The Power of One

By Dorothy J. Kozak '90

September 11, 2001, is a day that will forever be etched in the minds of American citizens and of humanity worldwide. That single day, one day in the span of a year, in the course of a lifetime, and in the history of our nation, will never be forgotten.

Each of us has individual images that flash into memory. News stations repeatedly showed on particular image, that of a plane crashing into Tower 2 of World Trade Center, over and over again as if to make it real for us. That powerful, single image said more in an instant that thousands of words could capture. And yet, that was only the beginning. If “One is the loneliest number,” as the song says, then one is also the number that simultaneously describes the positive and negative events of the past week. “One” may stand for loneliness, but it also stands for singular courage and for unity.…

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