Remembering September 11, 2001

For 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 the South Tower of New York’s World Trade Center at 9:03 AM on September 11, 2001.

If Graham were alive today he would be 53 years old rather than 30-something I knew. At this point, more time has passed since his untimely death than the duration of our friendship, but tragedies have a a way of cementing in time the memories of those taken from us and so is the case with Graham so each September my mind inevitably turns to a friend who’s memory remains with me despite not seeing or speaking to him for nearly two decades.

3 responses to “Remembering September 11, 2001

  1. Remember the time…
    Beautiful tribute.

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  2. Lovely tribute as always. You never fail to forget him on this day, likewise here.

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  3. A beautiful tribute. My dear Bob Rosen z”l was at work that day. We searched and searched. It took his sister Maura some time, but we had the funeral service at Central Synagogue overseen by the Frank E. Campbell family (before the kids sold out to the Dignity group) it was important for her to have a burial-so we gathered some of his favourite things and they are in the casket. She took some of the earth into her pocket. She then removed the shovel from the mound and begun to fill in the grave by hand.

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