Wean-the-Screen-8-Reasons-to-Stop-Staring-at-Your-Phone-or-iPad-in-Bed-photo6During the yearly televised ceremony, when it comes time to reading the names of those lost that day, I can’t help but think of the kitchen staff—my friends—and how their names are not read aloud, or publicly honored.

But they are far from forgotten.

Each year I honor their lives in my own small way. Every 9/11 I say a quiet prayer and repeat, “I remember you. I remember you.”

Over and over again.

Rene Alegria is the Founding CEO of Mamiverse. You can follow him on Twitter @ReneAlegriaNYC.