At 8:45 a.m. - Sept. 11, 2001, many things changed dramatically. Thousands of workers, and many fire, rescue, police and emergency medical personnel lost their lives at the WTC tragedy. This senseless act of terrorism changed the course of life for all the families, relatives and friends of those people forever. The New York City skyline has changed dramatically. The way all of us go about our everyday business, travel and recreation has changed. As far as the New York City Fire, Rescue, Police and emergency medical personnel is concerned there is only one word to describe all of them - Heroes! The prior statement also applies for the volunteer fire, rescue and emergency medical personnel of Port Washington who did assist at the WTC tragedy. We are very fortunate in New York City and right here in Port Washington that the professionals and volunteers are the best in the world at what they do - bar none. That's reassuring, and that's one thing that will never, ever change.