By Kelly Hockenberry, Columnist, UnionvilleTimes.com
Instead, I’d like to honor my cousin, Michael Horrocks, who perished in the horrific attacks on September 11th, 2001.
Michael was 38 years old and a co-pilot on United Flight 175 when it was hijacked and crashed into the South Tower of the World Trade Center.
He was a devoted husband and father to two beautiful children.
He was a son, a brother, a Marine, a former West Chester University quarterback, a pilot and an all-around great man.
I have so many happy memories of Michael. It is the remembrance of those joyous times that help ease the pain of losing someone so special.
My thoughts and prayers go out to all of the families affected by that tragic day. I hope that in the decade that has passed we have learned as individuals and as a nation that life is precious and should never be taken for granted.
Please use this day to honor those who were lost but never forgotten.