November 1st. This day always sneaks up on us. Always a fun, energy-filled few days leading up to November 1st with Halloween. Whether you are trick or treating with your children, at a costume party at someone's house or snuggled up in a bar fighting to get a drink, November 1st doesn't really set in until right about now....it's been 9 years. Think about that, 9 years.....
2007 - Tim Tebow wins Heisman Trophy
2008 - Barack Obama becomes the first African-American to be elected President of The United States
2009 - US Airways Flight 1549 makes an emergency landing into the Hudson River shortly after takeoff from LaGuardia Airport in New York City. All passengers and crew members survive.
2010 - A deadly earthquake strikes Haiti killing 230,000 people
2011 - Osama Bin Laden, the suspected mastermind behind the September 11 attacks and the FBI's most wanted man is killed by United States special forces in Abbottabad, Pakistan
2012 - Hurricane Sandy strikes the east coast
2013 - Boston Marathon bombings
2014 - New York's 104-storey One World Trade Center officially opens 13 years after the September 11 attacks
2015 - Hillary Clinton announces she will run for the Democratic nominee for US President for the 2nd time
2016 - The Presidential Election...'nuff said.
With the years and events that have passed since 2007, Dave has not been forgotten. Do each of us think about him every day? Probably not. Not speaking for everyone that reads this, but we have all gotten through this tragedy and have gone on to live our lives. But November 1st, this is the day. This is the day that time does, in fact, stand still. Some of us visit his grave site and some of us just take a minute to say a prayer or think happy thoughts about The Donkey and his infectious smile. We all have our own special stories about him that we have shared publicly or have chosen to keep private. November 1st is and will always be Dave Day. Take just one minute tomorrow to think about Dave; I guarantee your day will brighten!
Happy Halloween today and Happy Dave Day tomorrow!