Remembering 9/11: a tribute to Yolanda, a tour of the Memorial in NYC, and a call to service

Many of us remember where we were 14 years ago today. I’ve written about it before here, and here, and here and here and elsewhere. Today, among the others my extended family knows who died that day, I’d like to focus on one person that we lost. My mom’s friend, Yolanda Dowling, as my mother tells it,…

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I went to Mass today to remember. To pray for the loved ones we lost as families, as states, as a nation on 9/11/2001. I met up with a friend for coffee and I recalled to her the times in my youth I heard survivors of World War Two complain to us youngsters about not…

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