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Remembering: The 22nd Anniversary

It’s been 22 years since that terrible day – 11 September 2001 – and it’s a time for the solemn remembrance of those who perished that day. However, let’s also remember the first responders who willingly took on tat dangerous rescue work, but, through the years, have suffered illnesses and deaths brought on by the effects of 9/11.

If you are in the New York metropolitan area, take time to visit the 9-11 Memorial & Museum. If you are unable to visit it person, click on the LEARN tab at the top of the home page. For 9/11 families, Choose CONNECT for information and resources.

9-11 Memorial & Museum

To support the Memorial’s mission: Contribute today to sustain a place for remembrance, reflection, and learning for years to come, ensuring that future generations will know the story of 9/11.

R.I.P. to All Who Lost Their Lives

Labor Day 2023

In the earliest part of the 20th century, Labor Day celebrated all the workers of America who contributed to its economy, growth and well-being.

It also used to signal the beginning of a new school year. As a retired teacher, classes started on Tuesday, the day after Labor Day, during all 36 years of my teaching career, with the exception of the last year, when the school board decided to have school begin the first week of August.

Today, Labor Day tells us that summer is winding down, that weather temperatures will begin to cool off and, if you don’t live in the desert, that fall colors are on their way.

However you spend this three-day weekend, enjoy it!


Independence Day 2023

Happy 247th Birthday, America!

July 4th, official birthday of the United States of America, is best known for several family-style events.

Picnics and barbecues provide the holiday menu of the day.

Favorite foods include:

Hamburgers and hot dogs
Potato, macaroni and fruit salads
Corn on the cob
Baked beans (especially in New England)
French fries
Potato chips
Ice cream

A number of cities host parades and Independence Day celebrations. Boston has its Harborfest, Washington, DC hosts a number of celebratory events and Williamsburg, Virginia even fires ceremonial cannons.

However your family chooses to celebrate, be safe and have fun!