Monday, September 12, 2011

Thinking back on 9/11

 Ten years since the attacks on the World Trade Center on September 11th we still remember where we were that day and the lives that were lost. In remembrance of that day the Lincoln Heritage Museum had a “September 11th Commemoration” where memories of that day were shared and those who lost their lives were thought of.  During this commemoration Ms. Vicki Selvaggio an American Airlines flight attendant told her story of that day and Michelle Fletcher shared a poem she wrote on that day. In addition we had Steve Scaife, a member of the St. Andrews Pipe Band perform Amazing Grace in memory of the individuals who lost their lives during the attacks on 9/11. After the program everyone came into the museum and looked at the steel beam from the  World Trade Center, sharing their memories of that day.

When we think about our everyday routine we should include "rolling up our sleeves and getting our hands dirty" in our community, working to make things better everywhere, and, to quote Abraham Lincoln from the Gettysburg Address, "resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain, that this nation under God shall have a new birth of freedom, and that government of the people, by the people, for the people shall not perish from the earth."

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