Sunday, September 11, 2011
Day of Remembrance
This is one of my favorite views in Cape Cod National Seashore, looking across Salt Pond and Nauset Marsh to the Atlantic from behind the Salt Pond Visitor Center. Each year beginning in 2002 a certain man has come at about 9AM on 9/11 and, looking out upon this view, played taps on his bagpipes. I don't know that he ever identified himself; there was a rumor that he was a retired NYC policeman.
I wanted to see him. I went there this morning and sat on a bench waiting. He did not show. That was okay; it was nice to ponder 9/11 there on the bench. Then two great people I know showed up and it turned out to be a time of great chatting fun.