Always Remember

Today is a day I always remember. August 29, the anniversary of when Hurricane Katrina hit. Today is the 9th anniversary.

Most people on the Gulf Coast remember today like our parents remember when JFK was shot or when Pearl Harbor happened. It’s a date that changed people’s lives.

I’m proud of my home town for its ability to be resilient in the face of destruction and hopelessness. I’m upset that many things still haven’t come back, and many people decided not to. Most of all, I sit in reverent silence and am thankful for my friends and family.

I wrote a poem after Katrina happened – today I share it with you. It’s on the Freebies page of my website. Click here to read it.