But, I was shocked to find out today while browsing my Twitter news feeds that a widow of a man that died in the September 11th terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center was one of the 48 (or 49?) people that died in the accident in Buffalo yesterday.
Beverly Eckert (pictured) was actually on her way to Buffalo to celebrate what would have been her husband’s 58th birthday. Just last week she was at the White House for a meeting with President Obama about how the new administration would handle terrorism in the years ahead.
This is just absolutely devastating to me. September 11th, for some reason, really hit home with me. Ask any of my friends. It was such a huge, serious situation to me, as if I knew somebody that had passed away that day. I am not sure why I have such a connection with it compared to most people, but I do.
My thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of these victims. I can’t imagine such a horrible tragedy happening not once but twice to someone in my family.