Ed Smith, who lost his wife Monica (right) and un-born son in the 1993 terrorist attack, said after the 19th anniversary ceremony, "I miss my wife and my son every single day." Today is the 20th anniversary.
Personally, my horizons at the time were defined by newborn twins so I recall the event impressionistically and in a surreal light.
But the event was surreal -- ghoulish, comic-book-crude evil -- and it set the standard for this age of jihad that the Western world resolutely refuses to face.
Tim Sumner of Freedom Radio writes:
At 12:17 PM, on February 26, 1993, Islamic terrorists detonated a 1,300-pound bomb in the parking garage beneath the World Trade Center. Their intent was to cause one Twin Tower to collapse into the other murdering the more than 25,000 people inside.
Ed Smith joins us in remembrance of his wife Monica. She and their soon to be born first child, a son they planned to name Eddie, were killed that day.
Former Special Agent Richard "Rick" Hahn served with the FBI for 32 years and was then the agency’s lead explosive expert in New York City. He joins us to discuss the investigation.
Freedom Radio, 10 a.m. Eastern, February 26, 2012. Listen live or catch the replay here.