On the 10 year anniversary of 9/11 we honor the lives of all those lost in the attack. This was the day my son, Martin said, “We have been attacked on our sovereign soil and I am joining the Army.” It was a wake up call for many, uniting our nation as nothing before it had done. Love and gratitude to those intrepid sons and daughters who rose to meet the challenge and ten years later continue to do so. In that regard 9/11 was also the beginning of the Gold Star Garden. Remember to set aside June 9, 2012 to attend the dedication of the Gold Star Garden.
Wrapped in the stripes of the flag
Into infinity – the Great Beyond
The silver chord chasing
Becoming earth bound in red and white
The honor and the blood
Flowing ever thus from one increment of time
To the next nonexistent increment.
— Cherriney B.W. Kondor