Blog of the Week: Twin Towers – Patriotism – Hope

Originally posted by Fay Putnam on September 12, 2014 at

NYC: Empire State Building

NYC: Empire State Building

Yesterday was the day on which Americans remember the September 11, 2001 attack upon American soil. Four planes commandeered by men filled with hate and zealous pride for their own ideals crashed into the World Trade Center in New York City, The Pentagon in the Nation’s capital, and a field in Pennsylvania.  People around the world remember where they were when they heard the news.  I certainly do; I happened to be at the airport in Norfolk, VA walking down the corridor to board a plane to fly home to California.

America had never known such devastation by a foreign attacker on the homeland. We, as a people, were numbed by the magnitude of lost. Americans, for the most part, are very good at coming together and supporting one another in emergencies. We give money, volunteer help, all those acts of caring and support for our neighbors. These acts of kindess are humanitarian efforts, human being to human being, for which Americans are known in emergency situations.

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