Here in America, September 11th has become a de facto national day of grieving. In New York, thousands gather at the 9/11 Memorial to hear the bell toll for the anniversary of when each plane struck, and to hear the list of victims read aloud. In Shanksville, Pennsylvania, people gather at the Flight 93 Memorial, to remember the victims on that flight who fought back and got the plane down before it reached its destination (likely the White House). And at the Pentagon as well, there are memorials and services.
Whenever I hear about London’s BGC Charity Day, I always think that we should do something like that on 9/11 too – the BGC Charity Day is always on 9/11, and celebrities and royals become “traders for a day” and ask rich people to pledge money for charity. It’s a way to honor the British people (mostly traders) who also died on 9/11, most of whom worked for Cantor Fitzgerald and EuroBrokers. I think something like that would work so well here in America. But for now, the Brits do it and the Americans simply mourn on 9/11.
This year’s BGC Charity Day got some big names – Kit Harington was on the phone, getting charity pledges and making one of his first post-rehab appearances. Prince Harry also joined in, as he has on past Charity Days. Harry apparently closed on a billion-Euro deal!
Prince Harry just closed a £1 BILLION UK Sterling government bond trade – known as Gilts. One of the largest trades in the market over the past 5 years. @BGCCharityDay #PrinceHarry pic.twitter.com/dni0qZQYKE
— Sarah Hajibagheri (@SaraHajibagheri) September 11, 2019
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