Sunday, September 09, 2007

We Pause: In Memory of "9/11"


In tribute to those who lost their lives, family members and to all of us, we pause in memory of the events of September 11, 2001.

For those readers who might not be familiar with several of our prior grassroots advocacy campaigns, including "Fly With Courage," where we flew from Barcelona to New York City and Los Angeles on September 11, 2002, when few passengers had the courage to travel, we share these memories with you. On that day, the airlines and our nation's commerce were again threatened due to fears placed on the first anniversary since "9/11." The planes we traveled on were empty, the immigration and customs areas empty, airports empty, but our message was heard that it was safe and vital to support the airlines and The Big Apple - as part of our efforts, when we arrived in Los Angeles late that evening, we were profiled on ABC News.

Like everyone, and as native New Yorkers, we too were moved by September 11, 2001 and spent the next two months working to launch a campaign that brought thousands of people from across the country to The Big Apple on Veteran's Day - two months to the day after "9/11." Our journal from that emotional pilgrimage to support the airlines and commerce in New York City can be seen at:"


The City of New York invited us to Ground Zero - see photos

Letters from [current presidential candidate and former] Mayor Rodolph Giuliani, [current SEC Chairman] Chris Cox and others are also posted on the site.

[Source: Carl Berman and Mitch Goldstone, co-founders of EPICCUSA.COM and co-editors of - The Credit Card Interchange Report]