September 11th

“…My childhood journal entry from September 11th, 2001 shows what a difference twenty-four hours can make: ‘When I awoke in the morning, it was true. The World Trade Center towers had been attacked by hijacked planes. The Pentagon had been attacked by yet another hijacked

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As we have now entered the seventh anniversary of that day of terror, September 11, 2001, it is humbling and amazing to see how much has changed.  I was an 11 year old child at the time, and last year on this very day I

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“Beware how you trifle with your marvelous inheritance, this great land of liberty, for if we stumble and fall, freedom and civilization everywhere will go down in ruin.” ~ Henry Cabot Lodge SEPTEMBER TENTH, TWO THOUSAND AND ONE CLOSED as a happy Monday evening in

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It is quite remarkable that a mere date has become a gilded title – mention just the words “September Eleventh” or “Nine Eleven” and it is immediately associated with its dreadful occurance in year 2001. I was 11 years old when it happened, and my

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Complacency is really a most intriguing word, as it brings to light both pride and humility in one breath. My siblings and I are fortunate in so many ways. We have never been forced to sit in a bland classroom for hours on end. We

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