September 11th - We Remember!

"Those who are remembered never die - they live in our hearts forever..."
On this day 20 years ago.

246 people were boarding their morning flights.

2,606 people were preparing for a normal work day.
343 firefighters started their morning shift.

60 police officers started their morning watch.
8 paramedics were awaiting for the morning calls to come.

None of them saw past 10:03:09am Sept 11, 2001.

In one single moment life may never be the same.

As you live and enjoy the breaths you take today and tonight before you go to sleep in preparation for your life tomorrow, kiss the ones you love, snuggle a little tighter, and never take one second of your life for granted.

Never forget
Thoughts from a few of their friends:

Basil (Butch) O'Connors: Sunday, September 2, 2001, was the last time we saw Joe and Linda. It was during the Historic Festival at Lime Rock Park. We, Diane and me, Joe and Linda, and Walt and Nancy Huber, had dinner at Mizza’s (then Brothers) in Lakeville. It was a great evening and we nearly closed the place. As we were driving Walt and Nancy back to their motorhome at the track, we remarked that we had never seen a happier couple. It was pretty clear they had found their respective soulmates. Read More

Frank (Chip) McKinley: On Sept. 9, 2001, my friends, Joe Deluca, Linda Gronlund and I, attended a MOG (Morgan Owners Gathering) in Sturbridge, MA at the former ‘Alice’s Restaurant & Inn’. Two days later they boarded Flight 93 bound for CA. as Linda had a business conference and she & Joe planned to visit the Napa Valley wine country for a short vacation. They never made it their plane crashing in Shanksville, PA. Read More

Bryan Deane: Man it is hard to believe that tragic day was 20 years ago. Linda and I as most know were a couple before she and Joe started dating. Linda was a dynamo simply put a force of nature.

One thing I will always remember is how fiercely she would approach her duties as a flag marshal, flag chief or friend. Read More