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It was a Tuesday evening, exactly two weeks after the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. I had just attended a board meeting in New York City and I was riding on an Amtrak train homeward bound for Albany.
Before making the trip, I was a bit reluctant to visit New York City so soon after the terrorist attack. But once I found out a fellow board member had lost his son in the destruction of the World Trade Center and still planned on attending the meeting, I decided so could I.
As I completed my trip, the anxieties I felt about visiting New York City greatly subsided. I think my calmer state of mind was because I had the opportunity to observe "Ground Zero" and reconnect with the city in my own way. …