Truth And Consequences

Everyone’s doing their “stories of the decade” lists this week.  (It seems like yesterday we were doing all the Y2K this and Y2K that stories, doesn’t it?)

We can look back on all the highs and the lows, the heroes and the scoundrels, but it says here that everything pales in significance to what happened on September 11th, 2001, and the consequences of that horrific morning.

Having done this job in one capacity or another for 35 years, I think it’s safe to say this isn’t the story of the decade.  It’s the story of our lives.  So far.

Did we learn anything from that day?  Or did we just move on because we’re so damn busy?

One young man…a child of privilege, an Ivy Leaguer…did take something from that day.  You can read his story here.  His name is Nick Francona.  Terry’s son.  I’m glad he’s on our side.


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I've been covering Connecticut news and sports since 1974. I know, I don't look that old.
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3 Responses to Truth And Consequences

  1. Thanks for that one, Gerry. Great story by Gordon E. Puts things in perspective.

  2. Every night, every day, I pray, pray, pray for our soldiers safe return. My son Jake spent 16 months in Iraq, became a Captain while on duty in that country. He is home now, safe. I can only pray and hope for that for Nick and his family.

    Every morning when I open the mike for the first time, I think of the freedoms they are protecting.

  3. Melissa says:

    Gerry you are right it is the story of our lives I remember every detail of that day.Being a seinor in High School at the time the events of that day made everything else seem so unimportant. It truly shaped our lives and world in ways that can’t even be imagined.

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