While we as a nation mourn and reflect on the attack that happened ten years ago today, I’d like to look back on what happen on September 12th 2001.
Myself and many New Yorkers did what we do most days, we got up and went to work. It wasn’t easy as roads were still blocked off and some subway lines were still not running but like I say most of us got up and found a way to get to work. Why? Because that is how the American working class is programed, especially someone like myself who is American born and raised in Brooklyn by Irish parents, no matter what, snowstorm, hurricane, transit strike, whatever ,we are taught to keep on keeping on.
If I take anything from what happened ten years ago at the World Trade Center it’s you can take down two buildings and kill over 3,000 people but there is no Army or collection of cowards that hide behind religion that can take down the United States of America or the American people and what we believe in life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness is as strong as ever.
So tomorrow morning when I arrive at my office, in the shadow of the new trade center tower that’s going up after all the politicians and TV trucks are gone, the construction workers will be on the job, the coffee trucks will be serving coffee and bagels, kids will be headed to school and their moms and dads headed to work, because that’s how we New Yorkers roll.