I can hear a pin drop in my neighborhood today. With the 10-year anniversary of 9/11 upon all of us, I guess the silence is only fitting. Listening to the stories of that day floods my mind with memories, none of them good ones. I remember I was working afternoons, and had gone to bed quite late the night before. At around 9:30 on the day of, my wife came into the bedroom and said, “you’d better get up”.
The feelings of sorrow, anger, disbelief, and wanting a measure of retribution and revenge consumed me. Today those feelings came rushing back.
Instead of some self-aggrandizing post about what 9/11 means to me, though, I am going to link some stories about what 9/11 means to the hockey world:
Some Devils and Rangers remember where they were and what they were doing.
A second story recalling the lives of scouts Garnet “Ace” Bailey and Mark Bavis, who perished that day.
Rangers coach John Tortorella was a humbled guest inside a NYC firehouse.
One of the greatest defensemen in league history lost a dear friend that day. Here is his story.
Chris Higgins’ had some tense moments awaiting word about his firefighter father on September 11th, 2001.
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