Monday, September 11, 2006

Thank You St Albans VT

The town had a nice memorial for 9-11. It was nice of the town to commemorate an event so far from their home. As far as I know only the beam in the lobby of the St. Albans lobby and the Beak were there that day. There is also a tree and a plaque in the parking lot. When I am in the area I place a stone on the marker.

It was a nice ceremony, but even in the frozen North the day resonates. Few people in town know I was there as I keep to myself. There are good people in town, but part of the reason I came here was to foget.

It really was a great celebration held by people with little or no connection to that day. Maybe when I am in the other building next month I will sped a few moments in the shadow of the beam. St Albans is a decent place, but I miss home.


The Merry Widow said...

Beaker- I'm glad that they held a memorial, there were several around my area! I think the smaller more out of the way places are more likely to have the heartfelt rather than showy memorials.
Good evening, G*D bless and Maranatha!


Always On Watch said...

It really was a great celebration held by people with little or no connection to that day.

I'm guessing that their hearts were in the right place.

Mr. Beamish the Instablepundit said...


I visited a memorial here near St. Louis, made from steel taken from the World Trade Center. It's an annual event I will do until I can make the trip to NYC. There was a good turnout.

We're all connected to that day, as Americans.

Never Forget.

Bruno Amato said...

Driving to LA today, someone hung a flag and a sign that said "God Bless America" on top of an overpass....It was plain and simple, but I'm sure thousands saw it....

beakerkin said...


Less is often more.

Mr Beamish

We have our own little beam in town. The joke is that few people realize I was there. I tend not to mix with the locals. I do not drink and that is aroud 90% of the social life up here.

A couple of coworkers asked, but that was about it. I do not advertise the fact.


This was largely a fireman event.
One or two young firemen asked and I recounted what I saw. I had no intention of speaking in public.