Today is Sept. 11, 2012.
It's a Tuesday, just like Sept. 11, 2001 was.
The weather is spectacular, bright sunshine, a crisp cool morning followed by a comfortably warm afternoon, just like it was on Sept. 11, 2001.
Last year, on the 10th anniversary of 9/11, there were services and commemorations in most every community, especially here in Connecticut where many of us had some personal connection to the tragedy.
So far this day is passing much more quietly, with few official ceremonies. There was a , but it was smaller, with politicians banned from participating.
I wrote an essay just after the tragedy 11 years ago. I re-read it every year on Sept. 11, and even my own words bring tears to my eyes as I remember fear, loss, and a profound sense that the world my (then) young children would grow up in would be very different from the one I knew as a child.
I spent 11 years working for Marsh & McLennan before I became a journalist. That company had offices on floors 93-100 of the North Tower, and many employees, including one of my former managers, perished that day.
Click here to ready my story. The thoughts are timeless.
last year, too. It should be re-read every year as well.
Patch would like to hear your story, too.
What do you think about on September 11?