Friday, September 11, 2009
After 9/11, the Brockport Volunteer Firemen commissioned Richard Kron (a local artist) to produce the "Firefighters Memorial Monument." It includes a piece of metal from one of the towers. Each year there is a service on this day...needless to say, it is very well attended by firemen and community members. The sculpture was originally a wood carving, and has now been redone in bronze.
I'm sure you remember what you were doing on September 11th when all hell broke loose in New York City. I was listening to the radio, just pulling into Glen Darach Farm. When I heard the news I did not think it was real...as soon as I got back home I was glued to the tv for hours.
Our oldest daughter and her family lived in Long Beach, Long Island and her husband frequently worked in Manhatten. What if there was more destruction and it got closer to where they lived?
It was an experience that all Americans will never forget.
The families that were impacted by this event need to be remembered and comforted...their losses were great and tragic. As a country, we are so fortunate compared to others, where the fighting continues day after day after day. Count your blessings.....