To all first responders (Fire, Police, EMTs, etc...), thank you for going above and beyond your call of duty out there, each and everyday, on this day of remembrance.

Woke up this morning and knew I had to just get a glimpse of the ocean before heading into work. Weather conditions were almost identical 11 years ago, not to mention swell in the water. I remember seeing the smoke heading out to sea from a NW to SE direction as I looked NE up towards Long Island. I regret not picking up that case of Heineken and just handing out a cold one to random people off the local train stop that could have used one after the day they endured coming home from the city.