There are a few people in my life that I hold in very high regard. My father of course, my mother, my grandfather, a few others over the years but two people that have tight strings around my heart had their lives changed forever on this date 16 years ago.
It is not widely known on this site but I am not a native Wisconsite. No I am a transplant from California. My father immigrated here from San Fele, Italy, along with his entire family. Mother, father, brother, sisters, cousins, etc etc. He didn’t speak a lick of English and he landed in Harrison, New York where he spent his childhood living the New York Italian American way, along with both of my cousin John and Michael. I love my Italian family. I wish I could see and be with them more.
On 9/11/2001 I knew that 2 of my relatives were possibly in danger because they, like my father, became public servants.Luckily, after many hours my father confirmed that neither one of them were on duty that day and were safe. Little did we know that the terrorists would continue to kill long after the physical damage of 9/11 had been cleaned up.