Importance of remembering 9/11
Contemporary Sonoma, our smallish, slow-moving paradise, may seem a long way from the horrors of Sept. 11, 2001. But as we approach the 10th anniversary of those events, it's important to recall that no man is an island, that we're all in this together. We're reminded of that by the little things, such as removing our shoes at long security lines at airports, and also by the big ones, such as the absence of the two iconic structures from the Manhattan skyline.
It is barely two months since the outpouring of patriotic holiday fervor at Sonoma's Fourth of July parade, a homey celebration of America's origins, and its best. The civic events planned to commemorate Sept. 11 are no less important. We should all turn out for them. But most important, we should never forget their significance.
Henry I. Miller, M.D.