Sept. 17, 2011
After eating dinner at Chili's on this busy Saturday, the four of us walked around the "Mommy park," a city walking trail. Since we were in the neighborhood, we also paid a visit to that city's new fire station with its 9/11 tribute.
On Sept. 11 we weren't able to be there for the community ceremony at the new firehouse, but we still wanted to see the tribute.
The centerpiece is this beam from one of the World Trade Center towers. It was incredible to stand (again) next to part of that WTC building. And it's unifying to think of all the communities, like ours, that are using the detritus of that awful day to represent our nation's resilience and strength.