Two years later

Thursday, September 11, 2003, dawned clear and cool, the sky blue and cloudless-not quite as blue as Tuesday, September 11, 2001, and not quite as clear. But for New Yorkers after a rainy, humid summer, it verged on a perfect autumn day. Or would have, except for the sad round of memorials remembering the 2,645 men and women who perished at the World Trade Center. Their families and friends gathered at Ground Zero as they had last year....

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Margaret O'Brien Steinfels, a former editor of Commonweal, writes frequently in these pages and blogs at dotCommonweal.