I sit back and think about Tuesday (it was a Tuesday) September 11th, 2001. I had just started a Real Estate course with Caldwell Banker the night before, in Naperville. My kids, McKenna (now 23, Mom of 2 boys) was 5, Spencer (my guy, I lost in 2015) was 8 and Mitchell (28) was just about to turn 11 in October. 18 years is a lifespan from childhood to adulthood. It’s hard to believe it’s been that long! The attacks occurred before it was time to walk the kids to school. Watching the coverage and then seeing the second plane hit the south tower live on the Today Show, was truly surreal and seemed impossible! Then walking up the street, with the kids, to Madison School other parents were all talking about the very unbelievable images we had all just seen. During the September 11th attacks, 2,977 people were killed (excluding the 19 highjackers) and more than 6,000 others were injured. The immediate deaths included 265 on the four planes (including the terrorists), 2,606 in the World trade Center and in the surrounding area, and 125 at the Pentagon. The attacks were the deadliest terrorist attacks in world history and the most devastating foreign attack on United States soil since the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.The next day President Franklin Roosevelt said to a joint session of Congress as he ask for a declaration of war on Japan “Yesterday, December 7, 1941 — a date which will live in infamy“. Those words can certainly reflect the feelings of most Americans looking back on 9/11 as well. One of my most vivid memories was the stopping of all air traffic. We get a good run from both Midway and O’Hare. Take offs and incoming! All of a sudden so quiet! My hope is that school children 50 years from now will be still be taught the importance for remembering what happen to their country 68 years ago. Sadly I think if you ask most kids in school these days when and what was Pearl Harbor most wouldn’t be able to tell you. That’s just 78 years ago! If we don’t teach em how will they know? How will they remember?