On a day as breathtakingly beautiful as this one, our nation suffered a tragic loss on September 11, 2001.In our darkest hour, unimaginable horror was met selfless bravery and the very best of our human nature as everyone rushed to reach out to help, console and provide comfort to those close to us and to total strangers. We all became united in our collective pain.
We also remember and support those that responded by joining our military, placing their health and lives at risk including Wilton’s Nick Madaras.
Madaras, a 19 year old Wilton High School graduate was killed in Iraq from a road side bomb. His parents turned their personal tragedy into selfless acts of kindness.
The Madaras family became a force for good by creating a haven for homeless female soldiers and by sending 40,000 soccer balls to children living in Iraq proving once again that the better part of human nature overcomes the worst.
May we never forget.