All of us at Derive Technologies, including the members of our dedicated Derive Healthcare practice, pay tribute, on the 18th anniversary of the 9-11 tragedy, to the men, women, and children who lost their lives in and around the World Trade Center. We honor them, their families, survivors of the tragedy, and continue to extend our deep appreciation for all responders -- first and ongoing (police, firefighters, emergency medical services, military, thousands of civilian volunteers and others) -- who risked everything to help those in need.
As we've expressed in previous years, 9-11 was a personal tragedy that Derive's team will always remember. Our New York/national/global headquarters, and our separate, complete IT configuration center, are on Manhattan's famed Wall Street. During September 11, 2001, our config facility was in the same location, and our offices on nearby John Street, immediately next to the WTC site.
We checked in on, and supported wherever possible, our clients and partners across New York City and the New York Metro Area on that fateful day, while ensuring the safety of our employees and, simultaneously, like so many others, as one member of our team said, "running for our lives." Following the attack, Derive joined our fellow New York-based organizations to rebuild our beloved city--specifically, helping our customers, partners and our neighbors, as they so generously did for us as well, to recover from this disaster.