My Story – Being at Ground Zero on 9/11

by 9/11 Memorial

#neverforget

911 Memorial

September 10, 2011 – Boca Raton, Florida

As the tenth anniversary of 9/11 approaches, I find myself being constantly reminded of the terrible attacks of that day. The media is not helping, showing non-stop graphic material depicting the tragic events. Part of the therapeutic process for victims that have had post traumatic stress disorder is to share their experience with others. Thus, here is my story of that tragic day.

In August 2001, my wife, son and I moved to Battery Park City, New York. For those of you who don’t know where this is; it is located in lower Manhattan and was created by land reclamation on the Hudson River using 1.2 million cubic yards of soil and rocks excavated during the construction of the World Trade Center. Having previously lived on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, we moved here to put my son Mika, then aged 5…

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