I remember the fall morning of September 11, 2001 very clearly, I had just gotten back from walking my dog,Rusty, when I faintly heard the newscaster on the TV upstairs talking about the Pentagon. My wife yelled, "Mike, turn on the TV! The Pentagon has been hit!" I immediately turned on the family room TV. They had talked about the twin towers of the world trade center being hit. I had no idea at the time what date it was. 911 was known as the emergency telephone number or an expression of a calamity. How ironic or coincidental that this date would be tied to an event that was just that. It was a continuous chain of events that would claim thousands of lives and seemed to threaten the very existence of all we value.