Robin’s boss sent this to all employees today. I bet most companies will politely ignore Patriot’s Day.

From: Tribune Communications
Sent: Thursday, September 08, 2011 3:43 PM
Subject: Message from Eddy Hartenstein/Remembering September 11


As you know, this weekend marks the ten-year anniversary of the tragic events of September 11, 2001. The occasion provides us with a moment to reflect once again on the significance of family and friends, and the critical mission we fulfill every day as a media company dedicated to informing our audiences about important news events around the world. It also is a time to remember that in order to fulfill this mission, many of our journalists put themselves in harm’s way every day, especially those we have stationed in areas of conflict. We cannot overstate their sacrifice and contributions.

This anniversary is also an opportunity to remember the life of Steve Jacobson, a WPIX-TV engineer, who was manning the station’s transmitter atop the World Trade Center on September 11. Steve’s sacrifice and dedication serve as a fitting reminder of the tireless work of thousands of talented people. You infuse this company with life and passion by delivering news, information and entertainment to our readers, viewers and listeners around the clock, seven days a week, 365 days a year.

The last ten years have been a time of great change in this country and around the world. You should be rightly proud of helping tell the story of those changes and their impact. I am proud to be working alongside you.

Thank you for your commitment to Tribune and to serving those who rely on us every day.