It’s difficult to see there could be anything good about Sept. 11, but if we look to our past, we find other generations turn disaster into triumph.
On Sept. 11, 1777, at the Battle of Brandywine, Washington was outflanked and defeated, leaving Philadelphia open to occupation by the enemy. British General Howe and his troops flooded the city. Patriots flooded west to York, taking the Liberty Bell, records of the Continental Congress and possessions.
Who could know such terrifying events could have a positive result?