Patriot Day 2017 – 16 Years Later I Remember

Patriot Day 2017 Twinsburg

You’ll hear it countless times today: “Never forget”. You’ll (hopefully) see flags. You’ll see Facebook and Twitter profiles updated. But have you really remembered since last year? Ask yourself… when was the last time you REALLY remembered the events of September 11th, 2001? Was it last year? I sincerely hope not. I can tell you beyond a shadow of a doubt that I remember it often. We were living in Northern Virginia near Washington, D.C. That morning I … Continue reading

Never Forget September 11th – Together We Roll Forward

One World Trade Center

For the last few years now I’ve made sure that I put up a post here on the site on September 11th.  I’ve talked many times about where I was on that fateful day now 12 years ago so I won’t bother going over it again other than to say it affected me greatly.  I get a bit grumpy today with the false sense of national pride I see on various social networks.  I say … Continue reading

Should September 11th Be A National Holiday?

September 11th Flag - Morning

As I sit down to write this post, I honestly have no idea where I’m going with it.  I’ve got some thoughts in mind but they’re not fully formed.  I’ve talked in previous years about where we were on September 11th, 2001 so I won’t bother rehashing it here other to say that we were living in DC.  It’s been 11 years and while the buildings have been rebuilt and we’ve gone on with our … Continue reading

Never Forget… Let’s Roll

Never Forget

I feel compelled to write something today – the 8th anniversary of the September 11th attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City, the Pentagon in Washington, D.C.  and the fourth plane in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.  2,993 people died that day and millions more were affected. Amanda and I were living in Washington, D.C. and I remember it like it was yesterday.  The Internet came to a crawl because everyone was trying to figure … Continue reading