Monday, September 11, 2006


A day of reflection and what was once and is now.

The biggest question around our area is where were you and what were you doing that fateful day when the planes flew into the World Trade Center I & II, The Pentagon and Schwanksville, PA. Well I posed this question to my youngest and his answer, 2nd grade and we got out early. I didn't know why but it was cool. Now five years later and a little older his answer is a little different. I didn't know all those people were dying, it was a sad day when people lost their moms, dads and other family members. It brought a tear to my eye to see how much he's grown since then. My older son was very aware of what was going on, we had just turned out money in for the Statue of Liberty field trip, which I had been waiting to go on for two years. They were studying immigration and while they finished their studies that year, it was without the field trip. I was hurt that people would do something so cruel without a second thought to the consequences of their actions, but that was what they intended on doing right, mass destruction. They had tried twice prior without the "end results" they were looking for. I could go on and on, but I won't. As someone who lives approximately 1/2 way between NY and DC, it was very real for me. Although I am not aware of anyone personally perishing I do have friends up there that are scarred for life.

Let freedom live.

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