9/11: 10 Years Later

Posted by: AmberRoberts in: Financial Services -

As the 10-year anniversary of 9/11 approaches, many of us will remember back to that day, recalling where we were when we heard of the tragedy and thinking of those we lost. As a New Yorker I remember the day vividly — I was walking into my midtown office under a crystal-clear sky, thinking how lucky I was to have a found a job right out of college, with the dot-com crash looming, and how wonderful it was to be able to start my adult life in a city so full of energy and opportunity. I left work that day feeling lucky to be alive, and lucky my friends working in Manhattan were all safe.

The 10-year anniversary of this tragic event has reminded us to seek out ways to commemorate those lost on 9/11. LANE PR is honored to participate in one special program — the NIRI-NY 9/11 Logler Internship Program. This program, initiated and overseen by the New York chapter of NIRI (the National Investor Relations Institute), was established to honor NIRI member Beth Logler, who lost her life in the World Trade Center. Through the program, NIRI partners with public and investor relations agencies and in-house investor relations and communications departments in the tri-state area to help children who lost parents on 9/11 start their careers.

As a member of NIRI, LANE PR is proud to have completed its first year of participation in the Logler Internship Program. Our agency was connected with a college student who lost her father on 9/11 while he was at work in the North Tower of the World Trade Center. Though her story is overwhelmingly sad, the employees of our New York office feel fortunate to have spent the summer working with this bright, enthusiastic student and to have had a positive impact on her future career path.

If you are seeking ways to assist a family or individual affected by 9/11, please visit the NYC government website to learn more about the many organizations helping these victims: http://www.nyc.gov/html/doh/wtc/html/services/9-11orgs.shtml

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