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September 11, 2021

UPDATE FROM THE ARCOLA BROOMCORN FESTIVAL AND PARADE

We're on location in the Midwest, where there is a great deal of agriculture.

Corn

But there is also industry. At least we think that's what this is.

Sukup

The real reason we're here, though is to march with the World Famous Lawn Rangers precision lawnmower and broom marching unit. Here we are enjoying a refreshing post-parade beverage with our precision lawnmower, EMBEDDED REPORTER. Next to us is a mower representing the Sharknado theme.

Mowers

Many celebrities are here in Arcola, including the original cast of Ghostbusters.

Ghostbusters

9/11

Twenty years.

We've been through a lot since then, but that awful day will always be part of us. Today we remember, and we honor the memory of those we lost. Among them were the passengers and crew of United Flight 93; here's an essay I wrote about them, and their final resting place in a field in rural Pennsylvania.

And here's a song for all of us.

 
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