anniversary of 9-11 is a reminder of how fragile and precious life can be. It brought out the best in us as a nation, as we entered a new era marked by national pride and self-sacrifice.
Members of Congress sang “God Bless America” on the steps of the Capitol while young people signed up for the military, knowing they would probably be sent to a war zone. ISBA lawyers with a military background stepped forward to form the Committee on Military Affairs and trained other members so they could provide needed legal services, often pro bono, to members of the military and their families.
How ISBA lawyers choose to commemorate 9-11 is, of course, a personal matter. Some will remember the day by supporting a cause, volunteering or performing an act of kindness. Others will commemorate the tragedy through discussions and actions year-round. Still others will carry the memory privately in their hearts and prayers.
What are your thoughts and reflections as we remember this major turning point in all our lives? I invite you to post comments below.
John G. Locallo, ISBA President