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Val Ackerman: 'I'll never forget that day'

'I'll simply never forget'

Originally Published: September 11, 2011
By Val Ackerman

On Sept. 11, 2001, Val Ackerman, then president of the WNBA, was living about a half-mile from ground zero in Manhattan. Ackerman remembers that horrific day:

For all of us, there are days that are never far from the surface of our minds: the days that bring the birth of a child, the death of a parent, a crowning professional triumph, a searing personal tragedy. For many people, myself included, Sept. 11, 2001, was one of those days.

I experienced 9/11 as an American and ...

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