As the 10th anniversary of September 11 approaches, I think about how I spent days staying with friends. I was living in Tennessee at the time, and I was too afraid to stay alone. The world had turned upside down. I could not imagine what those people experienced, and I could not imagine being one of the responders to this horrible event. I didn’t know my husband then. He made his first trip to New York City on that day. He spent the evening of September 11, 2001 camped out in Battery Park. He was a member of the New York National Guard who had responded to guard the World Trade Center area. I had difficulty staying at my nice safe home, and he was there not knowing what could happen next. I want to say thank you to my husband and thank you to all who responded that day. Please remember all those who lost their lives and pray for their families.