September 11

Remembering 9/11 With Acts of Service

Posted on 09/10/2013 by | Best Life | Comments

Your LifeAs we remember Sept. 11, 2001, stories of good deeds that sprouted from that tragedy abound. One of them is how the tiny Canadian town of Gander, Newfoundland, and neighboring communities came to the aid of passengers aboard 38 planes that were hurriedly diverted to the North Atlantic fueling stop. Grateful passengers and crew members on one Delta flight – who received food, shelter and whatever they needed for their unexpected stay – decided to pay forward the kindness by …

September 11th Reminds Us That We are United and Strong

Posted on 09/13/2011 by | Volunteering | Comments

Your LifeThis past Sunday was the tenth anniversary of the terrorist attack on our country. It was also the opening Sunday for the 2011 NFL football season. Therefore, late Saturday afternoon, Sean and I arrived in Baltimore to prepare for the Baltimore Ravens’ opening home game against our rival team the Pittsburgh Steelers. We had a lovely dinner with Michael Saturday night. We talked football, family and fall events. After dinner, Michael went off to team meetings, and we took a …

Did 9/11 Change You For Good?

Posted on 06/9/2011 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

VolunteeringIt is inarguable, for most of us, that September 11, 2001, changed much about how we live our lives. For some, that morning was the last time they saw their father, mother, husband, wife or other loved one. For millions of others, the effect was limited to air travel hassles and a dramatic shift in news coverage of terrorism. Today, AARP is looking for people – from across that broad spectrum of impact – who used 9/11 as a reason …