On this the eighth year since the tragedy of September 11 I ask you to remember Michael Taddonio. Michael worked as a bond broker for Euro Brokers and was 39 years old when he lost his life that tragic day. Devoted to his children, Michael called his mother from the 91st floor of the World Trade Center and told her to tell his three children he loved them. It was Michael’s last phone call. In 2006 a friend, Michael Costello, wrote “I have never met anyone that was loved by his kids the way you were” in a tribute to Michael. On Sept 11, 2001, Michael left behind Danielle (11), Nicole (9), and Michael (5). This year would have been Michael’s 25th reunion of his college graduation at Siena College. The school has established a scholarship fund in Michael’s name. Michael was class president his senior year at Locust Valley High School in Long Island. I never knew Michael, but I took the time to learn a little about him because he deserves to be remembered. We must never forget Michael and others who lost their lives that day.