9-11 was 14 years ago…

9-11 was 14 years ago…

9-11. It occurred to me that a lot of young people that are just turning 21 and are now of legal drinking age were 7 years old when those planes hit the World Trade Center’s north and south towers. Second graders. Maybe this realization is so shocking to me because it doesn’t seem possible that it could’ve happened so many years ago.

For those of us that were of legal drinking age on September 11, 2001, that night, though sobering, may have required a drink. I remember the bar I went to and the beer I was drinking 14 years ago when President George W. Bush addressed the nation to inform the American people that we were going to war. Tonight, I will raise a glass of special whiskey with my brother. He just returned from Basrah, Iraq last Friday. It’s still so fresh in our collective consciousness. Let’s have an American dram tonight. I know I’ll be opening a bottle of great American bourbon with my brother and celebrating his safe return to the states. Cheers, America…