Tag Archives: Tributes

September 11: Meditating on a piece of steel

On September 11, I will remember the tenth anniversary of the terrorist attacks as I have every year since that awful day: I will be in church, meditating on a piece of steel from the fallen World Trade Center, and praying … Continue reading

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September 11: How will you remember and pay tribute?

I’ll be spending Sunday helping out at a local farm. It might seem like an odd thing to do, totally unrelated to the anniversary, and maybe on the surface it is. I didn’t plan it as a 9/11 tribute; it … Continue reading

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September 11: Ordinary people doing ordinary things

September 11, 2001 was a beautiful, sunny, late-summer day in northern Virginia. It was Tuesday morning, and I was busy getting ready for work when my husband called up the stairs and told me there was something on TV that I should come down … Continue reading

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September 11: Where were you?

When I heard about the first plane, that’s all I thought it was… just a fluke. I was at the Naval Amphibious Base in Little Creek, VA. At the time, I was attached to a 10-man search and rescue team in the … Continue reading

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September 11: Legacy.com team members remember

As the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks approaches, we asked Legacy.com team members questions about their thoughts, memories, and experiences. Throughout this week, we’ll be sharing some of their responses on our blog. Share a memory of kindness … Continue reading

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September 11: A week of remembrance

We’re just a few days away from the 10th anniversary of a day America will never forget – the attacks of September 11, 2001. At Legacy.com, we will commemorate the day in many ways: We’ll review thousands of Guest Book entries in our … Continue reading

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A dog’s love and devotion

It’s the funeral photo seen by millions – a grieving dog lying below his master’s casket, standing guard.  U.S. Navy SEAL Jon Tumilson was among 30 servicemen killed on August 6th an American CH-47 Chinook helicopter was shot down by insurgents … Continue reading

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Remembering Victims of Hurricane Katrina

Six years have passed since Hurricane Katrina ravaged the Gulf Coast, but the storm’s impact is still felt in Louisiana, Mississippi, and beyond. At least 1800 people died as a result of the hurricane and the flooding in its wake. … Continue reading

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Honoring the heroes of the Holocaust

On August 1, 1944, Anne Frank wrote the final entry in her famous diary. She had chronicled two years spent in hiding from the horrors of the Holocaust. Three days after that last entry, Anne and her family were arrested … Continue reading

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Remembering Space Shuttle Flights

NASA launched the first Space Shuttle mission in 1981 to much fanfare.   The Shuttle was a revolutionary concept – a multi-purpose, reusable, orbital spacecraft, instead of a capsule fired through the Earth’s atmosphere.  It promised us a new relationship … Continue reading

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