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A Decade Since 9/11

September 11, 2011

Today marks the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.  It was one of those terrible “where were you?” moments those who remember Pearl Harbor or the Kennedy assassination can empathize with.  We share our stories when the opportunity arises.  We still remember those who’ve given their lives in the War on Terror, especially those whose [...]

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September 11, 2017… Maybe

September 11, 2009

A sixth-grade teacher calls her class to attention right after a “God”-less Pledge of Allegiance:  “OK kids, can anyone tell the class what day it is today?” After some rustling from the students subsides a girl in front of the classroom raises her hand and responds, “It’s 9/11, Ms. Hoover.” The teacher replies, “Thank you, Abby,” then goes on to [...]

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9/11 Seven Years later

September 11, 2008

9/11/08:  Seven years later Like most on that day seven years ago, I feared planes crashing into buildings and frequent bus and train bombings in our major cities would be things we’d have gotten eerily used to by 2008 – the morbid background noise of our own Jerusalem-style intifada on our own soil.  The future was virtually unknowable even to the [...]

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