Tag Archives: remembering the fallen

For Those Who Didn’t Come Home…September 11 2001

 Has it really been 15 years since the day that changed the world? I had just turned 47 in July, feeling vital and free, as I left my house that beautiful Tuesday morning, en route to work. Needless to say, … Continue reading

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It’s the only time Central Park resembles Japan. I’m humbled by the thousands who participate, and ashamed not being one of them.  Truth be told, I’m not very good in such a massive crowd, much more trouble than I’m worth.  … Continue reading

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Independence Day

I ask myself, what does the 4th of July really mean to me…what does it bring up most in my heart? I was raised a patriot.  From the American flag fluttering from our front porch to knowing my dad served … Continue reading

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Outliving Loss

My friend Nan died June 6, 2005. She was 52. It always feels poignant she died on D-Day, since it was certainly that for me and those who loved her. I saw her husband just the other day walking hand … Continue reading

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Memorial Day, 2014

I wanted to write something to commemorate the day, but what exactly. Should it be on the Civil War….Vietnam? Maybe I should honor Washington, or Teddy. What about U.S. Grant? Then it hit me. I should write a reverent remembrance … Continue reading

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