In 2006 as we approached the fifth anniversary of the 9\11 attacks, I was part of a grass-roots group of almost 3,000 bloggers who volunteered to take part in a project called “2996: Honoring the 9\11 Victims”.
We were each to prepare a special blog post honoring one of the victims who died that day… and publish it on our blog September 11, 2006… the fifth anniversary of the attack.
I was assigned Joseph “Joey” Agnello… a firefighter with the Fire Department of New York. What follows is a reprise of that tribute.
According to Agnello’s wife VinnieCarla… Joey was a simple man… and never took credit for his accomplishments… nor wanted for material possessions. He found comfort and happiness in the little things… being with his family and looking up at the sky on a starry night. “Sometimes…” She says… “when I take the dogs to the beach for a walk and I look up… I know he’s still around. Like tonight. There’s the most beautiful moon… and I know he’s with me.”