By: Benjamin Lilly PE, President, Mason & Hanger
On September 11, 2001, life as we knew it changed forever after the horrific terrorist attacks on U.S. soil.
Two decades have passed since that fateful day, and we all have our own memories associated with the tragic events. I still recall seeing the horrific news as a young adult. As we reflect back on this painful memory, I hope you find it as fulfilling as me to support a firm that helps the federal government build and design secure facilities that support U.S. National Security, here in the U.S. and around the world.
At the time, we had been working with the State Department on a much smaller scale. The attacks on September 11th were a paradigm shift for Mason & Hanger and it impacted our culture in a very meaningful way. It narrowed our focus to doing work that really matters for the federal government. At the same time, it instilled such a level of patriotism and willingness to go the extra mile.
Let’s take this time to reflect and honor those lost. Let it serve as a reminder to think about what our customers really need to be successful and how we have evolved as a firm and continue to live by our mission statement of Building a More Secure World ®.
September 11th changed our lives and it also altered our company. It’s been 20 years, but we’ll never forget the brave lives lost.
Thanks for all that you do.