National Day of Service and Remembrance



September 11, 2009

I woke up this morning hearing Julie Andrews singing The Sound of Music followed by an image of her flying off with her umbrella as the magical Nanny, Mary Poppins. Lots of metaphors here

As I opened my eyes, an acrid smell of smoke filled the room. I sat up and looked around. This was not fresh smoke, but the kind you experience when you are in the home of smokers, that has accumulated over time.

Connecting the dots ... I remembered that is the smell I associate with the spirits of 9/11 when they pay me a visit. The feeling was one of freedom followed by a barrage of stories about what had happened in the years since I met with them and their loved one, some of whom had also crossed over in the past 8 years. Yes John - Joyce was here and off to meet you and the others on this rain-soaked day in the city. (Is that a Mary Poppins reference?)

This year the annual commemoration of the attacks in the US has been given a new name - the National Day of Service and Remembrance. President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle have called on Americans to carry out community service as a way of honoring the heroes of that dark day.


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