Twelve years ago today, my cousin Tommy Ashton was struck down in his prime by the Al Qaeda terrorists who engineered the September 11th attacks on the World Trade Center.
From the New York Times great Portraits of Grief memorial:
Here’s where he lives on in the 9/11 Memorial Guide.
But here’s where Tommy really lives on: In the tireless efforts of his sisters Colleen and Mary, who have run the Tommy Ashton 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament for the past [eight] years, raising over $250,000 to “[provide] charitable donations in the name of Thomas Ashton to institutions, organizations, worthy causes and individuals, including contributions to philanthropic endeavors and to community enhancing activities.”
We miss you every day, Tommy.
Just as we remember you each year.