TODAY, WHILE DRIVING THROUGH HASTINGS, I noted an American flag suspended across U.S. Highway 61 near the bridge that spans the Mississippi River connecting Minnesota and Wisconsin.
“Why is the flag there?” I asked Randy.
“September 11,” he said, and I had one of those moments when I couldn’t believe I’d forgotten the anniversary date of the terrorist attacks on our country.
To the people of Hastings, thank you for reminding me of a date, an attack, a part of history that I should always remember.
Copyright 2018 Audrey Kletscher Helbling