September 11, 2001

I think most of us can say within reason that we can remember what we were doing that morning when the towers fell. The World Trade Towers, the tallest landmarks of the New York City skyline, bastions of the world financial and commercial architecture, gone. What took likely thousands of men years of blood, sweat, tears, and effort took only a small group of men, armed with two jumbo jet aircraft, less than a couple hours to bring to the ground.

I have not forgotten what I was doing that morning. I still recall seeing the second plane fly into the north tower, saying to my mother, “Mom, I just saw a plane fly into the building”, or something along those lines.

But they didn’t stop there. They escalated this to an act of war by attacking the Pentagon, the center of our military.

So many lives lost in such a short time.

I’m sure we all have stories similar to that, the horror on our faces and the terror in our eyes. Nothing could have prepared us for that fateful and frightful morning.

On behalf of Colony West Software Company, I wish to extend my sincerest condolences to the families and friends of those lost that tragic morning. Though they were lost, they will not be forgotten.