Kent Swig

My Thoughts.

The National September 11 Memorial and Museum

Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Kent Swig

Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Kent Swig

I had the privilege and honor to attend a reception this May 3rd to thank all those who have given of their time and funds to support the National September 11 Memorial and Museum, which as of this writing, will open in just 131 more days.

The reception was held at the new W Hotel which overlooks the entire World Trade Center site.  With the background of the Memorial behind them, Mayor Bloomberg and the Director of the Memorial, Joe Daniels, spoke of the significance and importance of this extraordinary undertaking as both a memorial to the almost 3,000 lives that we lost on 9/11 as well as to the spirit of all Americans to rebuild and to persevere and even to thrive in the face of such physical and emotional devastation.

To attend this reception a mere two days after President Obama’s  announcement of the military action that killed Osama Bin Laden is a stark reminder of the continuing threat that we as Americans face and to the determination of our country to pursue justice no matter how difficult or how long it takes to achieve.  Indeed, this reception was very emotional and made me feel so proud and so sad at the same time.


Written by swigeq

May 5, 2011 at 8:22 am

Posted in Charitable Work

Tagged with , ,

%d bloggers like this: