Remembering 9/11

Today we remember an event that happened twenty years ago. I remember sitting in school when the Twin Towers were hit. It was a day America lost a lot of lives from all around the world. After 9/11 everyone was more patriotic and loving towards each other. We must never forget all the individuals from the firefighters, visitors, employees, police, etc that risked their life on that day. Our nation was under attack from an enemy here on our homeland. Today keep these individuals in your prayers and their families. While the bonds of patriotism have weakened and hate means more than love now days we must continue to love each other. We must continue to fight for what our country stands for. We must continue to love each other more than ever.

“If we learn nothing else from this tragedy, we learn that life is short and there is no time for hate.”

Sandy Dahl, wife of Flight 93 pilot Jason Dahl (2002)

Hilton Head Lighthouse Review

Years ago I traveled to the Outer Banks of North Carolina to view lighthouses. This was my first trip to Hilton Head and I wanted to visit the lighthouse. My first initial thought was how small the lighthouse actually was. Following the directions I was taken to a private resort where you have to pay tolls. Once I arrived at the toll booth I learned that you had to pay the toll in order to get to the lighthouse. The scenery after the toll booth reminded you of a ritzy golf resort. After following the trail you end up in what appears to be a coastal town with shops. Sure enough there was a small lighthouse hidden beyond the shops. At first I was perplexed because the lighthouse seemed so small. Inside the lighthouse is a museum describing the history of the island. Once you climb the levels of wooden stairs, the view at the top is AMAZING. Below are some pictures I took on top of the lighthouse.

Tips:

  • While you are in the area, make sure and check out the local shops. There was an excellent Christmas shop nearby with custom ornaments.
  • Go to a local ATM before you arrive at the toll booth. The attendants are not friendly at all.
  • Restaurants and a park are also located near the lighthouse.
  • Much of the history on the island has been destroyed. I am a HUGE history fan so this was very disappointing to me. You will find that commercial commerce has overtaken the island and its history.

The location of this lighthouse is the “Harbour Town Lighthouse”.