During 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.