Friday, September 11, 2009
Gateway to Freedom
It is 9/11. We've chosen a riverfront sculpture in Detroit that honors freedom by the artist Ed Dwight for the blog today. Our city was a magnet for those escaping slavery in the South in the 1800's and there was a large underground network of Indians, blacks and whites to help African Americans get to Canada. Our country was founded on precious liberties and we must never take that for granted. The horror we experienced eight years ago served as a painful, gut-wrenching wake-up call. May we ever strive for peace and understanding.