Peace, above all things, is to be desired, but blood must sometimes be spilled to obtain it on equable and lasting terms. —Andrew Jackson
The past few days have been filled with recollections on TV and radio of the September 11, 2001 tragedy. I watched the stories and recalled how I felt that day. I was at work at the 9-1-1 center in New Hampshire, less than 50 miles from Boston, where the first airplane hailed.
Unfortunately, war and terrorism have been around a long time, even in our young country.
Great-great Grandpa Joseph Abner Bean,
who died while serving in the American Civil War