Posted by Patricia Schneider on Sep 19, 2017
 
Guest speaker Robert Collins, spoke on the events of 9/11 as he was an eye witness to that horrific day in New York City.  At age 35, Robert was a recent arrival assuming his new employment with the Oil & Natural Gas Mercantile Exchange, located near the Twin Towers.  As he related, it was a beautiful day with temperatures in the 60's.  As the second plane hit, there was an eerie 10-15 seconds of silence - and then the screaming began.  He helped with the evacuation of 6000 and then went to get his young son who was uptown. 
A show of hands indicated that most of us have seen the new World Trade Tower that took 13 years to build.  Robert believes that there are real parallels to what Puerto Rico is going through during its own fiscal crisis and hoped his talk reminded others of what the opportunity to thrive through crisis looks like. 
A most certainly appropriate program for all and kudos to Speaker Chairman Warwick Butler.