As my emotions run the gambit from fear to anger to a prayerful meditation and back again, one constant thought is ever present. The thoughts of those hero's whom, despite their own fear, anguish and even foreknowledge that they wouldn't make it out, went in anyway, to help rescue those who were less able. I'm reminded of many hero's from those fellow patriots who brought down flight 93 in PA, to the hero's who work hard every day to raise difficult children, pay exorbitant taxes and strive to prosper. THE FIRES OF SPRING For this is the journey that man must make: to find themselves. If they fail in this, it doesn't matter much what else they may find. Money, position, fame, many loves, revenge are all of little consequence, and when the tickets are collected at the end of the ride they are tossed into a bin market FAILURE. But if a man happens to find himself-if he knows what he can be depended upon to do, the limits of his courage, the position from which he will no longer retreat, the degree to which he can surrender his inner self to some woman, the secret reservoirs of his determination, the extent of his dedication, the depth of his feeling for beauty, his honest and unpostured goals-then he has found a mansion indeed, which he may inhabit with dignity all the days of his life. James A. Michener And then there's YOU. As you remember today all those who've given their all to the cause of freedom, remember yourselves too, as you face up to your own shortcomings with courage and fortitude. Out of all those who should choose this road less traveled, most never do. Don't forget to take a moment to pat yourself on the back too. .