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1. I’ve composed many memorials to the victims of the terror attacks that occurred on September 11, 2001. #NeverForget #September11th

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2. One remains my favorite because the post's main topic is not about my reaction to the attack, nor is it about death, not really.
3. Minoru Yamasaki (1912-1986) was the chief architect of the World Trade Center.
4. In 2010, I wrote about him and shared the post again in 2017.…
5. Back when I first discovered Mr. Yamasaki’s existence, there was an interesting story about his personal life. I’m unable to find a link to that story but will try to recall it correctly.
6. Minoru Yamasaki and his first wife Teruko Hirashiki (1919-1997) got a divorce because Minoru was having an affair with a woman at work. Minoru married the co-worker, but that didn’t last very long
7. So, Minoru decided to import a young woman from Japan and marry her. (Both Minoru and Teruko were American-born.) That marriage was even shorter.
8. Finally, Teruko and Minoru decided to remarry, and they remained together until his death.
9. When the two were interviewed about their remarriage, they were asked what they would do differently the second time.

Teruko: “I’m going to try to be a more dutiful wife to my husband.”

Minoru: “I’m just going to try to be nicer to my wife.”
11. It’s not really apropos of anything. I just thought it was a good story about an ordinary, flawed man who did great things.

And one who was loved and forgiven.

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