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Constitution Day

Constitution Day

While pundits and journalists call for a new Constitution – a better and more modern one – so many people throughout modern history and around the world look at our Constitution as something to be revered, aspired to and emulated. It seems that only here in America, in a nation blessed by the many freedoms and liberties the Constitution affords, we find in our prosperity the time and inclination to disparage it.

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For 9/11, I wear a red bandana

For 9/11, I wear a red bandana

Weeks later, on September 11, 2001, at 8:46 a.m., American Airlines Flight 11 hit the North Tower. At his desk, Welles called his mother, letting her know he was OK. At 9:02 a.m., United Flight 175 hit the South Tower, cutting a diagonal path between the 78th and 84th floors. Without hesitation, Welles took off his equities trader hat and put on his fireman hat.

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“That this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom – and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the Earth.”

~ President Abraham Lincoln


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