September 11, 2011
Growing up just outside of Philadelphia, as children, Tara and I would visit relatives in Manhattan every summer. We remember visiting the World Trade Center shortly after it first opened in 1973. The photo above was taken when my father and I visited the Empire State Building in the late 1990s. In May 2006, we sadly visited what was once the World Trade Center. To actually stand where the carnage took place was surreal, and overwhelmingly sad.
No one will forget the lives lost in Manhattan, the Pentagon, or the Shanksville Pennsylvania field on that fateful day, ten years ago. We bow our heads in silence…
September 4, 2011
Celebrated by the government as a day to recognize the social and economic achievements of American workers, Labor Day was conceptualized in the late 1800s when labor unions formed. Today, Labor Day signifies a day without labor where government entities and many private employers allow their workforces to take a day off with pay.
This Labor Day, as you sip some lemonade, please don’t forget to give a toast to those who made it possible. Without them, there would be no standard 8-hour workdays and minimum wage!