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Sunday marks the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. Nearly 3000 people died that day. Two-hundred-and-six of them had strong ties to Massachusetts. They left behind not only their loved ones, but an invisible imprint on places around the state.
Fred Rimmele died on Sept. 11, 2001, a passenger on United Flight 175.
He was married to Kim Trudell.
On the evening of September 10th, my husband and I shared a nice romantic dinner together. He was traveling the following day, which was quite unusual — he seldom traveled for work and I often traveled for work. So, the fact that he was traveling gave us cause for a little bit of a celebration. We had a nice candlelit dinner together and then went for a walk through town.
We found ourselves here at Crocker Park. It's a rocky bluff, and it looks out over Marblehead Harbor, which is filled with about 1,500 boats. You can nearly walk from boat to boat to boat, they're so close together. There are lots of rock outcroppings here at the park, with lots of benches.
And he and I came to sit on top of the rocks. It was a very quiet night. At that point it was dark and very still here at the park.
We talked a little bit about where we were in our lives. I was considering a career change. So I was walking through my thought process and just in general kind of appreciating his presence in my life and the guidance that he gives me. And at one point I turned to him and I said, "You know, I don't know what I'd do without you in my life."
Quick as a whip he turned to me and he said, "Well, I would imagine that you would go on. That's what I would do."
This segment aired on September 8, 2011.
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