I saw a statement recently this year is the first one that new high school students will not have been born when the 9/11 attack happened. As a post World War II baby, I remember how Pearl Harbor Day was so important to adults but I couldn’t really understand exactly why. Actually, intellectually I understood it, but I lacked the visceral understanding until the 9/11 attack. Now it is gaspingly, painfully clear.
I wish happiness and peace to all. As a veteran’s wife, I just want to take a moment to remind you that not everyone loves fireworks. Please be considerate of your neighbor. Have a safe and joyful celebration!