St. Paul’s Chapel (the church on the corner of ground zero which did not get smooshed) is going to have a picnic for the 9/11 volunteers on 9/10. They’re having special services on 9/11 as well, but because this is the 10th anniversary, and Obama is going to be here, security is going to be VERY tight, etc., everyone felt it would be easier to have the picnic the day before.
I volunteered to call all the various groups that came to St. Paul’s to help in the volunteer effort to let them know. I’ve got a huge stack of papers for phone calls. I’m going to start with the close states, NY, NJ and CT, and then fan out from there.
This morning I’m going to go swimming, take the quickest shower on record, and run to the library. In other words, a perfect day. This is a view of the Empire State Building from within the library.