The CT United Ride, an annual 9/11 tribute of motorcycles, makes a turn right near our house. So we piled the girls in the back of the truck, embracing the mutual America ideals of freedom and risk-taking, and we drove up the road to Putnam and parked under a shade tree.
While it was still quiet, we read George W's speech from that fateful day. The girls ran around on the park grounds. We had snacks and drinks from the cooler. It might have been the perfect late summer day in Connecticut.
We must have seen a thousand bikes. It was a very impressive display of patriotism and goodwill.