people on the 88th to 91st floor of the North Tower.

The documentary brought tears to my eyes because their heroic and selfless acts saved, not only the innocent lived they saved but the nation’s spirit. ‘Let’s not forget ‘carried one the family members with pictures of his son and wife.

Part of the documentary had the survivor’s accounts of their selfless acts to other victims during that day and the courageous acts of kindness that each of them gave to help another victim walk 88 floors down or the numerous attempts by them to open the elevator to a man trapped inside desperate and frantic.

It’s really hard to believe that it’s been a full decade since 9/11. To think that thousands of who died were just going on the same routine to work is truly sad.  At this point Labor Day and the worst attack on Americans on American soil are inextricably linked. But, our nation’s spirit is stronger. This weekend, and all month long, I’ll be remembering Frank and Pablo and those hard-working folks who died in that senseless tragedy.


Now it’s your turn: What are your remembrances of 9/11?

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