On 9-11, 4 of the 6 members of that gaming group worked at the World Trade Center (either the towers or Building 7). I was the one member that didn't, but I was there by the time the first tower was coming down. We lost one of our brothers that day, the one who was to be the best man in a November wedding - the rest of the group was to be the groom and the ushers. We were more like extended family then friends.
Our loss was but one of thousands our nation lost that day. It doesn't make our loss, his family's loss, any more or less. It is, however, another reason I will never forget, nor forgive, what happened to this nation on that September day nine years ago. In my profession, I am no stranger to death. I am no stranger to senseless destruction. 9-11 was the first time it became personal to me, and that was before I knew I had lost a dear friend.
Strange, how for me, 9-11 and gaming will always be intertwined. If I can ever get my Gamer's ADD mind focused enough to actually write something publishable, Paul Benedetti will be more then deserving of the dedication.
God Bless you lad. Enjoy your rest.
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