15 Years After 9/11/2001

I want to take a brief moment to acknowledge this day.

I have written about it in the past but as always…especially as time passes on, that moment is forever etched in history and as hard and tragic that day was for many who want to forget, it’s important to not forget those who are no longer here and express love and support to their families.

This past July, my fiancée and I had the opportunity to visit the 9/11 Memorial and Museum in New York City.

The visit was somber but while we were there, we made sure to take a moment to stop at three panels to honour 3 individuals:

Mr. Captain John Ogonowski of Dracut, MA

Harry Glenn of Piscataway, NJ

Mr. Brian Kinney of Lowell, MA

While @jennie_lynne_930 were in NYC over the weekend we spent sometime at the @911memorial & museum to pay respect to 3 individuals who died on September 11, 2001. Capt. #JohnOgonowski, Harry Glenn and Brian Kinney. While we did not know these men personally we have ties through their family, friends & communities. Jenn was a classmate of Capt #Ogonowski daughters that day and was walking with them in the hallway to their next class. #HarryGlenn is a fellow N.C. Central alum. On the 5th anniversary in 2006 I tracked down his widow Sharon (also a #NCCU alumna) and parents and wrote a follow up piece for the Campus Echo. #BrianKinney widow Allison was a 2nd grade teacher in #Tyngsborough where I previously worked. I took part of the 10th anniversary dedication. Walking through the site was somber but beautiful to see life is returning 15 years later.

A photo posted by Rony Camille (@ronycamille) on

While we personally didn’t know these men, we are connected to them through interacting with their families and communities before and after 9/11/2001.

I will never forget.

Related Links:

Remembering Mr. Harry Glenn and Mr. Brian Kinney

WTC grief endures for alumna

Brian K. Kinney Field Dedication Ceremony | Sept. 11, 2011


Rony Camille is a Digital Producer based in the Boston area. Follow him on Twitter @ronycamille.
Learn more about Rony