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Thursday, September 13, 2012

Ashes Ashes Promo Post

Join us for two weeks in Sept. as we tour and honor those who lost their lives in the 9-11 destruction of the Twin Towers!

9/11: The Day That Defined a Generation Where were you on 9/11? That question has become part of the fabric of our lives as Americans. On that bright, sunny day, none of us had any idea what was in store and how it would change our lives. Depending on what part of the country you lived in, you may not have known anything was going on until several hours after the first plane struck. You may not have heard the news until you got to work, turned on your car radio, or received a call from a loved one asking if you had seen or heard the news. Ashes Ashes the Twins Fall Down is a look at the events of 9/11 from personal and informational perspectives. Author, Pauline Hawkins, who lived in Texas at the time of the attacks, shares her experience of 9/11, and its repercussions for her family, her job, and how she viewed the world. Pauline's story of coping with the news, reframing how she thought about America and the world, and making a conscious decision to become better-informed will resonate with anyone who lived through 9/11. In addition to her personal testimony, Pauline provides a thought-provoking context for the events of 9/11, including political background, social commentary, and reflections on the contributions of everyday heroes. You'll come away from this book both enlightened and comforted by Pauline's honesty and common sense, as well as her heartfelt appreciation of those who sacrificed for our country, and those who continue to work toward healing and rebuilding.

                                                                          Pauline L. Hawkins was born in Munson Army Hospital at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas on Easter Sunday. Pauline has been in the health insurance industry for almost thirty years, working her way up from the mailroom to corporate management and claims payment. In 2002, Pauline received her Instructional Design certification, which allows her to create instructor-led and learner-paced training curricula, along with computer-based learning activities and website creation. Pauline has enjoyed writing since she was in high school, and has decided to start sharing her stories. Ashes Ashes the Twins Fall Down is her debut book. 


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  1. i was at boss ran out of the office yelling that new york was being blown up.we turned on the radio and started hearing all the reports.i immediately thought of my grandma and hoped she was ok because she lives in the city.i went home early and sat with my mom,who was raised in new york,and we just cried and cried.

  2. I was at home getting ready for work and wanted to stay home to watch the news coverage, but couldn't.
    kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

  3. I had gotten up early for some reason that day and was laying on the couch watching NBC when it happened. I'll never forget.

  4. I had just flown home from NY to STL the night before. I had to work the next morning, so I was up early and was in shock as I watched this tragedy unfold before me. When I came home from work that day, my answering machine was full of messages from friends and family that had no idea I was already home. It was heartbreaking. I sat there crying for hours thinking of all of the people that would never have their calls returned and was glued to the TV for days, praying that they would find more survivors.