Remembering, again

Safe in a Connecticut suburb — enjoying the fall weather, watching a kids’ soccer game, working at a tidy office desk — the falling towers can seem long ago. It’s been 13 years.

(Editorial drawing by Doug Smith/Hersam Acorn Newspapers)
(Editorial drawing by Doug Smith/Hersam Acorn Newspapers)

So much has changed since Shelton awoke to blue skies on Sept. 11, 2001. That day brought wholesale death, world-changing shock. And Americans went to bed with fear, tears, terror and confusion.

FI-EditorialThen followed wars — Afghanistan, Iraq. And terrorism metastasizing, with attacks in London, Madrid, Indonesia, Africa. Followed by the Arab spring, tumult and revolutions betrayed. Now beheadings.

The madness goes on.

A weary American knows that war is not always the best response, and there are no easy answers. Death begets death. But attacks and threats demand a response.

We stand together. We remember.