This royal throne of kings, this sceptred isle, This earth of majesty, this seat of Mars, This other Eden, demi-paradise, This fortress built by Nature for herself Against infection and the hand of war, This happy breed of men, this little world, This precious stone set in the silver sea, Which serves it in the office of a wall Or as a moat defensive to a house, Against the envy of less happier lands,-- This blessed plot, this earth, this realm, this England. ~~William Shakespeare, Richard III

Friday, September 11, 2009

This Day in History...

September 11, 1297 - The Scottish hero (and rebel) William Wallace defeated the English army at the Battle of Stirling Bridge.

And in memory of all those lost....

September 11, 2001 - Terrorists hijacks 4 commercial airplanes and flew them into the World Trade Center in NYC and the Pentagon in Washington DC in the worst attack on the US since Pearl Harbor. The passengers of the 4th plane heroically regained control of the plane before crashing it into a field in Shanksville, PA.

1 comment:

  1. That day is burned into my memory -- I imagine it's what the folks who lived through Pearl Harbor felt -- they remember where they were and exactly what they were doing.