One year after the tragedy of September 11,2001,
Americans have paused to remember and reflect. The
Wall of Expression that surrounds the Old Patent Office
Building in Washington, D.C., still stands as a memorial
to those who sacrificed, a tribute to those who served,
and an expression of hope for the future. And across the
country at the Las Vegas Art Museum, students place
their wishes for America on the "Wish Tree."
"I wish that everyone would be happy." "I wish that
the Twin Towers would never have fallen." "I wish there
would be no poor people and everyone would have
enough to eat." "I wish everyone in the world would be
free like us." "I wish that no one would be dead." "I wish
Americans would feel safe." The wishes keep coming.
And from even the youngest participants, we sense a
deep concern for the nation and its people. Perhaps we
have all begun to care for one another.