It’s a busy weekend coming up; Supercrawl and the Locke Street Festival locally and the world famous Toronto International Film Festival is underway, but as we enjoy life in Southern Ontario, let’s not forget that this weekend also marks the 15th anniversary of the horrific events of September 11,2001.
Those of us who witnessed that nighmarish event will never forget it.
We were transfixed in front of our TV’s , wondering how something so terrible could happen.
Close to three thousand people died in the World Trade Centre and the Pentagon and that farm field in Pennsylvania that day.
It was a day that shocked the world and the impact of those events reached right into Hamilton.
Hamilton Airport accepted flights that were grounded as air travel in North America was halted.
Some Hamilton families waited anxiously , wondering the fate of family members who worked in the targeted areas.
But one of the most enduring memories of that day was the sight of first responders, police and firefighters running toward the devastation as thousands try to flee.
Many of those first responders lost their lives that day, attempting to save others.
9-11 was a day of immense grief and sorrow and a day of remarkable bravery.
It’s a day we should never forget.