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September 2014


Light the way tonight in observance of Sept. 11

Ottawa resident Carol Janc is calling on everyone to light up the night at 8 p.m. tonight in remembrance of the events of Sept. 11 and the recent tragedy in Benghazi.

Below is her letter to the editor.

Dear Editor:  

I remember the original Sept. 11. My husband and I and some friends were traveling at the time. Flying to Canada, we got as far as the Holiday Inn across the street from the Minneapolis Airport. We sat stunned in the lounge with Northwest flight crews watching TVs. Suddenly, we four retirees seemed to be the go-to parents for a bunch of young people who grew gray before our eyes. It was a horrific night; the sound of F-14s could be heard throughout that night and for several days afterward.

And now, on a smaller scale, tragedy has struck again in Benghazi on a small plot of land which housed the US Embassy and US citizens. Four of whom are now dead.  Murdered, really. Again, we are stunned.

Screaming doesn't help. Nor does weeping. Again the U.S. needs to come together as it did after 9/11/01.  

I remember on the evening of Friday, Sept. 14, 2001, going outside with neighbors lighting flashlights to the dark of night. American flags were everywhere. We were letting the world know that the USA was still alive and still free. We were honoring our dead and praying for a new beginning. Together we prayed for the families of those who lost their lives.

Let's do it again. On Monday, Oct. 29, let's begin again. Put a light in your window, go outside at 8 p.m. and wave a flashlight. Let the world know that no matter what happened or did not happen in the Situation Room of the White House is not our doing.  

We, the American people, are here for the fallen heroes and for their families. LIGHT THE WAY on Monday, Oct. 29 for our heroes. We, the people of the United States, owe them, our great Country and ourselves that much.


Carol Janc


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