True, my blog is all about advertising and what might inspire, motivate and nurture, but this year marks the tenth anniversary of the tragic September 11th attacks on the World Trade Center and felt it was right to honor true heroes the 343 firefighters and first responders who gave their lives to save others. Tragically, since 9/11 another 55 FDNY members have passed away from related illness to the job they did that and following days.I remember the day like it was yesterday. I was driving into school that day with my colleague and friend Richard Slaven thinking about my lecture on strategy and the relationship to execution (odd topic considering) when Howard Stern literally yelled "A plane just hit the World Trade Center". I called my wife right away and told her to tune into CNN to see if it was true, when she confirmed it was IRichard Slaven and I ran into the school to the student lounge for the nearest TV and tuned into a new world. I had to be there for my students, but I also had a class to teach.
Today, I regret even trying to hold class that day.
My hope is this post will inspire all of us to be better to each other and stop and remember what is important and to say "I Love You" to those that matter.
RIP Lt. Peter Martin Rescue 2
All gave some, Some gave all.