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Landmarks

Landmarks

I found myself this week looking back a few years, when, well … “I used to use that as a landmark. Something’s got to go back up there,” Ariste Reno, of New York, formerly of Chicago, told me when I visited the World Trade Center site on the first anniversary of its destruction. I thought about the National Tower at Gettysburg, which was imploded July 3, 2000, and said so later that day to Mark McGinnis, Gettysburg College Class of…

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Remembering 9-11

Remembering 9-11

(Published in the Gettysburg Times, 9/13/2013) I was crossing Baltimore Street on my way into the Adams County Courthouse when my phone buzzed. It was my spouse calling from work. A second plane had crashed into the Twin Towers. When she called about the first one, I thought some pilot was going to be very glad he’d died for that mistake. But two was not a mistake. “We’re at war with someone,” I said, then hung up and made my…

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