Tributes poured in all throughout the nation Tuesday on the seventeenth anniversary of the lethal 9/11 terrorist assaults.
“It was surreal to me. I did not assume it was actual,” stated Dan Schnatter, proprietor of NYC Piano Bar in Coeur d’Alene. As tens of millions of People watched the fear unfold in NY city in 2001, Schnatter picked up his telephone.
“Calling individuals. Who’s okay? Who wasn’t. We do not know who’s missing, and so forth.”
The New York native was tons of of miles away and fearing the worst.
“I had pals, household – my father had pals and coworkers in the Trade Middle, some who are not with us,” Schnatter stated.
17 years later, he nonetheless thinks concerning the hundreds of victims – the moms and dads, and the American heroes who ran into the smoke.
“It really hit house. It is still robust to consider it right now.”
Schnatter introduced a slice of the Huge Apple to Coeur d’Alene in July when he opened the NYC Piano Bar downtown. He organized a memorial service for the victims and first responders of the 9-11 attacks on Wednesday – more than 50 individuals and dozens of Coeur d’Alene first responders attended.
“We have to keep in mind the heroes, not the villains,” Schnatter stated.
The memorial service continued contained in the bar, the place Schnatter unveiled a banner to honor the first responders who gave their lives on Sept. 11. Schnatter stated he needs the memorial to be an annual custom at his bar.
“17 years is 17 years, however we should always all the time have prime of mind consciousness about this, and not to worry terrorism, but to cherish the liberty that we have now on this country,” he stated.