The twentieth anniversary of probably the worst event of my lifetime is coming up in about two weeks, and I'm guessing I'm not the only one reflecting on it. The terrorist attacks of September 11th, 2001, as horrible and scary as they were, did do one good thing in the immediate aftermath. For a few, much too short, weeks, those tragic events caused us as a nation to come together.
Sometimes you can commemorate an anniversary with a special sale, but when it comes to the anniversary of an attack on our country where thousands of people lost their lives it's best to proceed with caution.
I realize that on this day lots of folks are going to post things about where they were when they heard about or saw the events on September 11, 2001...and I think that's ok. I think it's important to stop for a minute and remember that day...not just where you were or what you were doing, but how you felt that day and in the days that followed.
Construction is well underway in New York City's Ground Zero area, site of the September 11th terrorist attacks, on 1 World Trade Center. It will be the tallest building in the US when finished, measuring 1,776 feet (a nod to the year the Declaration of Independence was signed)...