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Team: South
Richard Tyrrell
Wednesday, September 11
Reflections on September 11
Like all of America, today I pause in reflection of the events of one year ago. I work in New York City and remember clearly each moment of change and uncertainty. After the first tower collapsed my coworkers and I got word that the Pentagon had also been targeted and hit. I have a family relation employed at that facility, so it added a level of anxiety to the morning. Then there were the rumors of other targets, and bombings and the confusion of the moment, as to what was really happening was and is difficult to imagine.

I started on this journey July 31 knowing I would be away from my family and friends as well as my fellow coworkers on this date. But today I am stuck with a profound sadness, even I did not expect.

On this journey across this great and magnificent country, I have seen sights of unimaginable beauty. Truly places of contemplation and healing. I have also met a great many of my fellow Americans and I have learned much from them. I have learned with a new and deep understanding that we are all different, yet all so very much the same. We all share the same hopes and dreams and concerns for our loved ones. But also that we all dearly love this land we call America. Today is a day of reflection, you are all with me today and that is a great comfort.
Stay Well?..Richard.
for Wednesday, September 11
North South Both




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Team: South
Richard Tyrrell
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