The heroism displayed in the minutes and hours after the most vile act ever perpetuated on American soil is what I'll remember today. As Loyal Reader MetSox so eloquently put it: "Two planes hit those buildings, shrapnel was raining from the top of them, and the first responders ran into the building. They ran into the building! Those are the people I want to be like. And that's why I'll never forget."
Today, on a sunny cloudless day eerily similar to the one we woke up to on Sept. 11, 2001, think of those heroes and the 2,998 who died in the attacks, including the 13 Hofstra graduates who died at the World Trade Center: Lt. Glenn Wilkinson, Frederick Varrachi, Neil Levin, Alisha Levin, Edward Mardovich, Andrew Stern, Courtney Walcott, Alok Menta, Jeffrey Dingle, Richard Fitzsimmons, Noell Maerz, Glenn Winuk and Julie Lynne Zipper.