By Art Gallagher
Part of me would like to forget September 11, 2001.
It was a horrible day, parts of which I can remember like it happened last week. The phone call from my assistant asking if I’d heard about the plane crashing into the World Trade Center. The meeting where we didn’t discuss our work but were listening to the radio reports of the incident when the second plane hit. The horror when we realized that our country was under attack. The tearful phone call from my father who feared for a family member who worked in downtown Manhattan. The crowd that gathered in my Highlands backyard watching the smoke in the distance and the ferry boats docking with soot covered strangers. Phones stopped working. Sending my employees home early. The look on my wife’s face. Read the rest of this entry »Posted: September 11th, 2017 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: 9-11, Freedom, Monmouth County News, News, Unite States of America | Tags: 2001, 9-11 16th Anniversary, 9-11 Survivors, Monmouth County News, Never Forget, news, Resiliency, September 11 | 6 Comments »