Gone but not forgotten.

By: Dave Boerger
Communications Strategist/Writer

Remembering the V Team brothers and sisters we lost on 9/11.

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The horrific attacks on September 11, 2001 may have happened 19 years ago, but for many of us, the memories of that day have not faded. As V Teamers, we continue to honor the thousands of lives that were lost that day, including three of our own: Donna Bowen (Pentagon), Derrick Washington (World Trade Center) and Leonard White (World Trade Center).

In addition to the human toll, the downing of the Twin Towers caused overwhelming devastation to lower Manhattan where Verizon provided nearly 3.6 million data circuits to serve the world’s largest financial center, as well as 20,000 residential customers. And yet, thanks to a herculean effort by hundreds of V Teamers, the Stock Exchange and Mercantile Exchange were back up and connected only a week later.

You can learn more about that amazing story by watching “Proud To Be Verizon”, a remarkable 38-minute documentary.

We can each do our part

As the years have passed, September 11 has become a National Day of Service and Remembrance of the victims of the attacks. Here at Verizon, we’re all about stepping up to a challenge and giving back. There are 965 virtual opportunities within our Volunteer Portal that benefit communities and causes in need of our support. And there is an extra incentive if you sign up today.

On this special day of remembrance, let’s move the world forward for good.


We’ll never forget the people and stories from 9/11.


About the author:

Dave Boerger is a part of the Verizon Corporate Communications team and a regular contributor to Up To Speed. He's a recovering marketer and sitcom writer.

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