Remembering 9/11 at the the National September 11 Memorial & Museum

It’s been almost 16 years since that horrific Tuesday morning when the world watched New York’s skyline change forever. Sixteen years since fundamental changes happened.  Sixteen years since the first major attack on US soil since Japan’s bombing of Pearl Harbor in WWII. Sixteen years since the start of two different wars plus numerous other small armed conflicts.  Sixteen years since my complete unawareness of this world politics ended.  A few months ago, I made the long trip to New York City.  I wanted to pay my respects and visit the National September 11 Memorial & Museum. Continue Reading . . .

Exploring Canadian Immigration at the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada isn’t known as a winter tourist destination. That fact didn’t stop me from visiting. I walked down the snowy streets of Halifax.  The sidewalks were mostly clear but had a few icy patches.  I headed towards the Halifax piers.  More specifically the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21.  Pier 21 was used as an eastern seaboard immigration processing facility from 1928 to 1971.  Today, it is a museum dedicated to the history of Immigration in Canada. Continue Reading . . .