Many are calling for 9 11 to become a national day of service in honor of the first responders who gave their lives in service to those trapped in the Twin Towers. What a fitting tribute and memorial to them! In their honor I repost this blog I did for the tenth anniversary of this day that saw the worst that humanity can do to each other, and the best.
American history is filled with iconic moments that live forever in everyone’s memory. They change the course of events and drive our collective lives as a people. Some of you could tell of December 7th and Pearl Harbor. I can remember hearing over the school PA the announcement of President Kennedy’s assassination. Many of these later memories have become visual in our television age: Neil Armstrong’s ‘step’ onto the moon, the explosion of the Challenger, 9-11. You can probably call up pictures of these events.
All have personal elements. For me Tuesday, 9 11 started with a 7:30 appointment, so I was in my car headed to the Salvation Army in Syracuse, New York when the first plane hit the twin towers. I heard about it on the radio. I visualized a small commuter plane, but got to work troubled. With several colleagues, one whose brother was a…
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