Ebitari's September 2020 Message During the COVID-19 Pandemic
This September, remembering the tragic, heinous and horrific events of September 11, 2001 is especially poignant now with the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic. Young people, like my 9 year old son, were not born during the September 11th attack on US soil. To children like him, the COVID-19 pandemic is the biggest incident in his memory that has so greatly impacted his life.
For those of us who were around during the attacks of 9/11, however, the events are indelibly burned onto our memories - images too graphic to reiterate, horror too great. It is with this in mind that we at Delta Data Services want to remember all those who are families of or were directly impacted by the attacks of 9/11. Like you, we will never forget. We hold you and your loved ones in our prayers and great consideration.
So too, the pandemic ravages on. Its been six (6) months since I first wrote my pandemic message back in March. I saw a chalk drawing on a neighbors sidewalk that suggested things would be back to normal soon. I also saw this photo from the New York Times article titled 'In China, Where the Pandemic Began, Things are starting to Look ... Normal'. I find the photo from the article below sort of mind blowing given what we are living through in the US right now; masks and social distancing procedures are being implemented everywhere. Also, the news suggests that a vaccine is near. It's sort of hard to believe that we'll ever be back to normal and we will.
What I can say is that I feel for those who have lost loved ones in this horrific pandemic. The Mayor of our beloved Long Beach, Mayor Robert Garcia, has lost both his mom and dad in the last month and within a week of each other due to complications associated to COVID-19. Our deep condolences and prayers are with his family and all others similarly impacted.
In the same way, each day, I awaken and thank God for health and well being. I pray for a vaccine soon. I pray the pandemic will be over soon and that we will keep many valuable lessons we have learned from this experience. Keep looking out for and being the 'helpers'. Keep being positive and stay strong.
Praying for us all,
Ebitari (Ebi) Larsen
Delta Data Services, LLC