Fifteen years later, my September 11th tribute post to Graham

911, September 11thFor as long as I’ve had this blog 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.  The 15 years that have passed since his tragic death account for more time than we were friends, but he remains present in my heart and is someone I think of whenever I visit Provincetown or hear Whitney Houston and sadly every September for far less happy reasons.

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 Graham’s belongings and shipping them to his parents in the U.K.

In loving memory of Graham.

5 responses to “Fifteen years later, my September 11th tribute post to Graham

  1. Always think of Graham on that day. A fellow chap who grew up in the same area, and same home town of Shrewsbury. You too have been in my thoughts, since I first saw your tribute on your blog, 4 years ago. Take care.

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  2. I remember you have paid tribute before. What a sad day for the world.

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  3. I think of 9/11 everyday at am and pm. and every time I have to call 911. Its always there

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  4. We light a candlenfor gim every year on this date. He was an incredible human being full of life.

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  5. You in my thoughts on this day. So many people’s lives are not the same. Take care. Ivan

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