Never Forget

Never Forget - Firefighter bows his head in front of WTC wreckage

Reflections by Jim Nedelak

I used to think that Americans were a little overly obsessed with September 11th—I simply didn’t get it.

I’m not sure when the change began, but somewhere in the last 6 years my heart softened, and I became empathetic to my new countrymen. I started to see the deep sacrifice and courage that has been offered up by the many heroes who have worked to make a difference.

To all those who gave their lives, to those who gave their sweat, and to those who shed countless tears—I salute you.