Ralph Ricciardi’s 9/11 Memory

On September 1, 2001 I was at home here in Arizona watching the attack from the first News Break. I contacted my family in New Jersey to make sure my cousins who work in the Twin Towers were ok. Thank God they were not in the building during that time. My brother Joseph was directly across from the towers in Newark, N.J. where he was employed. He did suffer some trauma as he told me he saw the second Tower come down. For many years he would not go on or near an aircraft with the fear of flashbacks, PTSD. Today he has overcome most of that fear and is able to travel to Florida to see our older brother. I am a Vietnam Veteran, and I love our Country.

Ralph L. Ricciardi