Never Forget the Fragility of Every Human Life

September 11, 2001 was 18 years ago, but the day remains singed into my heart as if it was yesterday.

As a Staten Island Register reporter at the time, I was at the site on May 30, 2002 covering the ceremony bringing the World Trade recovery to an official end after almost nine months and over three million hours searching for remains and removing close to two million tons of the…