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Waterville Valley Remembers …

September 11, 2013

Every year on September 11, the Waterville Valley Department of Public Safety raises the American flag over Corcoran Pond in memory of the lives lost on 9/11.

This morning I was feeling especially melancholy.   The images coming from Syria are horrific.  I lost a much-too-young friend to cancer a couple of days ago.  And I woke this morning realizing it’s September 11th and the memories of that day overwhelmed me.  As I was driving into work this morning even the tunes playing on the radio were depressing me.  So, I decided to bypass my office and drove straight to the bridge over Snows Brook and Corcoran Pond.  I knew that the WVDPS would have their ladder truck parked beside the Ice Arena with our flag draped from the top.

I parked my car and just stood on the bridge staring at the simple image of the flag flying from the ladder – reflected in the pond – embraced by our strong mountains.  For some reason this made me feel better.  Not good, but better.  Reassured.  Comforted.  Warm.  Safer.

Waterville Valley remembers September 11

Waterville Valley remembers September 11

Waterville Valley remembers September 11

About Jan Stearns

I've been living in and loving New Hampshire's White Mountains for most of my life. I moved to Waterville Valley in 1981 and quickly realized why it was dubbed a Yankee Shangri-la. Once you’ve experienced Waterville Valley, you’ll want to call it yours. The great team of Realtors at Waterville Valley Realty can help you find a Waterville Valley home that fits your lifestyle and budget. 1-888-987-8333.

2 thoughts on “Waterville Valley Remembers …

  • Andy Knight says:

    Thanks, Jan.

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