I hope you are ready for the most link filled blog post I have ever done. However, my day was that awesome.
I woke up this morning, and instantly read my newspapers. After that, Kyle and I started watching Good Morning America's coverage of the 9/11 Memorial. Once you start watching those things, you get pulled in. You just instantly start reliving that dreadful day all over again. Finally, we pulled ourselves away from the TV.
We got dressed and headed over to Harper College. My co-workers and I participated in the Alzheimer Association's Walk to End Alzheimer's. I was there mostly to take pictures. The turnout was amazing. I was so shocked at how many people showed up.
Not only was it an event to help a great cause, but it was a way to give back to the community on 9/11. I even wrote a little story about my work participating in the event.
- Read the story: Alzheimer's walk inspires local business to do more.
- See pictures of the event by clicking here!
While at the Alzheimer's Walk, Kyle and I got a chance to explore and walk around Harper College. Earlier in the week Harper students placed 2,819 flags around their campus to honor the victims of the 9/11 attacks. Unfortuately, the event where they did this was during my work hours. So, imagine how happy I was to see that the flags were still up today.
After the event, Kyle and I made our way to Palatine. The Palatine Fire and Police Departments presented a very special and sincere 9/11 Memorial. Kyle and I both admitted to having to fight back tears more than once. Every officer and firefighter there was so nice. Several were even stopping and having their pictures made. The man I am pictured with in this post sang during the event. He did such an awesome job.
- I wrote a longer piece on the event: Palatine remembers 9/11.
- The gallery to accompany the story is here: Palatine remember 9/11 Gallery.
- All of my photos from the event can be found here.
After the 9/11 Memorial, Kyle and I went driving around and found a few spots to take some pictures of each other. That is just something we like to do from time to time. You get two photographers in a house, and you are bound to be surrounded by personal pictures. However, I am not posting those yet.
I hope you enjoy the galleries and stories I have linked to. I wanted to share them with my blog readers even though I wrote them for TribLocal.
Also, I hope you and your family found a special way to commemorate the 10th anniversary of 9/11.