As a New Yorker who worked blocks away from the WTC I will never forget that day 18 years ago.
The sadness in my heart that day for the countless innocent lives so tragically taken from us remains to this day.
The respect I had that day for the hundreds of first responders who without a second thought rushed into the danger to rescue others and paid the ultimate price with their lives remains to this day.
The pride I had for my City and its response to the worst day in its history remains to this day.
It has been 18 years and still to this day the hate that took so many from us remains. Let us never forget 9/11/2001 and pray that as a people we will one day vanquish that hate and truly be able to say it will never happen again.