This is a re-post from last year's "2996 Project," in which 2996 blogs each remembered one of the 2996 victims of the attack on New York.
John Michael Grazioso, 41, was killed in the attack on One World Trade Center. I have been assigned by the 2996 Project to remember this man, who was an eSpeed salesman for Cantor Fitzgerald, the company which lost more of its employees than any other.
I do not know much more about him other than that he commuted from Middletown, NJ. But I can imagine that he was a hard-nosed sales dude with whom you'd be glad to grab a beer after work. He looks like a racket-ball player, and maybe a deer-hunter, and surely a poker-player. And he looks like he lifted, and like he had two little daughters that he loved more than life itself.
He looks like a real American guy. God bless him and his family.
Michelle points us to a classic piece by Peggy Noonan: I just called to say I love you.