Most of us can still remember where we were on the morning of September 11, 2001, while others can never forget.
Author Artie Van Why is one such person. He was working in the office building across from the World Trade Center on that faithful day. He came out of his building to find out what was happening only to see people jumping to their death in front of him. As he and hundreds of others ran from the area, he encountered people that remain with him today.
THAT DAY IN SEPTEMBER is the story of Van Why’s journey beginning with his move to New York, the tragedy, its aftermath, and how he continues to heal.
Van Why details his thoughts and feelings the morning of Sept. 11. He vividly recalls the events that went on around him during those terrifying hours that morning. He tells of how he and the city responded when faced with such destruction. He relays how it felt to be in the city in the days that followed. He doesn’t describe himself as a hero or a victim, just as one who was there and survived.
Weeks following the crash, the city tried to return to some sort of normal routine. Van Why describes how the devastation continued to haunt him and how he learned to deal with those feelings as he began to truly live his life.
Though this book deals with the tragic loss of life and a world as we knew it, it is also a story of inspiration and healing. It’s a story of one man’s determination to carry on after the tragedy and live his life to the fullest as a tribute to those who lost their lives. He will never forget and will always remember how precious life is.
Author Artie Van Why can be found on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/ThatDayInSeptember
That Day in September by Artie Van Why, Van Hughes Publishing, @2007, ASIN: B001201BQY, Kindle Edition, 135 KB
FTC Full Disclosure - This book and it was sent to me by the author in hopes I would review it. However, receiving the complimentary copy did not influence my review.
Please join me on Sunday, Sept. 11, (the 10th anniversary of this tragedy) when author Artie Van Why will be guest blogging to tell more of his story.