The events of 9/11 in 2001 now lie 14 years behind us. COlGXZPUkAAL4X5 On the way to SFO airport today on one of the bridge overpasses on Highway 24, we noticed that the overpass had been decorated with lots of large and small American flags, with people waving at the cars below.

Security at the airport was not visibly tighter than normal, but on the plane the flight attendants were strict about not allowing passengers to stand at the front airplane restroom.    During the flight one of the passengers in first class had some medical problem and fainted, but a doctor on board seemed to be able to eventually revive him.   After we had touched down at Seattle airport, I think we were all just happy to be back on solid ground.

This picture by Gordon Donovan, and from his website gordondonovan.com. The we page says ‘In what has become one of the most moving — and visible — 9/11 memorials, two giant pillars of light near where the World Trade Center’s twin towers once stood were turned on in lower Manhattan this week to mark the 14th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. The Tribute in Light art installation consists of 88 searchlights that create two vertical columns of light’.

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