Remembering Brett T. Bailey: February 6, 1973 — September 11, 2001

Re-posting this, as I do every year on September 11, in memory of Brett Bailey.

The Baltimore Writer

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I originally published this tribute on September 11, 2006 as part of the 2,996 project, which — sadly — now seems gone as well. I am reposting my tribute to one of the victims, Brett T. Bailey, in keeping my promise to never forget the individuals who lost their lives 12 years ago today. For more information about how the lives of those lost are being remembered, please visit the 9/11 Memorial Museum.

When I decided to join the 2,996 project, I found myself once again torn emotionally by the events that happened five years ago. To focus on a single individual, however, was more overwhelming than I could have ever imagined.

After i agreed to do this, and I hit the return key to find out who I would be remembering on my blog, I wasn’t ready for the rush of feelings that hit me.

Nothing, though, could…

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