It’s the 10th anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center, Pentagon, etc. that occurred on September 11, 2001 that killed and hurt thousands of innocent people, wrought nearly unspeakable damage to lower Manhattan and spurred anti-terrorist measures that have affected travelers around the world for the past 10 years. Mrs. MM and I have been in New England for the past few days, and today, on the morning of the 10th anniversary, our television was completely filled with tributes, non-stop coverage, and the poignant stories of that fateful day 10 years ago, and they are still so incredibly sad and upsetting. Our hearts and prayers go out to the victims and their families.
In the past few days, we have driven to Maine for lobsters, explored college towns in surrounding states and visited fruit orchards bursting with late summer fruit. I love the feel of New England in the Fall, the beautiful countryside, the warm and hardy people, and the delicious produce of both land and sea that are so classic, simple and real. The car plate numbers in New Hampshire say it all… “Live Free or Die”. If we could send a bouquet of these farm-raised flowers to each and every family who lost a loved one on September 11th, we would. A very, very sad day indeed.