For the 2nd year in succession I spent 9/11 in New York. The anniversery of the terrorist attacks on America is definitely one of those 'do you remember where you were?' moments.
6 years ago I was with a client walking by the Lloyds building in the city when word was out that a plane had flown into the World Trade Center. We walked into a nearby office and watched the tragic drama unfold on a television. My client had a sister in New York and was desperate for news of her, while I thought about my colleagues that occupied 7 of the top floors in the No. 2 tower. 176 of them sadly lost their lives.
Tonight downtown New York had an eerie silence to it as American flags fluttered in the breeze and tourists took photographs of a sad city.Update:
Photo of the twin ghostly beams of light at the site of Ground Zero on Tuesday night.