This year I’ve again updated a Pinterest site of photos and stories recalling my former Verizon colleagues and their heroic response to 9/11. You can reach it at https://www.pinterest.com/bvar/verizons-response-to-911/ .
Newly added is a booklet from 2005 about the history and recovery of 140 West Street, the old headquarters building that was severely damaged at Ground Zero… and from which workers snaked temporary cables from open windows to get the New York Stock Exchange up and running just days later, beginning our national recovery.
Here are links to a half dozen related posts on my blog (from most recent to oldest):
- 9/11: A Lesson in Accountability
- Revisiting My 9/11 Diary Pages
- New Insights on Verizon’s 9/11 Recovery Efforts
- A New Generation Runs to a Crisis
- 9/11 Memoirs of an Invisible Man
- How Long Until the Elmos Show Up at Ground Zero?
I hope you can make sense of it all.
Even 20 years later, I can’t.
About the Author: Bob Varettoni is Director of Communications for the Mother Cabrini Health Foundation, a private nonprofit whose mission is to improve the health and well-being of vulnerable New Yorkers statewide. He was formerly Director of Corporate Communications for Verizon. He can be found on Twitter at @bvar and on Instagram at @bvarphotos.