September 11th - the darkest day in American history since December 7th, 1941 - the bombing of Pearl Harbor. I remember exactly where I was when I heard the news about New York.
On this 14th anniversary of that awful day in 2001, may we remember those brave, selfless men and women who rushed towards danger as others watched in horror from the comfort of their homes. Yes, American life changed forever that fateful day but the indomitable American spirit had its finest hour when those courageous men and women worked day and night, countless hours around the clock, saving lives and offering hope to a nation in shock and mourning.
Likewise, I can't think of anyone more deserving of our appreciation locally that those hundreds of fire and rescue volunteers in all of our small communities who give of their precious time and talents to battle fire or attend to the sick or to accident victims. Without their unwavering community spirit and service, all of us would face tremendous hardships.
So, to all of those faithful community servants, please accept my heart-felt thank you for making our part of this great Commonwealth such a rich, wonderful place to call home!!
Quote of the Day:
"Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty." John F. Kennedy