September 11, 2001 – do you remember where you were when you learned about the planes going into the World Trade Center Twin Towers, the Pentagon, and Flight 93 going down in the field in Pennsylvania?

I had just started my sales career with Crown Services 2 months prior and was out in Bensenville, IL calling on some potential customers.  For those of you that don’t know the area, Bensenville is on one side of O’Hare Airport.

As the planes were grounded, the sky became silent, which is eerie for an area near a major airport. People were crying – they looked stunned. Televisions in businesses were broadcasting words like attack, terrorism and tragedy. Buildings were burning, first responders were swarming into buildings to rescue the injured, and American flags started flying all around the country. We knew we had to pull together.

As we reflect on that fateful day when the unfathomable became reality, let’s remember the way we worked together, the way we squared our shoulders and faced this challenge. That is exactly what we need to learn from 9/11 – we need each other and we can face challenges better together than separately. Isn’t that what business is all about – working together toward a common goal to fix a problem?

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