This is Tommy Holohan

Published September 9, 2012

tommyhThis is Tommy Holohan — his sister is married to my brother.

He died on 9/11, a member of FDNY’s Engine 6.

While thousands of people were rushing out of the fire, he was rushing in.

Justice was done this year, in a sense — bin Laden is dead, but that doesn’t change thing, except in a symbolic way. But symbols are important. If nothing else, they help us remember. It’s been 11 years now, and soon enough all this will be a chapter in a history book — too easy to forget. Let’s not.



  1. AG says:

    Was thinking of Maddie today, as I always do on this day. We’ll not forget.
    Not forgotten.

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