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REMEMBER WITHOUT FEAR

September 11, 2009

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September 11, 2001 was a day of uncertainty and yes, fear. None of us knew what was happening. We all remember where we were.

From my 2001 web page entry

I am up at 7:30 this morning. I make sure Kenny has everything for his day at school. He leaves the house at 7:50.

“He’s lucky” I thought. “All he has to do is hop the fence in the back yard and he’s on school grounds.”

I cook my usual 2 egg sandwiches and eat breakfast while watching an episode of “Everybody Loves Raymond” that I taped last night. Around 8:30 I pour a cup of decaf and head for the office. God knows I have plenty to do.

Around 8:50, Lonna calls from her office. “Hi sweetie.”

“Hey. What’s up?” I ask.

“Have you got the TV on?” she asks, with a certain uneasiness in her voice.

“No. Why?” I reply, puzzled by her tone and the call.

“A plane just crashed into the World Trade Center.”

“Oh no” I gasped, reaching over to turn on the 5″ black and white TV on my desk. I couldn’t believe what she was telling me. “When did this happen?”

“Just a couple of minutes ago. They think we’re under attack by terrorists.”

“Dear God, they’re probably right. Are you okay?”

“Yeah, I guess. I need to get back to work…if I can. I just thought I’d call to tell you.”

“Yeah…huh…okay” I mumbled. I couldn’t take my eyes off the tiny screen. “I’ll talk to you later, honey. I…I love you”

“Love you too.” she said, then hung up.

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In order for our country to once again be the beacon of peace and hope around the world, we must remember this day, without fear.

Sincerely,

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www.MichaelKontras.com

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