I wrote this newsletter shortly after the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center in Ney York in 2001. The theme and the content were inspired by the many brave and selfless acts that were recorded. Not only did police and fire fighters respond with speed and efficiency, but many civilian heroes emerged that day. I think that many in America, like myself, spent at least a little time thinking about how we would respond in a similar emergency. This led me to think about the price of our freedom. The price of freedom may turn out to be equivalent to the sum total of every death and dollar that was required to establish it . Most likely though, we will never be able to calculate the true price of freedom.
Hopefully, in remembering the loss of life and displays of courage and bravery of September 11, 2001, we can all echo the signal voice of Patrick Henry.
“I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty or give me death.”
I hope that you enjoy this newsletter and that it invigorates you to contemplate your freedom and the price that was paid to secure it.