As the 20th year remembrance of that tragic 9/11, 2001, day is approaching, let us pause and remember the approximately 3,000 innocent people that this senseless act of terrorism took from us and the many wonderful people whose hearts were and continue to be shattered.

This awful event reached us here in the Blackstone Valley, as two undeserving young adults, Shawn Nassaney of Pawtucket and Lynn Goodchild of Attleboro, Mass., were taken suddenly from their loving families and the so many caring people whose lives they touched.

In Shawn and Lynn’s memory, the County Street Bridge at the Pawtucket-Attleboro line is dedicated in their honor. An honor so deserved, as is thoughts of them and the so many other lives that were lost that day.

Perhaps make either a brief stop at the County Street dedication site, not only this week, but at anytime; or take a few moments to reflect, honor, and to assure that the memories of all taken from us 20 years ago, will never ever fade.

May God bless them, their families, and America!

Bob Ferri

Central Falls

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