September 11th is a hard day for many American’s who remember the devastating day from 2001. It has been 11 years but the memory is engraved for life. A few Ducks took to their twitter accounts to express their thoughts and share their sympathies with the rest of us who are feeling the same way they feel.
I spent most of my day figuring out how to relate an article about 9/11 with the sport of hockey. The answer was always right in front of my nose, considering I spent a lot of my spare time browsing my twitter feed. Before I knew it there was my complete article sprawled out over various tweets just waiting to be pieced together.
While vital “Ducklings” were posting their thoughts & prayers for everyone to see there was another story being remembered. The story of Coach Boudreau. The Washington Times released a story last year about how our own (then with the Washington Capitals) Bruce Boudreau had a narrow escape from being a 9/11 casualty. [Note: Not so lucky were Boudreau's co-workers Garnet "Ace" Bailey & Mark Bavis. Their story can be read about right here!] Boudreau was scheduled to be on United Flight 175, the plane that crashed into the South tower of the World Trade Center. A twist of fate had Boudreau flying out to L.A. a day earlier. A last minute “Coaches Dinner” that (then) L.A. Kings coach Andy Murray had organized was all it took to be Boudreau’s saving grace. You can read more about Bruce’s story by clicking the link above to the Washington Times.
I’d like to bring this to an end in the only fitting way I see possible. Seeing as how I write from Anaheim, the hometown of Disneyland, I’d like to point out that it really is a small world, after all. For Bruce Boudreau, it’s a lucky one too. Rest in Peace to all the victims of 9/11/01. Eternal Thank You’s to the troops who have fought and continue to fight for America. God Bless the troops who paid the ultimate price for our freedom. To the families and friends, to the American’s– One Love.