It's still hard to believe that it's been 16 years since that gorgeous blue sky was forever tainted by a plume of gray smoke rising from the World Trade Center in New York City.
No one has to remind Don Wilkins of what happened on that day.
All Wilkins, a lifetime volunteer firefighter, has to do is look in his front yard.
Wilkins constructed a memorial to honor the more than 300 first responders who died that day.
We salute his effort.
You can read our editorial here.