The president told first responders that while he doesn't consider himself to be one of them, he was at the site of the Sept. 11 attacks, too.
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We must remember where we were those first few moments and ask where we want to go now -- as a people, as a society, as a country.
The promenade adjacent to the Gateway Plaza complex was draped by several very expansive emotional displays of flowers, spontaneous
* * * Peter Mandel is the author of the read-aloud bestseller Jackhammer Sam (Macmillan/Roaring Brook) and other books for
It is painful to me, and frankly a national disgrace, that we so mistreat those 9/11 first responders. Hundreds of them rushed into the fray. They followed their human instinct that was stronger in them than in most others to save lives, and it cost many their own lives.
I was honored to have been invited by New York's Cardinal Timothy Dolan to attend the recent multi-faith prayer service at the World Trade Center with Pope Francis. It was a deeply moving experience and an example of how all of the world's faiths might work together toward humanity's common goals.
Ailing responders will still get care -- until the cash reserves run out.
"For all our differences and disagreements, we can live in a world of peace."
The event will demonstrate, as Pope Francis has said, “the power of faith to battle hate.”
There comes a time in all of our lives when we need to live for something worth dying for. I'm in this fight for a Real Living Wage because I dream of a world where everyone makes a Living Wage and can return home to a warm hearth to break bread with their loved ones and revolutionary friends.