Hard to imagine that my 'baby sister' should be turning 60 today. Today would have been my younger sister Ann's 60th birthday had not five Saudi Arabian murderers taken her life on 11 September 2001. It's not hard for me to imagine what she might have looked like today: not much different than she did in the picture below. She was one of those people who would never look her age.
Here are some pictures I took at the Pentagon just a few days after 9/11. One shows the damage done to the Pentagon by American Airlines Flight 77, and the other shows an impromptu memorial we and others set up on a knoll overlooking the Pentagon. The spot was just off Columbia Pike in Arlington, VA, and shows some of Ann's favorite things: Marlboro Lights, Diet Coke, M & M Peanuts.
Here is my post about visiting the Pentagon Memorial.
Her memorial service on 17 September 2001 was quite the event. I gave the eulogy.
The hardest part was seeing my mother laying her youngest to rest.
I miss her.
"Cowards die many times before their deaths; the valiant never taste of death but once." -- William Shakespeare (from Julius Caesar)