The agency I work for Connell Donatelli Inc is working with the Pentagon Memorial Fund to raise funds to build a memorial for the victims of the attack on the Pentagon on 9/11. I placed a banner on the left hand margin of my website with a link towards making a donation. If you have a website or blog and would like to put up an ad, please follow this link to a page where you can grab Pentagon Memorial Fund banners.
I of course was not located in Washington on 9/11 but just across the Hudson River from the World Trade Center in CSFBdirect's offices. On that day I was supposed to have a meeting with our online advertising agency Modem Media and AOL regarding our personal finance media deal in AOL's downtown offices at 9AM. I would have been just passing through via the Path that morning had my meeting not been canceled by my boss CMO Debra Isenberg who wanted to have a review of our YTD marketing expenses. Right before we were let go, we watched on TV as CNN started reporting the Pentagon's attack and it was then that we were dismissed to evacuate the area.
As I was quickly escorting two co-workers out of the office to my car, we witnessed the first tower collapsing embedding shrieks of horror and the sight of people fainting forever in my memory. 9/11 is also the day that we found out we were pregnant with my second child. The picture here is from my personal file taken a few weeks after the attack on the WTC.