When your birthday is 911 it is hard to forget what happened on that date. For me it is a personal remembrance as I just move to Madison WI and listened to the news on the radio going to work on my birthday. At first I thought it was some kind of joke; all too soon I knew it was not. 

I remember trying to get in touch with family in the Metro area, trying to fly back when everything was grounded, in the days ahead hearing the personal horror stories. Now each year on my birthday I wish we would live in a world where these types of things could never happen again.