Hard to imagine it happened 11 years ago, but I remember 9/11 quite well.
I remember being in 2nd Period just finished a test on the Middle East, and the Coach turned on the TV. It played out over television throughout the whole day.
I remember Principal Tompkins came over the PA system and told us what had happened. The bell rang for the next class and I don’t remember anyone talking.
I remember Mrs. LeBeouf wiping tears from her eyes, and Rebecca had to leave school that week because her uncle was in New York for a meeting at the World Trade Center that morning. We were in shock. We cried. We prayed.
I remember that Friday after, we all gathered outside the flagpole for National Day of Prayer and Remembrance and I remember the tears in the eyes of everyone watching Old Glory rise up the flagpole, and then we recited the pledge.
I remember we came together as a country. We were united. We shared common values.
I remember we were proud to be Americans, and I will never forget that.
With the London 2012 Olympic Games starting this week, U-T San Diego’s Mark Zeigler offers this great profile “San Diego: America’s Olympic Capital.”
This has become the world’s five-ring capital, a place where the Olympic flame is more like a raging beach bonfire, a place that increasingly produces more Olympic athletes in more sports on a more regular basis per capita than anywhere else maybe on the planet. The 2012 Summer Games begin Friday in London, and San Diego — a city of 1.3 million, a county of 3.1 million — can claim 80 athletes who either grew up here or currently live and train here.
And that doesn’t include another two dozen rowers who have wintered on Lower Otay Reservoir for the past several years, which would push the number north of 100 — or roughly one in five members of the U.S. Olympic team. San Diego County has roughly one-hundredth of the U.S. population.
Read more here: http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2012/jul/21/san-diego-americas-olympic-capital/
President Abraham Lincoln
Viability. Dedication. Trust. Three of the biggest challenges my party faces in every election going forward with one very important group — Latino voters.
New U.S. Census figures for 2010 show that not only are Latinos the fastest-growing ethinic minority in the country, but they’re on the rise to become a minority-majority in various states. There are more Latinos in California than anywhere else the country, and with that power, comes the power to vote. And with that vote, comes great responsibility. Continue reading
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