The memories of the dead heroes live on in their parents, siblings and children.
On September 11th 2001, New York had its two front teeth knocked out by a sucker punch which has led to years of brawling, pussyfoot brawling which has changed two entire countries and encouraged Arabs to see that it doesn't have to be that way.
But what is New York?
Is it the symbol of Americanism, the Americanism that means it has to go out to the orthodontist and get those teeth fixed by two crowns, or bridgework; or is New York the grizzled old boxer that would laugh at the thought of new teeth, getting by with a new bottle opener for beers and a pack of smokes folded into its sleeve?
One says they should rebuild.
The other would wear the battle scar as a permanent mark of honour.
It's not my call.
What do you say?