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Just another plane ride . . .

September 12, 2006 1:14 PM

By Steve Lipscomb

Just another plane . . .

When we stepped onto the nearly empty flight to San Francisco today, the effects of 9/11 were evident.

How many people decided not to fly today?

How many people started to book a flight, then realized . . .?

I wonder how many?

I mourn the losses of that day: the lives, the aftermath . . .

But, most of all I mourn the innocence. Our lost innocence.

Five years and counting . . .

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