We Promised To Never Forget
I was home the morning of 9-11-01 in central New York watching Good Morning America and as the show was ending they interrupted with “Breaking News.” Charlie Gibson and Diane Sawyer, with a large screen behind them, began to tell of an incident at the World Trade Center in NYC.
There was speculation about a possible terrorist attack, you could see the confusion in the newsroom. And then it happened, as the world watched a second aircraft flew into view of the camera. I remember thinking to myself they must be showing the video of the impact. As I watched, Charlie and Diane looked at each other and asked the same question, “was that a recording?”
That’s when we all knew, we were under attack. I can’t even begin to imagine what the next couple of hours were like for those that were there, let alone what those that escaped the collapse live with the years since. So today, especially, let’s remember and honor those who lost their lives that day and all of the heroes involved since.
9-11-01 “Let’s Roll”
Syracuse University, in Central New York, lost 30 alumni on Sept. 11, 2001, as a result of the terrorist attacks. This list is from their website:
William H. Bernstein ’77 (Arts and Sciences) of New York, N.Y.
Daniel R. Brandhorst G’87 (Law) of Los Angeles, Calif.
Janice Brown ’89 (Arts and Sciences) of New York, N.Y.
Timothy G. Byrne ’87 (Arts and Sciences) of New York, N.Y.
Eric B. Evans ’91 (Arts and Sciences) of Weehawken, N.J.
Wendy R. Faulkner G’96 (Management) of Mason, Ohio.
Morton H. Frank ’92 (Arts and Sciences) of New York, N.Y.
Lisa Fenn Gordenstein ’81 (Human Development) of Needham, Mass.
Brady Kay Howell G’00 (Maxwell) of Arlington, Va.
Jason K. Jacobs ’90 (Arts and Sciences) of Mendham, N.J.
Shari Kandell (attended SU) of Wyckoff, N.J.
Michael P. Laforte ’84 (Arts and Sciences) of Holmdel, N.J.
Vanessa Lang Langer (attended SU) of Yonkers, N.Y.
Stephen J. Lauria ’83, G’87 (Management) of New York, N.Y.
David W. Laychak G’92 (Management) of Manassas, Va.
Eamon J. McEneaney (attended SU) of New Canaan, Conn.
Diarelia J. Mena ’93 (Arts and Sciences) of New York, N.Y.
Craig D. Montano ’84 (Management) of Glen Ridge, N.J.
Charles A. Murphy ’87 (Arts and Sciences) of Ridgewood, N.J.
Major Clifford Patterson Jr. G’01 (Management) of Alexandria, Va.
Laurence M. Polatsch G’93 (Law) of New York, N.Y.
Rhonda Ridge Rasmussen ’92 (Management) of Woodbridge, Va.
Laura Rockefeller ’81 (Visual and Performing Arts) of New York, N.Y.
Norman S. Rossinow ’84 (Management) of Cedar Grove, N.J.
Paul G. Ruback ’73 (Arts and Sciences) of Newburgh, N.Y.
Michael P. Tucker ’85 (Arts and Sciences) of Rumson, N.J.
Joanne F. Weil G’91 (Law) of New York, N.Y.
Steven J. Weinberg ’81 (Management) of New City, N.Y.
David T. Weiss ’72 (Arts and Sciences), G’80 (Law) of New York, N.Y.
Charles A. Zion ’69 (Arts and Sciences) of Greenwich, Conn.