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September 11th – Reflecting on this 18th anniversary

By John B. Wood •  September 11, 2019

It’s hard to believe that 9/11 happened 18 years ago. For those of us that were there and lost loved ones in those horrific attacks, even though time goes on and we grow older, we’ll never forget.

My commitment to never forgetting took hold shortly after 9/11, when the Telos family, and the Wood family, got involved with Project Rebirth. That organization’s work included “Rebirth,” a documentary that spanned ten years, time-lapsing the rebuild of ground zero and telling the stories of five individuals affected by the attacks.

While the documentary followed five individuals, Project Rebirth’s website includes nine short films telling the individual stories of nine people.

“Rebirth” showed us the strength and resiliency of the human spirit, the power in allowing yourself to grieve, and the possibility of rebuilding a life after tragedy.

The documentary also gave us the opportunity to show our children that in the face of horror and pain, of disasters both manmade and natural, we can endure.

I encourage anyone to watch this thoughtful and powerful documentary, whether online or in person at “Rebirth at Ground Zero,” an exhibition at the 9/11 Memorial & Museum. I promise that the inspiring people and rebuild documented will show you true humanity, and the power of hope.

John B. Wood

John B. Wood

John B. Wood is the chairman and CEO of Telos Corporation. Follow him on Twitter: @john_b_wood See full bio...

Telos CEO John Wood blogs about business, education, and the values that guide us.

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