A Spirit, not an Event

The tenth anniversary of 9/11 was nearly impossible to avoid.  Coverage of remembrances dominated the news, special features dotted the cable teevee lineup, and star spangled displays opened a season of NFL football.  The most pressing moments for me, however, were the questions of my kids who were too young on that day to remember it.  The stories that washed over the nation have come to them as small sprays from a quieted tide that still runs a bit angry at times.

Like many news events, clarity came through their eyes.  It has to, after all, since much of this will define their generation.  There is a unity that will also never be forgotten.

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