Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Vacation Day 6

One should have something to say this day twelve years on. They tell you that three thousand Americans died that awful day, but they weren't all Americans; they came from 90 different countries. Stefano Giorgetti was one of the 2996 and he wasn't Italian. He was from the Republic of San Marino, the oldest democratic republic anywhere in the world. One dead man isn't much in the grand scheme of things until you remember there are only thirty thousand people who share that nationality, not much more than the population of Key West.

 

1 comment:

Trobairitz said...

What most people (Americans) don't seem to realize it that it wasn't just an American tragedy that day but worldwide.