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September 11, 2001 – In memoriam, the 2,996

In memoriam, the 2,996. Twenty-one years later. We will never forget you…

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September 11, 2001: The Timeline

September 11, 2001: “Today: Less humid. Sunshine. High 79.” 6:00 AM: Polls open in New York City for primary elections. 7:59 AM: American Airlines Flight 11 [carrying 87 innocent people, including crew, excluding hijackers] takes off from Boston’s Logan International Airport for Los Angeles. 8:00 AM: New York City public schools open for the fourth […]

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September 11, 2001

I will never forget. The tears still well up and my body tenses with anger whenever I see footage of that morning. Photos, videos, audio, it doesn’t matter. The site of the Twin Towers in movies, on TV, in print, always affects me the same way: A feeling of overwhelming loss, and a blinding rage […]

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August 24, 1992

Thirty years ago this morning. My family, and so many other families, remember. Never, ever underestimate what a hurricane can do.

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July 4, 1776

In CONGRESS, July 4, 1776 The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America, When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which […]

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“Our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor”

Since today, July 2, is the actual date of the signing of the Declaration of Independence — it was ratified two days later, of course — I thought I’d link a video that I saw many years ago. It especially resonates today with all the Democrat-created chaos around us, warning us of what we may […]

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A review of the Frontline on PBS from Tuesday night, April 12th

I only saw the program once and it is possible I misconstrued some things and forgot others. If I got some things really wrong, let me know. But here is my summary of this outrageous edition of Frontline: It said it was going to be about Ukraine, so even though I gave up on Frontline […]

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December 7, 1941

“Air Raid on Pearl Harbor. This is not a drill.” Eighty years ago today, the United States (officially) entered the largest conflict ever fought on planet Earth. Japanese air and naval forces attacked the United States naval installation at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, and almost destroyed the US fleet. By a stroke of luck (or intent) […]

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November 26, 2016

Five years ago I had my greatest November ever. On November 3 my beloved Chicago Cubs won the World Series. Having been a fan since the age of ten this was the crowning glory. On November 8 Donald Trump was elected President of the United States against all odds. I was not a fan then, […]

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November 22, 1963

I was a second grader at St. Mary’s Cathedral School, a Roman Catholic parochial school here in Miami. The day started as all days back then did. I have no memory of it save that it was my birthday and I was expecting lots of presents when my class celebrated it later that afternoon. We […]

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