Thoughts on the Weekend – 9/11 10th Anniversary
Well, it’s hard to believe the 10th anniversary of 9/11 has come and gone. Just can’t believe it’s been 10 years. It was a very busy weekend for me. Once I got to Indianapolis, it seemed like things just started snowballing, and I ended up with a lot more on my plate than originally planned. Felt a bit overwhelmed a time or two, but got through it all. The Project 9/11 Indianapolis dedication ceremony was just wonderful, and the memorial itself is very impressive. Such an honor to be a part of it. It rained until it was nearly time for the ceremony to start, but then cleared up resulting in perfect weather. Still posed a bit of a problem though as some of the sound equipment was damaged by the rain and had to be replaced. As a result, I didn’t get to do a sound check. I was a bit nervous about that, but it turned out okay. The Huey helicopter flyovers while I was singing were a bit of surprise. Lol. Thanks to everyone who came out to remember and pay tribute to all of those who were lost on that tragic day, and thanks to Greg Hess for the incredible amount of work he put into making the Project 9/11 Indianapolis memorial happen. In addition to taking part in the Project 9/11 Indianapolis dedication, I sang before the 9/11 Heroes Run in Westfield.
I uploaded most of the TV interviews and live performances to my YouTube channel if you have an interest in seeing – http://www.youtube.com/eagleflies911. The segments from Fox59, WTHR (13), WISH TV (8), and Fox28 are all there. There’s also a clip of my performance of the song from the dedication ceremony, complete with Huey helicopter flyover. 6News ran a story on the song and video too, but I don’t have that one yet. In addition, I filmed with Bryan Boyd for a documentary he is making in conjunction with the PBS affiliate (WFYI TV-20) in Indianapolis. The song and video are to be included in the documentary, and it will premiere at the Heartland Film Festival in October. Just met Bryan this weekend, but can tell you that he is a very nice guy and was a great help to me throughout the weekend.
Thought you might enjoy seeing a few pics from the Project 9/11 Indianapolis dedication ceremony, so I’m uploading a few of those as well. Will post more later… Again, it was such an honor to be a part of it, and I am so glad that Greg Hess allowed me to participate.
Thanks to the many folks who’ve supported the song and video project by taking an interest in it, sharing with others, etc. Thanks to all of those who participated or helped in some way with the video as well. It feels really good to be doing something that so many people cared about and want to be a part of. More soon…
All my best,