September 11th Tribute post

For the past few years, I’ve paid tribute to my friend, Graham Berkeley, who was on the United Airlines Flight 175, which crashed into New York’s World Trade Center towers on September 11, 2001.  You see, without Graham there may not have been a BosGuy or at least not one you’d recognize.  Graham was instrumental in my coming out and relished his role as part-time mentor / part-time Gay big brother.

Taken too soon and still missed today, Americans will mourn an attack on the nation that is for most fodder for political debate and indignation; especially this year with a Presidential election pending.  For me the 11th of September is always about giving thanks that my partner was not working the United Airlines  flight and about the days that followed, which included the unfortunate task of packing all of my friend’s belongings and shipping them to his parents in the U.K. who were too old to travel and too distraught to do anything.  

10 responses to “September 11th Tribute post

  1. So sad Rob, I’m sure u still miss him!

    SteveA

  2. I remember meeting him a few times. We went with him to see Chicago. He loves you too. I remember him on this day with you.

  3. He and many others are in my thoughts and prayers today! Peace!

  4. Heartbreaking. Like i said in my post, every time this year, i get a lump in my throat and pit in my stomach thinking about all these hero’s…

  5. Thinking of you and others today who lost loved ones on 9/11/01.

  6. We owe him a lot. He chose wisely and your continued memory of him is the best tribute.

  7. you’ll be glad to know that in all of the 10 years I’ve been attending the ceremony at the State House, your friend’s name is called along with all the others.

  8. Thank you for sharing your remembrance of someone dear.

  9. You’re a Good Friend to remember a Kind Soul.

  10. Thanks for sharing this tribute, BosGuy. For me it’s a pertinent reminder of the priorities that should more appropriately be getting my attention right now.

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