September 11th, 2001, started as any other normal day, our members traveling to work thinking of the things we normally take for granted. Perhaps they were thinking of a recent vacation with their family, or maybe about their children starting the new school year. When they arrived at work that day, they would accept their work assignments, having had no idea that an evil plot was unfolding to climax into the most deadly act of terrorism in history. After these cowardly acts were carried out, the lives of many IBEW members from New York City and Long Island, were tragically ended. So were the many hopes and dreams of IBEW members to perhaps send a son or daughter to college, or attend their wedding. All of the future birthdays of their children will be without them. No longer after years of hard work will they be able to finally relax and enjoy traveling, spending time together, or look forward to retirement with their spouses. Our members were simply trying to earn a good living to help realize their dreams for the future. All of this ended that day.