Thursday, September 10, 2009

9/11: A Day That Lives In Infamy


September 11 is more than a day that will live in infamy. It is a somber day for me. You see, I am from NY, and I lived there when 9/11 occurred. At the time I was working on Long Island, for a confections manufacturing company and my wife worked in Manhattan for a small private investing company. The CFO of the company I worked for was married to Pat Lyons. Pat was a fireman with the NYFD, working at the 252 squad in Bushwick Brooklyn. I remember Irene saying it was his day off and he didn't have to go in...Irene was eight months pregnant with their first child.

Prokopios Paul Zois worked at Marsh and McLennan. He took the Long Island Rail Road to work every day. My wife used to sit in the same group on the way to work, and Paul was part of that group. Before that day was out, these men would be taken from their loved ones, but they were going home. Irene had the baby, a boy whose name is Patrick Mate Lyons, who is almost 8 years old. The sad thing is that they never found Pat Lyons remains. From what I understand he was with his crew ascending the north tower in the stairway when it collapsed. At the time, I have to admit now, I was pissed beyond measure. I would have advocated ridding the world of Islam. While I do not feel that way now, I still believe it is an incorrect religion that preaches death, and it is not a religion of peace. We are still at war with these 8th century throwbacks, and we haven't brought the piece of shit that planned this genocide to justice. So much for the war on terror, but what do you expect when politicians run the military, but I am really digressing here. All I ask of those out there is to pray for the souls of those that passed this day in 2001 and pray for the peace and grace that only god can give for their families. I would also ask that if you could give to the Pat Lyons Foundation. They do a lot of good in the memory of Pat.

Thank you for reading this blog.

4 comments:

Héctor said...

I was planning to drop by yestarday, but I had no internet access until today.
My prayers and thoughts are with all who have died because of intolerance, greed and hate, but particularly for the inocent victims of 9-11 and the war on terror.

The Right Guy said...

Hector, ¿donde estabas? You've been underground for quite awhile. Working on cars still? Thanks for stopping by. Hopefully you will write on your blog soon.

The Right Guy said...

I thought may be La Hermandad got to you...

Héctor said...

Well, I've been studying (school started recently) and kid of working with some proffesors. Not much time to blog, but I still drop by your blog every now and then =^).

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