A chill goes up my spine every time I think back to that morning, we were getting orders ready at Exotic Flowers in Boston to deliver flowers to people at work and home. One of my co-workers came up from our employee kitchen and said that an airplane had crashed into the world trade center. Before we knew what was happened, another plane crashed.
We lost thousands of lives on that day and I lost a childhood friend (Mark Bavis) on one of those planes.
This past Sunday, I drove with my family to New York and we visited ground zero. The buildings are now rising again from the ashes, that infamous day reminds how precious life is and how lucky we are to live in a free country. How lucky we are to have such courageous first responders that think of themselves first.