Astonishingly enough it’s been 12 years. But I won’t go into a bunch of remembrances or self-indulgent where-was-I-when-I-heard-the-news type of bullshit.

I’ll just present the above photograph. It’s a beam from the World Trade Center that sits as a memorial at the LA Fire Department training center right below Dodger Stadium. I drive past it every time I cover a Dodger game.

That’s all I’m going to say. I’m not going to repeat the tired mantra “Never Forget” which sounds more of a command given to a dog who has gone in the middle of the kitchen. Those alive in the United States won’t ever forget it.