09/11/13 Never Forget

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Most adults today can tell you exactly where they were on Sept. 11, 2001.  It is an important date in American history, just as Dec. 7, 1941 and Nov. 26, 1963 are.  It is the date that Americans were attacked on American soil and over 3,000 lives were lost.

Clinton, MO, is a long way from New York City but nevertheless, we will never forget our feelings, our anger, our despair and sadness.

On September 11, 2011 a monument to those who lost their lives 10 years earlier as a result of the 09/11 terror attacks was erected on the Clinton Square.  The monument lists the names of those that were lost and it is a tribute to the first responders who keep all of us safe.

The monument consists of a granite stone with the names of each person who was lost that day and a piece of twisted steel from the World Trade Center.  You can “click” on the image above for a better view. 

Thanks to a number of youth in our community, we have a monument on the Henry County Courthouse Lawn that says we will “Never Forget.”  The monument was initiated by student-led groups START, Rotary Interact and Youth Empowerment Program, as well as their adult advisors.

It’s ironic that those who are not old enough to remember the tragic events are helping the rest of us “Never Forget”.

About Craig Thompson

I am a young professional with two great sons, and I work in the healthcare setting. I am employed in hospital administration and serve as Chief Operating Officer at Golden Valley Memorial Healthcare in Clinton, Missouri. These are challenging and exciting times in healthcare and my blog will focus on healthcare, raising boys or being raised by boys, and living in mid America.
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