Joan and I got married on September 15th, 2001. I was still a newish family medicine resident and was rounding in a hospital on the morning of 9/11.
Jamie Santilli, our attending physician, told the residents to take some time to process what was occurring. I remember her tremendous humanitarianism when the anniversary of 9/11 rolls around each year.
Our wedding and surrounding events happened as scheduled. Tom Johnson, a retired pitcher for the Minnesota Twins, officiated. Sara Renner made wonderful music. We were missing a bridesmaid and a few guests — but many converted cancelled flights into roadtrips to Minneapolis.
I still have my wedding coat and tie and wear them a few times a year — generally to weddings! ✸